Mike Fletcher asked me about shooting the Golden Gate Bridge because he is coming up here soon.
I was shocked to find I havenâ€™t processed any photos of it, even though I drive over it on my way to hikes in the north. In fact, I only took photos of it on one day, and not the best of conditions: morning instead of evening, and in the late afternoon haze instead of a foggy day.
Still after a little work, they came out pretty well:
Here is a stitch that didnâ€™t turn out as well, but at least you can see the city in this one:
Just before this, as I walked across the bridge, I stole this vantage point from Caitlin.
When I got to the San Francisco side, I took one last stereotypical photo looking back, itâ€™s still morning but you can see the haze is already starting up.
This one was taken from Angel Island, later that day. The haze was pretty bad, but I was able to work with it a little with a lucky crop (Thanks, Caitlin):
Taken around the same time, this was an experiment in close cropping the image. I used a long lens to make the tower of Golden Gate closer to the same size as the structure of the pier.
2 thoughts on “Golden Gate”
Your Golden Gate Bridge pictures are very good! I guess it’s a good thing I asked you about where to take good pictures of the bridge because it made you take the time to post these.
I’m surprised you haven’t taken more pictures of this San Francisco icon since you live so close to it. Well, I guess for that matter, I haven’t taken that many Los Angeles or San Diego shots even though I live in Southern California. It’s funny how we often overlook taking pictures of wonderful things near where we live. I guess we tend to take them for granted and assume we can do it anytime, but then don’t get around to it. I’ll have to make it a point to take more local shots when I get back from San Francisco.