Clear Skies over the Golden Gate

Nikon D300s + Tokina 11-16 f/2.8
Nikon D300s + Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 at 16mm f/5.6, ISO 200 1/125 Sec

After a week of pretty heavy fog, particularly across the west of San Francisco, the skies cleared up this past weekend and the opportunity opened up for me to get a clear shot of the Golden Gate Bridge. I brought along with me my Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 and new Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VC for the shoot. The weather was so perfect that I left my jacket at home (that’s rare, even in the summertime over here). The wife and I (and dog) sat at Crissy Field and watched the sun fall below the horizon over a light dinner that we packed (er…picked up at a local deli). After the sun set, I set up by the bridge and fired away.

Nikon D300s + Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VC
Nikon D300s + Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VC at 29mm f/13, ISO200 25 Sec

I usually tote my small Surefire flashlight with me when we go night shooting, just in case. Of course, the one time I forget to bring it is the time we really needed it. Crissy Field goes completely dark at night!

Sadly, I haven’t really had a whole lot of time to dedicate to photography lately, which is a shame since the weather has been so nice. Here’s hoping the weather stays clear through the weekend!

2 thoughts on “Clear Skies over the Golden Gate

  1. こんにちはジョナサン
    Your photo made me wanna open a book: I’m enjoying again “This is San Francisco” by M. Sasek, a picture book for children from my favorite series:) Golden Gate Bridge was and is great! I miss the old scenery drawn in the book, but still I enjoy the difference (and the sameness too:) of old SF and SF now in your photos. Thanks.
    Oh, I hope the famous cable cars in SF will last for ever! The book says SF is the only city that runs cable cars in the world.

  2. あかね、コメントありがとう!

    I also really like old photos of SF. And yes, I’m sure they’re going to keep the cable cars running for as long as possible! It’s been years since I rode one, but they’re lots of fun =)

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