Tagged: San Francisco

Photo of the Day: All clear on Market St.

Still going on my San Francisco kick, I thought I’d post another one of the city.

This is an unusually empty view for a weekday afternoon in the area where the touristy Embarcadero meets the bustling Financial District. It was the holiday season though, and a number of people had already left town.

Photo of the day: San Francisco After Dusk

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.

 

Photo of the day: SF Ferry Building

Last week I grabbed lunch with some friends in the Ferry Building on Embarcadero.  Afterward I wandered upstairs to find that it’s surprisingly quite, a big shift from ground level.  The second floor is not accessible to the public (without official business at least), but the guard let me grab a few shots.

SF Ferry Building

Photo of the Day: Sunrise in San Francisco

I’ve thankfully escaped the cold of DC and upgraded to the slightly-less-chilly-but-still-cold of San Francisco.  The sky was unusually clear this morning, so I decided to venture out last second to get a shot of the sunrise.  Fortunately sunrise was at 7:20 so it wasn’t too hard to get out there.

This was taken at South Beach Park in SF, next to AT&T Park.  The 60-foot statue to the right is “Sea Change” by Mark di Suvero.  Enjoy.

Blue Angels During SF Fleet Week

Blue Angels
Blue Angels in Formation

Last month I went out to San Francisco to photograph Justine and Daniel for their engagement (more on that later).  That weekend happened to be Fleet Week, which meant that I was able to join San Franciscans to watch the Blue Angels perform.

A lot of the the airshow is visible from across the city, but the Blue Angels perform the majority of their stunts in the area along the Marina, near Alcatraz Island.  In order to get a good view I had to schlep two miles down the Embarcadero toward the wharf.  Since I arrived about two minutes before the show started, it took some creative positioning to get a clear view.

The pack of F/A-18 Hornets were thunderous and amazing as usual and did not disappoint, making the walk worth it.  Here’s a few shots from their Saturday, October 8th show:

 

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