Another Weekend in San Francisco

The last time we were in San Francisco, we had a great sunset, and the next day we did one of our favorite walks – through Chinatown, along the Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Warf, up to Lombard Street and back through Little Italy.  Here are some of our favorite photos. Continue reading


Infrared photos of the Bay Area from an airplane

Downtown San Francisco and the Bay Bridge

A while back, a photographer friend, Ron Black, showed us his infrared photos from an airplane.  They were really cool.  We were hooked.  Now, when we get a chance, we try to get a window seat and pull our cameras.  Here are a few from a flight from Oakland to Ontario. Continue reading

He saw. She saw. A walk around San Francisco

Pier 7

Pier 7

A couple of Saturdays ago, Mary and I went on a great six mile walk through the east side of San Francisco.  We started in Union Square, walked down to the Ferry Building, then along the water to Fisherman’s Warf and Ghirardelli Square, through Little Italy and finally through Chinatown.  There was a lot to see and photograph.  Here is what we saw. Continue reading

A Weekend in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach Parking Lot

San Francisco may be the most picturesque city in America and and one of the best in the world.  There are many photography opportunities.  It would be hard to get to all of the places in one trip or weekend, especially if you want to capture it all in the right light.  Here are some great places to shoot if you are staying in the city (we stayed in the Embarcadero). Continue reading

The Golden Hour and Photography

The Mittens at Sunrise, Monument Valley, UT (HDR)

We just came back from a weekend in Monterey, CA.  Our trip reminded me, once again, about how our vacations have changed since we began to be serious about photography.  The biggest change is that we wake up early and usually miss happy hour.  Let me explain. Continue reading