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Suggest as many photo opp locations in San Fran as possible!

 
da9k1ne
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Mar 31, 2012 15:11 |  #1

I'll be going to San Fran on Friday for four days (one of the days being in Napa). I'm looking to take as many pictures as I possibly can, so any cool locations you suggest would be great.

I know of the tourist spots such as:

Fishermans Warf
Chinatown
Painted Lady Houses
Golden Gate Bridge
Sausalito (plan on riding bikes across the bridge into town)

Suggest away! Sample photos from the locations would also be great as well. I've searched for a while on the forum and the ones I listed seem to be most talked about. I'd like some undercover locations!




  
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Mar 31, 2012 15:57 |  #2

I can't really suggest undiscovered places.... but you would probably like Yerba Buena Island, Sutro Tower, and maybe Coit Tower. Each have very unique persepectives of the city and are generally touristy and easy to research.


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Mar 31, 2012 17:19 |  #3

fort mason is nice, mission st., 3rd st as it gets down near china basin, chestnut st toward the bridge from van ness. undercover locations are going to be hard to find, it's a well traveled city.




  
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Apr 01, 2012 02:11 |  #4

My favorite is always Alcatraz.


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Apr 02, 2012 13:45 |  #5

The Maritime Museum, buried in the wasteland of Fisherman's Wharf, is worth a visit. http://www.nps.gov/saf​r/index.htm (external link)

If you're up for a whole day's walk, hike across the GG bridge and up to the Marin Headlands area.




  
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Apr 04, 2012 22:57 as a reply to  @ Geonerd's post |  #6

Photo Secrets San Francisco and Northern California by Andrew Hudson

http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1333598​184&sr=1-1 (external link)


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Apr 06, 2012 02:00 |  #7

Don't forget Lombard St.

Sutro Baths is a good night location. The windmills in Golden Gate Park are off the beat track and not photographed much.


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Apr 06, 2012 02:11 |  #8

palace of fine arts - great architecture
twin peaks - view of the downtown
japanese garden or anywhere really inside golden gate park


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Apr 06, 2012 02:49 |  #9

sorry im an echo here, i just read that someone also listed this book.

if you have time to get this book, get it. the photos in the book are not the best, but it gives you a large list of things to photograph. also it gives you some great spots. i think in the book it lists more than 10 spots to photograph the golden gate bridge including the time of day to go.

http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1333698​412&sr=8-1 (external link)


heres my list of things that others havnt mentioned, check it out:
Grand View Park (awesome staircase, great view of the city, you can see the west, east and north end of the city, more of a locals secret)
Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands, Sausalito, Battery Cranston, Fort Point and of course the vista view points
Night Skyline of SF from Treasure Island
Grace Cathedral from the park and inside
Russian Hill, Golden Gate Bridge, Downtown from Coit Tower (and Coit tower itself)
Legion of Honor
Cable Cars
Alamo Square
Pier 7


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Apr 10, 2012 15:10 as a reply to  @ imjason's post |  #10

A worthwhile trip tip.

I took a very touristy bus decked out as a cable car from Fisherman's Warf over San Francisco.

While not shooting much from the bus, I did learn a lot about the city and was able to spot places I wanted to return to photograph.


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