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SHOT OF THE GOLDEN GATE

SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA, United States

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ON SUNDAY, AUG 29, 2010, I JOINED A FEW OTHER BUBBER ARTISTS AND WE TOOK A TRIP TO THE MARIN HEADLANDS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. OVER THE YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN THOUSANDS OF IMAGES TAKEN OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE. THIS IS BUT ONE “SHOT OF THE GOLDEN GATE”, THAT I’VE TAKEN OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. THIS VIEW WAS TAKEN FROM THE MARIN HEADLANDS SIDE OF THE BRIDGE AND AROUND THE BUNKERS THAT ARE UMONGST THE RELICS AND OLD BUILDINGS IN THAT EMEDIATE AREA. IN ORDER TO GET A FULL SHOT OF THE BRIDGE YOU NEED FIRST AND FORMOST, THE COOPERATION OF MOTHER NATURE AND NO FOG. NEXT, YOU WILL NEED A CAMERA WITH A WIDE ANGLE LENS OF AT LEAST 38MM. MY KODAK Z710 HAS A 38-380MM EQUIVALENT AUTOZOOM LENS. HOWEVER, I DON’T THINK IT PULLS IN IMAGES AS GOOD AS MY CANON 100-300MM TELEPHOTO LENS ON MY CANON EOS KISS REBEL. I COULD HAVE CHANGED THE LENS ON MY SLR, BUT I HAD THE KODAK IN HAND AND IT WAS CONVIENIENT. I HAD TO DO A FEW ADJUSTMENTS IN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 3.0, IN ORDER TO CLEAR UP SOME OF THE ISSUES WITH LIGHT FOG. IF THERE HAD BEEN ANY MORE FOG THAN THERE WAS, I DON’T KNOW IF I COULD HAVE SAVED THIS IMAGE OR NOT. I ONLY HAVE A FEW SHOTS OF THE BRIDGE FROM END TO END, THE FOG USUALLY KEPT ME FROM GETTING THAT SHOT, LIKE THIS ONE. I HAD A GREAT TIME THAT SUNDAY, BUT I WAS SO TIRED WHEN I GOT HOME, I LITTERALLY SLEPT FOR ABOUT 5 FULL HOURS WITHOUT WAKING UP. FOR ME, THAT’S A RECORD. I’M USUALLY AWAKE EVERY 1-1 1/2 HOURS ALL NIGHT LONG. DOING STUFF LIKE WE DID THAT DAY, IS GETTING HARDER AND HARDER FOR ME TO DO. I CAN ONLY TAKE ABOUT 6 HOURS IN MY 17 FOOT FISHING BOAT, BEFORE I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO GET OUT OF IT AND LAY DOWN FOR A WHILE. BUT, BEFORE THAT HAPPENS, I’LL HAVE TO PUT THE ENGINE BACK IN IT FIRST. MAYBE ONCE I GET THE NEW ENGINE IN THE BOAT, I MIGHT TAKE A FISHING TRIP OUT INTO SAN FRANSISCO BAY.

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