San Francisco Photo Spot series: Aerial images of San Francisco

» Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Featured, San Francisco

It’s really hard to find images of San Francisco you have not seen before. A few months ago, I met with a helicopter pilot (a photographer himself) and he was complaining that no one thinks of using helicopters for taking pictures. First it’s expensive, second it’s dangerous (strapped on the side of helicopter), third you need a very clear day to make it worth it.

Then the stars aligned and I booked a 60-min open door helicopter ride with him. The day was very clear and I’m pretty pleased with the results.

Aerial image of AT&T baseball park and the city of San Francisco

Aerial image of AT&T baseball park and the city of San Francisco

Aerial view of the bay bridge and San Francisco

Aerial view of the bay bridge and San Francisco

Ferry building, market street and San Francisco's financial district

Ferry building, market street and San Francisco’s financial district

Aerial Panorama of San Francisco

Aerial Panorama of San Francisco

Aerial image of Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco.

Aerial image of Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco.

Aerial picture of the financial district of San Francisco

Aerial picture of the financial district of San Francisco

After the first flight I was hooked, I love aerial images. Especially for San Francisco where the nice views are over the bay.
So when last summer, the America’s cup AC45 races were in San Francisco,  I had the chance to get on another helicopter ride.

Aerial view of San Francisco and the fleet of AC 45

Aerial view of San Francisco and the fleet of AC 45

Aerial view of San Francisco and the fleet of AC 45

Aerial view of San Francisco and the fleet of AC 45

Artemis Racing White

Artemis Racing White

Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand

Energy Team France AC45 in August 2012 in San Francisco

Energy Team France AC45 in August 2012 in San Francisco

All the images presented here are available for licensing or as fine art prints.