San Francisco, CA – Fort Point

Fort Point SF

NIKON D300, Nikon 12-24

One of my favorite cities in the US is San Francisco.  On my last trip I traveled down to view the Golden Gate Bridge at Fort Point.   This is one of the top spots to see the bridge.  This is a shot with bokeh of the chain barrier that is along side the road.   I thought it might be a different view….set up the tripod and focused on the links.   I will be in SF again soon and look forward to going back!   My favorite place to stay is in the wharf…that way great seafood is only a few blocks walk away!

The fort has along history…here is alittle of it from the web:    In 1926 the American Institute of Architects proposed preserving the fort for its outstanding military architecture. Funds were unavailable, and the ideas languished. Plans for the Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930s called for the fort’s removal, but Chief Engineer Joseph Strauss redesigned the bridge to save the fort. “While the old fort has no military value now,” Strauss said, “it remains nevertheless a fine example of the mason’s art…. It should be preserved and restored as a national monument.” The fort is situated directly below the southern approach to the bridge, underneath an arch that supports the roadway.Preservation efforts were revived after World War II. On October 16, 1970, President Richard Nixon signed a bill creating Fort Point National Historic Site.

If you get a chance to visit SF…plan a little stop at Fort Point!  Enjoy!

Pittsburgh Steelers M&M’s!

Steelers M&M's

NIKON D300, Nikon 105 VR macro

Here is a shot for Steeler and Chocolate fans!   I purchased these M&M’s as they were advertised on Facebook from www.mymms.com Here you can get personalized M&M’s from sports teams, your own photos, words, business, holidays, etc..   I am eating a few while I am typing this post!   This was my first ever product photo…I wanted to see what I could do with a tripod, macro lens and natural window light.  As I set up my studio next year, I will work on these type of shots…this one wasn’t a bad start…but room to grow!     You can never have enough chocolate!