Thursday, August 30, 2007

The second shark at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. There is a new white shark that just arrived at the Monterey Bay Aquairum.

Photograph October 2005 by All Rights Reserved.

For Just the 3rd Time, a Young White Shark Goes on Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

For more information on White Sharks visit

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Good Morning SF Bay.

Greeting the Day.

Open Water Rowing. Photography By all rights reserved.

Buy Sunrise, Sunsets, Moon Rise and Moon Setting Fine Art Photography Prints at

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Humpback Whale Breeching. Photo by, October 3rd, 2006. SF Chronicle calls 2007 the year of the Humpback Whale because there have not been so many Humpback Whales reported off the SF Coast in twenty years.

San Francisco bay Axis. Get Out!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Oldies but Goodies. Classis Stars and Strips, vintage america cup class yacht participating in the the Sausalito Challenge, May 6, 2002.

Classic Black and White Sailing Photography by

Thursday, August 23, 2007

2007 US Windsurfing National Championship & Formula Windsurfing North American Championship
Crissy Field, San Francisco, California
August 7-11

Photocast by For you purest, beware, it also includes the windsurfers AND kiteboarders on the bay at the same time I went out in my photoboat.
Sandra Cannon -

Hope you enjoy it.

Contacts for more information for this press release or photos:
Susan Ruhne, St.Francis Yacht Club Marketing Committee
Amy Leenhouts, St. Francis Yacht Club Race Office
Alina Abuzyarova, Event PR Coordinator

Around 100 racers from around the world are planning to attend. The US National Championship Windsurfing event is open to all nationalities and has attracted many of the world's top ranked professional competitors. Many of the top nationally-ranked amateur competitors are locally based, and look forward to having the best in the world here on their home turf - The Bay Area. The area’s racing fleet is top in the US - many local racers are past national champions.
- A strong junior (9-18) contingent will be present - part of a successful ongoing effort by the sport to encourage young talent.
- Many of the older competitive racers will be present also- like local Steve Sylvester, age 56, who often wins his division, yet is also the top tier overall.

Crissy Field on the San Francisco City Front. The Crissy Field is one of the premier windsurfing event sites in the world. Framed by the Golden Gate Bridge, it is the backdrop of a dynamic cosmopolitan city center. Radical, high-wind, extremely challenging conditions create the ideal spectator viewing from the beachside. Competitors will rig and launch from the Crissy Field East Beach. Spectators are encouraged to come and meet the sailors.

What & When:
Updates and daily results can be found at

Event Schedule:

August 6, Monday: Registration and tune-up
August 7, Tuesday: Racing - appx: 12-5
August 8, Wednesday: Racing - appx: 12- 5
August 9, Thursday: Racing - appx: 12-5
August 10, Friday: Racing - appx: 12-5
August 11, Saturday: Racing - appx: 12-5 - Awards Ceremony

Racing Disciplines:
Course Racing - Like traditional yacht racing with a tactical, strategic upwind and downwind battle, covering a typical triangle course.
Long Distance - A grueling test of stamina and the ability to handle highly variable, extreme conditions as the racers cross distant corners of the San Francisco Bay.
Slalom - High-speed, downwind races on small, lightweight boards and sails. This is a very exciting, close-to-shore, tightly-packed fleet race, ideal for spectators.

Formula Windsurfing is an equipment standard class, which places limits on the number of sails a racer may use for an event, and applies limits to the board dimensions. This levels the playing field and allows amateur competitors easy access to the same gear used by the professionals.
Generally speaking, this limitation system makes it more affordable for average participants to race on state-of-the-art gear. The Formula system has revived competitive windsurfing around the world by making it more inviting and accessible to those interested in racing. In terms of traditional sailing, a Formula Windsurfing set-up is among the fastest of course-racing sailboats.

Key Support Organizations:
Regatta Host: The St. Francis Yacht Club -
Founded in 1927, the St. Francis Yacht Club is steeped in over 75 years of yachting and racing traditions, and presides at the water's edge of the San Francisco City Front. The St. Francis Yacht Club hosted the 1999 and 2004 Windsurfing National Championship.
Sanctioning Body: US Windsurfing –
Local Community: San Francisco Boardsailing Association-

Friday, August 17, 2007

Sweeping Aerial Photography from with Camera Work by Thom Miller, Directing and Producing by Sandra Cannon and Music by Lock + Key Productions. Kind of downtempo with thriller movie kind of score keeping you in suspense. I cut this when the Zodiac Killer was released this summer, so it has sort of a "Miami Vice", CSI, San Francisco as slick crime scene feeling to it.

