Conservatory of Flowers Illumination

Tonight I got a chance to see the rehearsal of the upcoming Illuminate and Obscura Digital light show on the Conservatory of Flowers. This is another project started by Ben Davis, the man behind The Bay Lights. While I was there, technician fine-tuned the lights, colors and patterns. This will be a cool show and […]

Patrouille de France – San Francisco Flyby

La Patrouille de France is the French equivalent of the Blue Angels. Currently they are on a US tour with their Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jets and an accompanying Airbus A400M. They criss-cross Northern America and had a Golden Gate Bridge flyby here in San Francisco, something I couldn’t miss. The Alpha Jets flew all over the […]

Clouds over Bernal Heights

It happens often that there are a few clouds hanging around Bernal Heights during the afternoon and disappearing right before sunset. But tonight the clouds stayed and it was nice to see them illuminated by the setting sun. And thank you to all the neighbours that were on the hill enjoying the scenery. It is cool to see their […]

Palace of Fine Arts at Night

Instead of sitting in front on my computer and waiting for the results of today’s election, I went to the Palace of Fine Arts to have fun with my camera. Had a good time. But now back, I have trouble finding words…. Hope you enjoy the photos without additional comments!           […]

Half Dome with Alpenglow

I spent last weekend in the Eastern Sierra enjoying fall colors. It was a very delightful, although windy and cold, trip. Late Sunday afternoon, while I stopped at the gas station in Lee Vining, a few snowflakes started falling down. A storm system was moving into the Sierra. Since I didn’t want to cross 120 during a […]

A Juniper Tree in Yosemite

A few weeks ago, I spent a weekend in Yosemite. It was yet another reminder how fast the weather can change. At 6pm the sun was shining, at 7pm it rained and at 8pm, the clouds parted for a beautiful sunset. For that sunset, I went to Olmsted Point since it provides nice views in different […]

Death Valley Wildflowers – Second Take

Recently I was in Death Valley for the wildflowers “super bloom”. The valley floor was dominated by the yellow of the Desert Gold flower. I took panoramic images showing the extend of the color bloom as well as intimate detail shots of the flowers. After a while I needed a break, so I started to take […]

Desert Gold

Death Valley is experiencing a rare “super bloom”. This is when the valley floor is covered in the yellow of the Desert Gold flower. Every spring, some wildflowers bloom, but you very seldom see the amount currently on display.The last times there were so many happened in 2005 and 1998, both El Nino years. “If you get […]

They didn’t turn on the light.

A few weeks ago, San Francisco hosted the festivities for the Super Bowl extravaganza. A lot of buildings had their celebration lights on, like they do for the Christmas Holiday season. The Bay Lights on the Bay Bridge were up and shining again, and the Transamerica Pyramid was dressed up for this happening too. I didn’t want […]

Glowing Horsetail Fall

Each February, a small seasonal waterfall on the east side of Yosemite’s El Capitan brings on a show: the setting sun illuminates Horsetail Fall. When looked at it from the eastern side, this backlit waterfall glows intensely for a few minutes before dusk. It is something beautiful to see. Some call this effect the natural […]

Starry Christmas Night in Yosemite

In the last 10 days, Yosemite and the entire Sierra Nevada received ample amounts of precipitation. Having some free time on hand, we decided to make a short trip to Yosemite National Park to experience what we haven’t been able to see in the last few years: Yosemite with plenty of snow! When we arrived […]

It was snowing in Yosemite.

We had reserved a cabin in Yosemite’s Curry Village several months ago without knowing what weather to expect. Late November is kind of in between seasons, a bit late for fall colors and a bit early for a snow covered winter landscape. While preparing for last weekend’s trip, we obviously checked the weather forecast and were […]

Dancing the Wood Line

At my opening reception of the Bay Area Swiss Artists Show, I met Natalie Wagner, a Swiss dancer and choreographer, who is here in San Francisco for a six month residency. We decided to collaborate on a photoshoot and a few days ago we made it happen. Yes, I love the outdoor and landscape images, but […]

25th Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic (2)

This is the second post from the 25th Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic. In my previous post I showed images from the dawn patrol. The only balloons that got up that day were the tethered balloons, and they only made it to 30 feet above ground.   As the saying goes, the show must go […]