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Winter Sunset on Golden Gate

Location: Crissy Field, San Francisco, California, Map

Winter storm conditions bring with them some of the most unique lighting conditions to photograph iconic Golden Gate bridge. On one such evening I was fortunate enough to see this beautiful sunset light on the bridge against backdrop of clouds. It is not an exaggeration that this lighting condition existed for less than a minute before it went gray again.

This image was captured at Crissy Field which is a great place to enjoy the waterfront with the cup of coffee. Be sure to visit The Warming Hut while you are here.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L @ 25mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 5sec at f/14 and ISO 50
Filters: LEE ND Grads 0.9 and 0.6 soft edge stacked together

Note on post processing:
This image is pretty much straight from the camera except for the tilt correction and dust spot removal. I had to make no further changes. The colrs are literally as I saw them. It was truely an amazing sunset at Golden Gate.

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