Photo: New Image: "Disappearing"

When hunting fog at the Golden Gate Bridge, I am usually looking for fog that is from around the car deck and below. Very often though, the fog is higher and covers the tops of the towers instead. It does not mean that you can not still make interesting and pretty images, so go out and shoot it anyway :)
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With Google+ going public and the new feature that allows the sharing of circles, I have many new people who have added me to a circle. Thanks to all of you. Take a look around this Golden Gate Bridge photo album and feel free to check out my others as well.

This should give you a feel for the types of images I produce and share here on Google+. I also periodically post about photo events here around the San Francisco area as well as tips about techniques, gear, locations etc. If these kinds of things are not of interest to you, I understand completely :) If they are, then Welcome! I look forward to sharing and interacting with you.

As always, I welcome comments, criticism, discussion, sharing, +1s :)
~joe
Photo: This is one of my first images of the Golden Gate Bridge (and also the beginning of this weird obsession with pointing my camera at it) . I shot this back in January of 2011 while I was on a Night Photography workshop. At that time, I had only been trying to learn photography for a couple of months, but had already taken a workshop prior to that, so felt comfortable doing it again.

If you have never taken a photography workshop, and you have been considering it, my advice to you is to Do IT. I consider the workshops that I have taken (I continue to take them when I can) to be the best money I have spent on photography ... well...maybe my filter collection comes close :)

For a relatively small amount of money and time, I was able to accelerate my learning curve, and at the same time making the time I spend out shooting - even more valuable. If you look around, you will find workshops for all the various types of photography. Talk to others, hear their experiences and opinions on instructors/guides and go do it.
~joe
(I am not affiliated with anybody, but am happy to give my personal recommendations for people/workshops in the San Francisco area - just send private message)
Photo: Twilight Beach

I printed this as a test print a while back. It was not an image I even had in my portfolio, but being a test print, I had sent it out to a client with examples of different print media available. Surprise ... this was among their favorites and should look great printed big on metal :)

Next weekend we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is such a big event, it even has a website: http://goldengatebridge75.org 

I am sure that there will be lots of people out exploring this great area during the weekend - and there is a lot to explore! I have walked around many of these hills and beaches in the past year, and I can honestly say that I still have not seen very much of it. I hope that if you are able, you can get out and enjoy it :)

~joe
Tech: 105mm, f/16, 33 seconds, ISO 100
Photo: Shrouded City

Don't be afraid to pull out the polarizer after the sun comes up... even if there is fog - or better yet, especially if there is fog :)  I like the results I got with it after the blue-hour fog show was over.

I know - yet another bridge picture ... I am going through my catalog this week and doing some serious housecleaning.  In the process I have found many days of great bridge light that I had not even looked at.... so I figure I might as well process some instead of throwing them away.

Take a look at the rest of this album and you can get an idea of how many looks this bridge can have in 18 months time.

~joe
Tech: 70mm, f/8, 1/10 sec, ISO 100
Photo: The iconic Golden GAte Bridge, shot from Frot Baker.  There was a full moon this evening, but it was accompanied by the fog as well.  While the moon was obscured most of the time, it did light the clouds nicely in the background.
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Twilight Beach

I printed this as a test print a while back. It was not an image I even had in my portfolio, but being a test print, I had sent it out to a client with examples of different print media available. Surprise ... this was among their favorites and should look great printed big on metal :)

Next weekend we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is such a big event, it even has a website: http://goldengatebridge75.org

I am sure that there will be lots of people out exploring this great area during the weekend - and there is a lot to explore! I have walked around many of these hills and beaches in the past year, and I can honestly say that I still have not seen very much of it. I hope that if you are able, you can get out and enjoy it :)

~joe
Tech: 105mm, f/16, 33 seconds, ISO 100

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