"Visions of the Golden Gate Bridge"
"To pass through the portals of the Golden Gate is to cross the threshold of adventure." -Allan Dunn
Nothings conveys the beauty of the Bay Area than the Golden Gate Bridge. It is the most recognized symbol of San Francisco and some consider it one of the seven wonders of the modern world. As a result, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most photographed icons in the world and draws photographers from all over the globe.
The most popular view is to head out of San Francisco via the Golden Gate toward the Marin Headlands. From here they are many viewpoints but my favorite, along with many other photographers, is from the Battery Spencer viewpoint. It is here you can get a close up view of the north tower.
I am sure you have seen countless photographs of the Golden Gate and I have taken countless numbers of photographs of the bridge over many years. So there I was on Battery Spencer with my face was stuck behind my camera taking my 999,999 photo of the bridge when I pulled away to see other photographers engaged in the same activity. I wondered to myself what do they see? We are all shooting the same static subject but what is their creative vision? Who will they share their creative art / snapshot with? What is their creative inspiration?
Yes, crossing the "Golden Gate Bridge is to cross the threshold of adventure."
So what is your creative vision when you look through the lens? I love to hear your thoughts...
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