Jogger, Torpedo Wharf, and Alcatraz at the Presidio, San Francisco
Solitary woman stretches in preparation for jogging photographed at Torpedo Wharf. Standing on a yellow block of concrete and dressed in chartreuse she contrasts the blue fields of the bay and sky. The wharf was part of fortifications which served to protect the San Francisco Bay and supported mine placement ships. In the distance in the photograph is Alcatraz, once a fortress and later prison. The woman, by her unconcern, shows the stark difference between the need for strong military infrastructure of prior periods and the contemporary state of relative peace.