Grab a Brush!
I spent a little time on this beach with some friends, watching the pelicans, crabs, and fishermen. This one waded right into the surf for his catch. They day was grey and dreary, but the red hues of the Golden Gate Bridge always perk up the mood.
This bridge is beautiful, and has an interesting history, but my favorite fact about the bridge is that it is always being painted. A team of painters works full time to touch up the most corroded parts as needed. When I say a team of painters, I don't mean 3 guys and a bucket. There are thirty-eight painters who maintain the now-acrylic topcoats.
Watching the painters work high up on the cables has always made me nervous for them, but what a great job! What do you do for a living? I paint the Golden Gate Bridge...
I agree...I think it would be cool to say I had a job constantly painting the Golden Gate Bridge....but I could not be afraid of heights. I had no idea that this was an ongoing process, but I can certainly understand why now that you mention it. I love the perspective from which you shot this picture, and the man fishing just ties the whole shot up with a great big red bow ribbon for perfection. Wonderful composition and a beautifully composed shot.
3/5/2011 10:56:26 pm
that's a lovely view of the Golden gate! I walked across it when I was on a family holiday when i was very young! the Forth Road Bridge outside Edinburgh is always being painted too...
3/6/2011 05:44:21 am
Wow, painters all the time painting - I guess it is a big project but wow!
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