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This is a shot of the western span of the Bay Bridge with a portion of the San Francisco skyline in the distance as viewed from Treasure Island. The pair of bridges span the San Francisco Bay between Oakland and San Francisco. The two decks carry around 270,000 vehicles each day--and the bridge has one of the longest spans in the world.


Treasure Island, where this shot was taken, is actually artificial. It was created in the San Francisco Bay between 1936 and 1937 using imported fill on the shoals on the north side of Yerba Buena Island for the Expo in 1939.


As can be seen in this image, there was a fog that night and moisture had accumulated on my lens. It wasn't a friend our ours asked for a picture of this bridge to give to her mother that I revisited it. I originally had looked at it and passed it over--but after some post processing and a non-proportional crop, it turned out better than I had anticipated. Eric also has a couple of great shots that show more of the skyline, which can be viewed here and here.. (IMG_4409-5)


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Taken on June 29, 2012