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Keywords:Golden Gate, San Francisco, Zenfolio, bay, bridge, headlands, metal, night, panorama, skyline
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Dimensions11323 x 3561
Original file size11.6 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-Nov-12 18:44
Date modified9-May-16 11:13
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length100 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure2s at f/10
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Golden Gate Bridge at Dusk

Golden Gate Bridge at Dusk

San Francisco, California

There is no more glorious sight than the skyline of San Francisco on a clear day viewed through the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands. Fall is usually one of the best times to view it without fog, and this day was unusually clear. Its appearance changes throughout the day as the light moves around. I’ve shot this scene many times, but no two images are the same. The golden hour around sunset is often the best for shooting from this location. As it was getting dark when I took this shot, it required a tripod and a fairly long exposure (2 seconds). I stitched multiple images to increase the level of detail.