• 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!           […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • Postcard from White Mountains (California)

    Currently it is very hot here in the California’s White Mountains range and thunderstorms are common. The clouds start to form around noon and build-up from there. By mid-afternoon the first rain comes, which is very welcoming as the temperatures drop. After 30 minutes the rain is over and the sky starts to clear. Last […]


  • Postcard from Pacifica

    Today, I visited Michael Kenna’s Focus East exhibit in San Francisco for the second time. I really love his work. If you haven’t seen it yet, the show lasts until December 22nd, 2012 at the Stephen Wirtz Gallery (link). When I went out to photograph sunset tonight, I still had Michael Kenna’s images in my […]


  • Carnival Spirit in Dry Dock in San Francisco

    Just a year ago, the big Carnival Splendor cruise ship was in a dry dock at pier 70 in San Francisco for some major repairs. Now an other big cruise ship from Carnival Cruise Lines is in the dry dock. Initially I thought it is the Carnival Splendor again, but no, it is the Carnival Spirit. It […]


  • 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 […]


  • Evening at San Francisco’s Baker Beach

    Last Saturday I went to San Francisco’s Baker Beach to take some sunset pictures with the cloudy sky. Only down at the beach I realized that the Escape from Alcatraz Triatlon will happen the next day. Once the runners past this mark, there is a right turn and then it goes up, all the way […]