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Favorites – 2016

It is this time of the year where one revisits the past 12 months. For me, among others, this means reviewing some of the 13,000 images I took during the year and select my favorites. Let me tell you that’s not an easy task! Already during the year, I pre select candidates.  But at the end, […]

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 […]

Black and White Favorites from the Past

When I was asked to join the black&white photo challenge, I immediately knew that I did not want to use already published images. So I either selected unpublished work or created new work.  But during this process I thought it would be nice to highlight some of previously published oldies as well. So here we go. […]

My Favorites – 2014

2014 was an exciting year.  One of its highlights was definitely my first trip to China where I visited Guizhou Province and Shanghai. Many other trips were closer to home: journeys up and down the California coast, to the Eastern Sierra, to Tahoe, to Yosemite, to Oregon, to … Well, it was very fulfilling.  It […]

Partial Solar Eclipse in San Francisco

A few years ago I experienced an annular eclipse in Redding, CA (link). This was really spectacular and it was the first solar eclipse I had ever seen. Today’s partial solar eclipse was not that high up on the scale but I didn’t want to miss it. It was a bit foggy here in San […]

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, […]

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 […]

Bay Bridge with full moon

On Friday night, I went location scouting in San Francisco for Saturday’s full moon. I didn’t find what I was looking for, so Saturday I went to my backup location on pier 7 near the Ferry Building. One reason to go to there was to avoid taking the same images I took back in 2011 […]

San Francisco Waterfront with Holiday Lights 2

A few days ago, I took some evening pictures from the San Francisco waterfront. This is the blog entry in case you missed it. Today, I went back but went past the Ferry Building to Pier 5. When I arrived at the end of the pier, I immediately knew that only a panorama could capture […]