A Rare Perspective Of San Francisco ! [Travel ]

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A Rare Perspective Of San Francisco !

Uploaded: April 16, 2008 08:43:14


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

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 25/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 36.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe April 16, 2008

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. #902059

April 16, 2008

Beautiful picture!.....I've been known clime down a hill or two !... #5796008

April 16, 2008

Beautiful picture!.....I've been known clime down a hill or two !... #5796009

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton April 16, 2008

Fantastic!! Love the story too.. Winner! #5796023

Dianna Murphy April 16, 2008

Wow this is gorgeous and rare indeed. This is a winner is I ever saw one. #5796340

Cheryl Plank April 16, 2008

Stunning scene. Glad you didn't end up in the pokey... #5797502

Tammy Espino June 19, 2008

Congrats on this spectatulor capture and finalist!!!!! #6078540

Debra R. Harder June 19, 2008

WOW, Kevin!! BIG CONGRATS on this SUPERB finalist! It's in my favs!! Deb #6082540

Renata Gusciora June 20, 2008

Big congratulations on this super finalist and good luck in the next round! #6084868

Alex T. Mizuno June 20, 2008

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!! #6085818

Angie Sidles level-classic June 20, 2008

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! :) #6085891

Kate Jackson level-classic June 20, 2008

Oh boy Kevin this was well worth all the effort and how exciting for you! And by the way congrats on a wonderful win! #6086002

Michael Umbreit June 20, 2008

Kevin - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike #6086442

Elida Gutierrez June 20, 2008

The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners" #6087810

Colette M. Metcalf June 21, 2008

Congratulations!!! #6088783

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 05, 2008

Congratulations Kevin on your Win.

Dominick #6143794

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