(CBS News) So, I'm actually getting set to finally go on a vacation pretty soon (gasp!) and will be visiting San Francisco for the first time. Which is why it's so serendipitous that I've come across this stunning time-lapse work above highlighting the famous fog of that very city. To say the least, I'm more excited than ever about this trip right now. And you'll see why when you watch.
It's like a sea of pure tranquility floating across the northern California city. The spectacular project entitled "Adrift" was posted on Vimeo by photographer Simon Christen who writes:
It has been almost 3 years since I released "The Unseen Sea" and I'm excited and proud to share with you my latest project "Adrift".
"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.
Speaking only for myself in answer, I could not be happier or more excited now about my upcoming travels to San Francisco. A big triple-rainbow salute of wonder and awe in an urban environment goes out to Simon from all of us here at The Feed! I'm including the aforementioned, and equally wondrous, "The Unseen Sea" below for reference. And to learn more about or see other amazing works from photographer Simon Christen, be sure to visit his website by clicking here.