Shot through the Bay
I've photographed the Bay Bridge pylons from along Embarcadero Road several times but I've never quite managed to witness it with a beautiful sunrise. A few weeks earlier the forecast looked perfect but the clouds slowed down and didn't arrive in time. Eager to *finally* get the shot, I didn't want to miss this particular morning, which was also forecasted to be perfect.
Willie, my normal photography buddy, was on his honeymoon and I asked my SmugMug co-workers if anyone wanted to join. Alex, determined to shoot more landscapes, immediately screamed "YES" and the two of us drove up for sunrise. The Bay Bridge had recently been retrofitted with new LED lights and they were going off in full fashion! When the pre-burn lit up the sky with beautiful purples and oranges, I knew we were in for a treat!
Escaype didn't lie -- this morning turned out to be 100% beautiful. I wanted to try a little bit of a different take on this scene, since everyone has photographed it from right along the waterfront, where a series of pylons make for a nice foreground, and I had seen another photographer attempt this shot. The beautiful "Cupid's Span" (bow and arrow) made a perfect foreground while the sky above the Bay Bridge lit up beautifully. Luckily, the pre-sunrise burn allowed me to capture this with the Bay's lights all lit up too!
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8:
15mm, f/11, 1/6 sec, ISO 100
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