Granite Spiral @ Fort Point, SF

Granite Spiral

Granite Spiral


Have you ever looked at a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge and noticed that it was asymmetrical? See that arch on the south end? Well, underneath that lies Fort Point, a brick fort with walls thicker than I am tall that was built to protect the SF Bay.

We dropped by there last weekend before heading over to Pier 39 and the boys let their imaginations fly while running around talking about making war with muskets and ships. While looking for a good spot to shoot the Golden Gate (of course!), I listened to the boys while setting up my tripod. In Mikey’s quest to out do his brother he quickly escalated the violence from bayonets to dropping a nuke on his brother. I guess a history lesson is in order one of these days…

We decided to make our way down to the bottom to check out all of the cannons that were on display and had to make our way back down the creepy, granite spiral staircase. In the pre-OSHA days handrails seemed to never be thought of here and I had to coax one of the boys down. If I would have known that something as easy as removing the handrail would have kept him from running down the stairs, I would have done it at home a long time ago!

While waiting at one of the landings, I spotted the late afternoon daylight shooting through this opening and into the staircase. The illuminated doorway looked like an escape from the dark confines of the mossy, dark stairway we were to continue farther down.

HDR Info: 3 RAWs combined with Photomatix and spot corrected with Photoshop by layered exposure blending. Shot on a tripod.

One Response to “Granite Spiral @ Fort Point, SF”

  1. Ken says:

    Fantastic shots! I saw you on HDRSpotting…keep them coming.

    Ken Bloch Jr.

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