I’ve had a few rough days. First, it was a sinus headache that (still) makes me feel like I’m being continuously punched in the forehead. And then, it was the passing of a matriach, my step-grandmother, a 91 year old woman with the spirit of a twenty-something, the memory of an elephant and a heart of gold. I always knew her as “Babushka Luba” (yes, there are more Lubas out there than just me) and was amazed to discover that she had a life long before she was a Babushka and in fact, she was one of a few female soldiers with the Soviet Army in WWII. Her platoon made it all the way to Berlin before the war ended. And, well, her collections of medals was truly impressive. She’ll be missed by her kids, her grandkids, her great-grandkids, and by anyone whose life she touched.
So when Bennett Hall sent over the above picture of the Golden Gate Bridge, it brought a happy moment to a few otherwise stressful days. Here he described the photo:
This photograph of the bridge was made in 1980 between passing storms with an 8×10″ view camera. Waves from the heavy surf hit the sea wall causing these spectacular curtains of water, shooting up to 20′ into the air.
The motion effect is created using a slow shutter speed, about 1/4 second.
Available as a limited edition giclee from the artist studio Studio printed archival 12-color pigment print on premium photo paper Signed and numbered by artist
The original photograph is available.
And as a bonus, readers of Luba’s SF real estate blog get 40% off.
A little bit about the guy kind enough to provide us with such an awesome pic:
Bennett Hall, San Francisco native, photographer and design, operates a San Francisco studio dedicated to sustainable U.S. forested custom picture framing at lower prices for everyone. Currently, Hall is selling his 30-year collection of framed and unframed San Francisco, and world historical photography, personal art photography and other collectible pieces at clearance prices. Services for businesses are emphazed through Hall’s company Business Image Group, creating graphical environments that express the culture, history and marketing messages of his clients.