Monthly Archives: November 2009

Autumn Colors

Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

It seems like there hasn’t been as much color in the trees this year as I remember seeing last year, especially in the trees by the parking lot at work. However, there is one type of tree in this area (I work in Fremont) that is in green, yellow, orange, and red these days. Sometimes you’ll see a green tree next to a red one. Sometimes one single tree will have all colors on it.

Red and green trees

Red and green trees

I took a few quick shots of some of these during my lunch break today. This shot above is two different kinds of trees and the one below shows contrasting colors on the same type of tree. I’m working on figuring out what kind of tree that is – the colorful one. [Note: I now believe it is a Chinese Pistache tree.] I enjoy seeing the change of colors, even though it’s not as flashy as what some parts of the country get.

red leaves

Red leaves

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San Francisco Views

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San Francisco at Twilight

Last evening I joined a few others from the Night Photography Meetup group on the top of Twin Peaks above San Francisco – along with a whole bunch of other folks! It was a gorgeous and warm evening (for October November) so it was a bit crowded. There are views in all directions, though, and a moon that was just about full. The moon rose, then the sun set, then the city lights came on. It was such a pleasant evening that I was happy staying and shooting for a little over three hours. The main street you see in the shots of the city is Market Street. The Bay Bridge is visible in both shots, too.

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Enjoying the sunset from Twin Peaks

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San Francisco City Lights

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