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Golden Gate at Dawn

Location: Marin Headlands, San Francisco, California, Map

Here is another of my favorite images of iconic Golden Gate bridge. I shot this early in the morning on a day when we had a passing storm in the Bay Area. The storm clouds provided perfect backdrop for the bridge and allowed me to capture the image in a good contrast.

It is always fun to shoot Golden Gate bridge under low lighting conditions of early morning or late evening. The balance of lighting conditions between bridge and it's surroundings is at it's best and makes it possible to capture all the rich hues. Moreover a long exposure in the camera essentially makes the vehicles disappear making it look empty and minimalist.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4L @ 35mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 76sec at f/13 and ISO 100
Filters: No filters
Post Processing: Canon DPP, mainly involving levels and curves to bring out details in shadow areas.

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