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                    Golden Gate Bridge

                                           December 2007

December 1, 2007 was a sunny day sandwiched between two more typical gray wintry days. The white clouds passing overhead in

San Rafael encouraged me to try once again to get the "ultimate bridge picture." Arriving at the Marin Headlands overlooking the bridge,

I took a few shots from the usual vantage points on Conzelman Drive.

 

 

I then decided to make the trek down to Kirby Cove, the small beach just outside the north end of the bridge. It was well worth the trip down

(and even the 350-400 foot hike back) because the view was spectacular. The panorama below is a composite of 4 frames stacked with

Photoshop CS3's Photomerge tool. (Scroll sideways)

By the time I got back to the car, it was after 4 PM and I began thinking about sunset shots from Rodeo Beach. I drove over the hill,

stopping briefly to take this image of Rodeo Valley from the roadside. Then on down to the beach.

A rather scrawny coyote was trying to cross the road and not having much luck due to the weekend traffic. He did make it safely, however, because I

saw him on the opposite side while driving out later.

The beach proper was closed because of the recent oil spill in the Bay, but I got a few sunset images anyway from the road.

All in all, a very good day at the bridge!

 

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