Perfect Shot: The Keeper of Crystal Springs

Photos by Robert Lico

Photographer Robert Lico was on his way to Pillar Point Harbor to pick up fish when he spotted a roof poking through the trees near the shore of the Crystal Springs Reservoir. Tucked within the 23,000 acres of the watershed are eight residences for the families of watershed keepers and water department supervisors. “I have used this location many times to photograph and each picture tells a different story. Once while photographing the keeper’s house, it was shrouded by a green haze formed by the fog and sun combining to produce some eerie effects,” the Redwood City resident says. “Growing up in the Bay Area and spending over 60 years living close to Crystal Springs has filled my camera with memories and warms the heart. We are so blessed to live on the Peninsula.”