Taken back in November, during sunset, on the Pacific Ocean in San Francisco.
Last night's sunset was beautiful.
The waves were large and thrashing about the shoreline, retreating and leaving behind excessive sea foam on the sand.
It was a constant game of cat and mouse, dodging the sneaker waves as each set rolled in moments apart.
It was a perfect evening.
I haven't been awake photographing sunrise in a few months, so naturally, I miss mornings like this peaceful one from back in February.
I set my alarm with the hopes I would see low fog on the webcams when I woke. Despite there being no fog, I crawled out of bed and made the trek to the north bay anyway. Funny thing is, 95% of the time, it's worth getting up early and taking a chance, but when we are lying in our cozy beds it never seems that way.
You can't get the shot if you're not there.
I caught a gorgeous sunrise from the Marin Headlands last Friday.
When I woke at 5am, I expected to see the webcams covered in fog, but the fog had retreated during the middle of the night. I headed for the Headlands anyway, because I was in the mood for an adventure.
When I arrived, at least 10 other photographers were set-up and waiting for sunrise. As you can see, fog or not, it was still a beautiful morning.
I took this image just before Boom the Styracosaurus was swept out to sea. I enjoyed the few months I spent with you Boom. You will be missed.
I was looking through my archives the other day and stumbled upon this image of Sutro Tower shot from the Marin Headlands on a beautiful, fog morning in 2013.
I haven't been out to the headlands to shoot the fog much since, but I definitely can remember how glorious this morning was.
I had low expectations for this sunset last weekend. A friend had invited me to meet up that morning but the cloud cover was thick and the wind was blowing vigorously along the coast. I went to the beach with the intentions of hanging out and catching up more than shooting, but miraculously, the clouds began to clear just as the sun began to near the horizon.
Nature has some incredible healing qualities. There's something about fresh air, your toes in the sand, leaves rustling in every direction, critters dancing around your feet and the open sky above your head that creates a sort of natural high.
Watching this sunset being painted in the sky was magical. I had been spying on the clouds all afternoon and hoped it would unfold like it did. When I arrived at the beach, I was shocked to see I was the only person on the sand.
Rex lurks on a rock near the sea hoping for a late night snack to emerge from the water.
(Dusk. 30 second exposure. Lit with a Protmachines LED2 light.)
Karl the Fog creeps in over downtown San Francisco on a March evening.
Delicious fog creeping in over the city of San Francisco.
Last night, I had intentions of shooting sunset at one of the local beaches. I watched the wispy clouds all day hoping they'd stick around and rushed back to the city in the afternoon, but as sunset neared, the clouds disappeared and the fog rolled in too thick for my original plans.
Today, I never intended to shoot the sunset, but once I noticed a less dense fog creeping over my house in Twin Peaks, I figured tonight, I'd embrace it. I grabbed my bag and rushed out the door and arrived at the Twin Peaks lookout just in time to capture a few shots of the city basking in a pink glow.
I hung out and waited for blue hour, which happens to be my absolute favorite time of day for photos, and captured this image while chatting to a marketing rep from+pashadelic. From the lookout, I didn't notice City Hall was lit up in rainbow colors, so that was a nice surprise when I began editing the images.
Foggy morning at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
October sunrise over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
(Print - http://smu.gs/1frKpTy)
To say my life has been hectic lately would be a bit of an understatement, but even amongst the craziness, I know that eventually things will slow down and I'll get to plant my feet back on solid ground.
I did manage to squeeze in a bit of camera time on Saturday shooting sunrise with a few friends. The conditions weren't exactly what we'd hoped for, but it was nice to be out and feeling the crisp wind on my cheeks at 5am.