“Fogust” in San Francisco


“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.”

~ W. Eugene Smith

 

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Photography, Fog, Fujifilm X-T2, Black and White,

Tideline and Golden Gate

 

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Photography, Fog, Fujifilm X-T2, Black and White,

In Flight

 

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Photography, Fog, Fujifilm X-T2, Black and White,

Summer Morning

 

“Whatever else a photograph may be about, it is always about time.”

~ Richard Misrach

 

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Photography, Fog, Fujifilm X-T2, Black and White,

Fogged

 

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Photography, Fog, Fujifilm X-T2, Black and White,

Casting

 

“I see something special and show it to the camera. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.”

~Sam Able

 

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Photography, Fog, Fujifilm X-T2, Black and White,

Hello Baker Beach

 

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Photography, Fog, Fujifilm X-T2, Black and White,

Seeing Red

 

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Photography, Fog, Fujifilm X-T2, Black and White,

Splash!

 

 

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140 comments

  1. Wonderful group of bridge portraits 👍

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  2. All the photographs are splendid!

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  3. These are so evocative, I felt like I was there with you.

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  4. Dear Jane,
    these are great pictures, beautiful colour editing and graphics.
    Is this “retinal art” as Marcel Duchamps called it? 😉
    Keep well
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  5. Waoooow..looking good.😍

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  6. Beautiful place. Have been to US back in 2018, on a business trip and had come to this place. Nice work.

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  7. These are wonderful! I particularly like the fisherman casting his line.

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  8. Looking through your beautiful and moody photos it struck me that this collection is as much a meditation on lines as it is on the fog. Impossible to pick a favourite!

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    • Thanks very much, Carol. I love your response as I do think about the linear aspects in addition to the mood. Pleased you enjoyed these- it was a delightful break from the heat in southern CA and a chance to photograph one of my favorite places. 😊

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  9. It’s so beautiful Jane that black and white photo is the reason I stopped by your blog.🍀

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  10. “Fogust,” like that. We were a little disappointed by this past June’s poor “Summer Gloom” (read: more like I was disappointed) when we were in SoCal. There have been times the marine layer finally lifts in the late afternoon, and you can see the next fog bank ready to roll in a few miles off-shore. 🙂

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  11. I love your foggy bridge monochrome shots in particular. Is this the natural San Francisco fog or are you affected by the wild fires we’ve been seeing on the news over here?

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    • Thank you, Sarah. This weather calls out for monochrome. This is natural summer fog and at the moment, the SF area is not inundated with smoke. Surprising given the severity of the wildfires right now but the winds are blowing east.

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  12. You really captured the fogust feeling – eerie and beautiful.
    Alison

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  13. I really enjoyed the San Francisco photos, especially the black and white ones. Thank you for sharing them.

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  14. Very prettyy..

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  15. exactly how I remember SF from many moons ago now, foggy foggy foggy! that was November though..

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  16. Good photos, Jane – Seeing Red is particularly impressive. 🙂

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  17. Beautiful, Jane! Brings back memories of the Sacramento delta and how that gorgeous marine layer ushered in the wind into the delta, trying to cool off the San Joaquin Valley.

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  18. Your cleverly titled series of SF fog was magnificent, Jane. Each one, a work of art. Although I enjoyed every single one, my favorite was the second one, “In Flight.” Loved the city’s skyline and the silhouette of the seabirds in flight and beautiful SF Bay. Your love for SF shines here, my friend.

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  19. again a great selection jane that you present to us I like your s&w series especially the angler who casts his rod.
    many greetings robert

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  20. Very atmospheric set of images, Jane

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  21. Again each shot from you is beyond fantastic, Jane. The BW composition does set the tone here for foggy and grey weather. I love how a couple of shots you managed to capture birds in the sky. That red car on the red bridge – what a lucky shot on the road. Amazing work as usual 🙂

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    • HI Mabel, How nice to read, thank you so much. A favorite season in SF for photograph as you’ve described so well. Most locals get tired of the cold and fog, but I love it. Yes, Seeing Red was pure luck! (as many moments in photography are…) Happy you stopped by. 🙂

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  22. Very realistic and living images.
    Your efforts are too appreciable.
    Good work !

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  23. Breathtaking photographs! The last one’s especially remarkable! 👌

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  24. Fine set, Jane. ‘In Flight’ is a beautiful moment; birds in the air; rock in the front; rhythm of the jetty; light on the water and the silhouette of the city.. See you!

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  25. A blog post not to be mist.

    ✨🙏🕉🌱🌿🌳🌻💚🕊☯🐉✨

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  26. I like the door/gate on the “Seeing Red” bridge picture. I assume its supposed to deter people from climbing high up the bridge but still provide access for workers. I like the effort they put into trying to make it blend into the background.

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    • Hi Melanie, Good observation! Yes, I’ve looked at those more closely walking over the bridge and I agree, they are designed well…can you imagine anyone actually trying to climb up there? Thanks so much and I’m pleased that you are compelled to look more deeply at the images. 🙂

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  27. Love your glimpses of the other side of the world..Appreciative 💚 Trees

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  28. Love the weather drama, and thoughtful composition. Fogged is my fav, agree with the minimalist comment above. Cheers!

