Yes I shot a lot of pictures from the back of the trolley. I was a tourist. Its what we do. ;)
But…. with that said. If I lived in SF. I would ride the trolley to take pictures everyday. The people there are so used to the trolley that no one pays it any attention…(literally I think we almost hit some people). Which honestly is a great way to go through the city. Kinda like a ghost.
Two other minor notes
1. Everything is crooked. If you are trying to find some semblance of a horizon, in the city good luck. I find its easier to just adjust your way of looking at things.
2. Shooting the bridge. If you don’t get 2 spans it will look very odd.It just feels like the other one is missing. Unless you do it cleverly. But the vast majority of the images I have ever seen catch both of the towers. Honestly its not something you even realize until you get home and start looking at your images. And then you are like. dude.. wtf.