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The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco by Matthew Bamberg

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Chapter 4. Urban Oasis

Urban Oasis

Thirty-foot “Saffron Tower” in the Pool of Enchantment on the east side of the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

No big city in the world has as rustic of an environment as that found in San Francisco. If you consider the wide range of choices you have for photographing the great outdoors, San Francisco seems to have it all: beaches, gardens, lakes, wetlands, and vast great escapes that have you thinking there’s no city nearby for hundreds of miles. For the photographer, opportunities abound to experiment with many of your camera’s settings to obtain vibrant, sharp images that fit your definition of the city’s great outdoors. ...

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