Tall Pano Milky Way
Well, there were not too many shooting stars the other night for the #perseids Meteor shower. I was up in the Santa Cruz moutains shooting with +Barry Blanchard +Mike Spinak +Ed Sweeney and +Cameron Siguenza. I wish I had a large burst going right through the middle of this. Canon 5D MK III Canon 17-35mm f/2.8 L (Retro) 30 Seconds (Was a little too long actually) f/2.8 ISO 2000 - http://smu.gs/Plic00
Foggy Shark Fin Cove
Before we shot the meteor shower, we were here at Shark Fin Cove. I am loving my new Big Stopper. Canon 5D MK III Canon 17-40mm f/4 L 370 Seconds f/20 ISO 100. - http://smu.gs/PkukP3
Silent Rock One of the last shots I got before we left Pescadero beach that night. We had to climb up this large rock, wet, slippery and covered with green slime. It wasn't exactly the safest route, but it got us from point A to point B. The waves were crashing and splashing so picking the right spot was key, and getting the camera out of an incoming splash was all timing. My mom is re decorating her house with some of my photos. Finally! This is how you know you've made it, right? ) Well she wanted a giant Metal Print of this photo. So I did some touching up of it and added it to SmugMug! She ended up getting a 24x36 and a 10x20 of another shot. I can't wait to visit and see this that large.
Independence Pass Ghost Town
Bowl for Health
An abandonded Bowling Alley on Treasure Island. Taken on our awesome photowalk a few weeks back. - http://smu.gs/ORQ5oP
The Upper Half - San Francisco
Was out shooting with my new LEE Big Stopper yesterday. Here is an image I processed from the shoot. I think I post two many Golden Gate Bridge pictures! http://smu.gs/MnyEiG
Shifted Under The Fog - Golden Gate Bridge
So I had this shot also from May. I was out shooting early in the morning with the mayor of the bridge himself, +Joe Azure. That was one of the best mornings I have ever had in all my 3 years here. This was also during a full moon, so the fog was lit really nicely. Sunrise, Full Moon and Low fog :) For this shot I decided to have a little fun, by adding a small tilt-shift effect to it. All Processed in Lightroom 4. Canon 7D and a Canon 70-200mm f/4 L Lens ISO 100 f/16 for 22 Seconds I have an entire Golden Gate Bridge Album on my +SmugMug - http://smu.gs/MDiCmg
Getting Uptight - Golden Gate Bridge
The morning before this was amazing fog, so I decided to pull 2 early mornings in a row. Haven't done it since, but need to. Was out shooting this with +Joe Azure +Grant Murray and +Eric James Leffler. - http://smu.gs/MCOJ5A
A shot from back in June when I was in Aspen for a short time. http://smu.gs/NiBhjz
Spiral Into Gold
Another shot from the other night shooting with Joe Ercoli. I love using my Canon Fisheye for shots like these. Except its so wide my feet were even in the shot, so I had to go up the stairs while it bracketed. -http://smu.gs/QChY7u
Car Lights Over Sparks Lake
Here is a frame from a timelapse I got up at Sparks Lake this past July. There is a little bit of the Aurora showing as well. I added a little blue to this, but was stuff for a while debating the white balance. The car lights over the lake are from Brad Goldpaint's buddy. Check out Brad's star photographs, he has some incredible Aurora shots from here the night before.
