The other day Dave and I went to Bodega Bay and oh what glorious weather we had! It can be very foggy and cold there so when it’s nice out, it’s worth a trip there to enjoy the beauty without the inclement weather.
You might recognize the name Bodega Bay because Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” was filmed there. We didn’t go up there to be attacked by birds though haha….I wanted to take a picture of a fishing vessel that had run ashore on Salmon Creek Beach just a couple of months ago in September. I had seen pictures of this boat just a few weeks ago where the vessel was a lot more vertical. It seems the waves are making it tip a bit and I’m glad I was able to get it before the whole thing possibly goes sideways!
Should you wish to read about how the boat was abandoned and how the captain tried to flee, you can read about the boat and what happened here: https://goo.gl/evirI4. I’ve also included a small gallery of iPhone photos just for fun. They are not that great but I thought you might be interested and I’ve included a map to show where Bodega Bay is in relation to San Francisco.
Here’s another one from Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge. Almost everything in the preserve is represented here with the exception of birds which we didn’t see many on our outing. You can see the salt pond to the left and right, scenic bridges, the red structures, marshy grass, beautiful light cast across the scenes, and the SF Bay peninsula hills off in the distance.
The red hut to the right you saw from inside a few posts ago, and the other structure to the left I’ve included in this post as well but from a different angle. I really want to go back in the morning sometime soon. What a fun place to take photos!
I know I’m a bit bouncing around but I forgot to post some Mare Island images. Blasphemy! I know you’re all on the edge of your seats (ha!) so i thought I’d post the rest in a gallery here. What I really love about architecture are the textures and shapes and the way the light reflects off the windows. Each scene seemed to call out to me in a different way so I had fun over a few days processing all these.
For those of you who are wondering, I really adore my Sony A7! These were all taken with a 16-35mm Sony-Zeiss lens which is a fantastic lens. It’s almost as wide as my 14-24mm Nikon and seems every bit as good, although I don’t do scientific tests and have yet to use it for a night shot.