Carquinez Strait - California
Before bridges were built across the strait - this body of water was a huge center of warehouses and commerce. Here - much of the agriculture and cotton produced in the Central Valley came off of rail cars on the far shore. These commodities were then transported across the strait on barges. This was the staging point before these goods would arrive for distribution in Oakland, San Francisco, and the rest of the Bay Area.
The pilings here were from one of those old wharfs. Similar ruins can be seen for miles heading east along this shoreline.
The ship on the far side is The Golden Bear. This ocean going vessel is the training ship for the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo. The school's campus is on the hillside beyond the ship. This capture location is 27 miles (43 km) northeast of San Francisco.
Canon 5D / Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS lens: ISO 50 - at 160mm - f/8 - 30.0 seconds
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