Category Archives: Commute

Shots from my daily commute.

Spring has sprung in the North Bay

Along a stretch of Hwy 101 called the “Novato Narrows” the highway slims down to two lanes in either direction. Heading north along the Narrows drivers pass the Gnoss Field airport, Olompali Park (where the Grateful Dead once had a haunt), the Redwood Sanitary Landfill (aka, the dump), and eventually the Marin/Sonoma County line. About a mile from the county line, on the east side of the highway, is this view.

Typical North Bay Area early spring scene

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 73mm. 1/200 second at f/11, ISO 100.

Canon T2i off the shoulder of Hwy 101 during the commute home.

Full on rain at the Gate

It’s storming in the Bay Area this week. Today, for kicks, I decided to go all the way to the top turnout on the Headlands and grab some images of the bridge in rainy weather. Well, the rain was there too. I managed to take three quick shots. This was the second. The third showed too many raindrop splotches.

Golden Gate Bridge from the upper Headlands in the rain

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 24mm. 1/125 second at f/8, ISO 100.

Canon T2i getting wet.

Edge of a salt marsh

Across the road from where I work, at the southern end of San Francisco Bay, there are salt marshes bordered by salt ponds which are in turn bordered by industrial parks. This is the view looking north. The hill is San Bruno Mountain which looms over the north side of South San Francisco.

Looking across a salt marsh at bay side development

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 53mm. 1/80 second at f/11, ISO 100.

Canon T2i facing due north.

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