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Fog Bows on Twin Peaks, San Francisco

I made it to the top of Twin Peaks on a foggy morning and had terrific views of the city. North towards the Golden Gate Bridge: South towards the San Bruno Mountains: And luckily I encountered another fog bow, as … Continue reading

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Presidio Pet Cemetery, part 2

The Presidio Pet Cemetery has been covered with a section of bridgework, leaving most of the graves in deep shade. This new roof will kill all the vegetation, leaving this a baren little plot. Seems a shame, but it is … Continue reading

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Fleet Week Air Show, Sunday from the Golden Gate Bridge

I went to the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday to shoot the last day of the Fleet Week Air Show. This was certainly a different perspective on the aerobatics: the stunts take space in a three-dimensional space, and this new … Continue reading

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Fleet Week Air Show practice, Inspiration Point

Today I watched the Fleet Week Air Show practice from Inspiration Point, a lookout in the Presidio just inside the Arguello Gate. This vantage point let me photograph the aerobatics over Alcatraz and Angel Island on one side, and over … Continue reading

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Fleet Week Air Show practice, Hyde Street Pier

I caught some of the air show acts practicing for the Fleet Week Air Show; it was a happy coincidence that my wife and I were down there to speak with the Balclutha’s staff about an event. The next two … Continue reading

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Paddle Boarding at Fort Point

Fort Point lies directly under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The Park Service opens up the fort several days a week, and it’s well worth a visit. The architecture is wonderful, and the views of the bridge, the … Continue reading

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de Young Museum and the Moon, Golden Gate Park

I was biking past the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park when I spotted this great alignment of moon and museum tower. The problem with this shot is that because of that essential alignment, I couldn’t frame the tower … Continue reading

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Tour de Fat 2010, Golden Gate Park

This year’s Tour de Fat was during a heat wave, on a hot, sunny day. I rode my daughter to the park on the Xtracycle and hooked onto the tail end of the parade. The parade is special because it … Continue reading

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Grandview Park, San Francisco, Part 2

I climbed up to Grandview Park for the first time in several weeks, and timed it just right to catch the sun breaking through the fog. I love these stairs, partially because they aren’t just an access mechanism to the … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market, U.N. Plaza, San Francisco

There are farmer’s markets scattered around San Francisco. On my bike ride this past Sunday I passed three farmer’s markets and one arts and crafts market. These shots were taken at the U.N. Plaza, across from City Hall. With the … Continue reading

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