Photo: "Crimson City"

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. 

Photo: "Nature's Doctor"

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. 

Photo: "Fort Baker Blue Hour"

This morning, I set the alarm for 4:15am and went north to the Headlands to shoot sunrise. It wasn't anything amazing, but it was nice to stand on the windless cliff, alone for an hour watching the ships move in and out of the bay while snapping a few pics. 

I haven't dumped the card from this morning yet, but here's a shot of the Golden Gate from Fort Baker, East of where I was this morning. 

Photo: "A Little Variety"

Over the past month or two, I've been trying to add variety to my postings here, showing not only the forgotten world, but also scenes from San Francisco and my travels.

In a few weeks my stream will be flooded with photos of abandoned buildings again because next Thursday, I embark on a week long road trip on the other side of the country, shooting hospitals and industrial sites.

As many of you know, documenting modern ruins has been my first love since I started seriously pursuing photography almost 5 years ago, so it's exciting to think about sharing dozens of new images from these locations with you upon my return.

For now, here's a photo, taken last month during the full moonrise, of another subject I have really enjoyed shooting recently.

Photo: "Tucked In"

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My alarm went off at 7am this morning and the only few words I remember from the radio program was "Thick, low fog on the Golden Gate Bridge this morning..." Sadly, I didn't paid attention to the forecast last night, or I might have been out shooting. Hopefully +Joe Azure got something good :-)

This shot is from my first fog morning ever, taken a few weeks ago. It was a glorious morning. 

Photo: "Cerulean State of Consciousness"

On this particular evening a few weeks ago, I had plans to catch sunset at Sutro Baths, but when I left Twin Peaks, I could see the fog lurking over the beach. I continued north and made a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge lookout in San Francisco to check fog conditions at Fort Baker. All clear! 

While I was grabbing this exposure, the figure of a photographer began climbing down the rocks and then I recognized a familiar voice. Seems as though +Larry Nienkark had the same idea. 

Sadly, we didn't get any amazing color, but it was still a gorgeous evening.