This image has a bit of a back story to it. A good friend of mine has worked as a painter on the Golden Gate Bridge for many years and so I have always been trying to talk him into getting me up to the top of one of the towers on the bridge. Finally I get my chance, on my Birthday. He called me up and teld me that the weather is clear and it might be a good day to go. I drive over to San Francisco and right as I get over to the city I see that the fog is moving in.
We get signed in and board the cart that wil take us out to the towers. By now the south tower, the one nearest the city is completely fogged in so we decide to go to the north tower. We get to the tower and as I am waiting to go up the elevator the fog moves in. Not to waste an opportunity I make this image.
So we finally get in the elevator and go up to the top of the north tower. Not the best for a photo shoot as the fog has settled in and obscured the water below. The deck of the bridge is barely visable. The Marin headlands was visible for a short period of time but that got fogged in aslo.
Ultimately it was a fantastic experiance and would love to be able to do it again. The elevator to the top of the tower is very small and the three of us became quit close if you get my drift. Once at the top of the tower you still need to climb a ladder that leads to a hatch that opens up so you can climb out to the top. It wasn't as scary as I thought it might be as the tower is roughly 10 feet wide and has a rail welded in place so it would take a real effort to fall off.
On a side note, I signed an agreement that stated that I would not publish any photographs taken while I was up there.
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March 16th, 2012
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