Alcatraz in the Dusk

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


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  • Irene 4y

  • Kuba Kłopotowski 4y

    Fantastic composition and great light !
  • Dan Snyder 4y

    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.
  • dxpesse 4y

  • Bruce Bordelon PRO 4y

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

    beautiful capture!
  • Terry Woolen 4y

    AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEE capture of San Francisco at night.
  • Rita Crane PRO 4y

    gorgeous shot at blue hour!
  • Mark Nor Cal PRO 4y

    What a great capture.
  • J 4y

    Excellent low light capture of the city by the bay.
  • Martin Braun 4y

    Wonderful capture,well done.
    I really like this shot!Excellent work!!
    Thank's for sharing with us!
  • Chocsta PRO 4y

    I was there on October 2011
    Check out my set on Alcatraz
  • bossladybrowncoat PRO 4y

    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.
  • Raed Ashi 4y

  • jonab.buri {Bangladeshi} 4y

    Great work
  • Sean Hoyer PRO 4y

    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.
  • Sean Hoyer PRO 4y

    cf. some of his evening shots of the place at .
  • Rozanne Hakala PRO 4y

  • M.s. Niloy 4y

    Just a perfect shot!!! =)
  • Thomas Poulsom 3y

    Colours! Lovely
  • TheColumbiaKid 3mo

    Simply Splendid!
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Taken on October 20, 2011
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