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Golden Gate Awesome-ness

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Living in the Bay Area means you deal with a lot of bridges. And I don’t mean little ones like in Chicago; out here we have Bridges! Everyone’s favorite is the Golden Gate, and over the years I’ve made my share of GG photos. Here’s a sampling of my favorites!

Today

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Last October, actually, but screw it, it’s my blog. Finally got a decent film scanner and I’ve been busily scanning transparencies going back years. This was shot on my Sinar 4×5, using Fuji Provia. Maybe a 45-second exposure. Was great to finally see this picture! Color negatives are just not satisfying to look at…

Today

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Well, Friday to be completely accurate. My friend Mike Kelley came up and we spent the day goofing around shooting large format B&W. I made this shot using some 20-year-old Plus-X film that’s obviously been light contaminated….but I think it’s the best shot I made all day!

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It’s hard not to gloat a little over the prospect of being paid to do shoots like this. This is fun stuff, no two ways about it.

And I totally lucked out with the weather. Our first attempt last week was completely fogged out, so we hit all of our East Bay waypoints (shooting through some nasty haze) and postponed all of the San Francisco stuff for another day. That day was yesterday, and I nearly cancelled the flight because the weather in Hayward (where the flight originated) was so crappy, and deteriorating. But the Golden Gate was getting the light that photographers dream about!

“Don’t try this at home, kids,” said Rick Cascelli (the pilot), as we skimmed alarmingly close to the Marin Headlands for this shot.

Another dozen photos, after the jump!