This was taken from the left window of a taxi after having just crossed the border from Costa Rica to Nicaragua. To the right of the taxi was a view of Ometepe Island that I’ve featured in other photos.
This shot was taken last week after dusk from Grizzly Peak in the Berkeley Hills, a favorite spot of mine going back all the way to college. There are few locations that I find more peaceful or meaningful, and I return when ever I’m in the Bay. Actually, one of the first “good” photos that I ever took came from this same spot and helped give me the motivation to stick with photography.
This particular photo was the last shot of the night and the culmination of several photos taken before, during, and after sunset. The red skyline was much less visible in person; the result of a 15 second long exposure.