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Golden Gate Bridge
A Photographer’s Guide
Andrew Hudson

Photos

Golden Gate Bridge from southeast endJessicakirsh/Shutterstock

Golden Gate Bridge

87 views to photograph
Golden Gate Bridge from Cavallo Point at Fort BakerDaniel Ramirez/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Conzelman Road spot 2 at dawnJavarman/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Conzelman Road spot 2 at duskAndrew Zarivny/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall’s Beach at sunsetAndrew Zarivny/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall’s Beach late afternoon with golden rocksNicki Dugan Pogue/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Conzelman Road spot 2 in afternoonAndrew Zarivny/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Conzelman Road spot 3 with morning fogBrocken Inaglory/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Fort PointVicente Villamón/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Lincoln Park Golf CourseDavid Ohmer/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Marine Drive with bay at morningSalim Virji/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Marine Drive with chain at sunsetPung/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Marine Drive with Fort Point in morning panoJoseph Sohm/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Marine Drive with waves crashing on rocks verticalDavid Ohmer/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall’s Beach afternoon squareHolbox/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall’s Beach dusk verticalS Borisov/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall’s Beach late afternoon with waves crashing on rocksAndrew Zarivny/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Presidio Yacht Club with boatsHitchster/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Slackers Hill with dusk fogRadoslaw Lecyk/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Vista Point at duskBilly7944/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge looking up suspension cablesScreaming_monkey/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge looking up towerDawn Endico/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge south tower from Fort PointHorace Ko/Flickr
The Old Coast Guard Station and Golden Gate Bridge from the PresidioWill Elder/Wikipedia
Fort Baker and the Golden Gate BridgeFlickrcomphotostaylar/Wikipedia
Fort Point Lighthouse and Golden Gate BridgePeter and Michelle S/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge and Old Coast Guard Station from Crissy FieldNicolas Lannuzel/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge circular signKevin Tao/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge deck from Vista PointBill Ebbesen/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach at late afternoonNickolay Stanev/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach with people on beachSongquan Deng/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery East TrailEpicStockMedia/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery East Trail OverlookMeg Chang/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery GodfreyJamie Beverly/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Godfrey verticalJérôme Decq/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Spencer at duskVentdusud/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Spencer at noonVacclav/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Spencer at sunsetJvoves/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Spencer in afternoonPal Teravagimov/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Spencer with some fogDavid Ohmer/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Conzelman Road spot 2 afternoon verticalCan Balcioglu/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Conzelman Road spot 4 single tower afternoonKropic1/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Mason pierClatieK/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Golden Gate OverlookMatt Biddulph/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Gonzelman Road spot 1 two towers dusk fogSteinway/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Hawk Hill in the afternoonPaul H/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Kirby Cove with afternoon fogBenbench/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Marine Drive with Fort Point verticalDavid Ohmer/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Marine Drive with rocks in afternoonDavid Ball/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall’s Beach afternoonCan Balcioglu/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall’s Beach at duskRyanjwilmot/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Point CavalloJohn Kim/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Presidio Yacht ClubDavid Wiley/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Slackers Hill at sunriseFrank Schulenburg/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Slackers Hill with morning fogLorcel/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from southwest of the south towerWa17gs/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Strauss PlazaDavid Ohmer/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Vista PointAntti T Nissinen/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge looking up tower verticalMalcolm Manners/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge with Joseph B. Strauss statueJoel Bez/Flickr
Views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Conzelman Road spot 1 dusk fogMarvin Soriano/Flickr
Fort Point and Golden Gate BridgeLeaflet/Wikipedia
Fort Point signMarcin Wichary/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge and great blue heronNate bolt/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge cable cross-section2007: David Ball/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Alcatraz Island at sunsetDon Ramey Logan/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery BoutelleAlan Levine/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Spencer at nightImage Taken By/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Spencer with fogMike Johnston/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Spencer with fog at duskRunner310/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Gonzelman Road spot 1 single tower afternoonFranco Folini/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Gonzelman Road spot 1 two towers afternoonDirk Beyer/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Gonzelman Road spot 1 two towers afternoon panoMatt Biddulph/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Gonzelman Road spot 1 two towers dusk fog panoCan Balcioglu/Shutterstock
Golden Gate Bridge from Hawk Hill at sunsetMatthewobrien/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Kirby Cove afternoon cropAgunther/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Slackers Hill with afternoon fogRadoslaw Lecyk/Shutterstock
Lime Point under Golden Gate BridgeVince Smith/Flickr
The Lone SailorMarcin Wichary/Flickr
On Golden Gate Bridge at center looking at northern towerWeegee010/Wikipedia
Cavallo Point LodgeFrank Schulenburg/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach with rocksAlain Picard/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy FieldSomething Original/Wikipedia
Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall’s Beach afternoon with bluffAndrew Johnson/Flickr
Golden Gate Bridge from Point LobosLeaflet/Wikipedia

