During our west coast road trip the weather was mostly scorchio, there was nothing but bright blue sky and bright sunlight. This is all well and good if you are looking to top up your tan, it is not so good for taking photographs. As any photographer knows there is nothing worse than the harsh sunlight to make a photo look flat. San Francisco didn’t let me down though. During the three days we were there the mist did decide to come rolling in on one occasion to make for some lovely atmospheric photos. You may remember I took some photos of the Golden Gate Bridge covered in the famous San Francisco mist which I took on the same day.
We spent the first part of the day avoiding the mist. We drove out to wine country for a little exploring but after deciding it was a little too pretentious for us we headed back to the city. I spotted this photo opportunity while eating lunch at the Beach Chalet Restaurant. This restaurant not only serves delicious food and frankly the best lemonade I have ever tasted but it also has a fantastic view looking over Ocean Beach. I am not going to lie, Ocean Beach is not the prettiest beach I have ever set foot upon but it does have a bit of rugged coastline which looks very striking on a misty day, especially when the waves are fierce. It also has the prettiest pastel buildings opposite which are every Instagrammers dream and so typical of the architecture of San Francisco. Before I arrived in the city I head grand plans to go round and take lot’s of photo’s of all the pretty buildings. However, because I hurt my neck we pretty much lost a whole day which meant we didn’t get to explore as much as we would have liked. There is always next time though, as San Francisco is most definitely a city I will be returning to.
Have you experienced the San Francisco mist before? Don’t you just love how atmospheric it is?
You can read more about my adventures in San Francisco and don’t forget to see what Ocean beach looks like during the sunset.