Bliss Dance is a 40 foot tall statue on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. The statue was designed by Marco Chochrane and displayed at the Burning Man Festival in 2010. The statue is made of 7000 pounds of geodesic struts and LED lights. It is illuminated nightly on the great laws on Treasure Island. Bliss Dance has been on Treasure Island since 2011.
I have wanted to get up to San Francisco and try to get an image of Bliss Dance since arriving in California. After a year of waiting the time was right. Arriving in San Francisco late on June 14th it seemed dicey. It was cold and very windy. In spite of that the trip across the bridge to the man-made Treasure Island was made.
Arriving just after sunset a local Sundown Festival was just ending. I grabbed my Benro tripod and set it up.
Shooting a Canon 7D with a 10-22 mm lens allowed me to get the 40 foot statue in theframe while up close. I shot until my hands were cold and the wind so strong I had hold down the tripod.
Hope you enjoy these shots from a cold windy night on Treasure Island with Bliss Dance.
Craig E Rademacher