Today in the art of transit

The Golden Gate Bridge, as seen from the Marin Headlands. Photo by maxxsmart, via Flickr. Click above to see the image on Flickr.

This photo is a real stunner and a fresh view of what’s probably one of the most photographed structures in California. The photo was taken by maxxsmart and posted to Flickr. Here’s the info he supplied on Flickr:

A classic view of the Golden Gate… Polished up a bit, I really liked the somewhat elegant appearance this image has. To me, it shows some of the beautiful art deco qualities of the bridge.

The Golden Gate, of course, is the vital transportation link between San Francisco and Marin County — the county, by the way, that back in the 1950s chose to opt out of participating in the program that led to BART being built. That’s why there are no trains to Marin County, even today.

As for the photo, it was taken at 6:34 a.m. in February with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, with the shutter open for 75 seconds, an aperture of f/16, a focal length of 87 mm and an ISO speed of 50. A 3 stop graduated ND filter was used for the top half

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