SF Bay Trail at Emeryville

January 09, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

It was New Year's Eve, and I went to watch the sunset in Emeryville. This stretch of the San Francisco Bay Trail is difficult to get to on foot, but there is a great view of the Port of Oakland, with its iconic cranes. As always, I am fascinated by the diverse wildlife juxtaposed with the urban environment.

Crab TrapsThe San Francisco Bay Trail at Everyville, California. Snowy Egret at Emeryville MarinaThe San Francisco Bay Trail at Everyville, California. EmeryvilleThe San Francisco Bay Trail at Everyville, California. The Port of Oakland from EmeryvilleThe San Francisco Bay Trail at Everyville, California.

 


San Leandro Bay

December 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I have been living in the Bay Area for a while now, and I keep hearing about this "San Francisco Bay Trail." I have walked and photographed a few sections of the Bay Trail in the past, but in the coming months, I am going to explore it much more intentionally. Many sections of the Bay Trail go through existing public parks, marinas and otherwise built-up places. But the most exciting parts for me are the areas that are set aside as nature preserves.

A couple of days ago, I visited San Leandro Bay, which is the bit in between Oakland, Alameda, and Bay Farm Island.

Arrowhead MarshArrowhead Marsh at San Leandro Bay, Oakland, California.

The picture above is of Arrowhead Marsh. These intertidal wetlands are important breeding and feeding grounds for birds, amphibians, fish, insects, and even mamals. The non-native cordgrass that chokes this marsh prevents shorebirds from feeding.

Ring-Billed GullRing-billed gull at San Leandro Bay in Oakland, California.

This is a ring-billed gull. It can be very difficult to tell the different species of gulls apart, but I'm learning.

San Leandro BayThe shore of San Leandro Bay, Oakland, California.

San Leandro BayThe San Francisco Bay Trail at San Leandro Bay, Oakland, California. San Leandro BayA silhouetted tree at San Leandro Bay, Oakland, California. San Leandro Bay San Leandro Bay

 


Berkeley Marina

November 15, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Half Moon Bay

November 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Here's a quick post from a recent trip to Half Moon Bay, California.


Meditations at the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi

November 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I dropped by the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi in North Beach, San Francisco, California back in October. I am continuing with my Meditations series here, but I only took a few shots this time. I hope you enjoy.

"Meditations" is a series of abstract and impressionist photographs made in places of worship.

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