Showing posts with label San Francisco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label San Francisco. Show all posts

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Baker Beach Sunset

These images are from a California trip I did with my family last winter. We went to Baker Beach at sunset and played in the water a bit. This is a really nice place to see the sun sink into the ocean and see the famous bridge illuminated by nice golden light. Even though it was December 22nd, it was wonderfully warm and we had a blast. I posted one image from this little outing a long time ago already over here so I won't repeat that image and instead give you a few others.

Sunset at Baker Beach. Buy a print. At flickr.
Stitched from 10 images. Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18mm, ISO 200, 1/320s, f/11.
As you can see my daughter was having a lot of fun in the water.

Golden Gate Sunset swoop. Buy a print. On flickr.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8, ISO 200, 1/80s, f/11.
The breaking waves gave lots of opportunity for interesting shapes.

Golden Gate Sunset swoop. Buy a print. On flickr.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18mm, ISO 200, 1/80s, f/11.
And gorgeous color contrasts.

Red and Blue. Buy a print. On flickr.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 at 52mm, ISO 200, 1/125s, f/8.
That got more intense later. I just love the contrast between the blue water reflection and the red bridge.

Sun worship. Buy a print. Not on flickr ;-).
Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55mm, ISO 200, 1/800s, f/5.6.
I did not put this image on any social media. Baker beach is well-known for a "certain kind of sunbathing". Even though this image is in no way risqué in my view, American sensibilities are rather strange to me so I only put it here.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The wave

The wave
Sunset at Baker Beach, San Francisco, CA, Buy a print.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 35 mm f/1.8 DX, ISO 200, f/11, 1/125s
Google+ post. Same image on flickr.

I am amazed at the technical quality one can get out of images with Lightroom 4 beta. This image was worked up in the beta and it just shines. Can't wait for the real release. Click for much bigger.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dutch perspective on San Francisco

Dutch perspective on San Francisco
Dutch perspective on San Francisco. Click for bigger. Click here to buy a print. Image on flickr. Google+ post.
Technical info. D300, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 at 11mm, f/8.0, 1/640s, ISO 200. Processed in LR 4 beta.

This was taken on a sail boat ride on the San Francisco bay when we were returning to harbor. The title of course is a pun.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Panoramas of the San Francisco city front

Taken from the sailboat that we spent a delightful day on cruising around the bay. These are all hand held and assembled in hugin. Remember to click on them for a much bigger view. The vertical format of this blog does not allow me to embed a very wide image here. See also the Google+ post.

San Francisco, bay bridge to Alcatraz
San Francisco, bay bridge to Alcatraz. Buy a print (logo will not show up on the print!)

The bay bridge
The bay bridge. Buy a print.

City front and two bridges
City front (mostly fisherman's wharf) and two bridges. Buy a print.

Alcatraz island
Alcatraz island. Buy a print.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sailing the Bay

From 2012-01-03

That is me on our friends Jim and Deb's beautiful sailboat steering around the San Francisco bay. Here we're close to going under the Bay bridge heading towards the SF cityfront. Photo by Mariska. I'll post some more pictures I took around the bay at a later time.

Google+ post on this.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

San Francisco streets

I was in San Francisco a few weeks ago because I organized a session at the MRS conference. I barely got time between sessions and social events to take a few images in the neighborhood of the Moscone. San Francisco is a fantastic vibrant city where I really should spend more time. I earlier posted the cliché image from the BART station at the SFO airport taken using my cellphone. Here are a few pictures that I put on my flickr stream for you all to enjoy.

This is one of our grad students checking the news:
What's the news today?

I call this Yellow, Green, and Girl. I like how she is lit up by the reflection from windows on the building behind me.
Yellow, Green, and Girl

This guy had a great suit (and a great voice). He was singing gospels.

A cliché but I couldn't resist.
Standing in judgment

Don't wanna follow the arrow?
Counter culture - disobeying the arrow

Another BART platform picture from the cellphone:
Yellow and Blue

Thursday, April 15, 2010

SFO BART station cones

I put this cellphone image of safety cones at the San Francisco International airport BART station on my flickr account with the remark that there must be 1000's of images of these cones on flickr.

Safety Cones at the SFO BART station

And lo and behold, there is a flickr group dedicated to them. Very funny.