So life changes have been keeping me busy and away from photo processing for most of the year. And likely for a large portion of the rest of the year as any day now we’re expecting the arrival of our daughter. However, I was able to sneak out a few weekends ago to photograph the Supermoon rising over San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge and find enough time to process and publish these images in the archive.
Me and what felt like 1000 of my new best photographer friends were out that evening. I’ve spent may a sunset in the Marin Headlands but never have I seen so many people on the road leading up to Fort Cronkhite. It seemed like every pull out and inch of the road with a view of Golden Gate Bridge had a photographer situated for the rising of the moon. I ended up getting there a bit later than ideal to land the location I had in mind. But it all ended up wonderfully in the end as the moon ended up rising right above the North Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge for me.
What ended up being one of my favorite images was taken well after most everyone had packed up and headed back to their cars. The moon had already risen well above the horizon and it created the massive reflection across the Bay.
Click through to see large versions of these photos. All of these photos, and a few others from the night, can be found in my San Francisco archive gallery where you can purchase prints or license images for use.
And forgive the silence on the blog over the next few weeks as we settle into new family dynamics!
5/18/2012 Update: My wife reminded me of the best part about my evening photographing the Super Moon. About 3 hours before the moon rise I made the mistake of having scheduled an eye exam. The Optometrist didn’t’ bother to ask “what are you doing later” when he dilated my eyes for what ever test he ran. I think my blurry vision finally disappeared completely about the time we left the Marin Headlands (luckily my friend drove).
So I really had to trust my autofocus that evening… :-)