Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Baker Beach - San Francisco, CA (Part 1)

A while back a few SF Bay Area photographers hosted a photowalk at Baker beach in San Francisco, CA. I am here to show you some of the photos I took from the photowalk. If you visit the beach, please take note that Baker Beach is a nude beach and I did see a few during my walk on the beach. If you feel you may be sensitive to these types of things, take note of that. There are no nude people in my photographs. During this trip to San Francisco, I also visited Pier 39. I will show you the Pier 39 photos later in this chain of posts. If you do visit Pier 39, here is a hint for free 2 hour parking. Head to the end of Kearny Street. :) If you are lucky, there maybe a few spots free.

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. If you are interested, please select one of the links below:
Parts
Baker Beach: Part 1 | Part 2
Pier 39: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Today's photos will include landscape shots from Baker Beach and Battery Chamberlin.

A long exposure from Baker Beach using my ND filter. We were still waiting for a few people before we started the photowalk. 

Photography Tip: Use ND filters to slow down your shutter speed to achieve long exposures even during day time. They are great for blurring out moving things (especially people). Just make sure you get a good brand such as Hoya or B+W as cheaper brands can make your picture blurry, and sometimes may even cause a color cast. The brand I used in these shots are all from Hoya. Also as with all long exposure shots, make sure you have a steady tripod. 

Another long exposure from Baker Beach using my ND filter. We were still waiting for a few people before we started the photowalk. 

The photowalk started off at Battery Chamberlin. I don't know any history so I can not go into any details. 

Thanks to Google, I know this is something called the "disappearing gun". 


The barracks

HDR Composition of the door of the barrack

Another photo of Battery Chamberlin. 


Then we continued on the trail towards the Golden Gate Bridge. 

A photo of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

A photo of Baker Beach. 

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I have more photos from Baker Beach. After that, it will be onto Pier 39. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Parts
Baker Beach: Part 1 | Part 2
Pier 39: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
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