The View From the Pier

The View From the Pier

December 19, 2011  |  Local Interest

On Saturday afternoon I joined Harold Davis and about twenty other photographers on a photo walk along the Berkeley Pier. The hazy light of day turned into a brilliant sunset. It was a great vantage point to view the iconic San Francisco skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge.

I have been fortunate to do quite a bit of traveling with my camera this year. It is so exciting to see a new place and try to capture the magic of those first impressions in images. But I find it is also deeply satisfying to be able to see what is near at hand and all-too-familiar with fresh eyes. Heracleitus is quoted as saying you can’t step in the same river twice. It’s like that with light. Every sunset is different. Fog, haze, mist . . . they all change the view from the pier.

It was fun to play with this group of enthusiastic photographers. But let’s face it: that’s a lot of tripods.

I will be returning to the pier. There is a lot to learn there.


  1. Dorothy, this colour palette is gorgeous and I love the way you see “close to home”. I need to make a return trip so you can show me around again. I think we will both have a different perspective 😉

  2. Thank you, Sabrina! It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? You know you are welcome back any time. We didn’t even scratch the surface last time. :-)

  3. Wow Dorothy! I’m going with #1 with #3 running a close second….
    Ah heck, I think they’re all good even the crew shot. :-)

  4. Amazing colors, Dorothy! Happy Season to you all…xoxo, Suzanne

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