On a lonely foggy eve, I stumbled into Fort Point National Historic Site and the archway truss of the Golden Gate Bridge. From Fort Point you get an original view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay. It’s pretty unreal down there, and very easy to get to. I wish the building at the point was open, and it’d be cool to wander closer to the bridge, but it’s gated off pretty well (the first shot here is actually taken with the camera lens poking through the hole in the fence). I’ve seen some photogs get deeper access and I only wonder what their secrets are…
I definitely plan to go back and venture through the area beneath the bridge and the roadways there a bit more. It’s a cool industrial urban lattice of somewhat creepy proportion begging to be explored!
A few images from a recent jaunt and scouting trip in San Francisco’s Central Waterfront, Dogpatch, Bayview, and Hunter’s Point neighborhoods. I love the industrial feel of these places and definitely expect to use every little nook and cranny at some point for some really cool gritty photoshoot locations. Broken down rusty truck trailers, decommissioned factories, rotting buildings and shipyards abound. It’s a treat for the urban/industrial decay connoisseur.
Some night shots from Mare Island. Lots of 1 to 10 minute exposures around midnight on Mare Island near Vallejo, CA. I huddled next to creepy warehouse buildings, climbed into a few odd places, and was happy I had rented that super sweet Manfrotto tripod that went 7 feet up over the gates. Enjoyed spending time with Tim Baskerville as an honorary Nocturne for the night.