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Rodeo Beach - Marin Headlands, California

 

Sunday afternoon I was having a late lunch when I received a phone call from Jim Patterson. He mentioned that the storms that had been beating the bay area for the past couple of days looked like it was going to let up in just in time for sunset in the San Francisco area, so I thought it over, and decided that it was a opportunity that I just couldn't pass up. So I grabbed my things and headed out to the GGB to meet up with Jim.

 

We met up and quickly decided that Rodeo was the best for the evening, so on we went. Over the hills and painfully trailing behind a tourist that was taking his sweet time on the only road to Rodeo...

 

As soon as Jim and I made it to the ever so popular sea stacks, Jim ripped off his shoes and socks, going "Toes to the sand" as I just said " "@%*# it" and left my shoes on. Later, after taking a step backwards and tripping over a low rock, my shoes and pants got soaked! Normally, I brave the cold ocean air in shorts, because 99.9% of the time I end up no less than knee deep in the salty water, but I just didn't have the time to change before I headed out.

 

Well, after a whirlwind week of shooting all over the bay area, I ended the weekend with this, and a some amazing night images of the storms passing over San Francisco (to be uploaded soon). Also.... Check out what Patrick Smith captured around the same time, just three miles away. Crazy how the conditions can be so different right around the corner.

 

As always..... Thanks for the views and comments!

 

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Canon 5D Mark II

Exposure: 0.4

Aperture: f/16.0

Focal Length: 20 mm

ISO Speed: 50

Lens:17-40 f/4L

Lee .3 & .9 hard edge GND

 

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Taken on December 13, 2009