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Golden Gate Bridge, top down

There were originally five in this series but I couldn't get the crops to work out properly, so pared it down to just three. With five I could have shown more detail, but the fog just wouldn't stay still, nor the same tone, nor color, nor shape....
If your auto breaks down, a big tow truck appears behind your vehicle and simply pushes you the rest of the way across the bridge. Funnily, there are signs that read "No U-Turn," though I have seen it done. Another local stunt is to open your door as you ride down the center lane so that it whacks the yellow (plastic) roadway dividers. That I have not seen done.
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Re: Golden Gate Bridge, top down

Stewart, what an absolutely fabulous triptych!

I was just wondering, to 'freeze' the fog could you have shot at a wider angle to capture the scene in one and then for the forum, have sliced the file into three?
I have sometimes sliced a file in two with a tall subject such as a high building or waterfall.
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Re: Golden Gate Bridge, top down

Hi Mark,
I would lose too much detail, I think, at least with a ten mega pixel camera like the 510. But it would be nice, to slice up a huge digital image.
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Re: Golden Gate Bridge, top down

For posting to the forum I think slicing in two should work as the display image isn’t so big. Edit: replying by Blackberry's dumb phone is challenging Stewart!
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Re: Golden Gate Bridge, top down

fantastic, so you can walk accross the bridge...............cool
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Re: Golden Gate Bridge, top down

I was in San Francisco this time last year and the weather was far, far clearer for the whole week we were there, we didn't see any fog at all.

We took a walk across the bridge one morning, but decided that we would stop at the half way point and turn back. The bridge is symmetrical, so it seemed like wasted effort to go all the way. The view from the bridge was superb.

I must say that SF is one of the finest, most interesting cities I have visited, I loved our time there.

Nice set of photos and many thanks for bringing back some great memories.
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Re: Golden Gate Bridge, top down

I spent part of one day driving over all the bridges before heading up to do some wine tasting in the Napa Valley. I made it as far as the mud spings at Calistoga but can't remember which route I took back.
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Re: Golden Gate Bridge, top down

Brilliant set of three. What an excellent way to display them. Only been to San Francisco once and would love to go back. You've just brought back some great memories. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Golden Gate Bridge, top down

"For posting to the forum I think slicing in two should work as the display image isn’t so big."
Mark, this started as a five panel top down that I just couldn't fix, so was reluctant to use fewer than three...

"fantastic, so you can walk across the bridge"
Roberta, sometimes the far (west) side is opened for cyclists, too. There are legions of cycle rental outfits that send many customers across the bridge.

"We took a walk across the bridge one morning, but decided that we would stop at the half way point and turn back. "
Tractorboy, yes, the middle is a fair hike all by itself, and plenty far for the views.

"I spent part of one day driving over all the bridges before heading up to do some wine tasting in the Napa Valley. I made it as far as the mud springs at Calistoga but can't remember which route I took back."
OM USer, after wine tasting, I'm glad you made it back at all!

"You've just brought back some great memories. Thanks for posting."
Thanks, Phill D, for enjoying the photos!
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