Wow .Check out this amazing photo, captured from Bernal Hill Monday morning and shared on Reddit by @faunz.
This is an image of our futuristic urban future, as it shows the skeleton of the new Salesforce Tower poking through the dense blanket of fog that sometimes covers downtown San Francisco. So gorgeous. So Cloud City of Bespin.
Your Bernalwood editor also noticed the new tower standing proud through the clouds when I awoke on Monday, and it prompted a pre-caffeinated moment of wonder and awe. So I’m grateful to have that moment captured in a photo. It’s going to be amazing to see how our evolving skyline will look from Bernal Heights when Salesforce Tower is completed.
PHOTO: @faunz on Reddit
Big *heart* to Chris Blagg for sharing this photo via Instagram.
This stunning photo was shared a few minutes ago by Reddit user PicturesOfThings. It’s last night’s sunset, as seen from Bernal Hill.
Please join us in saying: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Neighbor JoEllen from Pinhole Coffee on Cortland brings word of a special photo-coffee event happening on Sunday, April 23:
There is a big holiday for Pinhole enthusiasts this Sunday. It’s Pinhole Day, a worldwide event that goes back to the roots of photography to celebrate pinhole photographs. It’s always held on last Sunday of April,and this year that’s Sunday, April 24th
Pinhole Coffee is featuring pinhole photographs by Bay Area artist (former Bernal resident) Joy Caves. In addition to taking pinhole photographs, Joy develops them with caffenol, a coffee developer. From 10-2pm on Sunda,y she will be present to show people how to take pinholes and how caffenol works.
In addition, anyone who wears Pinhole Coffee apparel, or purchases any, on Sunday the 24th will receive 1 free beverage.
PHOTO: Top, Sutro Tower pinhole photo, by JoEllen Depakakibo
Juan Pablo Romero snapped this photo yesterday in Bernal Heights.
Apart from being beautiful, the photo also manages to capture many of the essential textures, tensions, and juxtapositions of Bernal Heights, all within the frame of a single image. Impressive!
PHOTO: Juan Pablo Romero
We’ve known for some time that coyotes have settled in Bernal Heights and become our new neighbors. Yet while coyote sightings are now a frequent occurrence, so far many of the photos of the coyotes that we’ve seen have suffered from the Bigfoot Problem — the images have been distant and somewhat grainy.
Over the weekend Bernal neighbor and ace photographer Cristiano Valli tackled that by capturing some of the most stunning and intimate portraits of our coyote-neighbors that we’ve seen thus far. He says:
“[This coyote] lives in the backyard of the cool house on Stoneman at Shotwell. He’s terrified most of the time. Aggressive if cornered. Cute like hell.”
Here are a few more of Neighbor Cristiano’s portraits of our coyote neighbors.
PHOTOS: Cristiano Valli on Instagram
A look back at the news tells us that this has been a rather intense week here in Bernal Heights. Thankfully, this photo from last night captured by Neighbor Alex provides a great reminder of what matters and endures.
UPDATE: Neighbor Teri snapped a reverse angle: