Lately, people have been requesting photos of the bridge and I really only have a couple taken with the 5D so I thought I better get out there and do a series. This one required another scramble about 300 feet down a crumbly hillside in the dark before sunrise to get a perspective you'll never see. I wanted to set the city just above the bridge deck and get some good foreground, which can not be done from the top of the hill.
I wanted to show the big sky by using a long exposure to give it that 'looking up to Heaven' look. It is an unusual composition but why not? I have many other compositions and the light was changing constantly. And a pano crop works well in this circumstance. I have a couple where the skyline is backlit just as the sun rose into a dark cloud. Here, you can see just the start of it. The beach from the last upload is in the lower left.
By the way, I had to desaturate the RAW file by 4%, as the details were getting lost because of the extreme colour. I have some where the entire sky is a brilliant red and it drowns out everything else.
2 minute exposure @F16 with ND grad 0.9 + 0.6
Golden gate bridge
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