• 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • Harvest Moon over Golden Gate Bridge

    Last week was Super Harvest Moon. Yep, not just a Harvest Moon. It was the third ‘super’ full moon in a row and it was the biggest one of the year. So I went to a classic location to capture this event: Marin Headlands. There was a fog bank hanging over the east bay hills, […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • Four AC72s in the bay

    This post is part of my America’s Cup in San Francisco blog post series. I was told that today was the first time that four AC72s were sailing in the San Francisco bay. There were two boats from Team Oracle USA and one each from Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge. Hopefully we’ll be treated […]


  • Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco at Sunrise

    Since I already planed to go to Hawk Hill in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to photograph the fly-by of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (link), I decided to get up a few hours earlier to capture the sunrise as well. This is something I wanted to do for a long time but never had […]


  • Golden Gate Bridge – 75th Anniversary Fireworks

    What would be San Francisco without its Golden Gate Bridge? A glimpse of this icon is visible from many different corners of the city. A big party happened last weekend to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the bridge. Some of the festivities will continue until the end of the year. See goldengatebridge75.org/celebrate for additional information. Since I love both fireworks and […]


  • Full Moon over San Francisco

    These pictures were taken one day before the real full moon. This allowed me to capture the moon a bit higher in the sky when the sky was not completely dark. Coincidently, the moon’s orbit was almost closest to earth (perigee) which makes the moon appear bigger and brighter. This picture shows the strength of the moon light. […]


  • 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 […]


  • Golden Gate Bridge in the Fog

    San Francisco and fog are almost synonyms, at least during summer. Spring and fall are the sunny seasons with little fog. We just had some gorgeous spring days and then the fogged rolled in again. Having some fog in the picture is always better than having just a clear blue sky. So I ventured out […]


  • Dramatic Sky over San Francisco

    A little panorama from Treasure Island showing the San Francisco skyline with the Golden Gate Bridge under a dramatic sky.


  • Lunar Eclipse over Golden Gate Bridge

    The alarm clock was ringing early today. The plan was to shoot the Lunar Eclipse over Golden Gate Bridge. For once, we were lucky since there was no fog covering the bay and the bridge. Initially, it was still very dark and, although the lunar eclipse was already in full swing, the moon was still […]


  • 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 […]