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Rocks and Steel


San Francisco, aka SF, should stand for ‘so fun’ to photograph.  That was lame… Sorry…

*Rocks and Steel – Golden Gate Bridge // San Francisco, California*

It’s hard to go to SF without shooting the GGB. Of course, though, I was struck with no fog. I was looking to shoot the bridge in a way that was out of the ordinary, and not having much luck. Then, I noticed a large rocky outcropping down the hill, and thought that might make an interesting juxtaposition between the bridge and the headlands.

I just wish Toby Harriman would have told me about the Poison Ivy down here before I had carelessly tramped around… Oh well, I hope I didn’t transfer any to his couch :)

golden gate bridge rock at hawk hill san francisco william woodward

Ascending to the Fog

Busy Week

I hope to get things settled down in a bit in about a month, but until then, it’s going to be crazy.  Lots of big things going on behind the scenes, so I hope to have some announcements here soon.

Ascending to the Fog – Golden Gate Bridge // SF, CA

I was able to snap this shot off while crossing the GGB this spring. Karl the Fog had not been particularly cooperating from the top of the Marin Headlands, but from down here, it worked out perfectly.  I don’t condone photographing while driving, but I know that I’m guilty of it :)

Golden Gate Bridge William Woodward

Fading Away

Road Tripping

Looks like there will be a new/unexpected road trip coming up.  Yellowstone’s a possibility, other ideas for the Wyoming/Montana area are welcome!

Fading Away – Golden Gate Bridge // San Francisco, CA

I can understand why people can have such a love for this bridge. It’s beauty and simplicity coexist in such a harmonious balance, that sometimes you forget that was built for people transportation, not just for people viewing. I don’t foresee a time that I’ll visit SF and not take in a sunrise or sunset with the bridge, and hopefully Karl the Fog will join the party also.

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco William Woodword

Peak Thru the Bridge

Step 14

“Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.” ― Jon Krakauer

Peaking Thru the Bridge – San Francisco, California

Love those early morning wake up calls. This a.m. I met Mr. Casey McCallister at Conzelman Road, at that one spot where you can see the Transamerica Tower thru the uprights of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a decent morning for sunrise, and strange to be able to see the whole city with no fog or clouds, as the last time I was up here you could barely even see the bridge!

The Bridge San Francisco William Woodward

When Morning Calls


California has officially made it in to my ‘most frequent’ used categories on my website.  I wonder if that’s a sign, either that I go too often, or that it’s just such a beautiful place to photograph…

When Morning Calls ~ San Francisco, California

On this fine (albeit brisk) morning, I met Casey McCallister of for a sunrise shoot at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, walking up Conzleman Rd towards Hawk hill. We would have had Michael Bonocore of join us, but he was too busy sleeping in from a hard afternoon spent at the Giants game. Karl the Fog monster never showed up, actually we didn’t have much in the way of clouds at all, but having an unobstructed view of the city wasn’t bad either. And I’ll be the first to admit I’m a sucker for sunburts.

Morning San Francisco William Woodward