• 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • The Bay Lights – Testing

    This year will be the 75th anniversary of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge. To celebrate this, The Bay Lights project is putting on an amazing show by having the light artist Leo Villareal turning the eastern span into a gigantic light installation. It just happened last night, while I was walking towards the Ferry Building, that they […]


  • San Francisco Skyline at Sunset

    The last few days we had beautiful sunsets here in San Francisco. I hoped for the same thing tonight, but the sky over downtown wasn’t that exciting. Still, I enjoyed being outside and I got to play with my new camera (Nikon D800). I have to get used to the changed position of some buttons […]


  • Bay Bridge with Full Moon

    After the lunar eclipse this morning, we had a full moon tonight. For a long time we were wondering if this would be one of these nights where the moon is a no-show. But we got lucky and the fog was not that dense and laying rather low. We waited for a long time. The […]


  • Bay Bridge Construction

    The construction of the new Bay Bridge is advancing. The new tower is up, the skyway is almost complete, and the cables are next. Current status and more background informations can be found at BayBridgeInfo.org. I am looking forward to the day the bridge is finished and the old span is gone. At the same […]


  • San Francisco and Bay Bridge at Dusk

    A few months ago, we were on a pier next to the Ferry Building during the evening twilight hours. I was taking some long-time exposures of the waterfront and the Bay Bridge. I like the feeling these black&white images provide. Image exposure times of more than a minute help to smooth out movements. The ocean […]


  • San Francisco skyline with bay bridge

    The other day I was on Treasure Island taking some pictures of the Golden Gate bridge with the setting sun. Once the sun was gone, the after glow was sitting behind the city. It was getting darker and this is when the city lights where coming out. I converted this picture to b/w and I […]