The Bay Bridge x San Francisco Skyline
Golden Globe - The Embarcadero Ball
The Greatest View of the Bay Bridge
I took this on July 4th while waiting for the fireworks. I think I have too many favorite beaches in San Francisco, but either way, this makes the cut. http://smu.gs/MpFl4U
A Night In The City - San Francisco Skyline
Here is the last shot I got before we left this one abandoned area. Link: http://smu.gs/NiiVyU
Fisheyed San Francisco
Fogged In - Golden Gate Bridge
Come Fly With Me
Just An Ordinary Gym
I am going to start an Abandoned Album on my smugmug: smu.gs/Os8fxz
Abandoned Locker Room
My Ideal Locker Room
The Skyline From Tiburon - San Francisco, CA
Last night I had the honor of shooting and finally meeting #thejarvie +Scott Jarvie. A small group of us +Todd Sipes +Michael Bonocore +Tressa Crozier and +Maximilian Laue ended up at a pretty cool spot in Tiburon. I have never been to this area, so it was pretty cool seeing the Golden Gate the right and the city with Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge. Definitely a view I will be re visiting. Here is one shot that had a Coast Guard helicopter flying through. There were 2 copters and a coast guard boat spotlighting all over the water, looking for something. http://smu.gs/QKQFJk
Silky City - San Francisco, CA
Another one from the other night at my Treasure Island Photowalk. This was after everyone left, well I guess I was okey with that, as the clouds got really nice after! Canon 5D MK III Canon 70-200mm f/4 L f/18 204 Seconds ISO 100 All edited in Lightroom 4 http://tobyharriman.smugmug.com/Photography/San-Francisco/23998223_S39VQZ#!i=1985485709&k=mw5Wmg4
Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary
Here is one I have been working on for a while. I wanted to blend a few of my images from that night together, but never got around to it. So for all you "Photoshopped" commentors out there, photoshop was involved in this :) Prints: http://tobyharriman.smugmug.com/Photography/Golden-Gate-Bridge/22088350_C7gm5z#!i=1981607530&k=RLCRVLt Canon 7D Canon 17-40mm f/4 L ISO 250 f/10 Main shot was 66 seconds. The firework shots were pretty random.
Sparks Lake Oregon
This was right as I got to Sparks Lake before the Aurora last week. I probbaly need to go back now :)
Hazy San Francisco Hills
A Neighborhood Sunset
Smoothing Water - Pacifica Pier
Another #PhotoSpot Curated by the +ShutterGuides team - +Tim Gupta +Wyatt Walter and My Glorious Self :P (Theme over on G+) Join in! Canon 7D Canon 17-40mm f/4 L ISO 100 f/22 10 Seconds Spot: 37.633602,-122.49453
Purple Fluff - San Francisco Skyline
Here is one of my favorite ones from the other night. Canon 5D MK III Canon 70-200mm f/4 L ISO 100 f/18 260 Seconds GPS: 37.819786,-122.374357 Prints: http://tobyharriman.smugmug.com/Photography/San-Francisco/23998223_S39VQZ#!i=1977491996&k=t93PpD6
Full Moon over the Golden Gate Bridge July 2012
Tonight I headed up to Marin Headlands with a group to shoot the Full Moon over the Bridge. It was a bit hazy, so I was a little worried about that, but it worked out great for the shot we all wanted to get. Image is for sale on my site: http://tobyharriman.smugmug.com/Photography/Golden-Gate-Bridge/22088350_C7gm5z#!i=1945292618&k=jRWvXVC
Aurora Trails - Sparks Lake, Oregon
After seeing so many incredible images yesterday from the Aurora, I decided to take a little trip, a 18 hour trip that is! It was 1pm when I decided to go and was out the door by 2pm and on my way to Sparks Lake, Oregon. I definitely didn't plan to well, not that I had to much time to. Service wasn't great at all. When I got there I wasn't exactly sure where to go, so I took a road around the lake trying to find this shot. I got lucky and drove right to it, all at around 9:30pm. I got some shots just before it got really dark and then started to timelapse for a bit. I think I was a night late on the Aurora though. At least from the pictures I saw from the night before I was. I still got some pinks though. But not much you could see with the naked eye. But all the color was pretty much gone by midnight anyways. I am glad I got there when I did or I would have missed it all. I drove around to get some Milky Way reflections and then decided I got what I came for. Sleep in my car or drive was my question? 