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 […]

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 […]

Pacific sunset, abstract

I captured this sunset the other day at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. I was shifting my PC-E lens horizontally while taking this long time exposure. This added additional emphasis on the glowing horizon and vertical gradient while hiding some of the dirt in the sand.

Point Reyes Ship Wreck

I knew of this old boat near Point Reyes for a long time. Today, I finally was able to capture it with my camera. And lucky we were! Just after the first few shots, a group of kayakers came by to have their lunch break on the sand bank next to the ship! The lady […]

San Francisco Waterfront with Holiday Lights

It is this time of the the year. The Thanksgiving feast is over, black Friday lines are winding down, and the Christmas trees lots are already set up. Yes, just an other four weeks until Christmas. Every year, some of the San Francisco downtown buildings turn decorative lights on to celebrate the holidays. This changes […]

Merced River with El Capitan and its Reflection

We spent last weekend in Yosemite enjoying the fall colors. While walking along Merced River, I discovered this spot with El Capitan and a nice reflection. Initially, I walked a bit further and discovered a lot of photographers on the other side of the Merced River taking in the scenery from Valley View. That’s not […]

Half Dome and Elm at Sunrise

Right now in late October is a good time to make sunrise pictures. The light is beautiful and sunrise is rather late in the morning. For a while now, I was looking forward to photograph the famous Elm tree in Yosemite’s Cook’s Meadow backlit by the rising sun. As it turned out, I was not […]

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 […]

Yosemite – A different sunset

Sunset pictures of Yosemite usually include some of the typical features such as Half Dome or El Capitan. I have a few of those too and love them! Sunday, on the way back from Tuolumne Meadows, the sun was setting and we got glimpse here and there showing how the sky turned. And there was […]

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 […]

Horsetail Waterfall – Firefall

During February for about two weeks, the setting sun just touches the Horsetail Waterfall in Yosemite and creates something that looks like the old Glacier Point Firefall. In order to see the effect of the natural “fire fall”, there must be sufficient water flowing, some wind to generate the mist, and the sun should not […]

Carnival Splendor at night

The sunset was beautiful Friday night. Since I didn’t had my camera with me at work, I first had to fetch it. Once at the dock, the nice sky was already gone. Too bad. Still, I think that this black&white image of the Carnival Splendor cruise ship with the lights reflecting in the sea turned […]