Light Up the Sky

San Francisco’s Pier 39, with the Bay Bridge in the background.
August, 2011.

I was reminded of this song (CD here):

I wouldn’t say I’m a super emotional personal person. I’m not good with using words to describe how I feel or what I’m thinking–pictures and music often do a better job.

Mare Island #2

Mare Island

Here’s a second shot from Mare Island. See the first one here.

Photo tip that I was able to share that night:
Your DSLR may have in-camera noise reduction automatically turned on by default. If that’s the case, for each second of exposure, your camera will take another second to apply noise reduction and you won’t be able to use your camera while it’s processing the image. You can choose to turn this function off and deal with noise reduction in post so gaps won’t show up (if you’re shooting star trails). Plus you won’t waste time standing out in the cold. :)

Mare Island

Mare Island

Free night workshop that wasn’t much of a workshop. I guess you get what you pay for.
I should have centered myself a bit better on this one. Not sure what the turnstiles are for, we just walked around it on the left. Anyhoo, I don’t usually shoot much night stuff but I thought those long, scary shadows were cool.

Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CA with Dave.
February, 2012.