As I sat in the living room of my new apartment in San Jose, CA, I gazed through the window and down at the activity in the street below me. People, buses, lightrail, and traffic were all buzzing about as usual, but on this afternoon, it all seemed to have a different feel. Maybe it was because of the cool weather - maybe it was because of the first rains - or maybe it was just my mood; but for whatever reason, suddenly the city had a new beauty in my eyes. I gathered up my camera and coat, and left my cozy apartment to take a stroll around my downtown neighborhood. The images that follow are the people and places that I encountered that day.
Kiersten Lednik lives in California with her fiancee and their two spoiled cats: Friday and Sushi. In her spare time she enjoys taking photos, and hopes to continue to learn more about photography in the future.