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Showing posts from April, 2014

A Moment in Time: 8am--Posey Tube

Continuing the theme of transportation options on and off the island of Alameda, here is a rush hour picture of the Posey Tube. The Posey/Webster Street Tubes is my most frequented route on and off the island. But, having the luxury of working from home, I don't often experience it during rush hour, and this morning at 8am there was definitely a back up of cars making the trek to work. 8am on April 30 Molly 8am   Sarah 8am

A Moment in Time: 7am--Park Street Bridge

I was very excited to find something for 7am, just past sunrise to highlight the entry of daylight hours to our challenge. But as I woke up on Wednesday I discovered it was quit a foggy overcast day.  I decided to photograph the Park Street Bridge. I think I mentioned this in an earlier post, but Alameda is an island, right next to Oakland and in the middle of the Bay. I think there are only four or five ways to get there, a tunnel, some bridges and a ferry. (Maybe the rest will be future subjects.) Other than the Webster/Posey tunnel/tube, the Park Street Bridge is one of the most well known, and like many other bridges in the Bay Area, has it's own style and distinctive color, green.  Here's the perspective of a pedestrian looking east into Oakland. 7am on April 9 Molly 7am Sarah 7am

A Moment in Time: 6am--Blurry San Francisco Skyline

I figured by the time we reached 6am this would start getting easier, but for some reason last night I did not sleep well and kept waking up thinking it was time to go. This is our first moment that was on a weekday and there was no time to return to bed for a nap. Plus I had a general idea where I wanted to go, but not exactly what would work and how much light there would be yet, and it was raining, so today was a bit of a challenge. All this lead up explains my blur on purpose of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline. I went out with the intention of finding something across from the Oakland port where there are cranes and ships and lots of lights, but nothing quite worked. It was pretty dark still and cloudy and rainy, and I felt a little odd wandering around an old abandoned Navy base, shooting through a chain link fence, so this was a quick capture with no tripod setup and a lot of very dark, black Bay in between me and San Francisco. I really am looking forward to dayligh