Words by: Neil Mortensen
I went up to Grizzly Peak last Wednesday the 10th after it had rained to catch the sunset. I knew it’d be a good one because of all the cloud cover the rain had provided. When it finally stopped raining I took the opportunity to go shoot some photos, and up to Grizzly Peak I went. The sunset burned for at least two hours, however the area where the sun went down was blocked by the Berkeley hills and proceeded to set behind Mt. Tamalpais. I checked my phone to look at the weather for the weekend and luckily it said that it'd be cloudy in S.F on Saturday, which was just what I was hoping for. When the day came, Sas, Mike, Griffin and I rolled out to Mt. Tam and I was able to see exactly what I was anticipating. To me, having a vision of what you want to create is one of the most important aspects of photography. Before I set out to shoot somewhere, I have a subject matter in mind whether it's city, nature, or sometimes something even more specific depending on what I’m inspired by at the moment. It’s so satisfying when I envision what a place will look like, have everything work as planned, and be able to capture my vision when I get there. To put it short, it was one of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever been to..
Mike & I have no additional words after Neil's, we mutually agreed that what he said above is a solid representation of how we all feel. It was just another solid day down in the books, and we're looking forward to all the rest that are on the way. - Sasan