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Bay Bridge into The City



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Winner in Bridges at Night Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Bridges In The Night Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Towering Buildings Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Rule Of Thirds In The City Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Colors In The City Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in City Bridges Photo Contest
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Superb Composition
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What A Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
What A Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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Cloudy Nights Photo ContestTop 10 class
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47 Comments | Report
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle September 16, 2013
A great view and treatment of the bridge and city.
Marjoriesmithphotography Premium
 
Marjoriesmithphotography September 17, 2013
Very creative...Well done (:
EverydayLivingMoments
 
EverydayLivingMoments September 17, 2013
brilliant
jleiweke
 
jleiweke October 11, 2013
Congrats!
tlotter
 
tlotter October 11, 2013
Congratulations on the award,well done
koolgio
 
koolgio October 12, 2013
Love this
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi August 11, 2014
I saw a lot of great pictures about the Bay Bridge but I never seen like this !!!!! Excellent picture ! Congratulations !!!!!!!
athanasiosxmoutsoglou
 
athanasiosxmoutsoglou October 06, 2014
The best!!!!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 31, 2014
Brilliant capture, love it !
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle January 12, 2015
Amazing picture, even the tops of the bridges are in the photo! Fantastic shot :) Kathy
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock September 10, 2015
I thought this was definitely an "oh wow"........
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages September 10, 2015
Congrats on your finalist image. Wonderful composition and post processing
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 11, 2015
Amazing capture! Congrats.
jefferyswindle
 
jefferyswindle September 28, 2015
Since I don't know much about the bay except for the raiders are doing good and the 49ers aren't. Which city is that showing at the end of the bridge
1964moose
 
1964moose January 05, 2016
Fantastic portfolio
adavies PRO
 
adavies February 24, 2016
Love it! Very cool! :)
Cecirene Premium
 
Cecirene February 25, 2016
Absolute Masterpiece!! Simply amazing!
TheoShilton PRO
 
TheoShilton April 01, 2016
Amazing work, love the finish!
RFHphotography
 
RFHphotography April 20, 2016
Great Photograph, love it!!
smijh PRO
 
smijh May 14, 2016
wow ... love it
Jay-ElDaiyb
 
Jay-ElDaiyb August 18, 2016
So amazing. Love this.
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock August 19, 2016
Gorgeous....very unique for such an iconic area....
ajmphotographs PRO
 
ajmphotographs September 07, 2016
great capture!
Z-Photography PRO+
 
Z-Photography September 15, 2016
Great Image! I like choice of editing. The red sign to the right across the river, it stands out, but just the right amount.
amirbilu
 
amirbilu September 20, 2016
Very good!
cgmarshall3 PRO
 
cgmarshall3 October 06, 2016
That is very nice, I have a couple shots from that side but not even close to as great as this. Would look awesome mounted on steel.
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography December 10, 2016
Very cool, Outstanding capture
Wnuk PRO
 
Wnuk April 03, 2017
Wow
kerry__
 
kerry__ April 14, 2017
This is one of the most beautiful architectural shots i've ever seen.
Aljawashe
 
Aljawashe May 01, 2017
Wow fantastic shot
Sporter PRO
 
Sporter June 01, 2017
Amazing image
fredsaunders
 
fredsaunders June 13, 2017
Incredible capture and stunning shot composition - well done!
rjh270913 PRO
 
rjh270913 June 22, 2017
Wow, stunning picture!
Relaan
 
Relaan August 05, 2017
absolutely AMAZING!!!
tianab749
 
tianab749 September 14, 2017
This is amazing????
marcinszymanski
 
marcinszymanski September 17, 2017
Wonderful shot!
drsherman
 
drsherman September 28, 2017
This is a beautiful shot
CPF_Photography PRO
 
CPF_Photography September 29, 2017
Astonishing work
urvashi25gupta
 
urvashi25gupta October 12, 2017
Never seen anything like this ????????
yamanireddy
 
yamanireddy October 20, 2017
Brilliant picture!!!
Kutyba Premium
 
Kutyba January 11, 2018
Stunning!!!
DaveJB_Photography PRO
 
DaveJB_Photography February 14, 2018
Incredible photo!
Matt_eSCAPEstock
 
Matt_eSCAPEstock February 20, 2018
Epic!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset February 21, 2018
Simply illuminating. Well done!
geoffreycotterell PRO+
 
geoffreycotterell March 17, 2018
Incredible! 'Hills Bros. Coffee!' & it's um, in many characteristics, a B&W photograph. Just awesome! #geoff
Sherry53 PRO
 
Sherry53 May 08, 2018
Beautiful
ChuckSSS
 
ChuckSSS September 16, 2018
Really awesome composition. Congrats!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This is from the top of Yerba Buena Island in the San Francisco Bay halfway between San Francisco and Oakland.
Time
Night, around 10:00, hence the dearth of auto traffic.
Lighting
Natural, of course. The Hills Brother sign stood out and I wanted to keep that.
Equipment
Canon 6D with a 24-70 2.8L lens. Manfrotto tripod and head.
Inspiration
I was actually on the other side of this spot capturing the opening of the new Eastern Span of the bridge. On the way out I saw this and thought it was a cool view. It's no longer available as the trees have overgrown this section, so I was fortunate.
Editing
I used Lightroom and Photoshop to subdue the colors except for the reds. I wanted the Hills Brothers Coffee sign on the far building to stand out.
In my camera bag
Now I have a 5D MKIII, 16-35 2.8L II, 24-70 2.8L II, 70-200 2.8L, and other lenses.
Feedback
Always, ALWAYS turn around before leaving an area. More often than not you'll see something you didn't expect.

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