Birds on the Bay


“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.”

~ Mark Riboud 

 

Photography, San Francisco, Fujifilm x-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco Morning

 

Photography, San Francisco, Fujifilm x-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Golden Gate Bridge

Reflection and Birds

 

Photography, San Francisco, Fujifilm x-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Golden Gate Bridge

The Following

 

Photography, San Francisco, Fujifilm x-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Golden Gate Bridge

Pier Gazers

 

Photography, San Francisco, Fujifilm x-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Golden Gate Bridge

Birds and Bridge

 

Photography, San Francisco, Fujifilm x-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Golden Gate Bridge

Escape from Alcatraz

 

Photography, San Francisco, Fujifilm x-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Golden Gate Bridge

Flying Low

 

Photography, San Francisco, Fujifilm x-T4, iPhone 12 Pro Max, Golden Gate Bridge

Right this Way

 

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I am going to take tomorrow.”

~ Imogen Cunningham 

 

 

 

 

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70 comments

  1. These are gorgeous 🥰. I want to dive into these photos and watch the birds 😌 love these

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  2. Oh, I’ve done it again – I looked, I liked, I waited til later to comment. Then you know what happens. 😉 Well, you might guess that I love the first photograph. I could melt into that image. The subtle, far-off flock in the second image and the wavy line of gulls (no, pelicans!!) in the third are wonderful as well. Birds and Bridge looks exactly like a music score. Ask the right person and they’ll play it for you, I swear. 😉 All wonderful, Jane, thank you!

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  3. Another way to show off the GGB, lol. 🙂
    Happy 4th!

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  4. always beautiful shots… but so haunting too!

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  5. Wonderful photos and I love the titles – esp escape from Alcatraz
    😭

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  6. The composition and rhythm of the birds flying is special in these photos. The 3rd one is my favorite with the way the birds sort flow away from the boat.

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  7. These photos are captivating. I like them all – each has a different quality.

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  8. A stunning series, Jane. I found myself more captured by the B&W images here, and I think it was mainly due to the tone your first photo set… I love that shot. As in I want a print hanging up on my wall 🙂 You’ve captured the spirit of SF with this shot, and I think also the Escape from Alcatraz photo. Wonderful, and you also have given me my new favorite to use this summer: “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.” Indeed it is 🙂

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    • Thank you, Randall. Very happy you enjoyed this series and that first shot – I, too, thought it would be great in print. If you message me, I’ll try to send you one. 🙂 Glad you like the quotes, too. Works well when photographing the birds. Appreciate you sharing your thoughts– wishing you a fabulous summer. 🙂

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  9. What a treat it was to join you at the SF Bay, Jane. You expertly captured the beauty and mystical wonder of this very special place. The grace and majesty of the pelicans is beautiful too. I like to pick out my favorite when I visit your gallery, but for this post I had to narrow it down to three because they were all spectacular. My three faves: The Following, Escape from Alcatraz and Flying Low. Fun titles, especially the Alcatraz one, and I liked the Imogen Cunningham quote too.

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    • Thanks very much, Jet. Always a treat to read your response to a post. Much appreciated. I am captivated by the constant flow of birds patrolling the bay. To me, they create such interest in photographs. Pleased you enjoyed those images in particular and the quote. 😊

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  10. Just love each one of your interesting pics Jane.

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  11. Beautifully captured, Jane! Breathtaking…

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  12. Ah, I just can smell San Francisco, if you know what I mean.

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  13. These are great Jane. Especially love Birds and Bridge.
    Alison

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  14. Love the Birds and Bridge, Jane

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  15. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Birds always add something to a scene. Lovely captures, Jane.

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  17. A nice subject and appropriate for San Francisco. They’re everywhere but how often do we take notice and document them.

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  18. Another fantastic set of images Jane! I like the B&W ones in particular – San Francisco Morning, Birds and Bridge and the Following are particular favourites 🙂

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  19. A lovely set, Jane. I like Birds and Bridge for it’s ethereal feel. If you ever have a chance, visit Baylands Nature Preserve, with access points in Palo Alto and Mountain View, for wonderful birds in action opportunities. Probably my favorite local spot!

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  20. Love that last quote, Jane, and the first shot is my favorite for its simplicity and the feeling of quiet that it engenders.

    janet

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  21. Very nice set of views that have birds flying. “San Francisco Morning” is awesome!

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  22. I have fond memories of watching squadrons of pelicans along the CA shore. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, Jane!

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  24. beautiful series Jane…love the free birds ~ sending joy hedy

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  25. 👌👌👌📷🌁🌫️

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  26. I love the City by the Bay … simply one of my favorites to visit. But has been way too long since my last visit. Thanks for delivering the smiles … and oh … great closing quote. 🙂

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  27. Apropos your opening quotation, I recently read about a study. “The study which was just published in the international journal Animal Behaviour, showed that small-bodied animals with fast metabolic rates, such as some birds, perceive more information in a unit of time, hence experiencing time more slowly than large bodied animals with slow metabolic rates, such as large turtles.”

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  28. Beautiful photographs!

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