Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Bay Area Fly Over

Dave and I got the coolest gift from his daughter and her husband…a plane flight over the Bay Area through SF Air Tours.  We scheduled our flight for sunset and I’m so glad we did.  The light was absolutely incredible and shockingly no fog!  Well there was a bit of haze and light fog on the coast outside the Golden Gate but it only added to the beauty.

Let me say that these pictures are not that great.  Unfortunately the windows were not the type where you can take crisp pictures through them plus I discovered how mistakenly easy it is to change the ISO on my camera!  It’s so pathetically easy that I have to assign that button somewhere else.  Evidently this is a common thing that happens with this camera and I got to experience it first-hand.   Anyway, without going into all the drama that ensued with me trying to adjust settings on my new camera in a plane that’s moving….lol….here they are for your viewing pleasure.  I’ve tried captioning most all of them so you know what you’re looking at.

Just fyi, I’ll be off my blog starting Saturday for about 10 days on a break.  I’ll be back at the end of July!



Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge

The same evening I shot the moon rising beneath the Bay Bridge from Treasure Island, earlier we went atop Yerba Buena Island to take this shot of the Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge.  Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands are often referred to collectively as “former Naval Station Treasure Island” or “Treasure Island”.  Yerba Buena is connected to Treasure Island and is not very big.  It’s the hilly island whereas Treasure Island is flat.  The Yerba Buena Tunnel runs through its center and connects the western and eastern spans of the Bay Bridge.

You can drive up to the very top for now….that is until they start changing everything there.  Rumor has it there will be a hotel and condos built.  I’m not really looking forward to that.  Seems everywhere there is land around the bay, it’s being developed.  But for now, I really love going to the top and taking in the stunning views.

Bay Bridge from Yerba Buena Island

Bay Bridge from Yerba Buena Island