Point Reyes

I’m finally getting around to processing the several hundreds of images from my trip to San Francisco back in early June. During that business trip, a couple of friends and I took a day trip away from work and the City, venturing out onto Point Reyes and Tomalas Bay.


Old Navy "taxi" we were told about.

An old Navy "taxi" we were told about.


While we were shooting this old boat, we saw an old sea dog walking around with another person. We overheard bits of what he was talking about, and soon started asking questions. We learned that this boat was an old Navy “taxi” for taking sailors from the big Navy ships in to harbor for onshore adventures. The second tidbit was that after it was retired and the boat became somewhat a fishing boat, the entire second “level” was added to gain height needed for spotting fish.

Pretty cool little boat with a storied past!


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San Francisco, Redwoods and the Golden Gate Bridge

On a recent business trip out to California, I went out a few days early to spend some time with a couple of co-worker and photography friends Damond and George. We started the day up in the Muir Redwoods National Monument north of the City and got a lot of shots of the redwoods, something I’ve always want to do, yet a subject that’s really hard to compose around since they are such large objects.

I think this top image where you’re looking up into the canopy formed by these massive trees kind of did them justice.


Muir Redwoods - Canopy

Redwood Canopy



Looking up the trunk of one giant tree

Looking up the trunk of one giant tree



Redwoods in Sunlight

Redwoods in Sunlight



Another Sunburst

Another Sunburst


We then left the Redwoods and ventured onward to the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and to the Point Bonita Lighthouse (after a short side trip to the top of Mt. Tamalpais) for some sunset shots of the Golden Gate and the City where I was suddenly lost in my shooting. (Ever have those times?) Here are some of those images…


Point Bonita Lighthouse and Shoreline

Point Bonita Lighthouse and Shoreline



Point Bonita Lighthouse and Shoreline

Point Bonita Lighthouse and Shoreline



Golden Gate Sunset

Golden Gate Sunset



The City of Lights

The City of Lights



San Francisco & Golden Gate North Tower

San Francisco & Golden Gate North Tower


Finishing up a 10-hour day of very rewarding photography, I can say for myself, I was pretty exhausted. And stopping for a beer back at George’s house in Benecia was just what the Doctor ordered. I don’t think my colleagues quite knew what they were getting themselves into when they said they wanted to go shooting with me either. “Just one more shot!” ;)


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Top 10 Places for Photography in San Francisco

I found this article today and am cross-posting it to my blog so that I remember it when the time comes and I’m in San Francisco and happen to have my camera on hand. Since my folks live up near Yosemite, me being in/near San Fransisco has a higher probability of happening! Here’s the link to: Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection: Top 10 Places for Photography in San Francisco


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