Sweeping Aerials of San Francisco Skyline including the Bay Bridge, PacBell (ER) ATT Park, the Embarcedo, The City Skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge and of course the Fog.

SF BAY IMAGES aerial photogrpahy and film services.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Golden Gate Bridge on a Clear Day.

Thats the cable that holds the thing up. Certianly no sense of scale in the image.
Could of been like special effects photography and a tiny little model just for the photography but it be rough for any human to get their arms all the way around that.

It has always stuck me how similar the color of the paint is to boat bottom red, back from the days when they put lead in the boat bottom paint on Sailboats. I have wondered if it was less of an aesthetc choice and more of a functional choice, the color.

Buy Golden Gate Bridge Giclee Prints and Photographs from the Gallery

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Gulf of the Farallones Film/HD/Photography Expeditions.

For those of you who joined us last year, this is the same expedition.
We went to the Farallon Islands with 20 photographers on board. Imagine
all the equipment. It was a great trip. captured Sony 900 HD
footage of whales breeching, nature and Farallon Island scenary. Our guests captured media in everything from hd, to professional digital to pocket cameras. The whales made quiet a performance. On board were professional photographers from all over the San Francisco Bay area. Get tickets at

Please come join us for our annual trip(s) this year. We are trying to go twice.

We will be limiting the available space on the boat to 20 paying guests.
There will be a naturalist on board to help identify the nature we see. We will
be on board a stable fishing charter vessel. We plan to have two trips this year.
Click on the whale tale below (It is worth watching to see whales breeching and the white shark pictures and great music!)to see a slide show of the nature out at the Farallon Islands.

This photocast is available on DVD for playing on TV, HDTV, and Computers in our Atmopsheric Art Section. It comes in high resolution
and plays for thirty minutes with and an excellent soundtrack similar to this song.

It turns out to be quite a photography networking party. See one story on the trip at -


Nature's wonders, unscripted

Whale watching is chancy, but payoff can be magnificent

Please sign up as early as you can so we can guage how many seats are available.

Our Farallon Island photography expeditions are for serious photography enthusiasts who want to
be with us to get great shots (if we find them) and want to help support our photography efforts. We make our footage, images and services affordable and available to
non-profit organizations and educational broadcasts. Last year we assisted a well known nature documentary get footage aquire footage at the
farallones at a rate they could afford by selling tickets in a simalar way and it was a huge success. We have donated footage to the Sanctuary, and last year donated images of Killer Whales Orcas to hundreds television, web and print news organizations with an
unusual sighting we came accross that was very news worthy. If you can afford to support us, please come on the more expensive expeditions. SF Bay Images stills and digital footage has been licensed by Sunset Magazine, Books, The San Francisco Chronicle, KQED and many others. We have actively
been providing images such as the webcast below for the world to see the Farallones. Please support us if you can.

For licensing of footage this footage or past footage please contact at 415-331-3804.

Gulf of the Farallones Still Photography Slide Show from Below

Wide Screen TV Screen Saver Atmospheric Art

San Francisco with a Groove. A short collection of aerial photography by including night shots.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

A five year retrospective of spinnikar sailing photography by including the Vallejo Yacht Race, The Big Boat Series, and other Regattas. Most
of the shots are aerial the rest taken from my photo boat provided by Music by Bjorn Lynne, Photography by Sandra Cannon. EMJOY THIS!!

Wide Screen DVD of this in high resolution
with all the images and a thirty minute sound track available at
Blu Ray Discs coming this fall.

Sailing Photography by SF BAY Click here
to see the Sailing Photography Gallery available for prints and licensing.

Friday, August 10, 2007

North of San Francisco accross the Golden Gate Bridge is spectacular natural beauty.
There is the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Coastline, the Beaches and Point Reyes National Seashore not to even delve into Bodega Bay and beyond.

This is a slide montage of the Point Reyes Seashore. The music, while Celtic, is meant to have a world fusion thing reflecting the many early settlers including the Native American Indians, the Russians, and the hippies. The sound track is reflective of world fusion.

You can find the Full length DVD of this enahnced at High Resolution with 5.1 surround sound and Blu-Ray discs coming in the fall of 2007 at

Monday, August 06, 2007

Sunrise, Sunsets. Since the beginning, it hasnt changed yet.
--Little Feet from the Dixie Chicken Album

San Francisco Bay Sun, Sunset, Moon, Moonrise, Sunrise and other magic hour photography from the SF Bay Area.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Its summertime in the city. Was it Mark Twain who said the coldest winter he ever spent was summer he spent in San Francisco?

San Francisco Photography