Sameer Halai @sameerhalai

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traveler. global citizen. photography. design. outdoors. mountaineering. entrepreneur. san francisco.

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Fascinating juxtaposition of colors in this frame. Half dome is bathed in light from the setting Sun, with a tiny crest of white snow lying unmelted on its summit. El Capitan and the rest of the Yosemite Valley are in the blue dusky darkness of their own shadows, while the trees in the foreground still retain their green hues. Five minutes later, this entire frame turned blue-grey #yosemite #elcapitan #halfdome #yosemitenationalpark #nps #outdoors #backcountry #sunset
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Fascinating juxtaposition of colors in this frame. Half dome is bathed in light from the setting Sun, with a tiny crest of white snow lying unmelted on its summit. El Capitan and the rest of the Yosemite Valley are in the blue dusky darkness of their own shadows, while the trees in the foreground still retain their green hues. Five minutes later, this entire frame turned blue-grey #yosemite #elcapitan #halfdome #yosemitenationalpark #nps #outdoors #backcountry #sunset

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Everyone paused to take in the sunset from the Coastal trail in the Mt Tamalpais state park near San Francisco. The tricky thing about this park is that it closes at sunset but the best colors dance over the Pacific Ocean into the hour after sunset. Very lucky to be at an angle from the sun where the edge of the ridge in the foreground caught just enough of the sunlight to distinguish itself #mttam #sanfrancisco #bayarea #sunset #silhouette #marin
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Everyone paused to take in the sunset from the Coastal trail in the Mt Tamalpais state park near San Francisco. The tricky thing about this park is that it closes at sunset but the best colors dance over the Pacific Ocean into the hour after sunset. Very lucky to be at an angle from the sun where the edge of the ridge in the foreground caught just enough of the sunlight to distinguish itself #mttam #sanfrancisco #bayarea #sunset #silhouette #marin

Watching the Bay Lights from SoMa at dusk. The Bay Lights is a site-specific monumental light sculpture and generative art installation on the western span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, designed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its opening. The installation by light artist Leo Villareal includes 25,000 individual white LEDs along 1.8 miles (2.9 km) of the cables on the north side of the suspension span of the bridge between Yerba Buena Island and San Francisco. Initially intended as temporary, it is now a permanent installation. #baybridge #sanfrancisco #dusk #lightshow
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Watching the Bay Lights from SoMa at dusk. The Bay Lights is a site-specific monumental light sculpture and generative art installation on the western span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, designed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its opening. The installation by light artist Leo Villareal includes 25,000 individual white LEDs along 1.8 miles (2.9 km) of the cables on the north side of the suspension span of the bridge between Yerba Buena Island and San Francisco. Initially intended as temporary, it is now a permanent installation. #baybridge #sanfrancisco #dusk #lightshow

The Million Dollar Highway stretches for about 25 miles (40 km) in western Colorado and follows the route of U.S. 550 between Silverton and Ouray, Colorado. It is part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. We took this picture with a drone that we launched from bottom left, near  the remains of the Idarado Mine (can you spot the trolleyway jutting out against the cliff?). The mountains in the background are the San Juan mountains. #colorado #millindollarhighway #highway #mountains #snow #drone #aerial #mine
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The Million Dollar Highway stretches for about 25 miles (40 km) in western Colorado and follows the route of U.S. 550 between Silverton and Ouray, Colorado. It is part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. We took this picture with a drone that we launched from bottom left, near the remains of the Idarado Mine (can you spot the trolleyway jutting out against the cliff?). The mountains in the background are the San Juan mountains. #colorado #millindollarhighway #highway #mountains #snow #drone #aerial #mine

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Sunset colors frame the Golden Gate Bridge stretching visually above Alcatraz Island (also called "The Rock"), with the Emeryville Marina in the foreground. Alcatraz was the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast. Look closely, do you see that lone single sailboat next to it? ⛵️ #sanfrancisco #goldengatebridge #emeryville
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Sunset colors frame the Golden Gate Bridge stretching visually above Alcatraz Island (also called "The Rock"), with the Emeryville Marina in the foreground. Alcatraz was the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast. Look closely, do you see that lone single sailboat next to it? ⛵️ #sanfrancisco #goldengatebridge #emeryville

Baker beach in San Francisco has one of the most intimate views of the Golden Gate Bridge. But it's always quite cold here and you have to bring a down jacket, especially in the Summer! #ggb #bakerbeach #sanfrancisco
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Baker beach in San Francisco has one of the most intimate views of the Golden Gate Bridge. But it's always quite cold here and you have to bring a down jacket, especially in the Summer! #ggb #bakerbeach #sanfrancisco

@mr.blinddraw painted a portrait of me. wdyt?
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@mr.blinddraw painted a portrait of me. wdyt?

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Fascinating juxtaposition of textures, terrain and weather on an April drive towards the San Juan mountains in Western Colorado #colorado #ouray #silverton #sanjuans #mountains
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Fascinating juxtaposition of textures, terrain and weather on an April drive towards the San Juan mountains in Western Colorado #colorado #ouray #silverton #sanjuans #mountains

Tennessee beach in Tennessee Valley which is an offshoot of the Marin Headlands. A fairly flat and easy 1.7mile hike from the parking lot (a 30 min drive from San Francisco) leads to this gorgeous spot along the Pacific Ocean #bayarea #pacificocean #sanfrancisco #marin #headlands #cliff
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Tennessee beach in Tennessee Valley which is an offshoot of the Marin Headlands. A fairly flat and easy 1.7mile hike from the parking lot (a 30 min drive from San Francisco) leads to this gorgeous spot along the Pacific Ocean #bayarea #pacificocean #sanfrancisco #marin #headlands #cliff

A few weeks ago I took the train from Toruń to Warsaw, in Poland. The textures and the terrain along the route were mesmerizing in their simplicity. Fairly unremarkable for most of the 3 hours, the sights had a calming and relaxing and very intriguing beauty as it inspired me to look more closely, engage more, and discern more detail at more subtle levels. These pictures look sharp despite the fast moving train because they were shot at a shutter speed of 1/8000 i.e. the frame was only exposed for 125 microseconds #warsaw #poland #country #train
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A few weeks ago I took the train from Toruń to Warsaw, in Poland. The textures and the terrain along the route were mesmerizing in their simplicity. Fairly unremarkable for most of the 3 hours, the sights had a calming and relaxing and very intriguing beauty as it inspired me to look more closely, engage more, and discern more detail at more subtle levels. These pictures look sharp despite the fast moving train because they were shot at a shutter speed of 1/8000 i.e. the frame was only exposed for 125 microseconds #warsaw #poland #country #train

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The last snow before Spring begins to take over in Sun Valley, Idaho. Was on my way back to the airport when I decided to pull over and do a quick drone shoot. Sun Valley is a gorgeous place! This is a drone selfie, sometimes called a #dronie 😀 #drone #idaho #sunvalleyidaho #selfiee #mountains
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The last snow before Spring begins to take over in Sun Valley, Idaho. Was on my way back to the airport when I decided to pull over and do a quick drone shoot. Sun Valley is a gorgeous place! This is a drone selfie, sometimes called a #dronie 😀 #drone #idaho #sunvalleyidaho #selfiee #mountains

Morning fog rolling in to the San Francisco Bay over the Golden Gate Bridge #timelapse #sanfrancisco #goldengatebridge #sunrise #karlthefog
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Morning fog rolling in to the San Francisco Bay over the Golden Gate Bridge #timelapse #sanfrancisco #goldengatebridge #sunrise #karlthefog

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