For the last 8 years Nicholas has been shooting in the San Francisco area he have been absolutely obsessed with the fog
For the last 8 years Nicholas has been shooting in the San Francisco area he have been absolutely obsessed with the fog. Night and day it’s what he live for and what defines his photographic style. Nicholas check the cams, satellites, and other forecasts to always be able to just get up and go.
During the summer months, when the fog is created from high amounts of inland heat, it gets too high to shoot in the bay area (including the Golden Gate Bridge) as it is usually above 1,000′ and the bridge sits at 746′. In addition, since it is coming from the Pacific ocean, the coastline is pretty much unshootable. So the only option is to hit up the high vantage points, one of the best being Mt. Tamalpais, which sits at 2,572′. Mt. Tam allows you to get, “above it all” and is literally heaven on earth as you feel on top of the world or almost on an airplane looking down on clouds. What Nicholas discovered from hundreds of trips up there is, when the fog rolls through and is at the perfect height and density, it will create wave-like movements as it contours the land. This is where I coined the term “Fog Waves” as it literally looks like waves that resemble the ocean.
Nicholas Steinberg is an award winning published photographer residing in the San Francisco Bay area focusing on dramatic landscapes and everything else that strikes his eye. Nicholas’s interest in photography began on a journey to Mexico around the Yucatan peninsula in 2008 where he went for a short vacation.