After the Mavericks Big Wave Surf Contest I decided to stick around the the San Francisco area a few days to do some surfing of my own while waiting for the right flying weather. The day had finally come. The weather was predicted to have a bit of fog rolling in right as the sun was setting. This was all the right ingredients for some fantastic photos from above San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
I rallied up a few friends and managed to connect the right dots with Verticle CFI, a San Francisco based helicopter tour company that is now well known for private photography tours. A quick phone call later and we had lift with the doors off. Hanging out of a helicopter isn’t exactly new to me. I’ve done it a few different times both for work as well as personal. However hanging out of a helicopter above the Golden Gate Bridge is never something I imaged I would be doing. Let alone capturing some of the most beautiful photos. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the flight and around the city, enjoy.