Pre-Dawn Light Golden Gate Bridge

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    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.

    clifflef, suisun, 4PIZON, and 64 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. OceanRudy 70 months ago | reply

      Great SF series and photo...well taken from the Headlands! Cheers.

    2. CSC - Chistopher Scott 70 months ago | reply

      accolades to you my friend. wow!

    3. Cancelled01 [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      EXCELLENT IMAGE!!!

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    4. Tachherrdokter 70 months ago | reply

      It's one of the most beautiful bridges...marvellously captured, congrats!!
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    5. ZinBoy 70 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot - love the sky you've captured!
      (and I wouldn't have guessed that this was an hdr - quite subtle!)

    6. hannawacker 69 months ago | reply

      Hi,

      I'm a park ranger at Joshua Tree National Park seeking a nice photo of the Golden Gate for a digital photo exhibit at our Twentynine Palms Visitor Center so visitors can get a glimpse of our other Western National Park lands.

      may I be permitted to use this image for educational purposes?

      Robb

    7. torbakhopper 68 months ago | reply

      Postcard Perfect

      wow, that was quite a scroll job getting past all those awards!

      great shot, hope you will submit it to the pool. several good sf shooters there already!

      cheers and well wishes

    8. KevinBNYC 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Magic Hour, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Please join this new group if you love shooting during the magic hour and include a description of how your shot the photos you post there.

      I'm hoping we can all learn from each other about how to get great results shooting in low light.

      Thanks.

      Kevin

    9. Anton Schedlbauer 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called My absolute favorite pictures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    10. Jeff Clow 58 months ago | reply

      This turned out really well........my compliments.

    11. JPBJr. 57 months ago | reply

      Please add this picture & any other pictures of Northern California or taken by a Northern California photographer (any picture world wide) to:
      www.flickr.com/groups/1124231@N24/

    12. TampaBayFan14 57 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called U.S.A. Landmarks, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. RZ68 47 months ago | reply

      Quite enjoyable to see!

    14. peterotoole™ 17 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work! Can't wait to go there myself and take some shots of this bridge.

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