Thursday, October 13, 2016

Crissy Field, Fort Point, and Presidio - San Francisco, CA (9/26/2016)

Last month on September 26th, 2016, I took a trip to San Francisco, CA. There was a pretty bad heat wave in the entire Bay Area and I had to leave Pleasanton in order to not get baked in the 100°F+ heat. I decided to go to to San Francisco, CA where it is nice an cool (which isn't entirely true because Downtown SF was around 88°F). On my trip, I visited Crissy Field East Beach, Crissy Field Wildlife Protection Area, Fort Point National Historic Site, and Torpedo Wharf at Presidio. It was around a nice 80°F along the coast. I shot some photos on my trip. In this blog post, I will show you the photos I shot on my DSLR. I also shot photos on my phone (can be viewed here) and a vlog (can be viewed here).

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. If you wish to purchase prints of any of the photos, please contact me here. To view my best San Francisco, CA photos for 2016, use this link. To see all of my San Francisco photos from this trip, use this link.

A scenery photo of the Golden Gate Bridge and Crissy Field East Beach.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 22 N 122 27 05 W 

A scenery photo from Crissy Field East Beach. On the right is Alcatraz Island.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 23 N 122 27 14 W 

A scenery photo of the Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field East Beach. On the left is Fort Point National Historic Site.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 23 N 122 27 18 W 

A boat shot from Crissy Field East Beach. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 22 N 122 27 21 W


Scenery photo from Crissy Field East Beach. On the left is Alcatraz Island and on the right is the Palace of Fine Arts.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 20 N 122 27 34 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

A scenery photo of the Golden Gate Bridge shot from Crissy Field Wildife Protection Area.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 18 N 122 27 51 W 

Scenery photo of Crissy Field Marsh and Crissy Field East Beach. On the right is Alcatraz Island.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 20 N 122 27 16 W 

A photo of the Palace of Fine Arts shot near Crissy Field Marsh and Crissy Field East Beach.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 20 N 122 27 14 W


A sunset scenery photo from Fort Point National Historic Site. On the left is Alcatraz Island, slightly to the right from the center is the Bay Bridge, and on the right is Downtown San Francisco.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 39 N 122 28 36 W 

Black and white abstract photo of the brick walls on Fort Point.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 38 N 122 28 36 W 

Black and white abstract photo of Fort Point and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 37 N 122 28 37 W 

Black and white abstract photo of the brick walls on Fort Point. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 39 N 122 28 36 W


A sunset photo with a boat. Photo shot near Torpodo Wharf along the Presidio shoreline.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 31 N 122 28 17 W 

A sunset photo with a boat. Photo shot near Torpodo Wharf along the Presidio shoreline. Photo shot at the same spot as above.

A sunset scenery photo with Alcatraz Island on the left, the Bay Bridge slightly right from the center, and Downtown San Francisco on the right. Photo shot near Torpodo Wharf along the Presidio shoreline.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 30 N 122 28 13 W 

A sunset scenery photo with Alcatraz Island on the left, the Bay Bridge slightly right from the center, and Downtown San Francisco on the right. Photo shot in the Crissy Field Wildlife Protection Area.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 24 N 122 28 07 W 

Black and white process of the photo above.

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Again, I also shot photos on my phone (can be viewed here) and a vlog (can be viewed here). 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.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Big Basin State Park, CA

Last month I took a trip to Big Basin State Park to the headquarters area in Boulder Creek, CA located in the Santa Cruz mountains. Big Basin State Park is a park filled with Coast Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens). This is not the first time I've been to this park, but the last time I went was when I was very little. I don't remember much from that trip at all. This time, I went to hike and take photos. I hope you enjoy. I also shot vlog on this trip, if you wish to check it out, you can do so here.

I took the trip on August 16th, 2016. I took quite a lot of trips/photo shoots in the month of August, so I didn't have much time to work on my photos. Then in September, I experienced several viral infections (my immune system is horrible) which delayed my photo processing even further. This is why I'm only getting around to posting these photos now. I hope you enjoy.

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. If you wish to purchase prints of any of the photos, please contact me here. To see my best Big Basin State Park photos, use this link. To see all of my photos from this trip, use this link.

Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest in Big Basin State Park. Photo shot on Sequoia Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 10 N 122 13 12 W

Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest in Big Basin State Park. Photo shot on Sequoia Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 10 N 122 12 54 W

Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest in Big Basin State Park. Photo shot on Sequoia Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 15 N 122 12 47 W

Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest in Big Basin State Park. Photo shot on Sequoia Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 27 N 122 12 40 W

A fallen redwood tree in the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest in Big Basin State Park. Photo shot on Sequoia Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 30 N 122 12 38 W


Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest in Big Basin State Park. Photo shot on Sequoia Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 45 N 122 12 40 W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest in Big Basin State Park. Photo shot on Sequoia Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 46 N 122 12 42 W

Black and white process of the photo above.


Sempervirens Falls in Big Basin State Park.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 54 N 122 12 38 W

Sempervirens Falls in Big Basin State Park.

Sempervirens Falls and Coast Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) in Big Basin State Park.


Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in Big Basin State Park. Photo shot on Sky Meadow Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 56 N 122 12 35 W

Sempervirens Creek in Big Basin State Park.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 59 N 122 12 35 W

Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest in Big Basin State Park. Photo shot on Sky Meadow Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 48 N 122 12 41 W

Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest in Big Basin State Park. Photo shot on Sky Meadow Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 38 N 122 12 36 W


Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest in Big Basin State Park. Photo shot on Sky Meadow Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 18 N 122 12 44 W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Coast Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) in Big Basin State Park. Photo shot on Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 10 18 N 122 13 26 W

Black and white process of the photo above.

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. If you wish to check out my vlog, you can do so here. 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.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Half Moon Bay, CA

Last month I took a trip to Shark Fin Cove in Davenport, CA and Half Moon Bay, CA. In this blog post, I'm going to show you my Half Moon Bay photos. You can see my Shark Fin Cove photos in the previous blog post here. The photos from Half Moon Bay was area near Sam's Chowder House (which is where I had my dinner that day). I also shot vlog on this trip, so don't forget to check it out!

I took the trip on August 15th, 2016. I took quite a lot of trips/photo shoots in the month of August, so I didn't have much time to work on my photos. Then in September, I experienced several viral infections (my immune system is horrible) which delayed my photo processing even further. This is why I'm only getting around to posting these photos now. I hope you enjoy.

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. If you wish to purchase prints of any of the photos, please contact me here. To see my best Half Moon Bay, CA photos, use this link. To see all of my photos from this trip, use this link.

A photo of the beach near Sam's Chowder House. The photo was shot towards Pillar Point. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 30 07 N 122 28 32 W 

 Black and white process of the photo above.


Scenery photo of the beach near Sam's Chowder House. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 30 07 N 122 28 32 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

As I mentioned, these photos were shot near Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, CA. I had my dinner there that day. The restaurant is very popular, especially on the weekend. I went there once on a weekend wanting dinner, and they told me there will be quite a long wait for a table to free up. The food was delicious and fresh, but it was a bit on the expensive side. The menu offers quite a lot of seafood and their clam chowder is great. The restaurant offers heated outdoor seating and has a take out option too. There is a walk way down to the beach from the parking lot with a few picnic tables along the road in case you wanted to eat "picnic style". In the restaurant, you have an awesome view of the ocean and beach. It is a beautiful restaurant, great for a semi-formal dinner with someone. 

A photo of boats shot near Sam's Chowder House.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 30 07 N 122 28 32 W 

Black and white process of the photo above.

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Again, if you want to see my Shark Fin Cove photos, you can do so here. If you wish to check out my vlog, you can do so here. 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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

San Francisco & Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge Cellphone Photos

Last month, I took 2 trips. One is to San Francisco, CA (on September 9th) to escape the heat wave in the valley. The other trip I took was to Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA (on September 28th). I took some cellphone photos I these 2 trips and I want to show them to you. On the San Francisco, CA trip, I also shot some scenery photos with my DSLR, but that will come on a later blog post.

Crissy Field Marsh in San Francisco, CA. 

Sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge. Photo shot in the Crissy Field Wildlife Protection Area in San Francisco, CA.

 Sunset over Downtown San Francisco and the Bay Bridge. On the left is Alcatraz Island. Photo shot in the Crissy Field Wildlife Protection Area in San Francisco, CA.


Photos from Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA.

 I think this is the agave plant. Photo from Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA.


Dumbarton Bridge out in the distance from Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA.  

Photos from Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA.  

Dumbarton Bridge as seen fromt he Old Dumbarton Bridge Fishing Pier. 

Flat earthers are everywhere! Graffiti on the Old Dumbarton Bridge Fishing Pier.

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. 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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