A Day Around San Francisco Bay with Julie Blaustein

Written by Julie Blaustein

As senior photojournalist at aNewDomain.net, Julie Blaustein gets around. Not just to tech events, either. Check out this gallery.

As senior photojournalist at aNewDomain.net, I get around a bit. Not just to tech events, either. Check out this gallery. I took these shots with a Nikon D90 with an 18 mm to 200 mm lens. None of the photos have been altered.

Join me as I start my day at sunrise with a view from the Marin Headlands where you can see the Financial District peeking through the thick early morning fog.

I hop aboard Captain Ken’s Catalina ’38 to take a cruise around the San Francisco Bay from the South Beach Yacht Club in SOMA.

First stop is at Angel Island State Park where we have a picnic and a walk around this hidden gem in the Bay.

Sailing via Raccoon Straight we head for Tiburon where one can visit the Corinthian Yacht Club, one of the oldest landmarks founded in 1886.

I just love tying the boat up at a slip and walking up the ramp and through the crowd like a rock star at Sam’s in Tiburon to have a cold beer and clam chowder.

Navigating past the Golden Gate Bridge is always majestic, especially with the colorful kite surfers flying around.

A wind surfer comes close to the boat as we head up towards the Presidio Cemetery.

The Palace of Fine arts stands out and glows from shore.

Fort Mason keeps guard — that’s Nob Hill in the background.

Coit Tower on Russian Hill sits above Pier 39 where the seals have made it their home.

The view of the Financial District as seen from the water where the piers blend into the background.

A close look at the sculpture along the Embarcadero of Cupid’s Arrow inspired by San Francisco’s reputation as the home port of Eros.

The Bay Bridge carries about 270,000 vehicles per day on its two decks and has one of the longest spans in the world.

A close up of the Bay Bridge makes the bus appear to be as large as an ant.

Dusk is starting to set and you can see the infamous prison Alcatraz in the background.

Sunset envelopes the waterfront of San Francisco.

The City of San Francisco, its buildings lit up during the holiday season.

The Bay Bridge lights up the city as the sun sets and my magical day in the San Francisco Bay comes to a close.

For aNewDomain.net, I’m Julie Blaustein.

GS: All photo credits: Julie Blaustein, some rights may be reserved.


  • Oh, you captured such beautiful moments! I live in the Bay Area and have yet to visit Angel Island. I definitely have to check it out.  Do you happen to know where you went for “beer and chowder?” We are always looking for new places to go!

    Great post!

  • Pixels to my ears for all the nice comments – thank you! As for where to go for beer and chowder – Sam’s in Tiburon! If you don’t have a ’38 Catalina to get there, you can always take the Ferry, bike or drive there! 

  • I was looking for Superman in the bus image. :) 

    Nice stuff, Julie. 

    -RAP, II

  • Beautiful photos that remind me why I loved my stint in San Francisco. I am curious what you mean by, “None of the photos have been altered.”  Do you not shoot RAW and then alter it to produce your own .jpg? Or do you use the .jpg produced by the camera without alterations? I’ve heard that phrase about no alterations before and am curious what a professional photographer means when they use it.