Monday, May 30, 2011

Stormy Sunset in Alamo Square

Saturday afternoon's surprise storm serendipitously broke up right at sunset. I had wanted to create an image in this location with some interesting weather, so I beelined to Alamo Square. I love the warm light on the downtown buildings and the texture in the clouds.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200L, f/6.3 @ 1/160, ISO 160. Balanced on a pole since I didn't have my tripod with me. No filters.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Portrait of Summer

We had some fun shooting a mini-portrait session while I waited for the sunset. Since she was wearing a cool vintage shirt, I ran with the idea and applied a vintage treatment. I'm not sure whether I like the color or sepia better, so I posted both :)

Graceful Arch

Graceful Arch, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

I've lived in the Bay Area for almost all of my 28 years and I had never been to Fort Point until last week. What a beautiful place. It's also one of the oldest structures in the Bay Area: construction started in 1853 and was built to guard against French and Spanish ships that might be after California's gold.

It was actually slated for destruction when the Golden Gate Bridge was built, but Joseph Strauss, the chief engineer, redesigned the bridge and incorporated the fort in its construction, which in the end saved it from destruction.

The result is this graceful arch under the South Tower, which I think is one of the most beautiful parts of the Bridge.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L, f/5.6 @ 1/250, ISO 200. Tiffen circular polarizer.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The South Tower

The South Tower, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

This much-touristed viewpoint of the Bridge doesn't get nearly enough photography love. I really like the arch over Fort Point and the Headlands background from this perspective.

Last Friday's sunset was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. Fast-moving, interesting-shaped clouds caught some great light over the northwest corner of San Francisco.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L, f/20 @ 30s, ISO 320.

Monday, May 23, 2011


Splash!, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

A fraction of a second before I got soaked by a wave at Fort Point. There was some awesome surf after the storm last week!

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Golden Gate Mystic

Appearing, disappearing, reappearing...

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200L, f/9 @ 1/250, ISO 100.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Foggy Frame at the Golden Gate

This view has become a cliche, but I loved the multiple layers of fog interacting with the landscape.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200L w/ 2x extender, f/8 @ 1/1000, ISO 400.