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Meditating

A man meditates near the Golden Gate Promenade while the sunsets on the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

 

Camera Canon EOS 60D

Exposure 0.004 sec (1/250)

Aperture f/2.8

Focal Length 80 mm

ISO Speed 200

Lens 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM

 

The Story

I was racing toward the Golden Gate Bridge to meet it while the clouds were still pink on my bike and I decided to take the Bay Trail instead of Mason Street. I decided to pause at the beginning of the Bay Trail just to take a few shots when I noticed this runner starting to meditate. I saw that he was sitting in a good spot for the bridge to be in the background so I snapped this. To me, this shot depicts what San Francisco is for me. A beautiful, calming place for meditation and relaxation.

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Taken on December 19, 2011