So how the heck can anyone take a different picture of San Francisco’s iconically iconic Golden Gate Bridge?
Local photographers pretty much ignore the Bridge, leaving it to visitors and postcard companies, but your faithful correspondent can’t resist the lure of the impossible challenge. Some recent attempts just happen to meet this week’s Photo Challenge, “Between.” What I accidentally discovered is that you can do something interesting with the Bridge if you use it as the backdrop, not the subject, of the photograph. For example, when traveling to the Fringe of Marin, I got a bit lucky with this shot of highway construction, producing a decent triangle-within-triangle effect.
A few Sundays ago, I went to Chrissy Field early to take fog pictures and found myself in the middle of a triathalon, a bicycle race, and an art museum exhibition–simultaneously. The art exhibit is an installation sponsored by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Since I’m not the greatest journalist, I’ve forgotten the sculptor’s name and whether this is a temporary or permanent display. But the giant works look pretty good contrasted against the Golden Gate.
The ongoing restoration of Chrissy continues to produce beautiful results when complete. Not far from the sculptures I found this jogger passing through the restored wetlands.
I hope you have a good weekend of photography.
Vonn Scott Bair