Last Thursday evening, due to the rain in San Francisco, I was able to make these beautiful pictures of Market street in the rain while it was dark.
Market street San Francisco in the rain
Pictures made with the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Another month, another beautiful full moon above San Francisco. This is the full moon for November 2013. Picture is taken with a Canon 5D MIII, and a 70-200mm F2.8 L II, with a 2x extender.
This is the full moon above San Francisco today, November 16th in San Francisco.
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Focal length 400mm
ISO speed: 200
Exposure Bias 0 EV
The America's Cup final races are in full swing. With Team Emirates at a comfortable lead of 6 points, I couldn't resist to take the opportunity to shoot some pictures. These pictures were made today from Crissy Field during race number 11 & at the start of race number 12 of the America's Cup final regatta. Race number 12 was stopped right after the start because of wind speeds over the maximum.
A couple of quick shots from The Golden Gate Bridge at a Friday night. The glass which these pictures were taken with are:
I took a number of pictures tonight, when the fog was rolling in, the long exposures were getting harder. I'm not a big fan of jacking up the ISO, but it gave me flexibility on the shutter speed, and bring it down from ~2 minutes with a high F-stop, to a 20 sec with a medium F-stop.
Armed with my Macro lens I stumbled on this Honey Bee in front of our house. Just one picture came out super sharp. This picture was taken with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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Large art sculptures at Crissy Fields in San Francisco. SFMOMA on the go has placed art from Mark Di Suvero on the grass scattered around on Crissy Field.
Dreamcatcher features a massive bent steel element that moves in the wind, pivoting atop a four-legged base capped by interlocking circular forms. The sculpture's lines recall those of navigational tools, while its responsiveness to the weather brings to mind sailing of flight. The tension between the
earthbound solidity of the I-beams in the lower half of the structure and the floating motion of the top suggests the balance of hard work and aspiration that enables dreams to take flight.
The center of energy and focus in Will is neither a strong base nor an expressive crowning element, as we find in other works in this exhibition. Instead, the anchor point is a central structure framed by bisecting circles. Without moving, these interlocking forms seem to spin, generating a force of their own. Diagonal beams appear to explode from this core, jutting skyward and extending to the ground to form a tripod base that balances this dynamic study of self-determination and volition.
This 14.5-ton sculpture is one of the first works Di Suvero made using steel I-beams. The angles formed by the beams and the suspended steel "V" element create a dynamic counterpoise that suggests lightness and movement despite the sculpture's massive size. Equally notable is the way these intersecting diagonals frame the surrounding landscape, offering new perspectives that change depending on the viewer's position. The title Are Years What? refers to the poem "What are Years" by Marianne Moore (1887-1972), which ends with the image of a captive bird who draws strength in its confinement through joyful singing.