New Years Eve Fireworks explode over San Francisco at the introduction of 2013. Boats lined the bay to get a good view of the fireworks high above the San Francisco Skyline. The Suspension section of the Bay Bridge was beautifully illuminated and the city was spectacular with many lights on even well past midnight. A light off shore breeze blew the smoke back towards the city as the light from the most recent fireworks illuminated the water, smoke and clouds above. It was a nice clear evening but quite cold, damp and breezy night and it didn't help that recent rains made the seating area atop Yerba Buena Island quite soggy. It was a great show and we've had our share during 2012 and this just topped it off nicely. It's a great view at any time of year, but especially during the fireworks shows that they have during New Years and the 4th of July.
My wife helped out again this year by dropping us off atop the hill and then sitting for 7 hours in the car waiting for me and Matt Granz to photograph the show. The least I could do was let her confiscate the tablet so I was left with my little phone to entertain myself atop the cold hill. It was worth it, I couldn't do it without her and she didn't complain one bit when we only got 5 hours of sleep last night. Our anniversary is in a few days so I will have a chance to make it up to her, once again.
Happy New Years Day 2013!
© Darvin Atkeson