Muir Woods is one of the Bay Area’s most famous and visited spots. It’s lovely. The visitor is experience is much improved now that the Park Service has instituted required reservations for parking.
The light and shadows on the water caught my eye.
North Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. Taken after sunset.
After too many failed attempts of shooting the Golden Gate Bridge, I can tell you the secret. On a clear day, you want to wait till sun has set and the towers are lit. Twilight is the perfect time. You want a little color in the sky. This shot is a little later than ideal. It’s taken from the second turn out on Cozumel road which goes up into the Marin Headlands.
Rodeo Beach at Sunset.
The Coastal Trail through the Marin Headlines provides a spectacular view of Rodeo Beach.
Hill 88 was a radar station in the Marin Headlands, which was part of the coast defense system that included nuclear Nike missiles. This building has no roof but fresh paint which covered up much graffiti. The whole site is a cold war relic and makes the visitor feel like they’ve stepped back in time.
Hill 88 was a radar station in the Marin Headlands, which was part of the coast defense system that included nuclear Nike missiles. Today the buildings have fresh paint and new roofs but little equipment left inside is decaying.
Taken on an unusually clear evening just at the start of summer. Confirming what I learned last January, the Golden Gate bridge looks best after sunset, when there is still a touch of color in the sky and the towers are lit from below.
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