Tag: San Francisco Bay Area

WPC: Landscape

For this week’s challenge, share a photo of a landscape: a wide establishing shot of a scene in nature or an urban setting. —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge It was a beautiful December day on Mt Tamalpais when I took this photo of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Adrift

“Adrift” is a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area. I chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This is where “Adrift” was born. —Simon Christen This video is a beautiful…

Joseph Strauss, R.I.P.

…I am totally out of sympathy with the ‘Can’t be done’ policy, as evidenced by my work on the Golden Gate Bridge, which you may know was considered impossible…my first duty now is to safeguard my health, and for this reason I plan to assume no active duties until fall. —excerpted from letter, Joseph Strauss to…

The Bay Lights Project

On Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. PST the largest light sculpture in the world will be illuminated for the first time. 25,000 LED lights are attached to the vertical suspender cables of the San Francisco—Oakland Bay Bridge. At 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet tall the computer-controlled light show will be eight times the size of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary light show.

You can click here to watch the festivities online starting at 7:30 p.m. PST. It will run everyday from dusk to 2 a.m. for the next two years. Watch the video below for a preview of the show.

A Word A Week Challenge – Industrial

“No span of steel will tolerate…neglect. But if service by generations who use it and spared manmade hazards, such as war, it should have life without end.”
—Joseph Strauss, Chief Engineer – Golden Gate Bridge

This week Sue has challenged us to illustrate the word, Industrial.

I took these photos of the arch over Ft. Point, below the Golden Gate Bridge. Built between 1853 and 1861, Ft. Point was slated for demolition as part of the construction of the bridge. Chief Engineer Joseph Strauss recognized the uniqueness of the fort and had an arch designed and built to span the structure and allow it to remain undisturbed by the presence of the new bridge. Enjoy.

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, edited in Snapseed.

A Word A Week Challenge – Industrial

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