Waiting for the Light

I've always wanted to take a good shot of the Golden Gate Bridge, but I've never been there at quite the right time. On our trip to San Francisco this year, I decided I'd finally do it: I'd get there before sunset, and catch the beautiful sunset light on the bridge, and maybe I'd stay to try a low-light shot.

Well, the sunset shot didn't work out, but I did get a lowlight shot of the bridge that made me very happy.

This small gallery contains a series of images I took that evening, showing what worked, and what didn't. All shots are taken with the Canon EOS 20D and the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens.

None of the photos except the last two have had any processing except bulk conversion and resizing with Breezebrowser.

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Arriving at the location A container ship leaves SF Headed out to sea Sailing toward the sunset. The lights are coming on The light is getting better. Oh yeah... I moved again to get the moon and its reflection in a better spot. The bridge is glowing now. The boat's almost gone, and the colors are richer. Even better... Almost there... My (almost) final version. The power of Photoshop