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Friends finally got me to take the plunge down the steep hill below San Francisco's Bay Bridge. I knew the view was stunning but I didn't realize the view of the city was as stunning. San Francisco is one of the world's more beautiful cities and is surrounded by magnificent suspension bridges that seem to adorn the city with steel lace. My favorite is still the Golden Gate Bridge but this view of the Bay Bridge holds its own. This was the easy part, heading on down to the beach level I understand is quite steep. The area is officially off limits but seems to be a common location for photographers. I was surprised that a recent fire form where this was taken hadn't caused the closure of the area. This is one of those views that everyone should have access to.

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Tags:   Bay Bridge San Francisco Skyline Cityscape Landscape Vista Suspension City Glow By The Bay Bay Area Night Lights Stars Silver California Coastal Journey Cables Darv Darvin Atkeson LiquidMoonlight.com

N 53 B 4.8K C 10 E Jan 1, 2014 F Jan 2, 2014
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The Grand Finale begins with multiple colored fireworks that reflected in the mirror like glass of the sky scrapers of San Francisco. Taken from Treasure Island the Bay Bridge can be seen to the left with the vertical strands lit by the Bay Lights project which consists of 25,000 super bright LEDs to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the bridge. Happy New Year everyone.

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Tags:   New Years Eve Fireworks Show 2014 California Grand Finale Bay Bridge Suspension Port of San Francisco Embarcadero Belle Darv Darvin Lynneal LiquidMoonlight.com

N 77 B 5.9K C 12 E Jan 1, 2014 F Jan 1, 2014
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San Francisco rings in 2014 with a spectacular fireworks show. This particular burst started out entirely blue then turning red on one edge that would wrap around in a wave motion until the entire burst turned red before fading. Smoke from previous works lingered over the Bay Bridge which was illuminated by the 75th anniversary Bay Lights Project on the vertical suspensions. We lined up to shoot this year from the far end of Treasure Island and it worked out nicely and not so nearly crowded as in previous years.

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Tags:   2014 New Year's Eve San Francisco Fireworks Show Display Reflection Skyline Bay Bridge Suspension City Bay Embarcadero Belle Stars Starlight Midnight Treasure Island Yerba Buena Spectacular Darv Darvin Lynneal Atkeson

N 120 B 6.7K C 24 E Jan 1, 2012 F Dec 29, 2013
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Happy New Year for 2014. This shot is obviously from a previous year but wasn't published. I hope to be out getting more great shots this year and wanted to get the jump on it and wish you all the best for the year to come. Wow, 2014 already. Seems like 2013 went by really fast. The shot was taken from the top of Yerba Buena Island looking towards the San Francisco skyline. The view is stunning but the drop down the cliff in front of you is a bit unnerving. You have to arrive very early to get a spot as this location has limited space. But what a wonderful view of the Embarcadero as fireworks light up the sky next to the famous Bay Bridge. Boats crowd the bay near the fireworks adding extra light of their own. One of my all time favorite places.

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Tags:   San Francisco Fireworks New Years Eve 2013 2014 Bay Bridge Suspension Embarcadero Treasure Island Yerba Buena Island Show Skyline Cityscape Landscape Bay Pacific Coast Port of San Francisco Pier 14 Bay Lights Darv Darvin Atkeson LiquidMoonlight.com

N 50 B 6.3K C 15 E Sep 6, 2013 F Sep 9, 2013
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As the sun sets on the bay the new bridge lights came on and illuminated the
brand new and glowing addition to suspension bridges that the San Francisco
Bay Area is so well known for. This towering structure replaces the much
less impressive but long functioning cantilever section that partially
failed during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that crippled the Bay Bridge.
The new Bay Bridge is stunningly white reflecting whatever color light hits
the bridge. As the sunsets bright LED lights illuminate the structure and
roadway. Amazingly driving across the bridge is a pleasure. Though the
lights are incredibly bright, they are cleverly placed so they do not shine
in your eyes and illuminate every square inch of the roadway amazingly
evenly.

Controversy has surrounded the bridge since the time when it was determined
a new one should replace the aging Eastern Span. In researching
information for this image I found out that at this time, there is a bill
before the Senate proposing the new span of this spectacular span be
christened after former Speaker and Mayor Willie Brown. If it passes and
recent reports seem to indicate it will, the bridge would be named the
Willie L. Brown, Jr. Bridge and being such a mouthful, would likely simply
become known as the Brown Bridge. No doubt the name will confuse tourist
who look at the gleaming white bridge and ponder why it's called the Brown
Bridge. But it will be in good company as they look at the International
Orange that adorns the more famous Golden Gate Bridge. No doubt, they
will assume Californian's are just nuts. Perhaps they would be right.

Unfortunately the pathway on the bridge is not yet complete and the bridge
is already undergoing retrofitting to resolve some of the issues that arose
during construction and contribute to the controversy of the bridge. Yet
no one can deny that it's a remarkable structure and one that will be even
more impressive when the old bridge is removed and new views of the bridge
become available as the walkway opens. Unfortunately a walkway from
Yerba Buena Island to San Francisco it still a number of years away and will
not likely be seen any time in the near future.

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Tags:   Bay Bridge Suspension New Cantilever Earthquake 1989 Loma Prieta Collapse Willie Brown Brown LED Golden Gate Treasure Yerba Buena Island Landmark Landscape Scenery Skyline City Oakland San Francisco Sunset Reflection Span Interstate 80 California Mayor Speaker Bay Area Name Naming Gateway White Spectacular Darv Darvin Atkeson LiquidMoonlight.com


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