Aerial views of the Bay Area
A bit like our astrophotography posts, this gallery was born at another crossroads of our hobbies: Norbi as a private pilot (often joined by our friend Aurelien), and Aurora as the shutterbug – all in the context of the beautiful setting that is the Bay Area.
Flying over the smallest of the Farallon Islands, about 30 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge. At this point, the two pilots of the small Cessna plane we were in were fairly concerned that there was no place to do an emergency landing in case anything went wrong. Luckily, we survived to tell the tale.
Suburbs of San Francisco extending all the way down the Pacific coastline.
Bay area evaporation ponds seen from above.
Downtown San Francisco reflected in the wing of a small Cessna plane. As a bonus, an aircraft carrier is anchored just near the Bay Bridge during Fleet Week.
Night flight over San Francisco, with clouds rolling in.
Looking down on the Golden Gate bridge in the late afternoon light.
The shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge against the setting sun, with just a hint of the typical San Francisco fog.
Night flying over San Francisco International airport. I never thought I’d post a photo taken at ISO 25600 to this website, but here we are…