Photographing the Golden Gate Bridge

Photographing The Golden Gate Bridge

This morning I headed up to San Francisco to take some photographs of the Golden Gate bridge.  As you can see from these iPhone snapshots, I was using my Mamiya 645 1000s which I had loaded with Kodak Ektar 100.

Photographing the Golden Gate Bridge

The first place I visited was the Marin Headlands for the classic tourist shot with San Francisco in the background.

Photographing the Golden Gate Bridge

I then tried to head higher up into the Headlands but the road was closed for construction. I did take a few photos at the visitor center before heading back over the bridge to Fort Point.

Photographing the Golden Gate Bridge

If you have never been to Fort Point, it is highly recommended. It is great for taking the bridge from a viewpoint  that’s a little different from most tourist shots.

Photographing the Golden Gate Bridge

The fort itself is also quite interesting inside with exhibitions on the history of the fort and life back when it was in use. And you can climb up to the roof where you can stand right under the bridge.

Photographing the Golden Gate Bridge

It will be a while before I get my Mamiya shots developed but when I do I will post some here (if they are any good)

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