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  29. I am a big fan of Fogust – your photographs capture it so well. Thanks, Jane!

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  30. As usual a great series, Jane, my absolute favorite is ” In flight”, the seagulls ( I guess) flying into the light of the horizon is just like a meditation

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  31. Wow! Wonderful images. I am drawn to the monochrome series, it works so well with the fog. Beautifully captured. “Seeing Red” would be my favorite of the color series. Nice work Jane.

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  32. Duuuuuuude you’re taking me back to my college days and the Bay Area 🙂 these are such a great trip to the beach spot. I knew I should have taken a road trip up there this summer and now it’s gone, more covid cases, and the car I drive sucks and don’t think it will make it up there. But your pics be taking me there. I’m digging tide line and Baker Beach! So nice! Plus red is such a good shot of the bridge. How’d you get that, through a convertible?

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    • Thanks, Guat! Glad these brought back good memories from your college days. It was fun to visit my favorite spots again. Lucked out with Red..I always have my camera or phone ready when crossing (as a passenger!) and I was thrilled to be behind this little red car…shot through my windshield. 🙂

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  33. I might be right to think this is your favorite place…certainly one of them, isn’t it? It shows. The minimalism of “Fogged” works so beautifully, because the bridge disappears so gradually. I love “Splash” too, What a catch that red car on the red bridge was, and the fisherman casting – how nicely the arc of the pole mimics the arcs of the bridge. Always looking… 😉

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  34. Great views of SF. A great capture of the water splash and the bridge!

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  35. I kept going back to In Flight..really like that one.

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  36. These are so beautiful, Jane! What a privilege it is to inhabit this space.

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  37. Marvellous, no wonder I am your greatest fan and admirer.

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  38. Beautiful, as always! I remember discovering Baker beach way back in the day when there was hardly another soul there! Which means…. I never caught a wonderful shot like that fisherman casting! 😉
    You managed to catch the very essence of the GGB as I remember it! But that’s no surprise. 🤗

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    • Thank so much, Gunta! I’m glad to bring back good memories for you. Baker Beach is a wonderful angle on the bridge and the tidelines are perfect in a composition and I’m thrilled when there’s a fisherman at work. Some think the GG is “overdone”, but not for me! 🙂

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      • I’ve never been able to analyze it, but there’s most certainly something very special about that Golden Gate, part visual perfection and part aura. A great combination. I wish my old pics from the mid-70s had survived my many moves better (not to mention having a carousel of slides stolen just as I was preparing to move to Placerville). I still remember being surprised to catch sight of the GGB from a pier over near Berkeley… the clouds were lovely and there were guys fishing from that spot to complete the picture. I still come across that shot now and then, but the scan didn’t do well…
        SIGH… 😒

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        • Now who would steal a carousel of slides! That’s sad. Your thoughts make me think of the boxes of photos in storage… memories tucked away maybe forever. What a great memory about the GG from Berkeley where there are some wonderful views. ❤️

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          • Well… the carousel of slides was on the stolen projector. I took it as a sign it was time to move away from big city life… and I’m not sorry. That last year in SF I moved at least six times. One was house-sitting for the summer on Potrero hill overlooking the Bay Bridge. The house was fabulous (owned by an architect). But rents were already going out of control. I tried a cute little cottage in Berkeley where the rent was reasonable, but the commute across the bridge was a killer. Then it was renting rooms, once in the Mission District, the last place is where the slides and projector were stolen. I listen when the messages are loud and clear.

            I wish I was more organized with filing or storing photos. You have me wondering if I can find that shot from Berkeley. I’ll email it if I can locate it. It’s likely not blog worthy. It was also a time when I was just learning the ins and outs of my very first SLR (Pentax).

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  39. I love the pictures. Especially the shot of the birds and the closeup on the water splashing is just phenomenal & amazing at the same.

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  40. Love that iconic bridge – so SF! Wonderful compositions, as always, Jane. I esp. like the first two shots.

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  41. These images are gorgeous Jane 👍🏻 Fog lends itself so well to images especially black and white.

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  42. Well said..
    It’s true that photographs remember time, like memories of someone, at somewhere, at sometime…

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  43. Interesting how the curve of the fishing rod in “Casting” follows around into the suspension curves of the bridge.

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  44. Incredible images, Jane !!

    There is a stiff competition between the monochrome images and the color ones.

    I feel that, there are less distractions in a monochrome images and you are made to focus on the finer details but at the same time color images gives an overall wow factor …

    Thank you so much for sharing and make us think about them and not just scroll through them …

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    • It means a lot, Sreejith, that you were compelled to look further. The B&W images do work well for the fog and contrasts in SF, but the colors of the city are powerful, too. Thank you very much for your great reaction.

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  45. amazing photos

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  46. Favourite: seeing Red
    Enjoyed all ! Eco – LZ

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  47. Wow, all very beautiful photos, Jane! I love your work. ❤️

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