Mind Travel: Golden Gate and Full Moon

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

~Dorothea Lange


Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Moon, Photography, Landscape, Night

Full Moonset and Golden Gate


Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Moon, Photography, Landscape, Night

Moonset and Fog


Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Moon, Photography, Landscape, Night

Eclipsed Moon Setting


โ€œIf you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.โ€

~Jim Richardson


Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Moon, Photography, Landscape, Night

Lunar Eclipse Over Golden Gate


Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Moon, Photography, Landscape, Night

Moonset at Sunrise


Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Moon, Photography, Landscape, Night

Full Moon on the Bay


“Indulge your curiosity. Itโ€™s the basis of creativity.”

~Fred Lyon


Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Moon, Photography, Landscape, Night

Moonset and Fog at Dawn



Categories: City Scenes, Landscapes, Night Photography, PhotographyTags: , , , , , ,


  1. Such an exciting and thrilling experience to capture the following moments. No words for such marvelous photography, the picture itself speaks a lot. Amazing job. My favorite is Lunar Eclipse Over Golden Gate. It is so filled with a refreshing and tranquil vibe.

  2. nice hotography and really good photos

  3. have a nice day

  4. Great moon series Jane! I can never get enough of a full moon myself!

    • Thank you, Wayne. I was lucky to have a great vantage point in SF for early morning celestial wonders. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I find the moonset after a full moon softer in contrast. I go several days before to watch where the moons orbit is so I can find something to put in the foreground.
        Using the bridge is a great mid-ground subject!
        I’m always zipping around in my boat looking for one of my eagle friends to be perched perfectly! Meaning they are not perched lower down in the tree where I cannot see the moon in behind them.
        I’ve found the best times are the three days before the full moon!


  6. Photos of lunar eclipse look so good!

  7. absolutely beautiful pics! thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ if you get a chance, I ask if you can please check out my photography gallery it would mean a lot! https://shopcoa.blog/photo-gallery/

  8. Wonderful how you have brought all the elements together in these classy shots! I have reviewed looking at them several times.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed these, Carol. I was fortunate to have this view when I lived in SF. I spent many hours photographing the bridge. I’m happy to read you were compelled to look further. Thank you so much.

  9. This is pure magic Jane! I love it! I often look at your photos for inspiration. You are a great artist.

  10. These are so beautiful! I love this.

  11. wow this is something really cool. different angels of moon is really amazing

  12. These are beautifully captured!โค๏ธ

  13. Beautiful series Jane.

  14. Uplifted beyond words after spending time with looking through your “lens” this morning Jane. Warmest wishes as always…Andrew

  15. Simply beautiful. I love the different views of the bridge and the moon. Like the quote about standing in front of something more interesting if you want a better picture.

  16. Wow, really like it!

  17. So beautiful

  18. Totally beautiful images!! The composition, the angles , the colours, so so evocative. Awesome!

  19. All wonderful full moon shots, Jane. The Golden Gate offers so many vistas and you’ve done a fine job capturing so many. I especially like the shot with just the top of the bridge poking up out of the fog…Moonset and Fog.

  20. Miss those views

    Sent from my iPad


  21. Wonderful images as always. Specially the moon.Love it.Thanks for sharing.

  22. I never tire of your GGB shots in all of her various and luscious moods!

    โ€œIf you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.โ€ ~Jim Richardson

    There certainly is THAT to be said but it might also need a definition of “interesting”… it is what it is! (as much as I detest that overused phrase!) ๐Ÿ˜‹

    • Thanks so much, Gunta. Glad you enjoyed all these lunar moods. I love that simple and wry quote by Jim, a wonderful Nat Geo photographer. And yes, we all have our own vision of what is “interesting”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Completely bowled over by these Jane. Just gorgeous. I’ve never successfully captured a moon shot.

  24. wow! I really love the ones with the cloud over the bridge!

  25. Love the versatility of our one moon ๐ŸŒ

  26. You lived with this view long enough to enjoy some really spectacular sights, Jane. I’m glad you could photograph them so well. The setting eclipsed moon is otherworldly and so beautiful. I love the moonset at sunrise – all those delicious colors – and the moonlight on the water, wow. Magic moments! Then the last image, well, it’s too much! There must have been a mile-wide smile on your face. What a privilege it was to live with that view!

  27. Such a breathtaking view. Very well captured

  28. Full Moon on the Bay is just magical!

  29. Terrific photos, Jane. I particularly like the Lunar Eclipse over Golden Gate shot.

  30. Beautiful photography…๐Ÿ‘

  31. Jane, you could make a calendar with these images. They’re mesmerizing to me.

  32. Wonderful pictures, Jane – Moonset and fog gets my vote! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. lovely!


  34. What a delight it is to view your superb images, Jane, you certainly live it up to Dorothea Lange’s quote.

  35. Excellent photos!!! … and I love San Francisco! Also, thanks for the serendipitous moment because my current beach walk is about the moon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Wow… breathtaking photos, Jane, especially the last image.

  37. Too bad you couldn’t take the GGB when you moved south. It would have been quite imposing in your new neighborhood. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. wow, as always, great and interesting photos that you present to us, i especially like the pictures 1, 3 and 6.
    many greetings robert

  39. Thank you for this compilation Jane. I’m off to share….

  40. You and โ€œsheโ€ are one….. so many interesting photos your girl.

  41. Amazing moons

  42. You certainly stood in front of super interesting stuff! and GOT it.

  43. Stunningly fantastic pictures. Thank you for sharing.

  44. Wow! These are really amazing. They make me miss San Fran I’m a new follower and am loving your photos!

  45. Beautiful shots and one of my favorite cities!

  46. Another nourishing set of images.

  47. Just love your โ€˜picture bookโ€™ story of the Golden Gate Bridge! Each โ€˜chapterโ€™ stunning! Makes a person think: I should live there! Serenity, beauty, quietude…ahhh, what we all need now…so thanks for all of that in just a few photos…just genius…as is all your photography…xoxo Barbie

  48. Very interesting pictures of the SF bridge under different condition and with the full moon behind. Just fantastic!

  49. Beautiful images Jane ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  50. Beautiful photos.

  51. Another beautiful photo set, Jane! โค๏ธ

  52. Wow, all of ’em! That bridge has been around a lot of years, but in these great photos, the scenes look like something from a very cool futuristic sci-fi movie.

  53. Jane, I am speechless, these are jaw dropping images ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s simply impossible to select one image over others …

    Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. I love the combination of moonlight and water – a wonderful series, Jane! โค

  55. So many chances for a beautiful shot!

  56. Awesome๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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