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Re-posted image has been cropped to remove more of the foreground (at bottom of picture), with the intent to draw more attention to the clouds and the view of SF in the distance. Please let me know what you think.

Original Post: This was taken at sunset about a block from our house on the Bay Farm Island portion of Alameda. Contrary to its name, Bay Farm is not an island at all. This is on a very popular trail that goes along the estuary and SF Bay surrounding Bay Farm, with wonderful views of SF. In this photo, Alameda Island can be seen in the middle distance (at right in the picture), with the SF skyline, the Bay Bridge and Mt. Tamalpais in the further distance. You can glimpse the fog rolling in, between Alameda and Mt. Tam.

Mount Tamalpais is in Marin County, just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. It has redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak. Coastal Miwok Indians lived in the area for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. In 1770, two explorers named the mountain La Sierra de Nuestro Padre de San Francisco, which was later changed to the Miwok word Tamalpais. With the Gold Rush of 1849, San Francisco grew and more people began to use Mount Tamalpais for recreation. Trails were developed and a wagon road was built. Later, a railway was completed and became known as "The Crookedest Railroad in the World." It was abandoned in 1930 after a wildfire damaged the line.

Technical: Saturation and contrast increased and image sharpened slightly.

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