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'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.