This week the topic is Lighting. —Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge I spent a lifetime working with light and this photo is a look at some new parking lot lights at the Golden Gate Bridge Employee Parking Lot one evening, just before I retired in 2014.
Freedom is just Chaos with better lighting.
—Alan Dean Foster
The choice to low-pressure sodium vapor lamps on the Golden Gate Bridge was a last-minute decision near the end of the construction project. By 1976 these fixtures were replaced with ones using high-pressure sodium vapor lamps and even more savings in operational dollars. 40 years later, those fixtures were retro-fitted with inserts using inductive fluorescent…
“We want to see your interpretation of grand, from festive holiday city scenes to the Christmas tree in your living room to other shots that will make our jaws drop.” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand
It is an absolute pleasure to be one of the people who are responsible for maintaining the lights on this grand structure. I spend two-thirds of my work days in the dark, on either Swing shift or Graveyard, and I love to see the Golden Gate Bridge with all it’s lights burning bright.
This was my view last night.
Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Pro HDR app, edited in CameraBag2.
Last night was Earth Hour, a time when people around the world turned off their lights for one hour to send a message for action on climate change. I worked Swing shift last night (15:00 – 23:00 hours) and at 20:30 I turned off the decorative tower lights on the Golden Gate Bridge (one small step…