In A Fog


“The changing light / at San Francisco / is none of your East Coast light / none of your / pearly light of Paris / The light of San Francisco / is a sea light / an island light / And the light of fog / blanketing the hills / drifting in at night / through the Golden Gate / to lie on the city at dawn.”

~Β Lawrence Ferlinghetti

 

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Fog and Headlands

 

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Presidio Fog

 

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Summer in SF

 

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Morning Fog and Trees

 

“It seemed like a matter of minutes when we began rolling in the foothills before Oakland and suddenly reached a height and saw stretched out of us the fabulous white city of San Francisco on her eleven mystic hills with the blue Pacific and its advancing wall of potato-patch fog beyond, and smoke and goldenness in the late afternoon of time.”

~Β Jack Kerouac, On the Road

 

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Rolling In

 

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Wires

 

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Fog Hat

 

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A Walk in the Park

 

“The Golden Gate Bridge’s daily strip tease from enveloping stoles of mist to full frontal glory is still the most provocative show in town.”

~ Mary Moore Mason

 

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Fog Wall

 

 

 

Cooling

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99 comments

  1. Lovely shots touched with mystery.

  2. Thia fog over the bridge seems to have its own life. Beautiful cuptures!

  3. Oh, the many stories the fog tells, or doesn’t. Something about “Summer in SF” intrigues me, and of course I love looking up at the trees in the fog. Wires, yes! πŸ™‚

  4. Your interpretation of fog and cooling is exquisite, Jane! Your images made me realize that the boundary between fog and clear skies is such a rich subject.

  5. Jane, I cannot wait to visit San Franciso next year. I’ve never been and long to see what you have captured. The quote about the bridge’s daily strip tease is excellent! Sharing this with my sweetie who will be there in 2 weeks. Beautiful images!

    • Hi Laurie, How fun! So glad you found these enticing… the many moods of SF. Thanks so much and hope your sweetie has a wonderful time. The sun will come out in the afternoons… πŸ™‚

  6. Wow. Presidio Fog is almost scary. How is it driving through?

  7. Lovely pics Jane. So eerie and beautiful

  8. Really enjoyed this series Jane and the fog wall is absolutely stunning, with the golden hour rising sun, setting some of the Golden Gate city alight. I also enjoyed the quote by Mary Moore Mason using provocative language to describe something innocent.
    I have recently learned that San Francisco is quite important for WordPress bloggers as it is also where Automattic’s head office is situated.

  9. San Francisco is unique with it’s own micro climate. I think it is very fascinating. You are blessed to live in such an interesting place! Your photos of the fog are gorgeous.

  10. There is nothing quite like fog to set a most wonderful mood in a photograph, and you have so beautifully captured that here, Jane.
    Have a great week!

  11. Beautiful! Do you walk in a fog often? πŸ˜‰

  12. Ah, so that’s the secret of capturing fog. Get up high! Great photos as usual Jane, along with perfectly selected quotations.

  13. Fog is not something I have ever felt like I have captured well, so I really admire these images.

  14. Outstanding photos, Jane. I love the lighting on the South Tower in the Fog Wall image. Jack Kerouac’s quote fits into this collection like a comfortable slipper.
    Ξ©.

  15. These are stunning, Jane! Quality and very fine as always!

  16. Really fine contrast and composition in these photos – very cool stuff!

  17. Gorgeous photos. And I love that Mary Moore Mason quote.
    Alison

  18. There is something coolly mysterious about fog and you have used it in images to reveal the mystical side of San Francisco. Kudos!

  19. just gorgeous shots …..love the mystery they hold πŸ‘

  20. Beautiful, Jane. I love the iconic shots of the bridge and A walk in the Park!

  21. Fog makes for great image opportunities and you made the most of it.

  22. As always I enjoy your breathtaking work, and these made me homesick more than ever for the city by the bay!

  23. These are almost mystical photographs. Impressive and threatening at the same time. WowπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  24. I love these images Jane they are amazing πŸ™‚

  25. These are great….

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  26. You have captured that special magic that is the Golden Gate enshrouded in fog

  27. Photos are great as always Jane, but I particularly loved the quotes this time. Your love for the city shines through the fog😊

  28. Brilliant. The Ferlinghetti poem and the photo of Golden Gate peeking above the fog are an entrancing opening for the rest of your post.

  29. You have opened my eyes to the many different kinds of fog – I have always only thought about it as…Fog. Magical shots, each one different. A walk in the park and Fog wall are my favorites. I love early morning fog by the sea and in the forest. It changes every minute – and then your world changes with it…
    Cooling it is, and sometimes too much – if it stays too long. But usually the sun will help you out.

  30. Each of your photos capture a very specific mood and temperature, and even smells! I love the quotations too.

  31. Beautiful images Jane, very atmospheric. I particularly like the moodiness of “Wires” and “A Walk in the Park”

  32. Kerouac’s ‘potato patch fog’! I love it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Would love to watch it unfurl under the bridge, Jane. Great shots!

  33. Very wonderful foggy pictures, dear Jane πŸ™‚ San Fransisco has a lot of fog, right? But that’s alway a very special magical atmosphere!

    • Thank you, Petra. Yes, SF is most well known for its foggy summers. I often see visitors in SF sweatshirts that they had to buy in desperation to keep warm. πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you enjoyed these images– I do love watching the fog roll in.

  34. There is something so cozy and yet chilling about fog. Lovely shots, Jane.

  35. Your images bring back the first times I encountered San Francisco’s magical fog. Thanks for transporting me back to a time when I got to experience it. Your images capture the magic so well! Keep ’em coming! πŸ˜€

    • Hi Gunta, I’m happy to take you there– that means a lot. Glad these brought back good SF memories. I am transfixed by the fog– such incredible dynamic light and contrasts. Thanks very much! πŸ™‚

  36. Heading north to Marin soon to hang with my daughter before she gives birth, for the first and only time, to twins.
    We are staying in Tiburon, her shower is in Sausalito, my last time to be with her before she becomes a mother.
    I am happy she lives in this part of the state. People here are nicer. She asked, “What do you want to do?”
    I said, “let’s just go play tourists, on the other side of the bridge.”
    It is so stunning there.
    Your photos are magnificent Jane.

    • Hi Cindy, Congratulations on the impending birth of your twin grandchildren. How wonderful! You couldn’t be in a more beautiful place to “baby moon” together. πŸ™‚ I hope you do come across the bridge (or take a ferry) and enjoy the city together. Happy you enjoyed these foggy moments– hopefully, you will have blue sky afternoons when you come. Thanks so much and safe travels.

  37. Jane, my first reaction to see your images, was just like an Ahhh, . That’s the real San Francisco. My ahhh’s and Aw’s to your photography, my spelling might be incorrect, but as an artist do we care?

  38. Very beautiful pictures!😊

  39. I especially like the way you caught the fog rolling in in the second picture.

  40. Great pics, Jane. I particularly like Morning Fog and Trees – I have always thought trees and fog are a great mix.

    • Hi Fred, I’m so glad that one caught your eye– I agree they make a great pair. I love trees in any weather. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by for some foggy moments and I hope you are doing well.

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