San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

November 13, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

After our stop at Alcatraz, we spent the day cruising the shores of San Francisco and in particular Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. As the skies began to clear of the early morning fog, we were greeted with the the awe inspiring and equally enticing engineering wonder spanning the Golden Gate Strait. With clear minds and energetic souls, we trekked the mile across the Golden Gate Bridge, numerous times stopping to admire the view and pan our cameras at the burnt orange marvel and beyond.

Past the bridge and into the Marin Headlands, we enjoyed the day aplenty trying to capture every view possible of the bridge and the city. Unfortunately, we were not able to witness a sunrise or sunset - which I can only imagine to be magnificent, but nonetheless were able to enjoy the variety of views and angles that the bridge walk afforded us. After catching a double decker back into the city, our day was capped by some fantastic chowder at the Blue Mermaid

As for photographing San Francisco's Golden Gate....

You really can't go wrong with this truly photographic structure. Multitudes of angles and entic

ing views which are only accentuated by the ever-changing weather conditions. I tried to be a little different in my artistic renditions of the bridge matching strong angles with accentuated red hues. The clouds of the day provided excellent contributions to the overall feel. Unfortunately, my photos were taken during the day's harshest light. A clear morning sunrise would be amazing!

My Recommendations: 

  • Pray for good weather! The day before, we could not even see the Golden Gate from a shoreline path. 
  • Dare to be "different". Many photographers have visited San Francisco camera in hand. Show the world your own view!
  • Bring your lens bag! One would think wide-angle, but also some great shots to be had from Macro to Long Zoom. 
  • Take some time to walk the bridge but also to walk around the Golden Gate Recreational Area. Lots of cool things to see! 
  • Try to be there for the golden hours of sunrise and sunset. 
  • For more information: http://www.nps.gov/goga/index.htm 

 

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