A while back, we decided to make a short detour via the Merced National Wildlife Refuge on our way to Yosemite. I miscalculated when we had to get up to be at the wildlife refuge to capture the early morning light. So we arrived a bit too late. Just before arriving at the gate, the sun rose […]
I took this picture this past Sunday while shopping at San Francisco’s Ferry Building. At one point, it seemed that everyone was leaving the scene. So I took advantage of it to capture this empty indoor market.
Last Saturday, I joined an Adobe photo walk around Mission Creek Park in San Francisco. This was a fun event to share a few hours taking pictures of different subjects together with other photographers and friends. But it was not all about taking pictures. After 2 hours of shooting, we were fed by Adobe (thank […]
In early January, we spent a weekend at Lake Tahoe. Due to the lack of snow, we went hiking instead of skiing. The following pictures were taken around frozen Spooner Lake. Thanks to the dusting of snow we got the previous night, there was at least a little feeling of winter. It was kind of […]
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 […]
Over the holidays, I spent some time to revisit the pictures taken during 2011. It is always fun to review pictures taken during a year. It is not only the pictures, but all the memories associated with them. Yeah, this was a good year! Here I have ten favorites. It was tough to select them […]
For this year’s Christmas Eve dinner, I made my own buche de noel. It was a bit of work, but the result was even sweeter than it looks like. Yeah, there is a lot of chocolate in this log. Yummy! Happy Holidays to everyone!
A little panorama from Treasure Island showing the San Francisco skyline with the Golden Gate Bridge under a dramatic sky.
Today, I cooked my first rabbit. I love rabbit and don’t have it very often. When Oliver mentioned that they sell rabbit now, I couldn’t resist. Olivier, as any other real butcher would do, cut the rabbit into proper pieces for me. It was a pleasure to watch how he carefully went about his work […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]