About the Book
“From Topaz to Diamonds – The Golden Gate Bridge at 75” reveals new, unique views of one of the world’s most celebrated bridges.
Since May 28, 1937, the date the Golden Gate Bridge first opened to vehicular traffic, millions (if not billions) of photos have been taken of the bridge from every conceivable angle - from land, air and sea.
So how does one create a unique image of the bridge that doesn't look like all the others? Start by changing camera lenses from standard view to ultra-wide-angle or extreme telephoto, lying on your stomach for an extremely low view, placing objects in the foreground with the bridge in the background, photographing during unusual weather or lighting conditions…OR – with DIGITAL filters!
This book displays pairs of images that were altered with affordable, easy-to-use software that transforms an ordinary image into something EXTRAordinary.