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"To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life." ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Beautiful Time-Lapse of Fog Rolling into San Francisco.

"Adrift" is a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area. Photographer simon christen  chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

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Adrift from Simon Christen on Vimeo.

"The weather conditions have to be just right for the fog to glide over the hills and under the bridge. I developed a system for trying to guess when to make the drive out to shoot, which involved checking the weather forecast, satellite images and webcams multiple times a day. For about 2 years, if the weather looked promising, I would set my alarm to 5am, recheck the webcams, and then set off on the 45-minute drive to the Marin Headlands.
I spent many mornings hiking in the dark to only find that the fog was too high, too low, or already gone by the time I got there. Luckily, once in a while the conditions would be perfect and I was able to capture something really special. Adrift is a collection of my favorite shots from these excursions into the ridges of the Marin Headlands.
I hope with my short film I am able to convey the feeling of happiness I felt while I experienced those stunning scenes."~ 

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  1. Great work Anthony luke's nice photo.

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  2. An absolutely enchanting film of one of the world's greatest natural weather phenomena. It is a long time (too long) since I was in SF. Your film has ensured that I will get back there next year. Thank You.