Alcatraz in the Dusk

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    Today's photo was taken recently in San Francisco. That tower you see there in the mid-distance is Coit Tower. Just beyond that, in the middle of the bay, you can see Alcatraz.

    I've never made it out to Alcatraz to take photos, but it is on my list. I wonder how much freedom (!) I would have out there to roam around with my tripod. Have any of you gotten out there?

    - Trey Ratcliff

    Read more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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    1. Iris❀ 29 months ago | reply


    2. Qba from Poland 29 months ago | reply

      Fantastic composition and great light !

    3. danrsnyder 29 months ago | reply

      Great shot! I was there a few weeks ago and while I didn't have a tripod with me, I saw other people with them and they didn't seem to have any problems. And you are pretty much free to roam on your own. There were a few areas closed off to access but still lots to explore.

    4. Bruce Bordelon 29 months ago | reply

      not sure of their rules about tripods, but the tickets to go on the island book up weeks in advance.

      beautiful capture!

    5. eagle69er 29 months ago | reply

      AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEE capture of San Francisco at night.

    6. Rita Crane Photography 29 months ago | reply

      gorgeous shot at blue hour!

    7. 29 months ago | reply

      What a great capture.

    8. jaarockin 29 months ago | reply

      Excellent low light capture of the city by the bay.

    9. 29 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture,well done.
      I really like this shot!Excellent work!!
      Thank's for sharing with us!

    10. Chocsta 29 months ago | reply

      I was there on October 2011
      Check out my set on Alcatraz

    11. bossladybrowncoat 29 months ago | reply

      You can roam around freely on Alcatraz as others have confirmed cameras and related gear are no problem, depending on the time of year they do close off a section for the nesting birds. Bring layers, even in the summer it gets cold out on the bay and book your ticket in advance it sells out really fast.

    12. ehoyer 29 months ago | reply

      You should talk to 4PIZON about shooting at Alcatraz. I believe they hired him to do some photos there and he had a certain amount of extra access to the place, so he might be able to put you in touch with someone.

    13. ehoyer 29 months ago | reply

      cf. some of his evening shots of the place at .

    14. M.s. Niloy 28 months ago | reply

      Just a perfect shot!!! =)

    15. DeTomaso77 24 months ago | reply

      Colours! Lovely

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