1:30am and I decided to hit the road. I was hoping to get somewhere interesting by sunset, maybe I should have stayed and got sunset at the lake :) Next time! But I was around Shasta Lake in Redding, CA for sunset and blue hour. And during blue hour it looked so surreal from the road. I took about 4 different exits, drove back and fourth and down all these random roads looking for somewhere to get a shot. I couldn't find anything at least not before the sun came up. So in disappointment I drove the rest of the way home and was in bed by 9am. That sure was a fun, quick little trip! Definitely will be doing more of these :) - http://smu.gs/QGJRYg
Full Moon Star Over San Francisco
Another shot I got the other night during the Full Moon. This is more like a Moon Star! July 3, 2012 http://tobyharriman.smugmug.com/Photography/Golden-Gate-Bridge/22088350_C7gm5z#!i=1962062340&k=PrcB2Kq Canon 5D MK III Canon 70-200mm f/4 L Induro Tripod
The Town of Aspen - Sunstar
he Best Drive In - San Francisco Skyline
The Bay Bridge Skyline
I have been to this location a few times, but never this far over above the beach area. From this vantage point you get all 4 Bridge Towers in. You can also get Coit Tower just in it, just barely :) Might need to do some tree trimming around there and also above the bridge could use it!
The San Francisco Skyline
Last night I organized a photowalk on Treasure Island with a bunch of people I have met through G+, other photowalks and some new people! A group of us got there early to do some abandoned building exploring, then met up with the rest of the group to head over to the Bay Bridge area for sunset. I was amazed with how many great people showed up. After the Bay Bridge we all met back at Bliss, which was not lit up :( Thanks Doug for lighting it though! The clouds over the city were a blessing though. Here is one shot I got from the end of the walk. Canon 5D MK III, 70-200mm f/4. ISO 100 - f/18 - 408 Seconds. Processed in Silver Efex Pro 2.
Bay Bridge Diamonds
Here is a shot I got back in December. I need to hit this spot up again soon, its truly one of my favorite views of the city.
The Davenport Crack
Well I decided to share another Crack shot from the #davenport2012 #photowalk back in March. This was my first and definitely not my last photowalk. This is a single exposure with my old Cokin Filters. Did a little Photoshop, Color Efex Pro, and Lightroom.
Rodeo Cove Long Exposure
The Exchange Place
Here is a new shot I just finished processing, from a trip to Boston, back in August. It is a 3 shot HDR in Photomatix, then pressed in +Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2. After, I brought it into photoshop where I added the clouds. I play with the clouds and how its blur moves, until I get it to a more natural look and feel. After photoshop I do some finishing touches in Lightroom 4.
I just posted this shot up on my Stipple account. http://stipple.com/photos/20481660 Go check it out and hover over the image to show more info :) Also feel free to add me up if your on Stipple.
Sunrise at Kirby Cove
Here is my crack shot from Drakes Beach in Point Reyes, CA this past weekend, on the Long Exposure Photowalk. I hit 3 different areas that day, which I have never been too, so it was definitely an awesome day!
The Tide by Golden Gate Bridge
One of my favorites from this weekend. Taken at China Camp State Park Beach
The SF Grid
As you probably have noticed, I previously have been messing with a very Gotham styled processing. Which I love and will continue to use! Well My Dark Night inspirtion is shifting to my new series, Tron. This perticular shot was taken from one of my favorite viewing areas up in Bernal Heights Park. Check out my guide on +ShutterGuides to find it ;) http://bit.ly/100AZHJ I welcome you on this this journey! Enjoy and feel free to share as always :) To view the full Gotham By The Bay series, I have posted it on my Behance Portfolio. http://www.behance.net/gallery/Gotham-By-The-Bay/6518119 And to purchase prints check out my +SmugMug: http://smu.gs/WiJRR1
Creeping Into The Bay
New Years San Francisco 2013
I know you have probably seen plenty of these, but here is my favorite from last night. Enjoy your 2013, I know I will!
