This post should have been posted a long time ago, but life made it hard. In early April 2016, I booked a photographic helicopter tour over San Francisco. I was waiting for the right condition to go fly, and when I could not book the time I wanted on a short notice (the helicopter was already booked), I made a bet and booked September 26th. My thinking was that September is the warmest month in the area, if I can hit a nice day it would be awesome.

That was a lucky bet, because September 26th was one of the warmest day and evening of the entire year. We were twice lucky when the small helicopter I had booked was not available, I got upgraded to the bigger one (Robinson 66), which made possible for my wife to tag along for a small price increase. 

It was so warm that I did not even need a jacket even when we flew without the doors. The third stroke of luck, I got my new Canon 5D MK IV the Friday before, that was a way to test this new camera. All those images are shot at 12000 ISO and came out incredibly well if you consider the high ISO used here.

The Bay bridge in San Francisco at night.

The Bay bridge in San Francisco at night.

The Bay bridge in San Francisco at night.

The Bay bridge in San Francisco at night.

Ferry building in San Francisco at night.

Ferry building in San Francisco at night.

Market Street in San Francisco

Market Street in San Francisco

San Francisco city Hall.

San Francisco City Hall.

Financial District of San Francisco

Financial District of San Francisco

The Transamerica Tower in San Francisco

The Transamerica Tower in San Francisco

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The view of San Francisco from the Bay.

The view of San Francisco from the Bay.

Piers in San Francisco

Piers in San Francisco

Grid pattern in San Francisco.

Grid pattern in San Francisco.

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