Category Archives: Commute

Shots from my daily commute.

15 minutes on the bridge in sequence

I stopped at the vista point at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge today on my way home. Here’s the sequence of events.

Walked onto the bridge and got a pedestrian shot.

Golden Gate Bridge walkway

Took advantage of the bridge vantage and got a cityscape (cropped to) panorama. (Click on the pano shot for a larger view.)

San Francisco by the bay panorama

Headed back to the tourist stop and shot some tourists being tourists.

Golden Gate Bridge tourists

And finally, took a portrait view of the bridge and its shadow.

Golden Gate Bridge shadow play

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm–and a lot of f/11.

On the bridge shot: 15mm, 1/125 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Pano shot: 85mm, 1/100 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Tourist shot: 42mm, 1/125 second at f/11, ISO 100.
Portrait bridge shot: 42mm, 1/125 second at f/11, ISO 100.

Canon T2i on the bridge.

Cityscape after a storm

A storm moved into and out of the Bay Area over the past 24 hours dumping a moderate amount of rain. By the time I left work for my commute home the roads were dry. I figured it might be a good day to take a little side trip down to Fort Baker and grab some photos. Unfortunately, there was a layer of very high clouds filtering the sunlight so I didn’t get the sparkling clear views I was hoping for–but, I was the only out there so I had an enjoyably peaceful 15 minutes of photo fun.

View of San Francisco from Fort Baker

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 42mm. 1/320 second at f/9.0, ISO 100.

Canon T2i alone on the pier.

On the well worn path

Yesterday I wrote, “Maybe it’s time to look beyond the well worn path for inspiration.” Instead of taking my own advice, I looked right at the path. I do NOT recommend the practice of taking photos while driving, but today I did just that–cautiously and carefully, with my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app.

Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.

Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge

Approaching the Waldo Tunnel.

Approaching the Waldo Tunnel

Inside the Waldo Tunnel.

Inside the Waldo Tunnel

IPhone/Hipstamatic on the commute path.

Fisherman in red

I’ve been uninspired to stop and take photos during my commute for a few months now. I blame it on this winter’s weird weather, but perhaps the discipline of taking commute shots almost daily for the past year and a half has run its course. Maybe it’s time to look beyond the well worn path for inspiration. In the meantime, here’s a shot I took about this time last year during a stop at Fort Baker.

Man in red jacket and cap fishing on a pier

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/250 second at F/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i seeing red.

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