A few weeks ago, my friend Tom and his two sisters and I took a group of student photographers to San Francisco for a workshop and barbeque to teach them techniques for shooting at night on a tripod and using long exposures. Our first stop was Baker Beach where we took the obligatory shots of the Golden Gate Bridge, had a windy and chilly cookout, and then moved on to The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina. We were lucky enough to be there for sunset, so we took a one block detour to see the bridge at sunset. The Palace of Fine Arts is always lit up beautifully and rarely crowded at night, making it the perfect stop with plenty of room for each of the 28 young photographers to set up their cameras. Last stop was across town to the Embarcadero for views of the Bay Bridge with the old pier in the foreground, now just stumps of wood. Great trip except for the drive up and back in a yellow school bus.