The Golden Gate

Posted by CW McGowen (Morgan Hill, United States) on 1 July 2015 in Transportation and Portfolio.

There are two ways of getting to Marshall's Beach, one is from the Cliff's above, the other is via the Batteries to Bluffs Trail. You can pickup the trail off of Lincoln Blvd. above Baker Beach and take it north and down to Marshall's Beach.

Always one for a challenge, I entered via the cliffs above Fort Point Rock. This is a bit steep and a little precarious in the daylight, but probably downright deadly at night. Going out an hour after sunset, I definitely took the trail out.

The hike in is worth it, at the end you are presented with a unique vista of the Golden Gate Bridge highlighted by the rocky shoreline and breaking waves.

This evening, I was lucky to find a relatively clear night however there was some haze in this photo and it continued to grow as time progressed eventually making staying any longer pointless.

This was how the Golden Gate Bridge was intended to be viewed that by someone entering San Francisco Bay by boat. "San Francisco, open your golden gate"

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omid from mashhad, Iran


1 Jul 2015 7:32am

Mike Hall from California, United States

Great image CW and a good adventure to go with it !

1 Jul 2015 8:55pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Gorgeous framing an light. I appreciate you tale of the trail.

2 Jul 2015 2:03am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

This is a fantastic exposure! Great write-up about this shot as well and certainly it does present a different perspective.

2 Jul 2015 2:23am

Annima from Toulouse, France

Gorgeous picture!

2 Jul 2015 4:30am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

One of the best shots of 'Bridge and well worth all the effort there.

2 Jul 2015 4:54am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


2 Jul 2015 7:14am

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long exposure 2015 by omid



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