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The San Rafael & Bay Bridge - San Rafael, California

This morning I woke up and headed out for sunrise, with no real direction. I figured I would just follow the clearing storm and light until I found something interesting.

I made a quick stop up in the Marin Headlands, but nothing really grabbed my attention. I was thinking of heading into the San Francisco and over to the industrial area on the south / east end, but decided I would make a trip over to this spot. I came across this composition back in late November, but I didn't have a long enough lens to compose the image how I would have liked, so I left it alone for the time being. Finally, after over a year of being stuck in the 105mm or less range, I decided to pick up a 70-200 zoom. So with the 70-200, and no real direction, I came over to this cove and waited for sunrise.

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Canon 5D MarkII
70-200 f/4L
Exposure: 210
Aperture: f/16.0
Focal Length: 163 mm
ISO Speed: 50

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  1. ŞeymaT 51 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin of a group called "Add Whatever You Want"
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  2. Richard Thompson 51 months ago | reply

    Great eye and beautifully captured, Steve. I recently added a 2x extender on my 70-200 mm f/2.8. It will be a huge help.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  3. Chee Seong 51 months ago | reply

    Oh man.... those reflection is a killer! I really hope I could get one telephoto lens this year. Time to save up! :)

  4. Matt Granz Photography 51 months ago | reply

    Your previsualization skills are showing Steve. What a fantastic idea! The reflections are off the hook.

  5. Philerooski 51 months ago | reply

    I agree, those reflections are amazing. I don't think I've seen anything quite like that before.

  6. Horia Bogdan 51 months ago | reply

    Splendid lines and a simple but very effective composition.
    I really like the overall exposure here as well as the general feel of the shot.
    Lovely work!

  7. hock how & siew peng 51 months ago | reply

    wonderful reflection! beautiful colors there!

  8. david.richter 51 months ago | reply

    Wow Steve, the reflections of the lights are truly sick! Tack sharp image my friend!

  9. Jill Clardy 51 months ago | reply

    love those colorful streaky reflections and sparkly lights ! wonderful image

  10. Mangini Adalberto & Laura - sorry busy - few time 51 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Scenics & Wilderness (Admin Invite Only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. Mangini Adalberto & Laura - sorry busy - few time 51 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The PARAGON Gallery [P1/C1] ***ADMIN INVITE ONLY***, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. CatDancing 51 months ago | reply

    This makes me smile. I'm really enjoying your photos.

  13. idashum 51 months ago | reply

    Great to see all the colors reflecting in the water - looks like Christmas!

  14. southerncal88 48 months ago | reply

    Damn! That is one beautiful shot!

  15. SF knitter 48 months ago | reply

    Love the lights and the alignment!

  16. Nicolò Panzeri 39 months ago | reply

    I love the curvature of the bridge!
    Stunning shot!

  17. azabayandi 37 months ago | reply

    that's just damn amazing !!!

  18. Pipall 32 months ago | reply

    This is absolutely spot on in every respect. Great job!

  19. ernogy 26 months ago | reply

    a stunner!

  20. pixlperfect 26 months ago | reply

    Very cool! Definitely eye-catching with those reflections...

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