18th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
"Evening Fog Blanketing the City"
It was taken on a late afternoon in July 2008 from the 41st story of a hotel in the financial district of San Francisco, where I was staying with my youngest son, in town from Tokyo on business. The long corridor outside the room had a long window with a panorama view of the downtown area and the waterfront, including the landmark Transamerica Pyramid.
While admiring the view, I started taking photos. I then saw the evening fog come in, gradually blanketing the city below. I waited for just the right time when the setting sun revealed itself in the background. It was a breathtaking scene, made possible largely by my good fortune of being in the right place at the right time.
Short story writers wanted!
The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.