Tennessee Beach Looking South

This is a photograph from Tennessee Beach looking across the Golden Gate at the sunset lights of South San Francisco. My last image of the session, it is a long time exposure (25 seconds, view the EXIF data).

As I finished the exposure, I glanced out towards the sunset-darkened ocean and had to gather camera and tripod and run for my life as the spot I was standing was drenched by a rogue wave.

Walking back up Tennessee Valley I was alone as the stars came out. What a wonderful wilderness feeling, and how weird to get out of my hiking boots and drive onto the 101 freeway heading for a reception put on by an elementary school that Nicky might attend. The juxtaposition of beautiful nature and crowded civilization in the Bay area is a stunning and dislocating thing for me.

This entry was posted in Landscape, Photography, San Francisco Area.

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