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This shot goes out to my friend Javier, who just increased the size of his family by one late last night. Cheers to him and his family, and welcome to the world Alec!

The San Francisco Bay is a special place. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s special. I had a friend and college shoot me an email about trying to get out of a photographic funk and coming back off a hiatus. He was specifically asking me for ideas regarding motivation. “where do you go when you need to be inspired?” he asked me. The list of places which would qualify for me is long indeed, and the geography that list would cover is vast. But living where we do, there’s no place like SF to provide endless possibilities.
Whether your preference is photographing people, architecture, landscapes, icons of the globe, or a study on what happens when man and nature meet, there is no place like it.
I have traveled to this spot at least 7 times attempting to catch fog like this, each time the fog being too high with zero visibility. Last week, on my birthday, I finally was able to witness this event first hand. If you’ve never stood in the Marin Headlands and looked out towards San Francisco swallowed up in an ocean of fog… well, I don’t know what to tell you besides you’re missing out.

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