It occurs to me that I need Deacon Claybourne to cover “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.”
We can’t wait to show you where we’re taking traditional plaid this season. Who’s up for a little adventure in the Great Outdoors? #TommyFall14 #NYFW
The guy sitting next to me at the Cheesecake Factory bar is talking about how he doesn’t feel like he needs to pay for Internet at his house because he’d never use it. What kind of monster is this? What kind of life does he lead?
Local Lens: Going Grey with San Francisco’s @karlthefog
In this series, local Instagrammers show you their favorite places to shoot around where they live. For more photos and videos from the San Francisco fog, follow @karlthefog and fog-photographing friends @lec101, @wesinthewild, @finn, @ravenreviews, @cafeaulei, @luciomx and @moonman415.
As the community of Instagrammers has grown and connected people across the globe, so too has our ability to share some of the personal, hidden and beautiful locations in our hometowns.
In the second of a two-part series of local guides to San Francisco, the city’s very own fog (@karlthefog) shows you the best spots to photograph him.
Below the Fog – Mt. Davidson
"Located near the geographical center of San Francisco and notable for being the highest hill in the city at 925ft (282m), Mt. Davidson is one of my favorite parks. What makes this place so special is the different types of landscapes found within its boundaries: small narrow paths covered by trees that lead up to open fields with panoramic views of the city. (If you’ve ever seen pictures of San Francisco that make you think ‘When did this city turn into a rainforest?’ they were probably taken here.) For the best shots, go on a foggy morning and capture the way the paths disappear in my cloudy presence. On a few lucky days, you’ll reach the top and realize you’re above the clouds, looking down on a sea of cotton candy covering an entire city below.”
Above the Fog – Mt. Tamalpais
"If you’re thinking ‘Mount Davidson is cool, but I wanna go somewhere with an even better view,’ then I have the place for you. One of the Bay Area’s hot spots for photo taking is Mt. Tamalpais. This place has everything: extremely windy roads, dense forests and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, California coast and the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Drive along the Panoramic Highway and stop at every vista you come across. Check the weather report before you go and plan your trip on a foggy day. Time your trip around dusk to watch the sun set over me. You’re welcome.”
In the Fog – Point Reyes
Point Reyes is a giant cape located 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of San Francisco. While many people know it because of the Point Reyes Lighthouse, it’s also the location of vast countryside, farms, lakes, beaches and incredible views. Even the hike to get to the lighthouse is filled with several photo opportunities: steep cliffs, paths covered by trees and staircases that disappear into the horizon. I might be biased, but I recommend going on a foggy day. Bundle up in multiple layers (it’s colder and windier than you think) and capture the way the trees hug the path to the lighthouse. It manages to make an ordinary road look simultaneously daunting and magical.
60° F: Arizonans shiver uncontrollably; people in Buffalo are still sunbathing.
50° F: Californians try to turn on the heat; people in Buffalo plant gardens.
40° F: Italian sports cars won’t start; people in Buffalo drive with the windows down.
32° F: Distilled water…
So, though my attempts to have a piece of Buffalo in SF by seeing the Goos did not go so well, when I heard moe. was playing three nights less than two miles from my house, I loaded up on tickets and got super pumped because, well, let’s be honest. I love moe. more than pretty much anything.
So, here is a tale of three moe. shows.
Snowy Night on Elmwood.
It is 2:30am and I am working on spreadsheets and crying about an ABCFamily 25 Days of Christmas movie. What is my life?
Someday I will stop talking about being homesick. Today is not that day.
So, the Goo Goo Dolls are a BIG DEAL in Buffalo. Seeing them in Buffalo is like seeing the Beatles or something, people go crazy and that’s part of the fun. When I got tickets to see them in California, I figured it would be like having a little piece of home in California. I was wrong.