A break in the clouds at Web 2.0 Expo (photos)

Here are a few of the cooler, springtime shots CNET photographer James Martin got from in and around the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco this week.

It was a beautiful week in San Francisco, and while conversations about the future of the Web were happening inside Moscone West at the Web 2.0 Expo, some folks were taking advantage of the sunshine to work from the park, tinkering with the data cloud beneath a sunny, cloudless California sky on what turned out to be one of the first warm days of the year.

Here are a few of the cooler, springtime shots I found from in and around the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco this week. (Click here to see a slideshow of photos from the conference itself.)

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It's a beautiful day at nearby Yerba Buena Gardens, but the talk at Web 2.0 is centered around the interactivity of data living in the web's cloud.
It's a beautiful day at nearby Yerba Buena Gardens, but the talk at Web 2.0 is centered around the interactivity of data living in the web's cloud. James Martin/CNET

Before the keynotes Wednesday on the 3rd floor of Moscone West in San Francisco, expo attendees congregate at meeting tables on the 2nd floor.
Before the keynotes Wednesday on the 3rd floor of Moscone West in San Francisco, expo attendees congregate at meeting tables on the 2nd floor. James Martin/CNET

On a particularly beautiful San Francisco day, one which felt like the official onset of Spring, many conference attendees took extended lunches to spend time in the sun at the adjacent Yerba Buena Gardens.
On a particularly beautiful San Francisco day, one which felt like the official onset of Spring, many conference attendees took extended lunches to spend time in the sun at the adjacent Yerba Buena Gardens. James Martin/CNET

Looking down onto the tables inside the Web 2.0 expo where plans are being made to build the next generation web.
Looking down onto the tables inside the Web 2.0 expo where plans are being made to build the next generation web. James Martin/CNET

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