I/Eye: On Photography

350 in San Francisco

Posted in Uncategorized by Sheila Newbery on November 3, 2009

Two weekends ago, I got a call from my friend Julie Rehmeyer (gifted science writer):  “I know this is last minute, but I’m going in to the 350.org event in San Francisco; do you want to go?”   I gathered my camera, unshackled the bike  and pedaled over to the BART station. The winds that would blow out a cable on the Bay Bridge three days later were as yet just murmuring, the traffic still flowing — but we sped into the city on the rails and arrived in time to see the flags, the banners, the bicyclers — in time to hear the activists and intellectuals speak, to hear the poets read.  It was a glorious day.

San Francisco, 2009 © Sheila Newbery

San Francisco, 2009 © Sheila Newbery

San Francisco, 2009 © Sheila Newbery

San Francisco, 2009 © Sheila Newbery

San Francisco, 2009 © Sheila Newbery

San Francisco, 2009 © Sheila Newbery

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  1. Emma Jane said, on November 9, 2009 at 12:13 am

    fantastic images, love the first one.

    just picked up your address from FlakPhoto on Facebook. wish i’d known about this, i was in San Francisco (from the UK) to shoot a wedding that week. had a great time checking out the sights – love SF – such a vibrant creative place!

    • Sheila Newbery said, on November 9, 2009 at 12:38 am

      Thanks for the kind words, Emma Jane. The 350.org event was impressively well organized; it was mostly young people on the ground moving the crowd around so that we formed a giant ‘350’ on the lawn. In that first photo, we’re all squatting, so that the contours of the numbers are clearer to the photographer who’s aloft in a cherry picker…


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