What I Did Last Night: Edit San Francisco Photography

One of my favorite things ways to spend an evening is searching through my archives and editing a whole bunch of photos.

Last night, I was inspired by images from San Francisco, where I am currently living.

 

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco USA
Golden Gate Bridge spire From the Top of a double decker on the bridge

Golden Gate Bridge & Golden Gate Park

The above image was taken from the top of a double decker tour bus driving over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I used my 12-24mm wide angle lens.

The below image is from the Golden Gate Park windmill. In 1902, the parks commission authorized construction of two windmills to pump subterranean water to supply the park. The first one, on the north side of the park facing the Pacific Ocean, was completed in 1903 and became known first as the North Windmill and later as the Dutch Windmill; it is now paired with the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden. (info courtesy of Wikipedia)

 

Golden Gate Park windmill San Francisco
The Golden Gate Park windmill is frequently surrounded by beautiful flowers, much like the windmills in the Netherlands

 

Conservatory of Flowers Golden Gate Park San Francisco
The Conservatory of Flowers is my favorite building in Golden Gate Park. Located close to the Pacific Ocean and usually shrouded in gray fog, I snapped this on a rare blue sky day.

Alcatraz. Welcome to the Rock!

The only way off Alcatraz island is via a cruise. Sometimes it’s a ferry, other times it’s a yacht. Either way, the trip is anything but Caribbean since the average temperature is cold and foggy. The below image was taken during a Red & White sunset cruise around the San Francisco Bay.

 

Alcatraz prison - San Francisco Bay, USA
Alcatraz is one of the most famous prisons in the world, spawning countless movies including The Rock, one of my personal favorites

San Francisco Skyline View

Next, I edited a shot I took from Grand View Terrace. Driving down Market Street one day I saw the street sign for it and figured, “wow, there must be a great view there.” I wasn’t disappointed.

 

San Francisco skyline from Grand View Terrace
San Francisco panorama from Grand View Terrace, just off Upper Market Street, is only accessible heading North

Play Ball @ AT&T Park

Finally, an old shot from the 2010 San Francisco Giants Home Opener given a fresh new look.

 

The giant American flag in centerfield during the San Francisco Giants 2010 home opener was the first of four displayed on the field during their World Championship season
The giant American flag in centerfield during the San Francisco Giants 2010 home opener was the first of four displayed on the field during their World Championship season