Larry showed me a great place to shoot up on Tam. It's an abandoned Air Force Base, somewhere he used to go as a kid. There's a tennis courts and the foundations of lots of old buildings. It has a view on the city on one side and out towards Pt. Reyes the other way. This stairway was a great find and the sunset lined up perfectly.
I was going to leave this morning, given the somewhat overcast conditions and the lack of a good burn for sunrise, but as I was packing up, I turned around the sun peaked through the clouds for literally about 90 seconds and then was gone.
I'm heading back to Hawaii in a couple of weeks, so I really need to clear out my backlog of Hawaii photos from last year. We're not going to Maui again this year, which is a shame because this is a beautiful bamboo forest. I'm sure Kauai will hold destinations just as magical.
Summer fog is a different beast. It rarely allows you to stay and catch a sunset, at least on the west side of the bay. It's also a fickle beast, as Larry and I watched the fog rolling in from Mt. Tam, we considered heading down to Rodeo Beach, thinking it might be a rare clear summer evening, but as we were thinking about it the fog suddenly shifted from receding to taking over most of Marin County. Got a lucky moon rise at sunset this evening, and I also got to meet a whole new set of IGers, which was a treat. What a great day to go out and shoot!
I have this written in the dust on the back of my wife's car, thanks Larry Nienkark. I think this photo is part of the reason why :).
Shot last weekend with Larry Nienkark and Bob Bowman at Mono Lake. Was great spending the weekend in the Eastern Sierras with a group of photographers including Sam Breach, frederic schmidt, Christopher Bradley, Todd Draper , Lisa Co, Tim Gupta , Cynthia Pyun, Mitchell Weinstock & Swee Oh.
There's a great spot right in the parking lot of Merritt College to get a view of Oakland and San Francisco. You could spend some time exploring this site with everything from wide angle to super telephoto.
I shot this with my Tamron wide angle for my crop frame. Since I went to the D600 I haven't had a wide angle, but I just got in a 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 and I'm very excited to get out and shoot with it. So awesome to have a wide angle on my full frame!
A friend once told me that I had it better living in Oakland, because when I go out I get to look at San Francisco but when he goes out he has to look at Oakland. He may be right, but in this picture I got a chance to look at both as well as the beautiful curves of Highway 24.
I was back in Sydney last week. This sunset was a bit more spectacular than the last one I witnessed from this location. Alas they had the area gated off to get out to where the rocks are, so the foreground is limited to some still water from the long exposure.
From Berkeley Pier. Even in its current incarnation, it's a very long pier. Makes for a cool forground as it mirrors the horizon and provides a nice leading line to the barely visible Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. This was a great sunset. Katie and I had a blast here. HDR handheld with my #x100s.
I distinctly remember this morning. I was on Treasure Island, hoping to catch the moonrise, photographing furiously around 3:30 AM when I hear my name shouted at me from behind. Scared the living shit out of me. Leave it to Max to see me way out in the underbrush taking pictures while he was walking by. I wasn't expecting to see anyone that morning, so obviously was quite shocked to see him.