November 2, 2012
I just spent the most wonderful five days in the San Francisco area. I was warmly received by the Palo Alto Camera Club and then spent some time in the City where my wife and I enjoyed the sights and some fantastic food. Then we spent a day walking on and around the Golden Gate Bridge with spectacularly perfect weather.
While on the bridge I spied this Monolith which I wanted to photograph. I spent several hours trying to find a vantage point where I could photograph it alone, separated from the city. However due to a restricted area under the bridge, I was unable to find such a shot and gave up. But I’ve learned that when the ideal conditions do not exist, you should look for other opportunities in the non-ideal conditions.
Instead of photographing this Monolith alone as I had done with all of the other images (http://www.colethompsonphotography.com/Monoliths.htm) I decided to include a man made structure to show the contrast between the two.
I like how the contrast between nature and man works in this image to make it stronger.