Thursday, November 03, 2005

Golden Gate bridge

This is a photo of the most photographed thing in the world, the Golden Gate bridge. I took this picuture of one of the two main towers on an especially foggy day.
I like how the extreme angle focuses your eyes on the architecture and the details.
I thought this angle would use the fog to my advantage by exagerating the height of the towers.

[click photo to enlarge]

18 Comments:

Blogger Ian Frazier said...

Interesting view with good details, have you tried it with a more directional light or one with a more dramatic sky?

Peace
Ian

9:00 AM  
Blogger SLeeK@ER said...

nice..

9:38 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments

I have actually only been able to take photos of the bridge on two seperate days (one is in the archives). The one day it was perfectly sunny and this day it was very overcast.

I'll make my way back sometime soon.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Glyn (Zaphod) Evans said...

A very good picture. I am astounded by the details in fact.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Karl-Petter said...

Really nice. Definitely an interesting angle. Like how you have only captured the the pillar and nothing else.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.

I thought about using black and white but I thought the distinctive color of the bridge would be lost.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I've never seen that angle. Makes it looks so much more impressive.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Mari said...

Great photo Ahamed! The angle you chose only adds to the drama in addition to your perspective. Very nicely done.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.

I always try to take an angle or perspective that is uncommon. It is more challenging and rewarding when it is a very common or well known thing like the Golden Gate Bridge.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

Unique image of a well known landmark.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Beautiful - I love rivets!

8:47 PM  
Blogger jayne d'Arcy said...

Oh my lord, that just gets my vertigo going. What a hellacious shot!

10:00 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments, I'm motivated to go back to the bridge now.

11:29 PM  
Anonymous Mona said...

From the SF Gate.

Where ppl have jumped from the GGB
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2005/10/30/MNG2NFF7KI1.DTL&o=2

11:48 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Yikes Mona.
from that website that means that around 30 people committed suicide from where I took the photo.
Everything has its darkside.

9:11 AM  
Blogger RPM said...

Great perspective on the bridge, taken from a nontraditional angle.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comment,
Someday I'd like to take a top down shot from a helicopter. I'm not sure if they have helicopter tours of the bridge though.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

ooooo... lovely... I miss the bay area and the bridges, thanks

6:04 PM  

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