Maps

Map of Golden Gate Bridge

Map of Southeast: Welcome Center area

Map of Southwest: Marshall’s Beach and Baker Beach

Map of Northeast: Vista Point and Fort Baker

Map of Northwest: Conzelman Road, Marin headlands

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Contents

Foreword

A great travel photo­graph, like a great news photo­graph, requires you to be in the right place at the right time to capture that special moment. Professional photo­graphers have a short-hand phrase for this: “F8 and be there.”

There are countless books that can help you with photo­graphic technique, the “F8” portion of that equation. But until now, there’s been little help for the other, more critical portion of that equation, the “be there” part. To find the right spot, you had to expend lots of time and shoe leather to essentially re-invent the wheel.

In my career as a professional travel photo­grapher, well over half my time on location is spent seeking out the good angles. Andrew Hudson’s PhotoSecrets does all that legwork for you, so you can spend your time photo­graphing instead of wandering about. It’s like having a professional location scout in your camera bag. I wish I had one of these books for every city I photo­graph on assignment.

PhotoSecrets can help you capture the most beautiful sights with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of enjoyment. So grab your camera, find your favorite PhotoSecrets spots, and “be there!”

About Bob Krist

Bob Krist has photo­graphed assignments for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Travel/­Holiday, Smithsonian, and Islands. He won “Travel photo­grapher of the Year” from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008.

For National Geographic, Bob has led round-the-world tours and a traveling lecture series. His book In Tuscany with Frances Mayes spent a month on The New York Times’ bestseller list and his how-to book Spirit of Place was hailed by American Photo­grapher magazine as “the best book about travel photo­graphy we’ve ever read.”

The parents of three sons, Bob and his wife live in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Welcome

Thank you for reading PhotoSecrets. As a fellow fan of travel and photo­graphy, I hope this guide will help you quickly find the most visually stunning places, and come home with equally stunning photo­graphs.

PhotoSecrets is designed to show you all the best sights. Flick through, see the classic views, and use them as a departure point for your own creations. Get comp­osition ideas, lighting tips, and a brief history. It’ll be like travelling with a location scout and a pro-photo­grapher by your side.

Now, start exploring — and take lots of photos!

About Andrew Hudson

Originally an engineer, Andrew Hudson started PhotoSecrets in 1995. His first book won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book and his second won the Grand Prize in the National Self-Published Book Awards.

Andrew has published 15 nationally-distributed photo­graphy books. He has photo­graphed assignments for Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Men’s Health and Seventeen, and been a location scout for Nikon. His photos and articles have appeared in Alaska Airlines, National Geographic Traveler, Shutterbug Outdoor and Nature photo­graphy, Where, and Woman’s World.

Andrew has a degree in Computer Engineering from Manchester University and a certificate in copyright law from Harvard Law School. Born in Redditch, England, he lives with his wife, two kids, and two chocolate Labs, in San Diego, California.

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Introduction

At a Glance

Name:Petronas Towers (Malay: Menara Petronas)
Address:San Francisco, CA
Carries:6 lanes of US 101 plus two pedestrian/bike lanes
Crosses:Golden Gate
Connects:San Francisco to Marin County
Location:California, USA
Material:Steel
Length:2.7 km ( 1.7 miles)
Height:227 m (746 feet
Designer:Joseph Strauss, Irving Morrow, and Charles Ellis
Opened:1937
Award:California Historical Landmark
GPS:37.818172, -122.478378
Far:7 km (4 miles) from downtown San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km), three-mile-long (4.8 km) channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Francisco, California — the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula — to Marin County, carrying both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The Frommer’s travel guide describes the Golden Gate Bridge as “possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.” It opened in 1937 and was, until 1964, the longest suspension bridge main span in the world, at 4,200 feet (1,300 m).

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