San Francisco is no stranger to photography icons. As you drive across the Golden Gate Bridge it’s quite easy to see Alcatraz sitting in the middle of the entry to the San Francisco Bay, but its not as easy to see both Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge in clean alignment. One such low angle view does exist and its quite fun to see Alcatraz of all places behind bars… I mean the cables of the Golden Gate
2012 was full of great photo opportunities and between my DSLR and cell phone I must have taken close to 55-60,000 photos. This years personal projects were centered around time-lapses and iPhone photos of my son, but I was also selectively choosing my DSLR photo subjects. A sample of what caught my eye is quite evident in my Best Photos of 2012 final selections. As was the case in years past it is impossible to rank
Every so often the sunsets in San Francisco hardly seem real. What amazes me is how beautifully the entire city will light up from such light shows. San Francisco… always a humbling experience with every viewing. [tags]photography, travel, San Francisco, California, cityscape, stock photo[/tags]
With so much attention paid to exotic landscape locations and civilization free scenes its easy to forget that we all have something special in our own backyard. Sometimes it takes a special moment to see it, but there is always something amazing in our backyard. This thought isn’t too different than one I expressed sometime ago after I took Morning Sunlight & Fog – Between You, Me and the Trees and ran the
If you got up extra early this Monday morning I bet you someone else got up earlier. This photo is dedicated to everyone waking up before dawn to make everyone’s “normal” morning possible. When I took this photo of early morning commuters boarding a very iconic San Francisco cable car at sunrise, I started to think about how early the cable car operator must have woke up to make these folks commute
This photo could sum up the past couple of weeks nicely. Life has been coming at me fast and furious as of late. Taxes, a variety of projects and recently my dog Moe (dressed as Batdog) having some unexplained seizures. All is well with Moe fortunately, but I’m keeping an eye on him. Other than being severely sleep deprived staying up with him late at night… we’re both faring well. The same could be
Easily one of the three most recognizable landmarks in San Francisco, Coit Tower is often lit beautifully by artificial and natural lighting. At the right time of day you can use both of these lighting types to capture dramatic photographs of this commonly photographed subject. One thing I’m quite embarrassed about is the fact that I’ve yet to visit Coit Tower and enjoy the view from the top of the tower.
One of the most amazing things about nature is how it so easily dwarfs even the largest man made structures. I’ve taken my fair share of Golden Gate Bridge photos over the past 10 years, but my favorites are those that put this impressive structure in context to the natural world. A recent favorite is the following “San Francisco Starry Night”. Conditions were optimal on this evening to photograph f