San Francisco

I lived in the Bay Area for almost 20 years before retiring to farm country in the Central Valley. In all that time, I took only a few pictures of San Francisco, and most of those were snapshots during family visits. That changed last night for the better. I spent a few hours with my friend CJ Glynn on Treasure Island—on which I had not previously set foot—shooting the City and the Oakland side of the Bay Bridge. It was a warm, breezy, cloudless afternoon, and we spent a few hours scouting location. There are a number of pieces to be made from the session, but this very last image, of the Oakland span of the Bay Bridge made when I stopped the car on the way home, is easily my favorite. It combines the grace of the bridge, with the reflection of the water, and the sodium vapor grittiness of the Oakland docks.

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