Adventures to Treasure Island

I had my new camera delivered to work. The day it showed up I didn't get off until 6 and I really wanted to find a place to get out and see what it could do. Since I don't get off until 6, I figured trying to find a cool night shot would be my best option... and it would give me a chance to see what the camera could do in low light.  I had never really been to Treasure Island but I see it everyday on my way home and have occasionally thought about stopping there when the sunset is going off. Paying the toll was never super appealing. That night it was worth it.  I drove out and took a lap around the island, settling for the pull off parking near the churro guy.  I wasn't too stoked at the composition from right there and the amount of people that were coming and going, so I took off on foot up the road towards the Richmond Bridge.  Near the first bridge I dipped off into the woods to the right and bushwacked my way out to the cliffs.  There is a very thin trail that traverses the tops of the cliffs below.  I don't recommend this way unless you're cool with a skinny trail on the edge of a steep drop off with a steep hill on the other side. Kinda sketchy.  I found a precariously balance the tripod and waited for the sun to set and the last rays of light to fade. The night was clear and I got some great images! Not knowing how to use the camera properly yet, I was very excited.  So excited that I brought my girlfriend back the next day to follow that trail a little further and see what kind of trouble we could get into.  We followed the trail that I cut off of the night before and traversed the base of the bridges, eventually dropping down to what looked like an old bunker on the water. It also looked like someone could be living there? Helluva view if they do. We tried to walk along the beach to try and get under the Bay Bridge since it was low tide, but Betsy fell and face planted on the mossy rocks before we could make it that far.  She wasn't hurt but I felt really bad and it was suuuuuper mossy, so we decided to hang at the bunker.  We had a beautiful view of the city, and I got some fun shots of her and the San Francisco skyline.  The best part? We had the place all to ourselves.

 View from the cliffs.

View from the cliffs.

 I thought this one was kind of cool with the plane flying by.

I thought this one was kind of cool with the plane flying by.

 From the roof of the bunker.

From the roof of the bunker.