“A love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area”

I have a love-hate relationship with the city of San Francisco. I love it, because it’s a wonderful city, and I enjoy the reason that I’m there (so far, it’s always been for the Salesforce.com annual user conference, Dreamforce). I hate it, because it’s so far away from where I live, and takes me away from my family for a week.

But this video, “Adrift,” by Simon Christenson, reminds me of why I love San Francisco. I hope you enjoy the video.

“Adrift” is a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area. I chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This is where “Adrift” was born.

The weather conditions have to be just right for the fog to glide over the hills and under the bridge. I developed a system for trying to guess when to make the drive out to shoot, which involved checking the weather forecast, satellite images and webcams multiple times a day. For about 2 years, if the weather looked promising, I would set my alarm to 5am, recheck the webcams, and then set off on the 45-minute drive to the Marin Headlands.