The End of FogBay
I will end FogBay the way I began it, with a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is remarkable to think that after its construction in 1937, many locals thought the bridge to be an eyesore. It was San Francisco photographer Ansel Adams who helped change public opinion when he announced that he felt the bridge actually enhanced the Golden Gate landscape. The story of a local photographer helping others to see the beauty of the San Francisco Bay seems a fitting way with which to conclude FogBay.

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Personal Note:
During the one thousand posts to this site, I've featured a lot of the remarkable things that make the Bay Area a wonderful place to experience. I hope you take the time to visit the ARCHIVES link at the bottom of each page and view some of those past posts.

FogBay has been very rewarding to research, shoot and assemble. It has taught me a lot about photography and given me a deeper appreciation of the Bay Area. Although there are easily another thousand interesting posts to be written about San Francisco, after four years I'm ready to move on and try new things with my photography.

To this end I've started FogPhoto.com, a new photoblog which will allow me to be a little more creative in my photography without the constraint of attempting to illuminate a story. I've got a lot of exciting plans for FogPhoto and its wider format means that I may even turn my camera horizontally once in a while.

I would like to thank all the FogBay readers who took the time to write in, offer their generous support, and provide their insights. I will truly miss reading your comments. I hope you'll find the time visit me at FogPhoto occasionally.

Best wishes and thank you,


Blogger Susanna said...


I am sad to see FogBay end. I enjoyed your website and will miss the photos.

Susanna Mann (Jane's friend in GA)

6:39 AM  
Blogger AphotoAday said...

It's been a genuine pleasure reading all this curious history about our town -- and the photos have been inspirational...

Looking forward to seeing the new site develop. The layout looks great.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Photo Cache said...

Thank you. It was my pleasure to see your photos and read your research.

1:19 PM  
Blogger dutchbaby said...

Thank you, Ramsey, for a great body of work!

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your photos and reminding me of why I love my hometown so much, especially now since I live much too far away.

Good luck on your new blog!

1:22 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Definitely sad to see FogBay end, but excited for the new venture. Good luck and keep up the great work!

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Chet said...

You've amassed a truly impressive combination of beautiful images with thoughtful, instructive and humorous posts. A daily viewing of your blog was a great reminder of the fond memories created from trips to the bay area. I look forward to your new direction!

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just stumbled on this site and have been blown away by your work. I hate to see it come to an end as I am getting to know the city from my recent travels there. Nevertheless, I have learned much more about the city from your photos. Good luck and I'll visit your other site.

3:28 PM  
Blogger tangobaby said...

Ramsey, it's been far too long since I've paid FogBay a visit, so I was sad to see this post (however, I totally understand). I'll enjoy browsing the archives like I used to and will look forward to seeing what's up on your new site.

All the best.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please make a book of your photos and stories -- I adore them.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Leicaman said...

My compliments on your remarkable photographs. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

5:55 AM  
Blogger Sahar said...

I agree with a post above, I could easily see your work in a book. I found your blog a few months ago and followed it day by day and just recently I've went back and started from the very beginning...So much I've learned! Thank you so much for sharing all of this, your work is truly a marvel and I've enjoyed your photography and stories so much. Good luck with your photography, and I'll follow your other blog!

2:47 AM  
Blogger Leann said...

I really enjoyed your blog.

You have some really interesting and entertaining posts.

Feature some of your posts in the south-san-francisco community

3:10 AM  
Anonymous ILovePhotoBlogs said...

Awesome photography, writing and overall design..Hate to see this end,but I understand your need to move on. Best of luck with your new venture!

5:20 PM  
Blogger B-Sides said...

ramsey... i never left comments before.. and havent been by in awhile.. i am soo sad to see fog bay go.. however.. i totally understand your new venture.. its exciting and scary all at the same time!
i myself will be soon parting ways w/ beloved SF.. still planning to do work in the city but will be relocating back to LA to go back to school...
its so bittersweet...

SF gives you something so rare... so motivating and encouraging.. you're true self...
and to be able to express that in an image is a feeling you cant quite explain... and SF gives such a romantic need to show others how its beauty can be or should be seen...

long live artists in SF!

all the best,
shannon claire

1:30 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful blog that you have created in here. I used to live in the Bay Area but unfortunately I had to leave to my home country this year but I hope to come back very soon by next year to finish my career.

I love the city so much and I'm very glad to have found this blog...

Thanks again and take care a lot.

I love SF

4:24 PM  
Anonymous monkeyface said...

Awesome. Yes! More creativity. Go wild Man. Love the thing. Do it to it!

Keepo rawkin!

12:13 AM  

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