Heaven on Earth - Foggy Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
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So the story goes like this. About a year and a half ago, I saw this and then I had to endure months of physical therapy due to my jaw falling on the ground. Ever since then, this local photographer Max has been posting some amazing images from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then, I have been determined not only to capture this amazing scene but to witness it for myself. For the past year and a half, I have been monitoring the weather and traveling to the Golden Gate Bridge in my desperate attempt to capture this fog rolling over the city of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
This week, the fog finally came! I did not know how long it would stay, so Alan and I arrived at the Golden Gate Bridge for FIVE sunrises in a row. Yes, I know it's a bit obsessive but the end results equals approx 500 images like this!
This is the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge peeking through the fog. This shot is one of the first images I took on the first day; and not only did we witness the low fog rolling in, the sunrise provided some nice light. I'm not sure how many times that has happened? As I was shooting, I was asking myself, "OMG! I wonder if I have to wait another year to see this"? There were many photographers here and most of us were shooting beyond the railing area. At one point while I was shooting a panorama, a person who did not identify himself came over to us and said, "You need to leave this area and return back behind the railings". I said to myself, "I have waited 1 1/2 years for this. I'm not going anywhere"!
Be sure to click here to see James' shot of the south tower.
A huge thanks to Alan for his willingness to never sleep and up to date fog reports. Thank you for your constant support and visits. I hope you all have a great week. Jave