The Golden Gate Bridge & San Francisco Scenes

Here are a few of my favorite images that I’ve photographed from around San Francisco.

The Golden Gate Bridge in Fog – taken from the Marin Headlands turnoff at about 9:00AM, just as a heavy fog layer was burning off in the morning sun:

Golden Gate Bridge in fog photo


Golden Gate Bridge with Bicycle. This was taken from Fort Point, pre 9/11/2001. Today this shot would not be possible because the area is fenced off due to security issues. This is also where Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo was filmed. Remember the scene where Kim Novak jumps into the bay?

Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Point with Bicyle


Walking across the bridge on a foggy morning. That’s the sun shining through the fog:

Golden Gate Bridge Photo Lights and Sun by Tristan Tom


A typical San Francisco scene shot on a walk from North Beach to downtown. Just to the right, out of the frame, is the famous City Lights book store made famous in the ’50s as a hangout for beatnik poets like Jack Kerouac. Featured is the Sentinel Building, currently owned by Francis Ford Coppola.


San Francisco Street Scene with Sentinel Building photo by Tristan Tom


The TransAmerica pyramid building:

TransAmerica Pyramid Building photo by Tristan Tom


“Painted Ladies” Victorians from Alamo Square:

San Francisco Alamo Square Painted Ladies Photo by Tristan Tom


These were all taken at different times in the last decade but they seem to work well together as a series. Thanks for looking!




christina LeMarrJune 27, 2008 - 5:50 pm

OMG these are AMAZING!!! Breath taking!! (is that supposed to be one word?…)
Mostly film?? I love these!! Wonderful!!

TristanJune 27, 2008 - 7:22 pm

@christina LeMarr: Thanks. Yes, these were all shot on film except the last one.

niamhJune 4, 2009 - 12:24 am

curious about the last photo of the painted ladies.

TristanJune 4, 2009 - 10:54 pm

If you are interested in a print, feel free to use the ‘get in touch!’ link at the top of the page.

kathybianchiSeptember 23, 2009 - 4:37 pm

I'd like to order a 5 x 7 of the Painted Ladies shown on your web site.


TristanSeptember 23, 2009 - 4:54 pm

Kathy, I will email you shortly. Thanks.

kenNovember 21, 2009 - 9:24 am

I am interested in purchasing a copy of your print “Painted Ladies.” It is by far the most exquisite print of that row I have seen. Please email me purchase information. I am looking for a print to give my wife for Christmas. We were in San Francisco on a vacation over Labor Day weekend and absolutely loved it.

Thank you

TristanNovember 21, 2009 - 9:36 am

Thanks Ken. Email sent!

JendiMarch 24, 2010 - 5:13 pm

I’m a friend of Robin Dolan’s and an aspiring photographer. It’s fun to see what others do. I’ve been over the bridge hundreds of times, but I’ve never see it quite like that. You captured a BEAUTIFUL foggy day.

TristanMarch 24, 2010 - 5:56 pm

I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment Jendi! Robin and I were in the same high school class back in the day.

jasonMarch 29, 2010 - 11:28 am

I love your images of San Francisco..I would love to see what they looked like with Nik Silver Efex…..Great work

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