King of the Hill on Flickr.
The view of the Sutro Tower and surrounding neighborhoods from Corona Heights Peak.
I’m here in San Francisco vacationing for a week before I start my internship at Silicon Valley. My first full day here and I ran, walked, and hiked a total of 10 miles in the city. All was worth it, especially this view from the top of Corona Heights!
Boston at Dusk on Flickr.
The Boston Skyline at dusk.
I was wanting to get a photo of the skyline for a while now; I just didn’t have the patience to. I’ve taken city photos just at night and I wondered why they don’t come out as well. I learned that shooting right after sunset gives the sky a deep dark blue color instead of a pitch black color. Right after sundown, I stood at this spot (with my cousins watching :P) and took pictures for a good hour. The sky changes every minute and I wanted to capture the best shot at dusk. I feel pretty good about the results.
Looking up at the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.
This day was the last full day I had in San Francisco. My family finally was able to park near the Golden Gate and walk on it for a bit. It was a usual foggy day in SF, and it wasn’t as windy. We walked starting from the south entrance and it was somewhat breezy and I thought, “Hey, this is fine!” Little did I know that when we got further down it was way windy. Amy and I made it a little past the south tower and then turned around and went back. The howling winds and speeding cars was pretty scary.
We took some jumping shots (as usual for us) near the tower. My external flash came in handy as a fill-light on the foggy bridge. While returning, I found an Eneloop battery: a sign that other photographers with external flashes were here too!