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Photographing Golden Gate Bridge

 
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Jan 31, 2014 09:45 |  #1

I was told there is a (challenging) hike to photograph the bridge where it all lines up? I was told it was lineup hike, anyone know where that hike is?


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Jan 31, 2014 10:59 |  #2

Lines up with what?




  
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Jan 31, 2014 11:13 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #3

Sorry like a straight view, the towers lineup perfectly.


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Jan 31, 2014 11:29 as a reply to  @ post 16652579 |  #4

You can drive up there too. This spot I shot the bridge from is Battery Spencer (I parked up here on the side of the road). And yes, there was a line of photographers from this spot. There are lots of places to shoot the bridge from in the Marin Headlands. Just do a google search.

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Jan 31, 2014 12:07 as a reply to  @ post 16652579 |  #5

Susan, do you mean a viewpoint where one bridge tower is directly behind the other? I don't know of such a place, but describing it that way might bring out someone who does. Also try the Bay Area thread in the POTN Member Activities forum.


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Jan 31, 2014 12:16 |  #6

Susan there are several different places to view the bridge.

On the northwest side we have Marin Headlands which winds up the mountain in the most southern portion of Marin county. There are many pull-outs on this road and views of the city and bridge from each.

On the northeast side there is a parking lot that can be accessed heading north over the bridge. Vista point. It's a classic view of the city and bridge. Also if you continue to head north to the next exit you can meander down to the northeast lower side where a former military base is. There are excellent views there.

On the S.F. side Baker beach on the west side will give you excellent postcard views. On the S.F. east side is yet another former military base called Chrissy field. You can get a northwest facing view of the bridge and at water level which may mean sailboats.

Also you can shoot the bridge while driving across the bridge. Yup. Best being a passenger though as that bridge is typically packed with cars and they are moving fairly fast. The best bet is to walk the bridge which is 1.7 miles long.




  
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Jan 31, 2014 12:42 as a reply to  @ post 16652579 |  #7

oops, guess I misunderstood your question.




  
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Feb 01, 2014 10:26 |  #8

Just north of the bridge is this viewpoint.
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Feb 06, 2014 16:20 as a reply to  @ Geonerd's post |  #9

theres actually a spot in the presidio on the south side of the bridge that looks right through the towers. you need a half decent zoom from that distance if i recall.

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