Watch! Gorgeous time-lapse is a ‘Love Letter to the Fog of the San Francisco Bay Area’

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Video screen capture Simen Christen via Vimeo

This is one of those "Don't Worry About Staring Whimsically At Your Computer Screen Even If You're At Work" videos because if a coworker, or even boss, drop by your desk, they'll start staring too, and you'll all have a lighter heart for the rest of the day.

Adrift from Simon Christen on Vimeo.

Photographer Simon Christen writes:

"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.

I spent many mornings hiking in the dark to only find that the fog was too high, too low, or already gone by the time I got there. Luckily, once in a while the conditions would be perfect and I was able to capture something really special. Adrift is a collection of my favorite shots from these excursions into the ridges of the Marin Headlands.

I hope with my short film I am able to convey the feeling of happiness I felt while I experienced those stunning scenes.

All I can say is: Mr. Christen, thank you so much for your dedication to this. Holy wow, it's worth it!

san fran fog imageSimen Christen via Vimeo/Video screen capture

san fran fog imageSimen Christen via Vimeo/Video screen capture

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