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Clearing Wind and the GG bridge.

Local photographers have been tortured for months with murky air, but then, by the grace of the gods, Rain! And plenty of it. And the rain fell on a day conveniently followed by the chance for a hike with my wife. But alas, by the time we got anywhere, there was no color to the sky at all. A north wind was bringing the murk back, in spades. Black and White with the 410 and 40-150:


The day before, I'd ventured into the murk with a new-to-me 4/3 camera, the Panasonic L10 (and ZD 50). Same colorless murk, but enough detail for black and white photos:



Hiking with Tracy, we froze if we stopped. While it's true that Californians barely know the meaning of cold, this wind was bitter, pissed, even. Her fingers were turning white so I sent her on ahead to the car so I could sit down for the first photo above (sit down = no IS on the 410). Then, looking north, I noticed a bit of improving clarity (below, the San Rafael-Richmond Bridge, and believe it or not, the grand plan in the sixties was a causeway here, with locks for boat traffic; the bridge is the slightly more sensible solution--the isolation of salt and fresh water tidal flow would have killed off all life on either side):



Anyway, with clearing air like this, what would any sensible photographer do? I drove Tracy home, grabbed two other cameras and drove myself right back. The wind was fierce, but the tourists were out in droves:





I always feel sorry for anyone who isn't using a 4/3 camera of some sort:



This was my best with the 510 and 70-300



And this, with the L10 and ZD 12-60



Hope my prattling on doesn't detract from anyone enjoying a peek here. The implicit irony is that after months of murk, there was this one day of clear air, and now we're back to murk. It will continue until the storms of winter make their changes, but for now, it's pointless to point a camera at the horizon at all--but a good time to look for subjects near and close!
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Re: Clearing Wind and the GG bridge.

A magnificent take on the iconic GG Bridge and Frisco Bay, the best indeed that I've ever seen, Stewart. Even a glimpse of Alcatraz in the distance where Burt Lancaster was incarcerated for all those years with his pet bird for company ...

In short, very impressive photography. .
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Re: Clearing Wind and the GG bridge.

Some pleasing images there Stewart. I really like the one my the girls using their i-phones. Even though the bridge is well oof it is so recognisable. Takes me back to May and my poor efforts but of course you live there, lucky chap!
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Re: Clearing Wind and the GG bridge.

A fine series Stewart, but that first image is wonderful, it's immediately eye-catching.
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Re: Clearing Wind and the GG bridge.

A fine set. It always amuses me watching a clutch of compact camera users; it always seems as if they are praying to the god of light!
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Re: Clearing Wind and the GG bridge.

Thanks, all...it is sort of an homage to light, isn't it? (Which reminds me I need to get my hands on John's book somehow.) One also sees very expensive rigs out there as well.
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Re: Clearing Wind and the GG bridge.

Several great moods here, Stewart. You are building an impressive portfolio of the bridge and the bay, it would make a great photobook.
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Re: Clearing Wind and the GG bridge.

Really interesting set of pictures that for me kept drawing me in asking myself where is the golden bit and then the last image all is revealed in iconic splendour.
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Re: Clearing Wind and the GG bridge.

The day turned out nice in the end then Stewart so good work here.

I have been to San Francisco one only had my Oly Mui at the time we were there two days and when we arrived it was so clear you could see the Farallon Islands.
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Re: Clearing Wind and the GG bridge.

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Re: Clearing Wind and the GG bridge.

I know how you feel about the murk Stephen. So frustrating when there are such great views about.
I enjoyed your set - No2 is my favourite.
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Re: Clearing Wind and the GG bridge.

I rather liked how that one came out too. It surprised me its detail, which I missed due to ruined colors. The stuff in our air seems to rob it of the reds and greens, leaving mostly "blue air." And so becomes a good exercise in b/w photography. Vibrant colors make me lazy, as they look good whether poorly photogrphed or not. But black and white is a better challenge, for me anyway. Thanks for looking!
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