San Francisco Under The Bay Bridge

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© Matt Granz
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UploadedDecember 9, 2008
TakenDecember 8, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure6 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length25 mm
ISO200
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Taking this shot is not one for the faint of heart...

Steep inclines on soft ash like dirt, cliffs, and jagged metal abound. There is no parking unless you want to take a chance at being towed... then you have to trespass onto government land too... (just ignore all the signs).

All that said, it was worth it to get this shot. Taken at 12:30 am with ISO set at 200 and Aperture set at F9 for 8 seconds. Magic!

I owe a big hearty thank you to Steve Landeros

http://jpgmag.com/people/maxxsmart

for showing me this place and helping me avoid the police while taking the shot. Thanks Steve!

Keywords: San Francisco, City, Skyline, Reflections, Timed Exposure, Lights, California

46 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Great shot!!

  • Klaus Girk

    Klaus Girk (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Great capture, love the perspective, but is it worth a ticket or arrest if caught?

  • Jeff Hubis

    Jeff Hubis gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Yes, it did indeed turn out to be a wonderful shot.

  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    WOW!!

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Hey Klaus, well that certainly is the question isn't it? It is certainly the reason you don't see this particular view all over the place. Let's just say I'm happy I did it once.

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Wonderful colours, clarity and lighting! Well done.

  • Billy Houckham

    Billy Houckham said (9 Dec 2008):

    Great image

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Thanks for putting your freedom and your wallet at risk (not to mention your life) to give us this magnificent image!!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    nailed a perfect shot!

  • Mbego A

    Mbego A gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    It´s really a great shot!

  • Jo Anne Rodrick

    Jo Anne Rodrick gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    Wow!!! Amazing clarity, and the view is to die for! Fantastic job and very brave effort!!!

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    Thanks Jo Anne... The view was indeed so powerful in person that I just stood there for about five minutes taking it all in. I could have stayed all night really. Thanks again!

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    I have never seen a better capture of this scene. Way to go!

  • Jo Anne Rodrick

    Jo Anne Rodrick gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    I'm still in awe, Matt... Now I want to go to Treasure Island with my camera!!!

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    Jo Anne... if you do go... be very careful... I'd hate to know you fell off a cliff or got arrested because of my bad example.

  • anastasia kuba

    anastasia kuba said (11 Dec 2008):

    Great shot! I leave in SF too.

  • *Tim Needles

    *Tim Needles gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    Nice and crisp!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    Matt, this is no less than spectacular. Extraordinary in every way: technical, impact, composition, and originality (perspective). A real jewel.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    Gorgeous.

  • Ronnie Smith

    Ronnie Smith said (11 Dec 2008):

    Holy cow!! Awesome shot!!

  • Pam Mullins

    Pam Mullins said (11 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic night shot!

  • Sarah Terokowskie

    Sarah Terokowskie   gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    Amazing shot.

  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    Excellent shot!!! Gotta love that D90!! I am selling one of my D80's, and will have my D90 in a WEEK!!!! Woo hoo!!

  • Marianne Greig

    Marianne Greig gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    great great great. just great. = )

  • Ted Opderbeck

    Ted Opderbeck gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    Great shot - well worth the effort I bet!

  • Lisa Boulden

    Lisa Boulden said (14 Dec 2008):

    Well worth the effort! Love the lights and comp here! My favorite city in the US!!!

  • Matt.

    Matt. (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Very Well Done Matt...the water is dead calm that's rare.

  • Quiet Storm

    Quiet Storm gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Masterfully done!!!

  • Dea

    Dea gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Thanks for the comment, i took your advice and added it to zen. This photo is amazing, great shot!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    Stunning capture!

  • Logan Miller

    Logan Miller gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    great pic

  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    Absolutely beautiful shot- the lights are soo clear and crisp and the reflections stunning- cool cool shot

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Just awesome. Quality in every way!

  • Nancy Miller

    Nancy Miller gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Absolutely Stunning Shot!

  • Denise E. Johnson

    Denise E. Johnson said (25 Dec 2008):

    Matt, Beautiful photo. Thanks for adding your camera settings, now I can go and practice taking night shots.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (29 Dec 2008):

    Terrific shot!! Love it!!

  • Nils Solsvik Jr.

    Nils Solsvik Jr. gave props (31 Dec 2008):

    Nice Night Shot

  • Allen Freeman

    Allen Freeman gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Yesh, I'd say it was worth it! Wow.

  • Dawn Hayes

    Dawn Hayes gave props (18 Mar 2009):

    WOW great picture

  • Ed Puskas

    Ed Puskas gave props (3 Aug 2009):

    Stunning shot! I know how hard it is to get there, I've tried and failed a couple times, well done!

  • Keiko Ehret

    Keiko Ehret gave props (4 Aug 2009):

    Absolutely STUNNING!

  • Aisling Browne

    Aisling Browne gave props (4 Aug 2009):

    Fabulous! Well done

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (4 Aug 2009):

    Absolutely Beautiful,

  • Mike Morris

    Mike Morris gave props (5 Aug 2009):

    Sweet shot.

  • Lazarescu Costin

    Lazarescu Costin gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Totally !

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (17 May 2010):

    Fantastic shot! I have a shot posted, check it out.

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