Tag Archives: San Francisco Bay

Leaving Angel Island

The band played a gig on Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday. The venue uses a small boat (rather than the ferry) to shuttle performers to and from the mainland. During the raucous ride back I managed to get a decent shot of the gorgeous day on the bay.

View of the Golden Gate from a boat leaving Angel Island

Lens: Canon 24-105mm f/4L at 82mm. 1/400 second at f/10.0, ISO 100.

Canon 5DM3 on the water.

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.

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.

Calm before a storm

After nearly seven weeks of unseasonably warm and dry weather, rain is finally coming to Northern California. During my brief stop by edge of the San Francisco Bay at Horseshoe Cove late this afternoon, except for the tell-tale stratus clouds, that a storm is brewing wasn’t all that obvious.

Golden Gate Bridge in silhouette

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 17mm. 1/320 second at f/8, ISO 100.

Canon T21 ahead of the rain.

Two shots today

During today’s commute home, I did “quick” pullout just before the toll plaza at the Golden Gate Bridge. Because of the dynamic look of the clouds I really wanted to get close to the bridge, but, unfortunately, that wasn’t going to happen. It took me ten minutes to get out of the one way, jammed full plaza parking lot. These shots were taken down the road towards Crissy Field where there was abundant parking space and very few tourists.

Golden Gate Bridge south tower with sitter

Cypress and sail

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.

Canon T2i on the bay.

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