Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tower Bridge & moon set

I got up early on a cold January morning to capture the full moon setting over the Sacramento  tower bridge. I met my photog buddy Bill Taylor in the parking lot in front of the State Capitol. We sat in the car wating for the moon to get low enough to include the bridge in the shot.  Time is very limited when shooting the moon. I did capture a couple of shots with the moon centered right over the tower, but this was my favorite. I had to set my tripod up in the middle of the street. I had to hurry because the car was headed right towards. I did have enough time to get my shot and get out of the path of the car!

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Bliss Dance

I spent several  hours on two trips to Treasure Island to shoot the Bliss Dance Statue. You can shoot this from a variety of perspectives to make the statue look like it's changing poses.  Late afternoon , early evening into the night is a great time to shoot. At dusk the lights come on and the colors changed every couple of minutes. You can also get the San Francisco skyline and the Baybridge in the background also.  Check it oot on your way to or from San Francisco while crossing the Baybridge. Take the Treasure island exit!

See more from my Bliss Dance gallery here

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Palace of the Fine Arts

This was a cold windless  early morning shot of Palace of the fine arts in San Francisco. The drive from Sacramento was woth it, I was happy with my results!
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