I wanted a photo taken near the bridge where the bridge was not the center of attention. So I chose to emphasize the suspended rusted chain and waves by waiting for the clouds to open up some light just on those areas while leaving the bridge as nearly a silhouette. I had to keep the camera covered from the constant spray for over an hour until I finally got this shot. People were probably wondering why I was just standing there not doing anything for so long.
This is on the city side with the Pacific to the left past the bridge, and downtown and the bay are behind and to the right. Only during a quickly incoming tide and before a big storm do you see large waves wrap around the point and into the bay. (Compare the waves to the van near the fort.) This is because the water flow can be 15 miles per hour through the gate at this time. It looks like a large river sometimes. There were lots of surfers here but by the time the light improved, they were packing up and leaving.
0.2 second exposure @F18 with ND grad 0.3
|Camera:||Canon 350d (XT) |
|Lens:||Canon 17-40L @17 |
|Recording media:||RAW ISO 100|