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Pre-Dawn Light Golden Gate Bridge

This Golden Gate Bridge shot was taken about 15 minutes before sunrise on a particularly clear and beautiful morning. This is one of my favorite locations to view the Bridge from, and one of the only available via car before sunrise, in the first turnout up the Marin Headlands just below the WWII gunnery placements. The morning light is always a delight, particularly on clear mornings. The view encompasses on of the best views of San Francisco as well as the remainder of San Francisco Bay. I've shot a 180 degree panorama from the same location on another visit I'm planing on posting that gives the viewer a better take on the entire panoramic view available from this spot


This morning the cloud patterns were magnificent. I was only able to shoot off a few frames before the light had changed and the clouds dulled in color significantly.


This images is a combine of my best exposure blended with an HDR composite of four exposures in two stop increments.

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Taken on April 27, 2008