San Francisco

I just came home from one of the most amazing trips I’ve ever made. I spent the last two weeks exploring California and it’s been awesome!! I travelled along the coast following the Highway 1 (even between the two road closures that affected the highway this year) and I visited the three National Parks in Sierra Nevada. And I finally went to San Francisco! It’s been a long drive (more than 2000 miles or more than 3500 km), I walked a lot of kilometres too… I took a few thousands of photos… I came home exhausted but happy! I met a lot of nice people on the way and I have seen so many impressive places and so much wildlife…

This is the route I followed during these two weeks:

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The first stop of my trip was San Francisco. I spent there two and a half days, visiting the city and also Sausalito and Muir Woods National Forest in Marin County, north of San Francisco. The first thing that surprised me was the weather. How can it be so foggy in that city! I never got to see the sky in San Francisco, it was always cloudy during the day and, when the sunset was approaching, a dense fog covered the city… I never saw one of the most symbolic bridges of the city, for me the Golden Gate was always surrounded by fog. But I enjoyed San Francisco anyway. Its beautiful and eccletic architecture, its picturesque neighborhoods, its old cable cars and buses and its sea lions!

Here are some photos from my first two days in San Francisco! I hope you like them!

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 The Painted Ladies. Canon EOS1200D 25mm f/11 1/60sec. ISO100
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Alamo Square. Canon EOS1200D 34mm f/11 1/30sec. ISO100
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Chinatown. Canon EOS1200D 37mm f/11 1/60sec. ISO100
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Chinatown. Canon EOS1200D 45mm f/11 1/40sec. ISO100
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San Francisco Financial District from Coit tower. Canon EOS1200D 10mm f/11 1/800sec. ISO200
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Lombart Street from Coit tower. Canon EOS1200D 180mm f/11 1/400sec. ISO100
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Canon EOS1200D 55mm f/5.6 1/1000sec. ISO200
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Fisherman’s Wharf. Canon EOS1200D 55mm f/11 1/125sec. ISO100
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Sea lion at Pier 39. Canon EOS1200D 250mm f/5.6 1/160sec. ISO100
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Sea lions napping. Canon EOS1200D 250mm f/5.6 1/500sec. ISO100
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Fisherman’s Wharf. Canon EOS1200D 45mm f/11 1/100sec. ISO100
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Lombart Street. Canon EOS1200D 18mm f/11 1/40sec. ISO100
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Haight-Ashbury. Canon EOS1200D 55mm f/11 1/50sec. ISO100
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Foggy dusk at Golden Gate. Canon EOS1200D 21mm f/11 6sec. ISO100 ND8

 

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4 thoughts on “San Francisco

  1. So glad you enjoyed your California trip Mercedes. Your images are absolutely wonderful. The fog makes San Francisco difficult and fun to shoot. On one trip, I watched the fog roll through the Golden Gate, exposing various parts of it. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Thanks a mil, Anne!!! I really enjoyed it!! California surprised me in so many ways… There is so much wildlife everywhere, so many incredible and different landscapes…. I only regret not having spend more days exploring each area a bit more!!! I wasn’t expecting so manny things to see!! 🙂
      There will be a second trip to California soon, I’m sure!! Hopefully with a stop in Sacramento 😉

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    1. Thanks a mil!!! Last September I visited California for the first time and I loved it! I didn’t spend so much time in the cities, I prefer the wildness… but San Francisco left a huge impression in me! So different to the other US cities I have visited… SF has its own vibe, its own caracther 🙂

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