Category Archives: Photography

UPDATED: Epic Pink and Yellow Textured Sunset, as Seen from Bernal

We had some friends over for dinner last night, so I couldn’t sneak up to Bernal Hill to shoot last night’s amazing sunset. But I watched it with a drink in my hand from the back yard — an awe-inspiring … Continue reading

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“Fake Dawn” on Bernal Hill Sees Sun Rise in Western Sky

We all know that the sun rises in the east (over Oakland), and sets in the west (over Twin Peaks) — right? Yes! That’s true! But during this week’s huge full moon, Neighbor David witnessed a trick of the light … Continue reading

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Meanwhile… Bernal Heights Is Just a Tiny Rock Traveling Through Deep Space

Amid the unpleasantness of current events, it’s good to remind ourselves where we stand right now…. in the grand scheme of things. Photographer Daniel Leu snapped this remarkable photo of the Moon and Venus rising over setting above Bernal Hill … Continue reading

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Robot Creates Intriguing Composite Photo of Bernal Heights

Yesterday I heard a tip about a fun little web-based photo tool thingy called Average that automatically merges a series of images to create a single blended composite. I then instructed the Average robot to select five recent images from … Continue reading

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Karl the Fog Wanted You to See These Photos of Bernal Heights

We don’t want to brag, so we’ll just tell it straight up: Celebrities dig us. It’s just true. Bernalwood is very popular among the celebrity set, and this week we got a very special celebrity shout-out from everyone’s favorite low-altitude … Continue reading

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The Only Thing Better Than This Photo of Bernal Hill During a Lightning Storm Is This Photo of Bernal Hill During a Lightning Storm with a Soundtrack

The lightning storm that passed through San Francisco on Monday night generated lots of excitement and some terrific photos from around town, but Bernalwood was slightly disappointed that we couldn’t find any good photos of Bernal Hill captured during the … Continue reading

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Bernal Hill, as Seen from Caltrain This Morning

Here’s a quick snap taken from a Caltrain departing San Francisco this morning, with Bernal Hill basking in the sun while a thin layer of Karl covers the base of Sutro Tower. Lovely. Saying goodbye always sucks, but coming home … Continue reading

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Photos of Cortland Avenue from A to Z

In the realm of unsolicited creative awesomeness, your Bernalwood editor was thrilled to find this little gift waiting for me in the Bernalwood Pool on Flickr. Flickr user bmeabroad has compiled a very sweet collection of 26 photos called “Cortland … Continue reading

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Sutro Tower Blast-Off, As Seen from Bernal Heights

Last night, two separate photographers taking pictures from separate locations atop Bernal Hill noticed the very same thing: The sun had set behind Twin Peaks, creating the illusion that Sutro Tower was poised to blast-off into space (which, as we … Continue reading

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A Special Sunset for Fans of Pink and Blue

For all you fans of pink and blue out there, last night’s sunset was a very special treat. Thanks to a generous assist from our pal Karl the Fog, a few lucky spectators in Bernal Height enjoyed an explosion of psychedelic … Continue reading

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That Cold Chill Means Karl the Fog Is Visiting Nearby

Midsummer is upon us, which means the season is nigh for regular visits from San Francisco’s most famous uninvited guest: Karl the Fog. As Citizens of Bernalwood, we are fortunate that the fog often avoids the skies over Bernal Heights … Continue reading

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Bernal Photographer Shows Awesome Images of New Bay Bridge Construction

Speaking of Bernal celebrities… Neighbor Joseph Blum is a professional photographer who lives on the north side of Folsom Street. He was a boilermaker and welder for 25 years before he took up the camera, but his roots shine through … Continue reading

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Bernal Photographer Captures Alien Abduction of Oakland

From his observation post high atop Bernal Hill, Neighbor Michael captured the shocking scene this morning as a huge alien spacecraft abducted the entire city of Oakland. The photographic evidence is incontrovertible, yet, oddly, there has been no mention of … Continue reading

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