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The Golden Gate and Fog

Posted by
Bill Brown (California, United States) on 19 September 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Oh no, not another Golden Gate Bridge photo ... well I had an occasion to be in San Francisco last weekend so I wanted to capture a few more images of the bridge to add to my collection. As luck would have it, I encountered the famous San Francisco fog. Rather than be outdone, I decided to go for a b&w series. This first image shows Fort Point and the Bridge.

Here are a few facts on the Golden Gate Bridge:
It was completed in April 1937.
It is the most photographed US landmark, and most photographed bridge in the world.
More people die by suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge than at any other site in the world. People have been known to travel to San Francisco specifically to jump off the bridge.

Canon EOS 5D 1/320 second F/11.0 ISO 100 24 mm

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

She comes up fresh every time . . the weather there ensures no two shots are ever the same !

19 Sep 2011 6:17am

@Ronnie 2¢: I appreciate your comments Ronnie! You are right about the weather, it has looked each time I've photographed it.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Looks good to me!

19 Sep 2011 8:19am

@CElliottUK: Thanks Chris!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Regardless of how many times I see this bridge, it never fails to impress! The fog adds a wonderful touch to this well framed shot Bill! Bravo! ;-)

19 Sep 2011 11:39am

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks for your comments Eric!

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany


19 Sep 2011 1:49pm

@Ralf Kesper: Thank you!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image. When I was a kid, my dad was stationed at the Presidio. We used to go to the old Ft. Point (the building in the picture) and go fishing. I never appreciated the view when I was young.

19 Sep 2011 8:37pm

@Elaine Hancock: Wow! How interesting Elaine. I'm sure you remember the fog.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A brilliant image!

26 Sep 2011 4:04am

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve!

Houses in Greece from Greece

Amazing image...

25 Jul 2012 11:26am