Golden Gate Sunset
by Brian Tada
Golden Gate Sunset
Photograph - Digital Photograph
The silhouette of the majestic Golden Gate Bridge stands out from a spectacular sunset over the mile-wide Golden Gate Strait which connects San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean. This photo was taken early evening in October 2015 overlooking the bay at Fort Baker, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area which is one of the largest urban parks in the world.
I have traveled over this famous architectural icon literally thousands of times and never tire of its beauty, especially when paired with God's amazing sunsets.
"So they who dwell at the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs [the evidence of Your presence]. You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy." Psalm 65:8, Amplified Bible
This image is dedicated in loving memory of my precious Mother Cheryl, who transitioned to heaven in October 2018. This was one of her favorite photos.
The Golden Gate Bridge is considered one of the engineering marvels of the world. Chief Engineer Joseph B. Strauss led a team of gifted professionals to design and construct what is considered one of the most beautiful and photographed bridges on Earth.
Construction on this spectacular span commenced on January 5, 1933. It is designed in the Art Deco style of the early 20th Century. The fabricated steel used in its construction was manufactured by Bethlehem Steel plants in New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania, and shipped through the Panama Canal to San Francisco.
When the bridge opened to traffic on May 28, 1937, it was the world's longest suspension span, a record held for 27 years until New York City's Verrazano Narrows Bridge was opened on November 21, 1964, which is 60 feet longer.
Up to 40 million vehicles cross the Golden Gate Bridge each year, including northbound and southbound lanes. The span carries traffic for U.S. Highway 101 and California Highway 1.
(Most of the above facts are from the official website of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.)
Grateful to God and thankful to the administrators for the distinct honor of featuring this image on the home pages of the Fine Art America groups::
* CALIFORNIA DREAMIN', 10.20.15
* COLOR WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP, 10.21.15
* CITYSCAPES OF THE WORLD, 10.21.15
* IMAGES THAT EXCITE YOU, 10.21.15
* BEAUTY AT SUNDOWN, 10.22.15
* FAA COLLECTORS GROUP, 10.28.15
* SUNSETS AND SUNRISE, 01.05.16
* 10 PLUS, 01.06.16
* SUNRISE AND SUNSET SEASCAPES, 01.06.16
* SUNSETS SUNRISES NIGHT AND MOON SHOTS, 01.06.16
* SUNSETS AND SUNRISES OF THE WORLD, 01.08.16
* COUNTRY LIFE Special Home Page Feature from the group discussion page, "Sea and Shore"
* SILHOUETTES - ONE A DAY PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY, 05.10.16
* SAN FRANCISCO CITY BY THE BAY ART, 05.27.16
* USA PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY, 06.30.21
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Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. (www.Lockman.org)
Photo copyright © 2015 Brian Tada. To the glory of God. All rights reserved. This photo may not be duplicated, downloaded, distributed, copied, photographed or made into a derivative work of any kind, without the express written permission of the photographer.
October 20th, 2015
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