Opening Night Oakland Bay Bridge

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GWing Regular Member • Posts: 168
Opening Night Oakland Bay Bridge
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Pikme Senior Member • Posts: 1,977
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These are really nice!  Where were you standing to take the photos?

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Pap38 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,752
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I really like the first image, well done!

Pap

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in_focus Forum Pro • Posts: 18,674
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Fine set, GWing.. a true study of bridge construction, impressive - love also the first image for colorful reflections on the water.. lovely work, thank you for sharing.

Best regards,

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snap Veteran Member • Posts: 5,774
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Nice captures! I saw today's commute hour backup on KTVU News. I wanna drive across it soon and sometime on my bicycle. Can you imagine if BART goes on strike again.

Rick

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geoffmalter Senior Member • Posts: 2,513
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snap wrote:

Nice captures! I saw today's commute hour backup on KTVU News. I wanna drive across it soon and sometime on my bicycle. Can you imagine if BART goes on strike again.

Rick

Which way will you be biking? I understand the eastbound bike lane drops you off in the gang-infested area of Oakland.

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Great pics, especially #1. You put the 7 to good use.

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Bicycle Path opened Sept. 3rd but only part way

I saw folks cycling and walking on the new section on TV news tonight. The article is here  - I believe it's for both cyclists and pedestrians and ends up at Yerba Buena Island.

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howardfuhrman Veteran Member • Posts: 3,577
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Nice looking photos.

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KCHAWK Senior Member • Posts: 1,793
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All very nice and the first one is absolutely beautiful.

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That first one is splendid!

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GWing OP Regular Member • Posts: 168
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As soon as I heard that the Bridge was opened to traffic I got over to Treasure Island.  I pulled over to the right just before the Gate House ...... there is a parking lot right next to the water.  The first image of this set was taken in the area set off with booms ...... originally I had walked over the roped off area to get closer to the Bridge and took the telephoto shots but when leaving I noticed the reflections in the water and took a few more.   I think the first image was an HDR shot or a Dynamic image.   I tried a few different things.

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Your nbr 1 shot is a real nbr 1. . .

How did the return to full capacity for traffic go ? Everything went smoothly ?

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Sactojim Veteran Member • Posts: 4,756
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Nice photos!

Wish I could say something nice about the bridge taking almost 10 years to complete and with a cost overrun of $4 BILLION DOLLARS. Only a CA State agency like CalTrans could eff up something so badly.

This is our same State who wants to continue with a multi billion dollar train to nowhere (High Speed rail). Gov Moon Bean Brown needs a legacy project..ugg.

GWing OP Regular Member • Posts: 168
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I haven't had to go over the Bridge again for several days ..... but I hear it's a bit of a mess ....lots of curious drivers are taking their time driving over.   Traffic is rather slow .... wonder how long until the novelty wears off ?  Patience is needed  : ~ )

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That first shot is spectacular!!

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wolfd Senior Member • Posts: 1,261
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Very nice night time shots with your FZ150.

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wolfd Senior Member • Posts: 1,261
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The (first)LX7 shot is awesome.

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First shot is wonderful, great exposure and superb composition GW. Nothing wrong with the other two showing detail

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