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Schizophrenic California weather

All summer long there was nothing but fog in San Francisco (except for the odd day or two when the fog mercifully retreated out a short distance off shore). Fall arrives and the Bay Area is HOT! Beautifully warm in the city–blazing hot away from the water. This is what it looked like by the Golden Gate Bridge at about 3:30 this afternoon (nice day for sailing!):

Golden Gate Bridge September 2010

Golden Gate Bridge September 2010 2

BTW, these are straight out the camera with only the slightest bit of cropping and sharpening. The G11 loves light.

Canon G11 cooling off by the bay.

Bridge night scene

Heading south on Hwy 101 there’s an exit just before the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge that goes out to the Marin Headlands. Up the steep hill at the first turnout, this is the view of the northern most section of the bridge and work area below at 4:45 AM (looks kind of sci-fi):

Golden Gate Bridge work area 1

Different shot zoomed all the way in:

Golden Gate Bridge work area 2

I have very little time during the wee hours commute for camera amenities. Basically it’s park, shoot, and get back on the road. These shots were hand held with the camera set at ISO 800 and f/5.6. Noise happens.

Canon G11 in action before the crack of dawn.

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