Posts made in November, 2013

The November full moon in San Francisco

»Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Featured, San Francisco

The November full moon in San Francisco

The full moon this month was going to rise right above Alcatraz and then set above the south tower of the Golden Gate bridge. It meant waking up before 5am to catch the moon setting and then later that day going back to San Francisco to photograph the moon rising above Alcatraz around sunset time. The moon is exactly aligned with the top of the tower only for a very quick instant. I did my best to “guestimate” where I should be (which means a bit of running with a 400mm lens, a heavy tripod and camera). While I was doing my “guestimation”, clouds were blocking the moon on and off. At the last minute, literally, the clouds opened up, I took three shots and the moon was gone for ever behind clouds. Here are two of those shots: That same...

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San Francisco Photo Spot series: Chasing Hot Air Balloons over the Napa Valley

»Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Featured, Napa, photo spot, San Francisco, short trip

San Francisco Photo Spot series: Chasing Hot Air Balloons over the Napa Valley

Last weekend I joined Frederic Larson’s meetup in Napa to photograph hot air balloons. The balloons are flying almost daily over Napa but on a nice weekend, you can have as many as 10 balloons in the air at the same time. Meetups are a great way to do things you would not otherwise think of doing. My favorite quote from Frederic is: “If you don’t change something, how could you expect different results”. My interpretation is: if you always wake up at the same time, you will always end up with the same photographs. Change you wake up time and see something different. So for this meetup, we woke up at 4:30am, in order to be in Youtville by 6:45am. From there, we carpooled to the launching spot where a fair number of balloons where already...

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My favorite images of the 34th America’s cup

»Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in Featured, San Francisco

My favorite images of the 34th America’s cup

The 34th America’s cup was the longest on record both in racing days, and the number of races, with the Oracle Team USA staging an improbable come-from-behind victory, winning eight races in a row to defend the Cup with nine points to New Zealand’s eight. Now that I had the time to look back at those images that includes the America’s Cup world series in August 2012, the Louis Vuitton Cup (won by Emirates Team New Zealand) and the 34th America’s cup itself. Here my favorites: All the images presented here are available for licensing or as fine art...

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