A Dark Boston Night
Hugging The Rock
Welcome To Gotham Bay
I always thought, that I have never shot the beacon light that is lit during the Holidays or special occasions, on the Transamerica Building. However I forgot it was on during the 4th of July when I decided to go here to barely see the fireworks! **Holiday Print Sale** Also if you are interested in order prints or my new calendar, there is not long left if you want to guarantee Christmas delivery! Also use “HapHoliday30” to get 30% off any in my +SmugMug Store here :) tobyharriman.smugmug.com/ Architecture Calendar here on +Zazzle Gifts www.zazzle.com/m_a_n_m_a_d_e_calendar-158174410022259117
Mellow Glass at Seal Rock
One of my favorites from the other night at Sutro Baths.
Aurora Borealis Trails II
Aurora Borealis TrailsFrom my trip to Sparks Lake this past July during the Aurora. I have posted many shots from this night but just now have found the time to finally star stack my timelapse from here.To see my timelpase video which includes a scene from here visit my Vimeo: vimeo.com/61000469To read a bit more about my trip, check out my +500px story: 500px.com/tobyharriman/stories/49427/my-19-hour-trip
*Vibrantly Resting* A shot from back in February. This is a 2 shot blend. The longest shot was 103 seconds, just at sunset with my 10-stop LEE Big Stopper and a .9 Soft Graduated Filter. I processed this with Photomatix, Lightroom 4 and Color Efex Pro 4. Enjoy!
Gray Whale Cove Sunset
*Gray Whale Cove Sunset* Just spent the whole day trying to figure out RAM issues with photoshop. It wouldn't even let me open preferences without the error popup. So after uninstalling, reinstalling and then running the updates. I think it is back to working. So I got to finish this image I was working on in Lightroom. Took this the other night with +Casey McCallister at Gray Whale Cove State Beach.
Just Another Day In The Bay
*Just Another Day In The Bay* This afternoon Jameson and I noticed the fog rolling in and decided to treck up to Slackers Ridge to see what we can get. That hike as never been so terrible, now that I am carrying a track setup, which means two bags and over 40 pounds of gear. But man, it was so worth it! Here is my favorite shot from todays journey. At around 8pm we couldn't see 5 feet in front of us so we headed out. We ran into Joe, Casey, Max and Rob at the top. They tell me its looking epic again so I might just have to head back over to Hawk Hill to get some night stuff. Shooting this scene really never gets old!
88 Light II
Zabriskie Point Death Valley, CA
Zabriskie Point Death Valley, CA From my pit stop in Death Valley this past December.
Snowy Trees, Aspen, CO
One of my favorite shots I took back in Colorado this past December.
The Floating Bay Lights
*The Floating Bay Lights* It looks like the Bay Bridge is finally starting to stand out a bit more thanks to The Bay Lights! Tonight Jameson and I headed out to timelapse, as we started seeing fog roll in we decided against the location we originally planned and headed to Fort Baker. There we realized the fog was going to completely cover us quickly so we headed up to Hawk Hill. It was my first time taking my new track out, and I quickly realized I might need a new huge backpack to carry everything. I got a lot to learn to get the hang of this. During some mess ups I was lucky and grabbed this shot before I started up another lapse.
Just The Tip
*Just The Tip* Another shot from yesterday morning. I shot a timelapse of this acene, But am wondering if I should figure out how to batch process with Silver Efex Pro or just keep the lapse in color. Either way here is a Silver Efex Processed shot of the timelapse.
Morning Glory - March 1, 2013
*Morning Glory - March 1, 2013* I was going to wait to post this, but.... yeah I couldn't resist! These are the fog mornings I dream about. The mornings when I actually get myself up. The mornings I will always remember going forward. No matter how much I shoot this bridge (A lot) I just don't get sick of it, and get a different shot with different weather, every time. It seemed liked everyone made it out this morning too (Except that person that claims he has a phone... Bonocore) Good seing Alan, Joe, Amy, Rob, Max and Larry. And Jeff's silhouette up on Slakers! Can't complain at all about this morning! Except for getting a bit sick after I got back home, but it was all worth it. This is a 69 Second shot at ISO 250, f/10 and LEE Big Stopper. And I got some epic timelapses!
