Aerial SF

It’s hard not to gloat a little over the prospect of being paid to do shoots like this. This is fun stuff, no two ways about it.

And I totally lucked out with the weather. Our first attempt last week was completely fogged out, so we hit all of our East Bay waypoints (shooting through some nasty haze) and postponed all of the San Francisco stuff for another day. That day was yesterday, and I nearly cancelled the flight because the weather in Hayward (where the flight originated) was so crappy, and deteriorating. But the Golden Gate was getting the light that photographers dream about!

“Don’t try this at home, kids,” said Rick Cascelli (the pilot), as we skimmed alarmingly close to the Marin Headlands for this shot.

There’s a reason why real estate in SF’s Sea Cliff neighborhood is expensive!

Sunday, May 27th marks the 75th anniversary of the Grand Opening of the Golden Gate bridge. Here’s a great article with oral history of the building of this incredible piece of engineering and design.

The dark blue glass tower at center is the SF Millenium (301 Mission St.) where I’ve been shooting a lot lately.

Palace of Fine Arts

The only residential subject we had in SF! This is near the summit of Pacific Heights.

5 responses to “Aerial SF

  1. Beautiful shots…you are allowed to gloat!

  2. You really got some great images! Nice work, Hargis!

  3. Looks great! There’s a new plugin that you might try on some of your shots. I’m not sure how it works – it looks like it progressively increases contrast in the mid-tones toward the horizon. http://www.kolor.com/neutralhazer-haze-remover-photo-photoshop-plugin.html

  4. Wow wow wow… love that North Tower shot in particular.

  5. I think thats my car on the bridge , , , Very nice work Mr. Hargis!