Blue Angels show in San Francisco, 2011


Last Saturday I went up to the City to meet two dear friends of mine and attend the Blue Angels air show. After meeting at their place – I was kinda late – we drove down to the Marina, from where we could watch the show enjoying a decent view. The Blue Angels air show is part of the greater Fleet Week event, of which you may also have heard about, that includes the parade of many military ships and the opening to the public of some ships to visit.

Blue Angels Air Show, San Francisco, 2011

Blue Angels Air Show, San Francisco, 2011

The best place to watch the show is most likely on the roof-top of one of those Marina buildings, but until I get the right invitation, my vantage point will be with the crowd.

Blue Angels Air Show, San Francisco, 2011

Rooftop viewers

The show is very much similar from year to year, yet it is probably never tiring. If it weren’t for the traffic and parking headache, I bet many more people would attend every year.

Blue Angels Air Show, San Francisco, 2011

Close formation

After some walking on the Marina, my friend and I found a nice place close to some speaker that was announcing the various acrobatics that were about to happen.

Blue Angels Air Show, San Francisco, 2011

From the Golden Gate Bridge

My friends and I got lucky, as the show the day after got canceled because of fog, I believe. Apparently one show of the two has always been canceled, so this for us was like a lucky coin toss for us. The show was good, the weather was excellent and the company was outstanding: what else to wish for a Saturday afternoon? Hope you enjoy the rest of the pictures :-)

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About Salvatore Ventura

I am a commercial photographer based in Milpitas (CA), serving the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. Among the photo services I provide are, contemporary and lifestyle portraits, profile headshots, product photography and digital image editing. I enjoy home cooked italian recipes, spanish flan, mexican tacos, and korean kimchi. And occasionally peanut butter on bananas. Have a project for me? Let me hear about it.

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