Had a chance to get out and take advantage of an approaching front of stormy clouds at sunset this weekend. I ended up wedging myself into the rocks and braved a few scares of larger waves reaching me. I timed it so that my bravery coincided with a turning tide to minize any risk. Ironically it was only upon leaving and climbing over some rocks far from where I had been that a large wave got me slightly wet. Luckily
The last few evenings I’ve been forcing myself to break out of my routine to get down to the beach at sunset. Around this time of year San Francisco has its summer and this evenings summer sun was worth enjoying. For those of you that aren’t familiar with San Francisco… the normal summer timeframe is often foggy and cold especially at the beach.
I credit my interest in photography squarely on Mirror Lake at Yosemite National Park. While in college I ventured out to this location in the early 1990’s, took a snapshot with a point and shoot film camera and upon getting my print back was hooked. For some reason the serene early morning reflection of the amazing cliff walls and trees struck a nerve with me and I realized I was hooked not just on photography
It’s been about 4 years since I’ve been to Yosemite National Park and stayed on the valley floor. This past weekend was beautiful and not too crowded, but still above average in attendance. A few things have changed since my last visit including the change in access to Yosemite Falls and the addition of hybrid bus lines. All in all the atmosphere was nice, but still a little more crowded than I would pref
I have always been interested in taking a photo from this spot. I finally got around to it after living in San Francisco for 5 years or so. After enduring a few nudists, a little rock climbing and waiting for the perfect moment I got the shot I envisioned. An interesting side note… I brought my film SLR and my dSLR with me on this shoot. Images from both were quite nice, but I ended up shooting 2:1 digital vers
Last year I had an amazing time discovering a new must see portion of San Francisco, the Lands End Labyrinth. Over time I got a chance to meet with the creator of the labyrinth, Eduardo Aguilar, interview him, see him in action building a new labyrinth and take part in one of his solstice events centered around the labyrinth. Not content keeping this information to myself I put out an article on my site, San Francisc
I snuck this shot in while taking a stroll with my wife (of 24 hours) on my mini-honeymoon. My wife isn’t the most patient so I had to rush to get this one in. As soon as I saw this scene I knew I had to photograph it though and for as much grief as I got about taking the photo it was later confided in me that this photo is now one of her favorites.
While working on some other photo projects I got a bit nastalgic for some of my favorite photographs from last year. I’ve been over due for creating a page dedicated to some of my favorites, but here is one from Fort Point in San Francisco… with a surfer to top it off.