This is one of many fireboats docked along the Embarcadero in the port of San Francisco. In addition to putting out fires on boats, during earthquakes when the water lines are severed, they can pump water from the bay to help put out fires several blocks inland.
The 9,260 foot long west span of the Bay Bridge is quite imposing and carries 280,000 vehicles per day. There is an east span behind the island that is currently being rebuilt due to earthquakes, and is over 10,000 feet long.
I work in Berkeley, on the other side of the bay from this spot. When I saw these clouds at sunrise, (which are rare here) I went across the bay to capture this scene.
1/8 second exposure to capture the water texture, @F8 with ND grad 0.9 (angled from 8 o'clock to 2 o'clock so as not to darken the light on the bridge towers)
Landscape and travel
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