Thursday, May 26, 2011

Graceful Arch

Graceful Arch, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.

I've lived in the Bay Area for almost all of my 28 years and I had never been to Fort Point until last week. What a beautiful place. It's also one of the oldest structures in the Bay Area: construction started in 1853 and was built to guard against French and Spanish ships that might be after California's gold.

It was actually slated for destruction when the Golden Gate Bridge was built, but Joseph Strauss, the chief engineer, redesigned the bridge and incorporated the fort in its construction, which in the end saved it from destruction.

The result is this graceful arch under the South Tower, which I think is one of the most beautiful parts of the Bridge.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L, f/5.6 @ 1/250, ISO 200. Tiffen circular polarizer.

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