San Francisco: The Living Fog through Photographs

Mar 7, 2011 by    Posted under: Photos

The Marin Headlands sit just north of San Francisco on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is my favorite place to be in the San Francisco Bay area. I find a sense of quite and grounding I haven’t found any where else out here.

The views at the Headlands are amazing, especially of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. I took these photos from the southern most part of the Headlands, on a hill that rises up where the Golden Gate Bridge begins on the north side.

There are miles of hiking trails, a lighthouse, beaches, a hostel and historic military forts and much more in the Marin Headlands. In the first photo you can see one of the old military bunkers, now crumbling and eerie in the fog with the sun setting behind it.

The last two photographs are of the fog as it creeps, dense and heavy towards San Francisco, leaving the City looking Oz or Brigadoon, hidden to the world by a thick blanket of fog.

This fog is typical and moves in from the Pacific Ocean, often obscuring the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco before moving across the bay to Berkeley and the East Bay. As the fog rolls in, it is not unusual for the temperature to drop 20 degrees or more within 15 or 20 minutes, leaving the air cold, damp and misty.

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