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.

A Piscataqua River Sunset | East Coast & West Coast

It’s no secret that I’m drawn to the waterfront, wherever I am.  Today’s post features a beautiful and intense sunset over the Piscataqua River from last fall here in Portsmouth on the east coast – and below, from the west coast, it features the Pacific Ocean as seen from the Muir Beach Overlook (a national park)…the winding stairs were inviting and also inspiring set out so high over the rocky Californian coastline.

Sunset in Portsmouth & San Francisco

Two of my favorite places on this planet are Portsmouth, NH (which I think you all know), and San Francisco, CA.  Both wonderful places to be for any reason – both of which share the ability to host beautiful sunsets.  I was lucky to snap both shots featured in today’s post, and as I was going through the archives…each reminded me of the other.  One taken along the shores of Prescott Park, the other taken from the Mark Hopkins hotel.

A very happy Thanksgiving to all!  I hope you get a chance to enjoy some good food and some quality time with those who are near and dear.

Sunset in Portsmouth & San Francisco

Two of my favorite places on this planet are Portsmouth, NH (which I think you all know), and San Francisco, CA.  Both wonderful places to be for any reason – both of which share the ability to host beautiful sunsets.  I was lucky to snap both shots featured in today’s post, and as I was going through the archives…each reminded me of the other.  One taken along the shores of Prescott Park, the other taken from the Mark Hopkins hotel.

A very happy Thanksgiving to all!  I hope you get a chance to enjoy some good food and some quality time with those who are near and dear.

Sunset at the Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco

A post last week featured some shots taken from the Marin Headlands during a lovely sunset in San Francisco. Today I thought I’d share more shots from that evening, not so tightly cropped on the bridge and the moon.  The sun creeping around the corner of the headlands was great to slowly watch disappear, and the setting sun’s light on the red bridge is incomparable.  I’ll share a cliche shot of the entire bridge sometime soon too.

Sunset at the Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco

A post last week featured some shots taken from the Marin Headlands during a lovely sunset in San Francisco. Today I thought I’d share more shots from that evening, not so tightly cropped on the bridge and the moon.  The sun creeping around the corner of the headlands was great to slowly watch disappear, and the setting sun’s light on the red bridge is incomparable.  I’ll share a cliche shot of the entire bridge sometime soon too.

The Fairmont Hotel | San Francisco

The Fairmont Hotel sits atop Nob Hill in San Francisco near the Financial District and Union Square.  The building occupies an entire city block and was nearly completed before the historic earthquake hit the city in 1906 – prompting an overhaul to its interior before it ever opened.  The very stately building (and original hotel of The Fairmont brand) is neighbored by other hotels in the Nob Hill area and the very exclusive Union Pacific Club.

Would love to get an invite to check the place out.  This particular Saturday night was very busy at the hotel’s entrance, and each shot I snapped had some headlights/tail lights in the shot, and I liked the vibe it gave. Below is a shot from Sacramento Street and gives a better scale to the size of the property.