Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sutro Baths & Ocean Beach Sunset - San Francisco, CA (Part 7)

I recently took two trips to San Francisco, CA visiting different places and taking photos. I went to many tourist attraction areas, some lesser known places, and took quite some street photography. I am here to share with you the photos that I took on these trips. The photos I took will be split across 7 blog posts. Day 1 of my trip in San Francisco took place on 1/27/2016, and day 2 of my trip in San Francisco took place on 2/1/2016.

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Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 

Today I have sunset photos from Ocean Beach and Sutro Baths. These photos are Day 2 shot on 2/1/2016.

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A sunset photo from Ocean Beach. Ocean Beach is a beach on the west side of San Francisco. As you can see from this photo, this location is great for viewing the sunset. I personally prefer Sutro Baths for viewing sunset (which is close by). The rest of the photos in this blog post is from Sutro Baths. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 46 28 N 122 30 42 W 

A sunset photo at Sutro Baths. On the left is Cliff House. The Sutro Baths have had a long and interesting history in San Francisco. The Sutro Baths were a large, privately owned salt water swimming pool complex that was built in 1896. At the time, this was a flourishing business, however as time went on, business died down, and the owners had to sell the place. The later owners began demolishing the complex, but the rest of the complex was burned down in a big fire in 1967 and both the project and the land was quickly abandoned. The ruins of Sutro Baths is now a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and has been so since 1973. This place is wonderful to visit not only for the history, but also (as I have mentioned earlier) for the wonderful sunset views. Sutro Baths offers many great photo opportunities. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 46 48 N 122 30 42 W


A sunset photo at Sutro Baths. I believe this maybe one of my best sunset photos ever.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 46 50 N 122 30 47 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

I hiked down to Sutro Baths and took a low angled sunset photo. I noticed there were some really nice wild grass growing and thought they would make a great foreground for a low angle sunset photo. Anyways, while taking this photo I managed to accidentally loose my jade bracelet... There was a piece of grass that was really out of place in my shot so I quickly grabbed it, ripped it out, and I just swung my arm back to throw it away. The momentum caused my jade bracelet to also slip off. I did take some time and tried to find it but I ended up failing even with the aid of my super bright Nitecore flashlight. I'm guessing it probably got lost in some grass and plants and due to the green color of the jade, it blended in. It wasn't worth much anyways as it was really cheap grade jade beads, and I did already get a replacement so everything is good. Anyways, if you are a tourist or another photographer and you manage to find it, please email me here! Haha! Any locals want to take on the challenge? :D
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 46 49 N 122 30 48 W 

 Black and white process of the photo above.


A long exposure sunset photo from Sutro Baths. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 46 51 N 122 30 51 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

A long exposure sunset photo shot inside the cave at Sutro Baths. The cave walls were lit up using my super bright Nitecore flashlight. If you are a photographer that does night photography a lot, I recommend you get one of these (or at least a flashlight with a similar output). This really comes in handy at night. This 4000 lumen flashlight of mine practically turns night into day! You can see my YouTube video on this particular model here. Not only is it great for light painting objects during your night time long exposures, but it is also great for photographing caves, helping you find stuff you dropped in the dark (the scenario I detailed earlier was a special case as the jade blended in with the foliage), taking walks at night, camping, and a great backup light source in a middle of a power failure. I've had this flashlight for over half a year now and haven't regretted my purchase yet! 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 46 50 N 122 30 50 W

This is all the photos for today and for this San Francisco, CA series! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! 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.

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