I went down to Pier 7 hoping that it would be a colourful sunset but this wasn’t too bad an option.
Sunset over San Francisco. Taken during the global photo walk at blue hour after sunset. This is an HDR corrected for perspective. Best viewed large. Have a good day friends!
I have been dreaming of this moment for a long time now and last night I got the chance to fly over SF and capture it from the air. It was amazing to see the city I have lived in for the last 6 years from above. Thanks Verticalcfi for the amazing piloting skills!
Sunset magic over San Francisco. Taken during the global photo walk at blue hour. You can see the famous transamerica building right in the middle This is an HRD corrected for perspective. Best viewed large. Have a good day friends!
I’ve always loved this location under the Bay Bridge the way that it captures the San Francisco skyline is hard to beat. The Embarcadero Center lights … the Beacon atop the Transamerica Building … Cost Tower … the bridge lights all make a pretty surreal scene.
Just to the left of this frame lies AT&T park where on this particular night the San Francisco Giants (baseball team) hunted for a World Series Game 4 victory. The entire city skyline turned itself orange for them, from the lights on top of buildings, to an orange Beacon and orange glow of Coit Tower. The Giants responded with an 11-4 victory! Even the moon made an appearance, as it set right behind the Transamerica Building.
It was super fun to meet Matt Walker for the first time, after so many conversations on Flickr, Facebook and text. Also great to shoot with Rebecca and Wilson Ng, then meet up with Jeff and Tung who were above us (and the Bay Bridge).
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
42mm, f/18, 30 sec, ISO 400
It feels good to be back home. Definitely still have on my mind though. Already planning future trips! But for now I am excited to relax for a day or two, backup drives and start digging through the massive amounts of content from the trip.
I love Christmas time in San Francisco because the city outlines itself with beautiful holidays lights. The Transamerica Beacon lights its beacon, a star at the top of its pointy roof. I￢ﾀﾙve photographed the city from under the Bay Bridge but I￢ﾀﾙve always also wanted to photograph it from above the bridge. The last few years the Beacon turned on well after Blue Hour; thankfully this year the Beacon had been turning on at 5pm, right in the middle of our favorite time of the night!
Willie, Alan, and I met on Treasure Island and were the first to arrive at this spot above the bridge. Several other photographers joined us. I staked out a spot that looked straight onto the bridge and waited. After taking a few photos with the traditional bridge line-up, I raced to where Willie and Alan were standing, slightly off center, to get a slightly less traditional view of the city and its Bay Bridge.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8:
60mm, f/22, 15 sec, ISO 200
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