Backup plan: Golden Gate Bridge!

I haven’t been posting images on my blog for a while but this doesn’t mean I haven’t been out shooting. My backlog of pictures waiting to see the light of the day is steadily growing. I have to got to do something about that. Let’s start with last nights photos: Yesterday, I aimed to capture […]

The Bay Lights meet Panama-Pacific International Exposition Anniversary

How time flies! I took these images last Thursday night and intended to post them shortly afterwards. Obviously I got sidetracked, but now I am finally releasing them to the world. In 1915, San Francisco hosted the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) which primary purpose was to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. But at the same […]

At the aquarium

After all these black and white images, it is time for something more colorful. A few weeks ago, I spent the afternoon at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I was really intrigued by the different jellyfishes on display. Luckily I had my camera with me and was able to take a few snapshots.       […]

5 Days of Black and White Photo Challenge

A while ago, my friend Regis challenged me to take part of the Five Day Black and White Photo Challenge. The aim is to post a new b/w image for five consecutive days and invite someone each day to join the quest. I have posted the images on social media, but thought it would be nice to […]

Full Moon over Golden Gate Bridge

Tonight was full moon and I went to the Marina headlands to capture it rising over the Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco in the background. And I have to admit that I am really happy with the results! I went to two different spots that were a few hundred feet apart. At the first […]

Moonrise over Coit Tower

Tonight I went to the Aquatic Park here in San Francisco to see the moon rising over Coit Tower. Right from the beginning I knew the timing was not ideal as the moonrise was 53 minutes before sunset. And I was right: I got an almost perfect alignment, but the sky was too bright because […]

Half Moon Bay at Sunset

Saturday night we met with friends for dinner at one of our favorite sushi places in Half Moon Bay, Sushi Main Street. I had my camera with me so I could capture images of the sunset before going to the restaurant. While walking along the Pacific Coastal Trail, I found this spot with the putting […]

Full Moon over Golden Gate Bridge

Two weeks ago, I got up early to capture the setting full moon over the Golden Gate Bridge. I arrived in time to get the first light on the San Francisco skyline. The moon was still high in the sky but I got worried about the fog behind the bridge. Sometimes just a little bit […]

Full Moon over Bernal Heights

The plan for tonight was to capture the rising full moon behind the Bernal Heights Park peak. I arrived a bit early at my planned location to have enough time to find the best composition. Specially for photographs that show a special moon alignment, sometimes it is difficult to find the right spot because there […]

Flowering Starr King Open Space

While there was a big fire burning on the other side of San Francisco’s Potrero Hill, I preferred to photograph some of the flowers blooming at the Starr King Open Space (SKOS). For a few days I’d been thinking about capturing them. Today on my way home I passed by the SKOS with its flower […]

Bay Bridge and the Moon

Tonight I went to San Francisco’s Embarcadero to take pictures of the moon rising behind the Bay Bridge. As it turned out, the conditions were great to spend a few hours outside and having fun. When I arrived at the waterfront, the moon was already fairly high up in the sky and perfectly positioned for […]

Pillar Point Harbor Fishing Pier

I really got used to the gorgeous weather we had lately and when I ventured out this afternoon, I didn’t check any web cams to see if fog was in the air. Maybe that’s a good thing, otherwise I might have stayed home. Since I wasn’t thinking of fog, my original plan didn’t work. Still, […]

Sunset in Capitola

Capitola is a small coastal town east of Santa Cruz, California, at the northern end of the Monterey Bay. Usually if you are on the pacific coast, you see the setting sun over the ocean. But the Capitola beach faces south east and not west. This means sun sets behind you. Lately we have one […]