Oregon Coast – Florence

Over Thanksgiving, we visited Oregon and its coast. We stayed one night in Florence right on the Siuslaw river. When we arrived – pretty late, everything was covered in a thick layer of fog. It really looked mystic and I had to take some pictures before having dinner. Right next to the hotel were several […]

An evening at Glacier Point

A few weeks ago, we spent a weekend in Yosemite. In the morning we enjoyed the Fall Colors in the Yosemite Valley I talked about in a previous post (link), later in the day, we headed up to Glacier Point to enjoy the sunset. While the sun was setting, I noticed a patch of light on a […]

Bodie and the Milky Way

This post is part of my Bodie blog post series. Bodie is far from city light pollution. With no moonlight, the nights are dark and stars and the milky way very visible. The sky reminded me of a recent trip to Mongolia. During our visit to the ghost town, the moon rise was after 11 pm. So […]

Yosemite Falls Moonbow

Last weekend was full moon and I happened to be in Yosemite. Luckily, the sky was clear and the waterfalls roaring. Everything was set for a nice moonbow show. So what is a moonbow? A moonbow is a rainbow lit by the light of the moon instead of the sun. Sometimes it is also called lunar […]

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 […]

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 […]

Full Moon

I was looking forward to get some nice full moon pictures. But these past few days, rain clouds made it almost impossible. I got a few hints of a moon, but nothing exciting. Today, I finally got a clean view of a 99.6% full moon.