The iconic Tony Bennett sure got it right. I can listen to him croon over and over about it. I once had the opportunity to hear him sing it live, and all I can say is WOW!
I've always loved shooting in SF. It seems like there is is always something around the corner. It can be beautiful, sad, magical, and well, sometimes just a little weird! I missed an incredible shot one day of a man walking his little stocky french bulldog. Now, this would seem to be normal in most instances, but the dog had an empty Jim Beam bottle in his mouth. Frickin' awesome! I am still kicking myself for missing that one.
There are just great things to shoot anywhere. Whether you are enjoying an Americano at Cafe Trieste, touring Alcatraz, shooting from atop Twin Peaks, or giggling at the Gene Wilder/Inspector Clouseau love child at the Saloon (aka- Gene Clouseau), grab your camera and snap!
I've always wanted to shoot a time lapse of the Bay Bridge at night from Treasure Island. Spending a lot of time there as a kid, the City lights, the bridge, the breezy salt air piercing my face, it was always kind of magical to visit there. Tonight, I was going to get the shot that I always wanted- a time lapse of the San Francisco side of the Bay Bridge.
This was not the safest shot to take. It was a hike up a busy road for about a 1/2 of a mile in the dark with no sidewalks and involved me balancing over a couple of concrete barriers to shoot. But damn- that shot is good! :-)
I was fortunate to find a website called ShotHotSpot.com that allows you to locate stuff in a radius from an address to shoot. Pretty cool indeed. Below is my gallery of shots. Enjoy- and if you like them, I'd love to hear what you like!