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Aerial Landscapes over Silicon Valley, San Francisco and the Bay Area
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Circling San Francisco in a DA-42NG - pilot Justin Bowen
Looking north over Stanford towards Menlo Park and Crystal Springs Reservoir
The East Bay and San Mateo Bridge
The East Bay towards Redwood City and San Mateo
The East Bay over Eden Landing Ecological Reserve
Looking north west over the Pleasanton Ridge and Augustin Bernal Park hills
Looking west over the Pleasanton Ridge and Augustin Bernal Park hills
Sunset from the Cessna
West over the Pacific
The Golden Gate Bridge at sunset
Aerial Landscapes over Silicon Valley, San Francisco and the Bay Area
 
As part of our ongoing project to build an extensive library of brand imagery for a Silicon Valley based financial institute, photographer James Bareham returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in the late Autumn of 2013 to shoot more portraits of tech entrepreneurs and VCs.

 
In addition, James and the team began shooting a broad range of landscape and lifestyle imagery to support the client portraiture. As assistant Justin Bowen is also an accomplished flight instructor, it seemed obvious to also take to the air to capture aerial landscapes of Silicon Valley and San Francisco. 
 
The team took two separate flights, the first in a DA-42NG twin turbo prop and the second in Cessna. Flying from Livermore airport in the East Bay, they photographed the San Francisco and the bay; the Golden Gate Bridge and Mount Tamalpais; the 280 corridor over Crystal Springs Reservoir; Woodside, Palo Alto and Mountain View; the East Bay and the hills Pleasanton Ridge and Augustin Bernal Park.
 
This gallery is a selection of the final imagery from those over two hours over the bay.

 
Agency: RLD San Francisco
Creative Direction: Rick Lowe
Visual Creative Direction / Photographer: James Bareham
Assistant photographer & pilot: Justin Bowen
Retouching: New Cruelty