Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Richardson Bay Sunrise

This sunrise was incredible, and went on for at least an hour. I wish I'd had a bit more of a reflection, but I do love the textured ripples in the water reflecting the pink sky.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100-400L, f/8 @ 1/5, ISO 50.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Early Christmas Present: Crescent Moonrise

I am SO glad I woke up this morning. I am not fantastic at early mornings, particularly on a day off, and especially when I'm 40 minutes away from a shooting location (couldn't they have built another bridge from Berkeley to the Golden Gate? C'mon, it would have been a great idea!)

I was headed straight for the Headlands to catch the barest crescent of the last day's moon - can you see it? You have to look closely - the moon's disk is only 3% illuminated.

The moonrise was fantastic, and then this incredible sunrise lasted nearly an hour!

So thank you, San Francisco, for the early Christmas present.

And by the way, this is straight. out. of. the. camera. I only applied sharpening. That's how good the sunrise was!

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200L, f/6.3 @ 2 seconds, ISO 320.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Cold Front

Cold Front, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

This is a photo from much earlier in the year - the day it was supposed to snow in San Francisco. I woke up well before sunrise and was on my way to Twin Peaks to try to catch an image of the Golden Gate with a snowy Mt. Tam in the background, but no dice. Not one flake.

So I stopped off at Treasure Island for a quick pano with the cold front hovering over the city. For some reason, the Transamerica light was on before sunrise. Maybe someone accidentally hit the switch?

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200L, two image stitch in Photoshop.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Golden Eclipse

Golden Eclipse, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

Taken just before the fully eclipsed moon slipped into the hazy murk as the sky brightened with dawn twilight.

I also took a shot that other photographers will appreciate - Crissy Field, packed with dozens and dozens of tripods! I imagine many of us have identical shots, but I don't like the shot any less for it - it was an amazing sight!

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100-400L, f/5 @ 6s, ISO 500

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Straightaway

The Straightaway, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

The City, lit up in its holiday best.

Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400L, f/7.1 @ 5s, ISO 50.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Last Light from Twin Peaks

It was a fantastically clear evening on Saturday, and I snapped a few images of last light on downtown SF while waiting for the holiday lights to come on (more to come).

It was pretty windy up at the top of Twin Peaks, and I had some trouble keeping the heavy long lens steady, but I ended up with a few crisp shots.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100-400L, f/9 @ 1/6, ISO 50

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Spirit

Holiday Spirit, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

I woke up on Saturday in the best mood. I think the holiday spirit has gotten ahold of me.

How could it not, with the incredible weather we had this weekend in San Francisco?

Today was actually the first time I'd ever been to the top of Coit tower. As some other locals, I've held onto the fact that I haven't done some of the most touristy things in SF with pride. I still have never been to Alcatraz. But now I have been to the top of Coit Tower. And it's amazing up there. Who knew that the top of the tower is completely open?? Word to the wise - no tripods allowed. Mine had to be coat-checked in the gift shop.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L, f/2.8 @ 1/5, ISO 800. Handheld.