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A Rare Perspective Of San Francisco ! Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
A Rare Perspective Of San Francisco !
A Rare Perspective Of San Francisco !
I know this is an icon but I had never seen it ever from here until I saw a similar image. I owe this image to Ed Nunez who I had visited to shoot the Big Sur Coastline with. I wanted to get to this location but he told me it is almost impossible as this is on government property and has pretty tight security due to obvious reasons of late. I told him I had to have it for myself and I would do whatever it took. So we drive there as the sun set and he asked me to jump out the car without stopping and make my way down the steepest embankment of my life all the way down to the water. He could not stop as the police were constantly patrolling the area and I only had a matter of seconds to get out of sight. Once I finally got to the spot I could not setup my tripod due to the steepness; I could not even put my bag down as it rolled down the hill. So I dug a deep hole to put the tripod legs into.I know that a lot of people will disagree with this but when you are desperate to get a rare pers
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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    Well, it's beautiful and I say ya gotta do what ya gotta do..I almost got arrested photographing a train wreck. I didn't know you weren't supposed to.

4/16/2008 9:27:06 AM

Melissa Quinton
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Beautiful picture!.....I've been known clime down a hill or two !...

4/16/2008 9:50:33 AM

Melissa Quinton
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Beautiful picture!.....I've been known clime down a hill or two !...

4/16/2008 9:50:37 AM

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Fantastic!! Love the story too.. Winner!

4/16/2008 9:54:21 AM

Dianna Murphy
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Wow this is gorgeous and rare indeed. This is a winner is I ever saw one.

4/16/2008 11:34:27 AM

Cheryl Plank
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Stunning scene. Glad you didn't end up in the pokey...

4/16/2008 5:57:00 PM

Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this spectatulor capture and finalist!!!!!

6/19/2008 9:16:50 AM

Debra R. Harder
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WOW, Kevin!! BIG CONGRATS on this SUPERB finalist! It's in my favs!! Deb

6/19/2008 8:30:09 PM

Renata Gusciora
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Big congratulations on this super finalist and good luck in the next round!

6/20/2008 8:27:25 AM

Alex T. Mizuno
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Wow, this is amazing. I live in the Bay Are for many years but this sure is a unique angle. Color is gorgeous too. Definitely worth the adventure. Congratulations on your win Kevin!!

6/20/2008 12:36:16 PM

Angie Sidles
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Kevin, this is magnificent and your story makes it that much better!! Beautifully done and I'm glad you're not in jail! ;o) Congrats on your well deserved win! :)

6/20/2008 12:44:54 PM

Kate Jackson
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Oh boy Kevin this was well worth all the effort and how exciting for you! And by the way congrats on a wonderful win!

6/20/2008 12:54:44 PM

Mike Umbreit
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Kevin - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike

6/20/2008 1:59:41 PM

Elida Gutierrez
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The Golden Cup
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6/20/2008 8:07:40 PM

Colette M. Metcalf
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6/21/2008 3:39:44 AM

Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Kevin on your Win.


7/5/2008 6:31:13 PM

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