<p>San Francisco is so much fun to explore from above. With the bridges, coastline, and downtown, there is much to take in from a bird's-eye view. If you are shooting the city from a plane be sure to talk to the pilot about the weather, as many days the fog rolls in before sunset.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><b>Meet Your Guide:</b>&nbsp;My name is&nbsp;Aya&nbsp;Okawa and I am a photographer, visual anthropologist,&nbsp;and a member of the Your&nbsp;Shot&nbsp;photo&nbsp;community. In my <g class="gr_ gr_13 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="13">photos</g> I explore California and beyond, documenting cultural stories&nbsp;and&nbsp;natural transformation&nbsp;both on the ground and from above. I love San Francisco for its unique culture and its accessibility to the coast, redwoods, mountains,&nbsp;and deserts all within a short drive. From architecture to&nbsp;natural abstracts, there is much to explore and photograph here!&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Follow&nbsp;Aya’s&nbsp;work on her&nbsp;</i><a href="http://www.aya.photo" target="_blank"><i>website</i></a><i>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/labyrinthiansmile" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.&nbsp;</i>&nbsp;<br> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Downtown

San Francisco is so much fun to explore from above. With the bridges, coastline, and downtown, there is much to take in from a bird's-eye view. If you are shooting the city from a plane be sure to talk to the pilot about the weather, as many days the fog rolls in before sunset.
 

Meet Your Guide: My name is Aya Okawa and I am a photographer, visual anthropologist, and a member of the Your Shot photo community. In my photos I explore California and beyond, documenting cultural stories and natural transformation both on the ground and from above. I love San Francisco for its unique culture and its accessibility to the coast, redwoods, mountains, and deserts all within a short drive. From architecture to natural abstracts, there is much to explore and photograph here! 

Follow Aya’s work on her website and Instagram 

 

Photograph and caption by Aya Okawa, National Geographic Your Shot

A Local Photographer's Guide to San Francisco, California

Follow a National Geographic Your Shot member as she shows us the best of her city.

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