Golden Gate Sunrise

Once again, I was fortunate to venture out in time to catch a beautiful sunrise.  As you saw earlier in the week – this time it was atop the Marin Headlands on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.  The shot above was snapped before the sun rose over the horizon line – and the street lights were still lit on the bridge.  It gives the rich red colors of the bridge an eerie and almost ominous glow.

Contrasting against the strong darker colors of the early dawn light, the shot below was snapped once the sun reached above the horizon to the left of the bridge.  The water vista is to the immediate right of the bridge shots…in an area known as the Marin Headlands.  The softer pastel colors and the rolling coastal hills are such a cool contrast against the massive man made accomplishment of the bridge.

San Francisco Fog / Portsmouth Harbor

Today’s post is a double feature.  The first image is a treat from home base for the next few days….the view of San Francisco Bay.  This is the fog that San Francisco is so renowned for….once it blew over, you could see Alcatraz just about dead center in the frame.  I’ll try to snap a good sunset shot before we hit the road for Yellowstone.

Below is a treat from a Portsmouth Harbor Cruise from the summer….what had been the sunset cruise that set sail at 7pm became more of a city lights cruise as the light had retreated as we made our way under the Memorial Bridge.  I didn’t quite mind though – as there was a beautiful crescent moon and the planet Venus hanging out just to its right.  This shot is one of my recent favorites – as it silhouettes two of Portsmouth’s icons under a summer sky.  The Memorial Bridge and the North Church mark the city’s skyline.

Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic creations that resides in San Francisco.  Words and photos do it no justice – if you ever have the chance, make the trek to the Marin Headlands and look back over the bridge and the city looming in the background.  After spending about an hour watching the sun set behind the headlands, we caught the last of the sun retreating against the bridge and the city…see below.

Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic creations that resides in San Francisco.  Words and photos do it no justice – if you ever have the chance, make the trek to the Marin Headlands and look back over the bridge and the city looming in the background.  After spending about an hour watching the sun set behind the headlands, we caught the last of the sun retreating against the bridge and the city…see below.

The Daily San Francisco | Part I

San Francisco is another amazing place, much beloved to many just like Portsmouth.  I’m lucky to be spending a week with my older brother and sister in-law (and the their new addition – baby Norah) at their apartment in the city, which overlooks the infamous Alcatraz and the beautiful Coit Tower.

The shots above capture the view from the back of their place…always changing with the daylight and the fog. More to follow throughout the week, I hope you’ll humor me by visiting – even though it’s not quite The Daily Portsmouth.

The Daily San Francisco | Part I

San Francisco is another amazing place, much beloved to many just like Portsmouth.  I’m lucky to be spending a week with my older brother and sister in-law (and the their new addition – baby Norah) at their apartment in the city, which overlooks the infamous Alcatraz and the beautiful Coit Tower.

The shots above capture the view from the back of their place…always changing with the daylight and the fog. More to follow throughout the week, I hope you’ll humor me by visiting – even though it’s not quite The Daily Portsmouth.