Friday, November 28, 2008

success

golden gate bridge in black and white at night
golden gate bridge
Originally uploaded by alicethelma
Probably the most photogenic bridge in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge was on my to do list while visiting here in the Bay Area. Having grown up in the East Bay and having taken this landmark for granted, I marveled at the fact that I had never visited the bridge at night. As busy as this tourist spot can be, A., M. and I had little trouble navigating the various vista points and parking. I wanted to capture the bridge from various vantage points including Fort Point, the spot where Kim Novak famously jumped in the water in the film Vertigo.

Heading north over the bridge into the Marin Headlands is where we found the true magic. The trail was extremely dark without benefit of moonlight and both A. and I felt a bit sketched out hiking so high above highway 101 in almost pitch black. But seeing the bridge from this viewpoint was stunning. It is an awesome sight and one of the true wonders of the world.
golden gate bridge in black and white at night
I’m not taking the GGB for granted anymore.

4 comments:

Rantz said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

mehitabel said...

Gorgeous shots, and worth every bit of the effort you put into them. Congratulations!

Kendall said...

Success is the perfect word for this post! Thank you for struggling up the hill in the dark, twisting your ankles over rocks, hauling your tripod and camera uphill with you. These pictures are so beautiful they make my eyes tear up, and there's no way I'm ever going to get up there myself in the dark, so I'm just incredibly grateful.

April said...

fantastic shot, that last one