Posts Tagged "location"

San Francisco Photo Spot series: Treasure Island and the Blue Hour

»Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Featured, location, photo spot, San Francisco

San Francisco Photo Spot series: Treasure Island and the Blue Hour

Another installment of my San Francisco Photo spot series; this time it is about Treasure Island. I love Treasure Island because it has one of the nicest views of the Financial District. That’s from where I get some of my favorite images of the city at night. Especially at this time of the year where all of the Embarcadero buildings are illuminated for the Holidays. In addition on Treasure Island (TI), there is the gigantesque statue Bliss Dance made of lights and also the spot called forbidden access. Now, I personally like taking photographs where you can see the city lights. But for your camera to see these lights (and the sky), the city lights need to be at least as bright as the sky. In order to get those images, timing is crucial. First, where is...

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San Francisco Photo Spot series: From Point Reyes to Bodega Bay

»Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Featured, photo spot, short trip

San Francisco Photo Spot series: From Point Reyes to Bodega Bay

A few weekends ago, I went exploring Point Reyes National Seashore and its surroundings including Tomales Bay, Point Reyes Station and went all the way to Bodega Bay. It’s possible to do it in a day but we stayed overnight at a local bed and breakfast. I have included in the map all the stops where I took the images posted here, as well as all the stops we made for food and coffee. I have a saying: “no coffee no turbo” and for me, it’s really true. As for my wife, she needs her chocolate treat, so I need to find places with good chocolate cookies as well. View Bodega Bay and Point Reyes in a larger map It does not matter in which order you are doing this trip but for the sake of simplicity, I’m starting at the south-western end...

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Best spots to take photographs of the America’s cup world series (ACWS) in San Francisco

»Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Featured, location, on location, San Francisco

Best spots to take photographs of the America’s cup world series (ACWS) in San Francisco

The second round of America’s cup World Series was held in San Francisco from October 2nd to October 7th 2012. This is not the official America’s cup (or even the Louis Vuitton’s┬ácup) but a new way for sailors to get trained while they wait for their boats to be built. This was the round 2 of the series, with an impressive win in both categories (match racing and fleet racing) by Jimmy Spithill on Oracle Team USA Spithill. It’s true his crew trains all the time on the bay, but Ben Ainslie (on JP Morgan Team), who was new to the AC45, showed that it was possible to beat Oracle Team USA in San Francisco as his crew won one of the fleet races. I tried several locations to get shots of the races. On Tuesday, I was using a helicopter and...

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