Photo: "A Morning At Peace"

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. 

Photo: "Seattle"

Taken during a ferry ride into Seattle from Bainbridge Island, during my trip up to visit friends at the start of 2015. 

We specifically chose this ferry ride because it occurred right at sunset. By the time we hit Seattle, it was blue hour, my favorite time of day to shoot. It was cold, the water was choppy and I was losing light quickly, so this was the only useable image I snagged of the city. 

Photo: "Fog Blanket"

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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. 
 

Photo: "Downtown City Lights"

San Francisco shot from Treasure Island.
December 2012


On this particular night, a few days before the beacon on the Trans America Building turns off for the season, the bay was fairly calm and the city lights were reflecting beautifully in the water. 

Technical:
To capture this shot, I used a 70-200mm lens at f/22 (to capture the starburst on the beacon) and opened the shutter for 60 seconds.