Instant Karma: Moonset at Sunrise, San Francisco

“Well we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun, yeah we all shine on, everyone come on…”

~John Lennon

Nature, Nikon, Landscapes, City, California, Golden Gate Bridge, Fog, Photography

Moonset at Sunrise



“Instant Karma’s gonna get you
Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognize your brothers
Everyone you meet
Why in the world are we here
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there
When you’re everywhere
Come and get your share”

~John Lennon





Categories: Architecture, City Scenes, Landscapes, Nature, Photography, Sunrise, Sunset, Weekly Photo ChallengeTags: , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Wow, super magnificent shot Jane!

  2. Another fabulous photo with the fog overturning the city in beautiful twilight. And the moon is the icing of the cake.

  3. Jane, this is simply breathtaking! Wow!! Where were you when you took the photo? Up on a hillside? From a tall building? The cloud just hangs softly over the city and the moon is so striking and vibrant. Fantastic.

  4. Fascinating! Love, love, love this photo, Jane. So beautiful.

  5. Absolutely incredible image, Jane! 🙂 🙂 And oh, how John has been missed.

  6. Wow how beautiful Jane! How long have you lived in San Fran? It is such a beautiful city and area!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, Jane! The colors are spectacular.

  8. A very cool shot, and from on high. 🙂

  9. OMG….what can one say….i am completely mesmerized by this brilliant shot….WOW….quite amazing….what an eye😜

  10. Amazing…
    …the colourful sky…
    …the fog…

  11. How beautiful this is, Jane.
    The fog gives such a wonderful mood, and the colors are really magnificent.

  12. Simplemente… Impresionante!!!!

  13. Simply fascinating – view and shot.

  14. Superb capture, Jane. Love those Lennon words. Always relevant. 🙂

  15. Beautiful photo, Jane. I love this time of year and took a photo similar to this 3 years ago when I finished my last Graveyard shift. The layers of color in the sky are like dreamy watercolors.

  16. Jane,,,,, This image is nothing short of FAB ,,,,,, it made me gasp!!!!! Where were you when you made it….?
    Keep up the good work,, your passion for photography always shines through in your images.

  17. I almost could say it’s at the end of the world… truly beautiful, Jane. Thank you.

  18. Nice going. A worthy successor to the famous picture of moonrise over Hernandez made by Ansel Adams, who grew up in San Francisco (and as a boy got his nose broken in the earthquake).

  19. A Beauty, y’r doing John L proud.

  20. Wow, that’s simply breathtaking 🙂

  21. Jane you should be having your beauty sleep at this hour – but I’m glad you didn’t.

  22. Great John Lennon’s quote along your terrific picture,

  23. Love that song Jane – perfect for your beautiful capture. Great timing for Atop !!

  24. Jane, very nice with the fog and the Golden Gate.

  25. This is the best! We can do that here on Kiawah as well. Always worth trying. But you succeeded!

  26. What a great shot! Thanks for the effort to get it and for sharing it with us!

  27. Fantastic photo. Love the mood of it.

  28. What a beautiful moonset. Night crossing day and day crossing night. Like two worlds colliding. Lovely warm and cool colours too, all in one shot. Beautifully done and lucky capture 😊

    • Hi Mabel, Well said. I love the times of year when the two coincide – especially at 7:30 in the morning! 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed all these elements coming together. Thanks so much and I hope all is well with you in Melbourne.

  29. What a beautiful scene! One of my favorite photos of mine is of the moon rising as the sun sets in the Himalayas – the opposite of yours, but a lucky convergence (and capture) either way.

  30. “Karl” the fog? Didn’t know that though he was with us all the way across the bridge and back.
    Thanks. Learned something new. 😉

  31. Wow! That photo is serenely special!

  32. What a beautiful shot! Really magical 🙂 We finally decided to have winter…….. First time to wear sweater and winter coat!

  33. Good Lord, this photo is absolutely fabulous Jane!!! ❤️✨

  34. Ethereal image…wee done. And the lyrics bring back many memories. Thank you for the flashback.

  35. VERY cool Jane!! Love it…and Love John ❤😊

  36. Super beautiful, Jane. I actually saw the moon peaking through the clouds last night 🙂

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