When The Mist Came In

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.

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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.

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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.


  1. Sarah 21st November 2016 / 9:32 pm

    What stunning photos! I’m always secretly glad when the weather is a little moodier and my shots look more interesting 🙂

  2. Laura Torninoja 22nd November 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! San Francisco is very high up on my travel bucket list and even though I of course hope it would be sunny most of the time, I wouldn’t really mind a view like this either! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  3. Kerri 25th November 2016 / 12:23 pm

    I love these photos!

    Although, I must say, I love taking photos when there’s bright blue skies and lots of sunlight. I love the contrast in the images. I never think they look flat. For me, it’s the overcast skies that make everything look flat… there’s just no colour in grey skies.

  4. Sarah by the Sea 26th November 2016 / 10:43 pm

    My goodness. Mist is my favourite weather and those misty photos are breathtaking. The rocks protruding… they’re something else! I can’t enough of those colours and tones.
    I went to California years ago when I was 18 but we didn’t travel up as far as San Fran… I’m wishing we did, there’s so much beautiful coastline still to explore! Definitely going to book mark some of your suggested places ^_^ Thankyou for sharing 🙂 x

  5. danniannie 3rd December 2016 / 8:03 pm

    This looks gorgeous! You’re such a talented photographer! xo

  6. Dannielle @ Chicadeedee 6th December 2016 / 3:06 pm

    You are so good at capturing low light photos, I need sun! Love the beach there and the rocks, so pretty.

  7. Camila @ AdventitiousViolet 15th December 2016 / 5:18 am

    Never experienced it, but gosh it made some gorgeous photos. That light seems to show off texture in photos even more. Lovely! 🙂

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