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Another day in the South Bay

I’ve worked across the road from Bayfront Park in Menlo Park for nearly 13 years. I run the trails there 3 or 4 days a week and, because it’s a convenient stop during my commute home, have photographed it in all kinds of weather. Looking northeast from the park’s entrance, this was this afternoon’s view of Flood Slough.

Bayfront Park wetlands and puffy cloud sky

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 15mm. 1/160 at f/9.0, ISO 100.

Canon T2i at Bayfront Park.

A quick stop before the rain

Yesterday’s rain wasn’t the end of the early rains in the Bay Area. A new, bigger storm started rolling in late this afternoon. I could see that it was already raining to the north where I was headed so I stopped at Bayfront Park to grab some “dry” shots. I run in this park several days a week because it is conveniently located right across the road from where I work. Nice!

Bayfront Park before the rain

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 21mm. 1/400 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i on familiar turf.

South Bay vista

Two blocks from where I work is Bayfront Park–the only open space in Menlo Park. During lunchtime, three or four days a week, I put on my running gear and slog the trails. I’ve been running there for years. Now and again the view from the hilltops is spectacular. To get shots of the vistas, however, requires a bit of a hike. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time at the end of the work day at the start of my long commute home to get into hiking mode. But yesterday, because of the wild sky, I decided to head up the closest hill from the back parking area and grab a couple of quick shots. This is my fave.

SF Bay view from Bayfront Park

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/125 second at f/16. ISO 200.

Canon T2i from the stomping grounds.