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01-08-2016, 01:05 AM   #1
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one week (15-21, Feb. 2016) in San Francisco

Hello, pentaxforum members. I am going to stay in San Francisco from 15-21 of Feb, 2016. 15-18 I will be busy for the SPEI exhibition in the Moscone Exhibition Center near Union Square. ( Our company is the materials supplier of metal tantalum and niobium which could be used in the optical coating).
19,20,21 these three days I will be free. Even this is my third time to visit San Francisco, I still wonder where are the nice places to take some beatiful pictures. To take the landscope pictures is the best choice. Anybody could give me some advice? Better not far away from SF. I havenot make a decision to rent a car for these three days. But if you have a nice idea, I could also rant a car and drive there.
In May of 2015 when I came with my son (10 years old), I rented a car and drove to Yosemite for two days. But this time I am alone. I have pentax K3 and 645D.
Thank you so much for your assistance in advance.

02-05-2016, 07:44 PM   #2
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You might try going across Golden Gate bridge to the north side. There is a viewing area/parking area - it can be a bit crowded and you might have to wait for a space.

Then, take the next exit going north (Sausalito exit) but immediately turn left back under the freeway to head back to San Francisco. Immediately exit on Alexander before merging onto the freeway, then turn left at the fork to get to another parking lot above the cliff. Around this viewpoint and a bit further west you will have a choice of shots of SF through the bridge.

If you go west a bit further for a few miles you will come across the Nike missile museum (limited tours available),

and the lighthouse (limited tours available, and a tunnel gate has to be unlocked.).

02-14-2016, 08:37 PM   #3
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Point Reyes. About 1hr north on highway 1.
02-14-2016, 08:46 PM   #4
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Point Reyes. About 1hr north on highway 1.
That is a nice area but 2-lane roads with lots of traffic on weekend, especially if nice weather :-(


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