We took a short little getaway to the small village of Sausalito just over the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California. Sausalito has some fantastic restaurants, great shops, and a very quaint and quiet life mere miles away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco.
While we were there, we took some time exploring the Marin Headlands. I photographed the Golden Gate Bridge and various areas in and around the Marin Headlands.
20 March 2011, 1:40 PM, Nikon D700 at ISO 200, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, 28mm f/22 at 1/320 to 1/20 (HDR), hand held
The Marin Headlands were used by the military to protect San Francisco Bay in the late 19th century. In the early 20th century, a number of additional gun batteries and bunkers were constructed to protect San Francisco during World War I and World War II. These installations still remain, but have been long since abandoned. Now the Bay is mostly protected by radar and satellite technology that did not exist at the turn of the 20th century.
19 March 2011, 4:22 PM, Nikon D700 at ISO 200, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, 28mm f/4 at 1/60, hand held
19 March 2011, 4:33 PM, Nikon D700 at ISO 1250, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, 56mm f/4 at 1/60, hand held
The former military installation areas now provide a great source of exploration for visitors. On each of these areas, there are breath taking views of Angel Island, Alcatraz, San Francisco, the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and the Pacific Ocean.
20 March 2011, 8:50 AM, Nikon D700 at ISO 100, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, 42mm f/13 at 1/500 to 1/30 (HDR), hand held
Here I am taking the photo of the Golden Gate Bridge at the top of this page.
20 March 2011, 12:53 PM, Canon PowerShot G11 at ISO 160, 15.7mm f/4 at 1/1000, hand held