Saturday morning pre-dawn shoot at Fort Baker in the hopes for a low fog event during the blue hour. Didn't happen; the fog was too high. I think it will happen some time this week with the warm weather. Stay tuned.
Out to the Golden Gate this morning at 5:30 a.m. because conditions looked good for a possible low fog event. Too late for the blue hour so drove up to Hawk Hill. The fog was too high and getting thicker by the minute. The bridge was nowhere to be found. Went back to Vista Point and got these shots just after sunrise.....the statue of the Lone Sailor, the bridge to nowhere and the fog cascading over the headlands into Sausalito. It never gets old; tomorrow is another day.
New biography of Sam Shepard by John Winters hit the bookstores yesterday with cover photo that I shot back in 1980. Designer did a nice job with my photo.......a good read too.
Chasing the fog last Sunday morning 3.12.17 on San Francisco Bay at sunrise with city skyline in background. Beautiful changing color and light, serenity, seagulls etc. at Moore Road Pier, Fort Baker.
This image of the moon rising in New Mexico, taken in 1941, is one of the most famous and popular photographs by iconic photographer Ansel Adams. Much has been written about how the photo was taken ( in a hurry as the light was fading) but I'd like to point out the masterpiece of photographic printing in the analog age, before the infinite capabilities of digital photo programs like Photoshop. Below is a comparison of the final print and a straight, unmanipulated print from the negative. The image on the left is what the the photographer saw and the camera recorded. The final image on the right is the interpretation of the artist and master darkroom printer (Adams). Adams, who was a trained classical pianist, is quoted as saying "The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to it's performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways."
Jazz pianist and singer Buddy Greco died this week at age 90. Often described as a "singer's singer" and a "musician's musician" he had a long career right to the end. Below are some shots I took of him in 1973 in Italy, R.I.P. Obituary
Morning shoot in Sausalito this week. Got off a couple of shots of the bridge but the fog would not cooperate and started getting heavy. Retreated back to Sausalito and got some shots of the fog blanket on the bay....a beautiful morning.
Color image early morning (waning gibbous, 82.7% illumination). The crater Tycho can be seen below center looking kind of like the stem of a melon. The large gray blotch at 3 o'clock is the Sea of Tranquility, site of the Apollo 11 landing.
From November, 2008 .... Conjunction of Jupiter (top), Venus and crescent Moon at dusk, San Rafael, California, 11.30.2008.
Noted San Francisco artist Beniamino Bufano's bear sculpture sits in front of the Ross, Ca. Town Hall in Marin County and has become the town's symbol. A gift to the town by the Flax family in 1971, it originally sat in the courtyard at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. Bufano was a free-spirited artist and politcal radical. In protest of World War I, he cut off his finger and sent it to President Woodrow Wilson.
© Joseph Greco