César Chávez Park, Berkeley, CA

I was walking in César Chávez Park and came across this couple on a bench. The sunlight through the clouds reflected on the water and I knew it was perfect for a photo. I didn’t intend to take photos on this walk—the light was flat and dull, but I brought my camera along just in case. Sometimes everything just falls into place for a good photo.

César Chávez Park was formerly a municipal waste dump for the City of Berkeley. In 1991, the city sealed the landfill and transformed it into one of the most beautiful scenic areas along the San Francisco Bay waterfront. My wife and I come here often to walk the circumference of the park and take in the views of the bay.

Published by Ed Aust

I'm a photographer and writer living in Oakland, CA.