Golden Gate, by Moonlight [2]

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Update: I finally created my panoramic shot from the same view here.

Yet another shot of the infamous bridge, this one taken a little later in the evening that my previous post. At this point the moon had just barely passed out of frame above, and the fog was really starting to roll in. As you can see it has engulfed the south tower in this shot.

Nikon D40 | Nikon 18-200VR@24mm | f/4.5 | 20s | ISO200 | Tripod

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  1. KrashbandyKay... 50 months ago | reply

    what a wonderful capture,nice one...

  2. WaffelXcore 49 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot, hope i get a chance to see Cali once in this lifetimee. =)

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  4. sebrollandin 44 months ago | reply

    Very nice,
    I have the same photo as you , taken in 1998 . Come see my gallery.

  5. GreyIs 39 months ago | reply

    Not bad, but nothing special inho, quite an ordinary shot that can be taken by anyone with a tripod and a p&s camera. It's too tightly cropped (see how the North tower touches the frame). The exposure was too long, which washed out individual light stripes from cars and made water look like plastic. I would include the moon into the frame to make it more appealing. Good luck next time.

  6. Tyler Westcott 39 months ago | reply


    Not bad, but nothing special inho, quite an ordinary shot that can be taken by anyone with a tripod and a p&s camera. It's too tightly cropped (see how the North tower touches the frame). The exposure was too long, which washed out individual light stripes from cars and made water look like plastic. I would include the moon into the frame to make it more appealing. Good luck next time.

    Wow, this just has to be my favorite comment ever - thanks for the laugh. Yeah, it's tightly cropped because I cropped the moon out of the shot - It couldn't be moved... sorry. (I have others including the moon, which others disparage for being cliche). In fact, I waited all evening for the moon to rise high enough to clear the top of the bridge in order to be able to exclude it. Exposure too long? According to what rules? I like the effect, both in traffic and the reflections... also, if it was shorter it would be darker (or noisier, or have a narrower depth of focus). Anyway, if you prefer to moon, go ahead and view my panorama taken the same evening. Unfortunately (for you) it still has plastic water and blurry cars.

    There's no weaker argument against a photo than saying "anyone could take this". Well, then why didn't they? Hell, I acknowledge this is a very frequently photographed location, but I think this was the first time I'd ever photographed from there myself. The light fog in the air that evening, along with the full moon, created conditions not frequently seen that gave the late night sky much lighter blue color that you typically get to see (I never got another chance to shoot under such conditions) and that, at least, makes for slightly original conditions. It's one thing to say anyone could take it, but worth noting that others didn't. I went up there that evening with my friend Tony and we were the only ones who stuck out the crappy weather, and this was our reward. Please, go take the correct photo and post a link here so you can show me how it's meant to be done.

    I can't imagine what would motivate you to even bother posting your comment. I've made no assertions that this is the holy grail of photography, but will defend it as being at least being worthy of consideration, or at worst indifference (that's fine). Why you feel the need to post just to disparage it says more about you than me.

  7. GreyIs 39 months ago | reply

    Oh, man... I did touch you nerve, didn't I? Sorry for not adding to your 200+ cheerful comment stream. I guess flikerites don't appreciate friendly critique unless asked, which I will try and remember next time I leave a comment. At least you had a good laugh.

    Your pano is better, but you are right. I still don't like plastic water and lights from the moving ship. I have several photos taken with and without moon it in my photostream. Go ahead and check 'em out and leave whatever comment you feel like. I am still learning, so any feedback is good to me. While you can argue that those are not taken exactly from the same spot and under the same weather conditions, you can see that I was able to capture a lot of details and manage correct exposure.

    I can't imagine what would motivate you to even bother posting your comment.
    Your pic made it to the Flickr home page and the subject was well known to me. Not your fault though, but otherwise I wouldn't bother. Last, but not least. I did not mean to disparage, but rather expressed my humble opinion (sorry for the typo inho=imho).

    Peace.

  8. aq7.co.uk 37 months ago | reply

    stunning love it

  9. MY HANH NDBD 37 months ago | reply

    wow! very nice!!!

  10. artland 33 months ago | reply

    Congratulations!
    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


    artland

  11. Monica Galvan 32 months ago | reply

    This is really amazing, beautiful!

  12. SchyZen#77 29 months ago | reply

    You are the best photographer!

  13. victor98_2001 21 months ago | reply

    excellent shot

  14. smilely4 17 months ago | reply

    It's a beautiful shot and nice

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