July 15, 2012 Aurora Borealis
It feels good, to finally be sorting through all my timelpases and video taken over the past 2 years. One timelpase I totally forgot about was the one I shot up at Sparks Lake this past July during the Aurora Borealis. I was a night late but still was about to catch some color. But nothing like the night before. Check out Brad Goldpaint's insane capture from the previous night. http://portfolio.goldpaintphotography.com/nightsky/h200552a9#h200552a9 Hopefully in the next few weeks I will have a little edit to share!
Aquatic Pier Today +Jameson Savage and I headed to Aquatic Park to shoot this pier. I have wanted to shoot for a while now. There are so many places around the Bay which I have not been too. So I am slowly checking stuff off my list.
*Distant Silhouette* The other day I got up for a not so exciting sunrise on Hawk Hill. When we were leaving, Joe, Tom and I stopped at the 2nd turn off spot. The hazy city made for some great silhouette shots.
Baker Beach Flow
Baker Beach Flow Today I didn't see a cloud in the sky all day. But just before sunset I took a look out and noticed some coming in over the horizon. So I decided to walk down the hill to Baker Beach to see if the color would pop, unlike last night.
Today I posted my newest series on Behance, M O D E R N - S E A. which this shot is a part of. To see the rest and some unpublished ones visit my full series. http://www.behance.net/gallery/M-O-D-E-R-N-S-E-A/7184791
A week or so ago Jameson and I headed out to Fort Baker to catch the sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge. I was saving this one as I liked it best! Canon 5D MK III Canon 17-40mm f/4 L Induro CT214 Tripod LEE Big Stopper + .6 ND Soft Grad ISO 50 f/18 173 Seconds
Fort Funston Sunset
Tonight Jameson Savage and I met up with Joe Azure and Amy Heiden at Fort Funston, to shoot these awesome post that still exist. This is a spot which has been on my bucket list for a while now. So it was great getting some new scenery. There were no clouds as we were driving in, but we got lucky right sunset time. — at Fort Funston.
When I go through my photo library to work on photos, I realize all I have are sunset's on sunset's on sunset's, hehe! Really though, I have way to many unprocessed shots, which makes me feel good because school starts back up on Monday and I won't have as much time to shoot. Here is one from this past Thanksgiving at Sutro Baths. Canon 17-40mm f/4 L ISO 50 f/22 Induro CT214 25 & 2.5 Seconds blended with Photomatix Pro
Living In Love
The Bay Lights
It looks like a whole new bridge! On Friday night I found out they would be testing the new lights, so why wouldn't I go shoot it. The lights dance however, but it's not the easiest shot to get, unless you shoot at a crazy high ISO to capture the light patterns. Either way, the lights look awesome. Starting March 5th (Grand Lighting) they will be for a couple years, or even longer if people petition to keep them up like the last set of lights! The Bay Lights is an iconic light sculpture designed by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal. This stunning fine arts experience will live for two years on the San Francisco Bay Bridge West Span, starting with the Grand Lighting on March 5, 2013. Visit http://www.thebaylights.org/ for more information on the project. It will also become world's largest light sculpture. — at Bay Bridge.
Mount Sopris Sunset II
When life gives us a sunset, I am usually out capturing it! Taken a few weeks back on my visit home to Colorado. Thanks Matt Hobbs (aka Vital Films) for showing me this awesome location.
