I had the good fortune to spend the past few days staying in Marin County just north of San Francisco attending an exceptional coaching class. I decided to pack a camera just in case I got the chance to spend some time at the Golden Gate Bridge, one of my most favorite spots.
I decided Friday evening was my chance. The weather was clear and sunny with no fog obscuring the bridge, probably the only time I can remember not having any fog. To cap it off I noticed it was a full moon, another complete fluke and so I figured I must be able to capture some satisfying images.
As I drove up the road on Marin headland all the parking looked to be full as I kept on driving I finally found a space away from a viewpoint, picked up my gear and started to hike up the road arriving a great spot with a good unobstructed view of both towers. I had about 30 mins until the sun went down and I gradually started capturing the scene.
After a while I looked around and noticed a tunnel behind me leading out to a cliff top view of the Pacific Ocean with the sun rapidly dropping to the horizon and I was really pleased to see some cyclists looking out towards the setting sun. They formed some nice silhouettes against the sun, perhaps a more satisfying picture than those I came to capture of the bridge.
Anyhow, over a period of an hour I captured the various scenes below and with the aid of some different post production techniques I have some different views of the Golden Gate Bridge. I hope you enjoy them and to satisfy my curiosity please let me know you like best. Thanks!
Hi Andy, well this is a tough pick, and an emotional one. How many times have I taken in this image visiting my brother in the city and Marin. I love the black and white shot. It looks so other worldly, like a mysterious Star Wars city. But, being a color nut, I have to go with the third one down. The colors are so rich and romantic and, for me, poignant. My brother’s spirit is everywhere. Thanks
Hey Phil, we have so much in common, I had no idea this is a special place for you. I also feel the third image edges it for me.
I was going to make some cute comment but actually they all are very interesting both in composition and feel. Good work. V
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Hey Vaughn, no cute response, I am disappointed in you. 🙂
This is superb!
Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed them!