“Symphony of Fog”
San Francisco Timelapse Photography and Fog Photography
San Francisco is known for its foggy weather. The Fog in the bay area feels like it has a mind of its own. The fog can often times disturb a beautiful sunny day and cover the sky with darkness. There are mixed feelings about the fog, many residents finding it a huge inconvenience and depressing. Where as many residences embrace the fog and its erratic behavior. Regardless of how the fog is perceived from below. Its hard to ignore just how incredible it looks from above. This collection is a tribute to the incredible fog and a showcase of its magnificent beauty. Fog has essentially become a living breathing entity in San Francisco.
Here are two of my favorite fog timelapse sequences I have ever taken. They were both taken on the top of Mount Tamalpais during a beautiful flow of fog rushing through the Bay Area. The motion as the fog creeps over the hills is breathtaking.
These two images show the magnificent cloud waves that get created when the fog rolls over the Northern California hills.
A figure stands on a distant hill, above a sea of fog. The warm glow from sunset baths the fog with color and filters through the treeline.
Two of my favorite San Francisco photos I have taken in the fog. The first image titled “Together” and the 2nd titled “Hope”.
Here is a 15 minute timelapse sequence above the fog on top of Mount Tamalpais. It is absolutely amazing to watch the patterns of the flow.
One of the most iconic places to capture foggy flows is around the Golden Gate Bridge. Here is a more intimate look at the fog interacting with the bridge in the night.
The San Francisco fog is incredible from above, but it can be very beautiful inside the foggy flows. I love taking a look at different perspectives of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Another morning capturing Golden Gate Bridge fog during dawn, one of my favorite San Francisco photos. This is actually a still photograph taken from another fog timelapse, which you can watch below.
The classic San Francisco timelapse of the Golden Gate Bridge in fog. Still to this day one of my favorite scenes to witness.
If you enjoyed this collection of San Francisco fog timelapse sequences and photography. The project will constantly grow and change in the future, with new adventures exploring the fog. You may also enjoy my collection of Aerial San Francisco photos Click Here. I also have select prints from this collection for sale Click Here.
Absolutely stunning work Michael. That ethereal atmosphere is so dreamy!
Thank you so much!
Your work is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing it. Do you have any taken from the Oakland Hills (in through the gate and creeping over Alcatraz ) or from the east hills in Orinda? The fog coming over the East Bay hills and spilling into the Orinda valley is spectacular with the oak trees as a backdrop.
Breathtakingly beautiful! What a wonderful world and a wonderful work!
Breathtakingly Beautiful! What a wonderful work!
Truly breathtaking, absolutely beautiful! Good Health to your hand, heart, mind and soul.
wahhh just wonderfull!!!
Absolutely gorgeous! I am so inspired! The 2 trees, 2 people image sticks with me, and I am someone who does not like to include people in photos.
This is absolutely stunning. From one artist to another, I believe your work is inspiring. It is definitely giving me ideas for my Requiem. I hope wish you the best success!
Such beautiful and serene photography Michael. Bringing beauty to nature’s wonders and the cityscape. Hope to see more of your incredible images in the future. John from Scotland.
Thank you for reminding me of the beauty you have in the Bay Area. We often rush through our day and forget to slow down and feel, smell, hear the fog with our senses. Just be
Mind blowing work….Peace reflects in your photography.
Thank you so much!
These are breathtaking. I grew up in Marin and have often driven these roads, but your photos really puts things in perspective of how beautiful it really is. Are the shots on Mt. Tam taken off the road or did you have to hike to certain spots. No need to give away secrets, but want to know what your approach was for these. Thanks!
Just love your art. I love so much San Francisco, The City of my dreams, and you’re able to capture and show us an energy that seems hidden behind things. The work of man, a modern city, which merges and becomes one with nature, a mysterious nature, behind which hides an energy that we humans can not totally understand. This is what I perceive of the photos of San Francisco. I also love all the other pictures. I am Italian, so especially I wanna thank you for the wonderful amazing images that portray my country. Ciao
Roberta (aka Robyn Eve Marelyn)
Hello Michael…. are any of these available in stills poster size for purchase,…. one of each please… born in s.f. on army st. 1940… love, love love remembering growing up in the city in the fog…
I really admire your work Michael, it’s incredible how you bring out the beauty of the landscapes to the maximum. I would like to know where you got the background music from the timelapse on Mount Tamalpais (the view of San Francisco), it’s extremely relaxing. Keep it up, you’re a real artist!
I think you’ve captured what I’ve loved about Marin since I got here fifty years ago.
One suggestion is a shot from the top of the Mountain Theatre across to the avenues.
Brilliant and Beautiful!
It seems like you really put a lot of effort in this collection. You are a great photographer, but the story of your “fog shots” is incredible. Keep up that fantastic work!
There are no words to express the beauty of these images and time lapses. They touch me deeply. I visit SF once or twice a year. Do you ever do workshops there?
Thank you, it’s so beautyfull
This is one of the reasons I live here. Thank you.
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant! Thank you for taking the time to capture these images. Timelapse is the most difficult to shoot for a myriad of reasons but the results can breathtaking.
I absolutely LOVE the San Francisco Fog Gallery! It’s alluring & spectacular….so majestic.
Thanks so much Tammy!
I am in love with you pics. Simply breathtaking!!!