Rodeo Beach Long Exposure
Tonight I met up with my buddy +Jameson Savage, to shoot at Rodeo Beach. I haven't been here since last January and my photography has come a long way since then. We were hoping for more of a sunset as the clouds early were screaming awesomeness but not too much color. The clouds made for some great Long Exposure shooting though. Here is one of many shots from tonight. Canon 17-40mm f/4 L ISO 400 f/9 181 Seconds
Zabriskie Sunrise Star
Almost forgot I stopped in Death Valley a month back. I wasn't there long but got to shoot sunrise at Zabriskie Point. This shot is facing away from the point though!
Shot of the Bay Bridge back in April. Can't wait for this new bridge to be finished. Shot process with Nik Softwares Silver Efex Pro 2 and Adobe Lightroom 4.
Low Gotham Fog
*Family* Another shot from Mount Tam with Spencer, Griffin and his truck!
The Windy Road
*The Windy Road* Another shot from last week up at Mount Tamalpais State Park with Griffin and Spencer! 65' Chevrolet Stepside.
*65 Chevy* This past week I got a chance to finally meet up and shoot with Griffin, who is also a great local photographer. He owns this 65 chevy classic with an American Bulldog which rides in the back. (on safe roads) Gotta say this is one awesome prop! We decided to head up to Mount Tam cause of the low fog, we wanted to shoot stars, but got kicked out twice, so that didn't happen!
*Shaklee Terraces* The other day after the Google+ morning event Joe, Steve-Maxx, Max and I decided to go shooting downtown. It was nice to have some clouds that day to get some long exposures. However I couldn't get a long enough shot so I ended up blurring the clouds a bit more in photoshop! http://tobyharriman.com/
Policing The Bridge
*Policing The Bridge* A shot I never shared from opening night of the new Bay Bridge. Met up with +Joe Ercoli for this eventful evening. Who ever the cops pulled over was struggling, one cop even had to move the car for him cause he stopped in the lane rather then pulling over to the pull off. When I took this shot there were even 8 cops standing right next to me laughing and taking their own instagram shots haha. Canon 5D MK III Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L II ISO 50 f/16 98 Seconds +Induro CT214 http://tobyharriman.com/ #sanfrancisco #newbaybridge #photography #colorefexpro4 #plusphotoextract
San Francisco Sunrise Panorama
Here is a pano from this morning. This image is just about 30,000px wide. View it better on Gigapan: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/142776
Mount Sopris Sunrise
*Mount Sopris Sunrise* I have been shooting this mountain for a few years now. One thing I have found is how difficult it is to get a good composition with it. Maybe that is just me though, I have creative block here. Until this past fall trip though. I had days with fall colors, great light and actually got up at sunrise. So I have pretty happy with this one. Maybe a bit more color for sunrise but all in all I like it. Canon 5D MK III Canon 70-200mm f/4 L ISO 200 f/11 55 Seconds LEE (10stop) Big Stopper ND Filter Induro CT214 http://tobyharriman.com/
Nature vs City
*Nature vs City* Another from the other morning at Hawk Hill. It really never gets old to me. This black and white was process in Silver Efex pro 2 from Nik, Lightroom 5 and Photoshop. Canon 70-200mm f/4 L Canon 5D MK III ISO 50 f/13 20 Seconds Induro Tripods CT214 LEE Filters .9 Soft Grad http://tobyharriman.com/
*Early Risers* You can see so many people on this hill below. It is crazy how many people you see up in the Headlands for sunrise now. But I guess it's pretty clear as to why! http://tobyharriman.com/
*Behold* Awe, it's been a while since I have been here for sunrise. It is mornings like this that remind me how much I love what I do and where I live. When so many different things come together like this, to create this beautiful scene, which we all go here hoping for. And I guess it makes it worth getting out of bed, cause I definitely wouldn't regret sleeping in :) It was nice running into Brian Bonham, Amy, Matt, Steve-Maxx and Rob. I also put together a 30,000px wide panorama from this morning: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/142776 Canon 5D MK III Canon 70-200mm f/4 L 154 Seconds ISO 200 f/16 LEE Filters .9 Soft Grad ND Filter Induro Tripods CT214 http://tobyharriman.com/