san francisco : by bus

The next morning I woke up to more fog. Joy! I had booked a bus tour for 10am - not good - and rescheduled for the 2pm tour - good! I don't typically do tours, but in an effort to maximize my time thought I'd give it a go. I did a city tour (not the double decker) that went pretty much everywhere I wanted to photograph. That said ... it only let us off the bus in three locations to actually take photos - and for 15 min each!! Eek!


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Our first stop was at the Golden Gate Bridge. I basically had to run in order to get positioned to get that iconic shot. I was working three cameras - Canon 40D, Leica D-Lux 5 and iPhone. Ridiculous really, but it's just too hard for me to decide which camera to use. This trip was really about me testing to see if I could travel without the Canon in an effort to downsize for short trips like this one.


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And to my surprise, the Leica lived up to the hype! I found the results were right on par with my DSLR and am super happy about that. Don't get me wrong, I will never give up my DSLR, but for a quick work trip, the Leica will be forever by my side. I love the different formats - shooting square format is super fun and 16:9 actually rivals my 10-20mm Sigma lens! I could not have been happier with the Leica performance!


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Our second stop was by the Cliff House on Point Lobos Ave. Beautiful views of Ocean beach and the Pacific Ocean! Would have been nice to plan time to get a meal at the Cliff House... next time!


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Back on the bus through Golden Gate Park and up to the top of Twin Peaks for panoramic views of the city. It's beautiful and not super easy to photograph - you want a wide angle to capture the whole thing, but everything looks so small. Seriously, I was just happy the city was not covered by fog! It had burned off a little after Noon and we had the perfect afternoon!


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