Wednesday, September 30, 2009

San Francisco on Ice

So this has become a pretty popular spot for photography along the Embarcadero. I hadn't shot this yet, though, and couldn't pass up the chance... It's a pretty compelling composition, even if it is kinda obvious by now :)

I titled this "San Francisco on Ice" because the silky-smooth water reminds me of ice. I hope it never gets that cold here, though!

Canon 5D, 24-70L, f/6.3, 121s, ISO 50.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Point Bonita

Point Bonita, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

Point Bonita is a wind-whipped, dramatic outcropping just outside the Golden Gate Bridge. I like the long shutter speed in this image, which I think gives it a sense of tranquility.

Canon 5D, 100-400L, f/16, 5s, ISO 50.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wallowing Water Buffalo

I found this guy cooling off on a ridiculously hot day in Hoi An, Vietnam. I so wanted to jump in the water with him!

Boston Panorama

Boston Panorama, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

I was looking through my files for something else and ran across this, a panorama taken in the summer of 2007. I lived in Boston for two years and really love the city. I took this panorama from the observation deck in the Prudential tower - one of my favorite views anywhere!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Blue Hour on Sydney Harbour

I love Sydney. It's similar in a lot of ways to my native San Francisco, not least in its photogenic-ness!

This is one of my favorite views of Sydney's two most recognizable icons: the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This image was taken from Luna Park, on the north side of the city.

Canon 5D, 24-70L, f/14, 91s, ISO 50.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Woman Lighting Butter Lamps, Boudha, Nepal

After the sun set, Tibetan buddhists lit yak butter candles around Bodnath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. I loved the beautiful light they gave off.

Canon 5D, 70-200L, f/4, 1/20

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Monday, September 14, 2009

The McDonald Family - Happy Anniversary!

Our good family friends celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary recently and I took a few portraits at the occasion. They even dressed up in their wedding duds! It's great to see a couple with such a great sense of humor and still so in love 40 years later. Tom and Cathy, I hope you enjoy these photos!

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The lovely couple

Members of the original wedding party

The handsome groom

The beautiful bride

With their lovely daughter, Megan

Cathy loves a man in uniform! ;)

Cathy's adorable bonnet-veil

The Golden, Foggy Gate

Low fog flowed through the Golden Gate last Friday evening.

The tech: Canon 5D, 100-400L, ISO 50

Monday, September 7, 2009

Violet Hour on Sausalito Harbor and San Francisco

Tonight's twilight settled in over the city with gorgeous pink and violet tones.

This was a view I'd been wanting to shoot for over a year, but the conditions (read: CLEAR) never worked out when I was near this spot. In a perfect world I would shoot this mid-winter in the middle of the week so more lights were on in the buildings in SF, but this will do for now -- I love that late-summer violet twilight color. Shot from Marin.

Techie: Canon 5D, 100-400L, f/8, 30sec, ISO 50.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Summer Stunner: Sunset Over San Francisco Bay

I'm still picking my jaw up off the floor from tonight's sunset, definitely one of the most beautiful I've ever seen over San Francisco. The color and clouds were incredible, but equally amazing was the warm, still air at sunset, which felt like being in a comfortable room, and which made the view seem even more unreal somehow.