Sausalito – San Francisco

This image was taken from Sausalito looking out toward Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay area.  Myself and Neal headed to the location about 30 minutes before first light which proved to be a good move as this is when I found the light to be at its best for this particular morning.  It was still dark so the city lights reflected nicely off the low lying cloud and light fog that was about.  We were also hoping for a spectacular sunrise but unfortunately the cloud was too heavy on the horizon.

Luck comes into play in a big way when you only have that one or two days to shoot a particular location. You can do as much research as you like, and have allllll the gear at hand, but having the weather do exactly what you want, when you want just isn’t going to happen.  I bet if Jesus was here today and into this whole photography thing he would capture some incredible images.

6 image stitch

Sausalito - San Francisco

12 responses

  1. Breathtaking simplicity Luke.

    October 29, 2009 at 8:03 am

  2. Very smooth Luke, i like it.

    October 29, 2009 at 4:55 pm

  3. Nice Luke.

    Almost serene except for the city lights but a sweet image.

    October 29, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    • Thank you Merv. Yeah would be nice without the lights but unfortunately they were there.

      October 30, 2009 at 11:07 am

  4. Cool hand Luke, looks very much like a Japanese print only real. Very swish!

    October 29, 2009 at 7:48 pm

  5. Very cool work luke, I have no idea how you stitch that water so smoothly. I wonder, would Jesus be a Canon or Nikon Man?

    October 30, 2009 at 10:37 am

    • Thanks Thomas.
      Nikon surely!

      October 30, 2009 at 11:06 am

      • Nope, Jesus is a Canon man that’s why some priests are Canons.

        ( I think that’s what they are called )

        October 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm

  6. I actually really like the city lights, Luke. I think it adds an ambience. The contrasting suburbia against such a serene forground makes for a really interesting subject.

    October 30, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    • Luke Austin

      Thanks Katie 🙂

      October 31, 2009 at 1:27 am

  7. Hey Luke. Leon from California here. It was nice meeting and shooting with you at the Mono Lake area. I look forward to seeing what you got from there. This is a stupendous image, very peaceful and tranquil. I also thought it hilarious what you said about Jesus and photography. Never thought of that before. LOL.

    November 5, 2009 at 4:40 am

    • Luke Austin

      Hey Leon,
      It was great to meet you too. Thank you for showing Neal and I the area. Really appreciate it.
      Thanks for the comment!

      November 5, 2009 at 7:56 am

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