Posts tagged “sunset

Photo Of The Day “Bay Bridge Sunset”

Have I said how much I love working for Commodore Events? Part of my job requires me to be on boats in the middle of the San Francisco Bay on beautiful May days with amazing sunsets falling behind the Bay Bridge. Life is rough. I am actually very happy I was able to get this photo as clear as it is, since the very choppy condition of the water made for an incredibly difficult shoot. This was probably the most challenging shoot of my career, but obviously, well worth it!

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Photo Of The Day : “The Hills, The Gate, The City”

The Hills, The Gate, The City”

Taking my friend and favorite photography student Jenny up to the Marin Headlands in Sausalito, California at sunset to teach her about lighting, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, didn’t give me much time to shoot my own photos, but I did manage to get this HDR photograph. I honestly think I have only taken one other photo of the Golden Gate Bridge from the vantage point. May be a pretty good place to shoot the sunrise!

 

 

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Photo Of The Day: “The End Of Sausalito”

“The End Of Sausalito”

After almost falling to a certain death when I was blown by a high gust of wind, I was able to recompose, set up my tripod, and capture this 7 exposure HDR Photograph. I drove out to Sausalito, California on Tuesday, hoping that the big awesome storms clouds would roll in to create some dramatic skylines. Of course, this was not to be, so I had to play the cards I was dealt. Not to bad for no clouds, but I will be going back soon! Right at the edge of the foreground grass is a sheer cliff down to the ocean below. I guess this is why this trail is closed, and why I almost died for the art of photography. But it was not to be, as I am made of Tiger’s Blood and Adonis DNA

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Photo Of The Day “Painted Golden Gate”

I didn’t process any new photos this weekend, because I was redesigning my website! Check it out and let me know what you think!

This is another oldie, but goodie! This is the Golden Gate Bridge taken close to sunset from Crissy Field in San Francisco. The Marin Headlands in Sausalito can be seen in the distance.

 

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Photo Of The Day “The Storms A Coming”

In the San Francisco Bay Area, the last couple of weeks have felt more like April than February. Crystal clear blue skies, bright sun, temperatures in the 60’s. So alas, all good things must come to an end. When I checked the weather today, and saw the next 6 days call for heavy rain, I decided I had to try to get one last good sunset in before the storm. So I threw the camera, the tripod, and the dog in the car and sped on down to Rodeo Beach in Sausalito. I had aover an hour to spare before the sunset, so I spent most of that time taking shots of the surfers, who, judging by the large number of them in the water, had the same “now or never” attitude when they checked the weather forcast.

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Photo Of The Day: “Golden Seagull”

For some reason, I have been obsessed with photographing birds lately. I think maybe it’s the challenge? Chasing a fast flying bird with your camera, trying to get the frame right, with a fast enough shutter to make sure there is no blur. Timing a shot just right to get the landing. The whole art of shooting birds (and wildlife in general) is fun, challenging, and extremely rewarding.

Luckily, everything I describe above doesn’t pertain to this shot, because luckily this guy didn’t move. I actually like to think he was posing for me. “Hey, look, let me go stand on this rail right in front of the Golden Gate Bridge and give you a nice side look. That would look cool for you, right?”

Thanks little guy. It does look cool

 

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Photo Of The Day: “Cavallo Point Sunset”

Last night, I found myself heading to the Adobe headquarters to participate in a Photoshop user group demonstration by the knowledgeable and very entertaining, Russell Brown. Check out his Adobe Photoshop tips and tricks here. Learned some cool stuff! Plus he has a TON of very cool photoshop actions, that he makes available for everyone to download (such as being able to create a star trails photo, with just one star photo!)

Anyway, I had some time to spare before heading into San Francisco, so I decided to stop at Cavallo Point in Sausalito, to catch some sunset shots of the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. This was the very first photo I took when I got out of my car, and as far as I can tell, the best of the shoot!

 

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Photo Of The Day: “Badwater Sunset”

Badwater Basin, in Death Valley National Park, is the lowest elevation in North America at 282 feet below sea level. What is really crazy about this is that Badwater Basin is only 84.6 miles south east of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet. Just another reason I love this great state of California!

When I got to Badwater, I was looking for the amazing salt patterns that I’m sure you have seen pictures of before. I walked and walked, but couldn’t find the same pattern! I quickly realized that the rain that had fallen on Death Valley 2 weeks earlier had filled up the Basin enough to cover the really interesting salt patterns. So while I was bummed about not being able to capture the amazing patterns, I noticed that the still water created a perfect reflection of the mountain ranges in the the distance. With the sun setting rapidly, I was able to capture a number of good shots and angles.

 

 

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Photo Of The Day “Sunset On The Dunes”

I just got back from a quick 48 hour stay in Death Valley National Park. In 48 hours, I took Sunrise photos at Zabriskie Point, sunset photos at Badwater (The lowest point in the western Hemisphere at -288 feet below sea level), Drove the beautiful “Artist Drive”, off roaded the 26 mile road of Titus Canyon (probably the highlight of the trip), hiked the amazing Golden and Mosiac Canyons, and last but not least, caught a sunset on the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

Sand Dunes are everything you would think they would be. Beautiful, amazing quiet places that can be unforgiving and dangerous. It’s easy to imagine yourself in one of those movies you see, where your wandering the hot desert, lost, walking around in circles, desperate for water. I almost started hallucinating, and it was only 80 degrees, and I only hiked about 2 miles!

 

 

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Photo Of The Day : “Santa Monica Ferris Wheel”

Since I haven’t had much free time here in LA to sit in front of my Macbook, this is the only photo I have processed as of yet. But I like it!