A new perspective from Grizzly Peak, Berkeley
Grizzly Peak is a summit in the Berkeley Hills. It’s located between the county borders of Alameda and Contra Costa. The peak was named after the California grizzly bear which inhabited the area until the late 1800s.
These photos were shot during the golden hour but the view is incredible no matter what time of day. The drive along Grizzly Peak Blvd is short with selective parking. But there’s plenty of vista stops along the way. You’ll see views of the San Francisco cityscape, the Bay and Golden Gate bridges, Treasure Island, and the East Bay.
Over the years I’ve discovered many places to photograph San Francisco, the Golden Gate as a key focus. But Grizzly Peak is a special one, offering a completely new perspective of the Bay Area. Watching the fog roll over the Golden Gate and Marin county is a peaceful experience. The way the colors gradate through the sky and clouds down to the San Francisco skyline is breathtaking.
The Golden Gate and the Marin Headlands
Views of the North Bay a place I call home, from Grizzly Peak.
San Francisco dreaming
These shots were photographed with a Lensbaby Composter Pro with Sweet 50 Optic lens.
A few more views of the San Francisco Bay Area through the eyes of a Polaroid.
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