Oakland is my home town! I watched in horrer when a car fell off the edge of the broken pavement of the old bridge after the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 and was intrigued when I heard about the construction of a new "Oakland Side" of the Bay Bridge in 2002. When the new span finally opened on September 2, 2013 I knew I had to photograph it! I fealt like "we" (Oakland) finally had a bridge that was as beautiful as the San Francisco side! It took a little while before I was able to make my way "home" to take the photograph I wanted to, but I was blessed with a beautiful evening once I did.
Just the November before I captured this image, a high school friend of mine was elected as Mayor of Oakland. I gave her a specially cropped version of this image as a sort of "congratulations on being elected Mayor" gift.
It truly is a beautiful bridge for a beautiful city!
Capture Date: February 21, 2015 - 8:28PM
Currently offering "standard edition" print number 2
"Beautiful Bridge, Beautiful City" (Signed • Numbered • Limited Edition)
We are currently offering this image in 3 different finishes.
"Metallic Paper" (on masonite) - This is our most economic finish. We start with a silver halide print on "metallic" paper, which gives the final print a sort of "shimmering" look and enhances the color. We then mount on 3/16th masonite and add a protective glossy lamination over the front surface. PLEASE NOTE: We recommend framing these prints in order to display and protect them properly.
"Aluminum" - A sublimation process print made directly onto a piece of 3/64 (1.19mm) aluminum. 1/2 inch (12.7mm) deep mounting blocks are fixed to the back so that the print is ready to hang on the wall, giving it a clean contemporary look.
Please NOTE: It is the nature of Aluminum Prints to slightly alter the color of the photograph. We don't have any side by side comparisons at this time, but please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions.
"Acrylic Face Mount" - Also a silver halide print, that is then sandwiched between a piece of 1/4 in (6.35mm) clear acrylic and a piece of 1/4 in (6.35mm) black acrylic. A 1/2 in (12.7mm) deep wood "stand-off" frame is attached to the back for easy hanging, creating a finished look that is suitable for many different types of decor.
All prints are hand signed and dated in the bottom right hand corner AND hand numbered in the bottom left hand corner.