Bay Bridge Lights

More often than not, my long-haul flights are late at night.  So what do you do between the end of dinner and having to wade through the molasses-like TSA lines? Ordinarily, I would get some work or reading done.  Just as I began to bury myself in a research, I looked out the window.  The sky was clear.  The bay was still.  It seemed that the shooting conditions for the new Bay bridge lights would be good.  So, I grabbed my camera and headed straight to the Embarcadero.

The Bay Lights are the brainchild of Leo Villareal. The Bay Bridge Lights were first lit in March of 2013. Fortunately for tourists and the inhabitants of SF Bay who have proper evening window blinds, it became a permanent installation in 2016.  While those of you in HK might poo-pooh the display as rudimentary compared to Hirohito Totsune's ICC Light and Music Show (he is the same guy that did Tokyo Skytree), light sculptures of this scale are rare in the US - so let people enjoy it!  

Despite the chill, shooting conditions at Rincon Park were great.  There were plenty of couples taking a late night stroll.  Invariably I lost track of time and found myself hustling to get back the airport.

I managed to get this time lapse and a few nice stills.  So enjoy!


Kent is a management consultant who has spent years traveling for work.  His refuge is looking for the perfect meal so that he can reproduce it at home with his wife and friends.