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Golden Gate bridge

Golden Gate bridge

I'm both pleased and disappointed with this. I would have liked more of the bridge sticking up through the clouds and I would have liked to have been closer. Normally, you can come and go as you please in a light aircraft. However, this area falls in San Francisco's "Class B" airspace which means you have to do what air traffic control tell you - and they are a little reluctant to let you circle the bridge. In fact, if you get a little too close to the bridge you might get a free fighter escort...

Canon EOS D60
1/500s f/13.0 at 135.0mm iso200 full exif

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Thierry Lucas07-Dec-2008 22:35
Beautiful. V
MarkEast09-Oct-2006 16:51
Great shot - I agree with Donald - perfect as it is ... great sense of scale ... and so different ... entirely an original picture.
Donald Kinney07-May-2005 05:25
Hi Alan,   You know, if I can differ, I think the towers are sticking up just the right amount, and you are just the right distance away.   Yeah, you could have been closer, and more of the bridge could have been showing, but that would be closer to a picture-postcard rather than this "art shot".   This is an outstanding shot!   I like it a lot.   Thanks.   Best regards, Donald Kinney
Guest 23-Apr-2005 20:21
can you imagine: been to san francisco for 8 days: no clouds at all!
thanks for showing me how it should be! :)

Donald Verger09-Feb-2005 19:11
love it! voted!
ac09-Feb-2005 08:22
Intersting, unusual.
bar simplson 07-Feb-2005 01:28
Amazing shot..u must be Batman.
Vivek SenGupta02-Feb-2005 23:13
wow this is heavenly!
Eric Noel31-Dec-2004 05:39
Very cool shot. What great timing to be near the bridge with all of that fog there. The cars in the lower left add a nice sense of scale to the scene as well.