There is no better recognized San Francisco landmark than the Golden Gate Bridge. One of the very best views of the bridge and the city is from Battery Spencer, north across the bridge. And while this vantage point is a popular spot for photographers, it was a unique point of view for me. Walking in the darkness through the remains of the Battery — following dirt paths past crumbling and decaying buildings, up an old flight of concrete stairs, flashlight guiding our way — is fairly spooky late at night. But then to come upon this sight? Breathtaking. Being able to shoot it like this? Pure magic.
Today’s Photography 101 Assignment: Landmarks are everywhere: iconic places, meeting points, markers on a map. Today, consider a unique point of view as you photograph a landmark.