HaliSowle
HaliSowle

Golden Gate Bridge, B&W



The overcast day cleared for just a short time letting some beautiful light onto the bridge.

The overcast day cleared for just a short time letting some beautiful light onto the bridge.
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Contest Finalist in Spectacular Bridges Photo Contest
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Everything In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Spectacular Bridges Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Black And White Long Exposures Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
All Things Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Splendid Bridges Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Splendid Bridges Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
World Expeditions Photo ContestTop 20 class
Long Exposure Views Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Black And White Wow Factor Photo ContestTop 10 class
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11 Comments | Report
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka August 10, 2015
Great composition and slow shutter magic.
terryc PRO+
 
terryc October 27, 2015
Simply stunning in black and white, Hali!
adavies PRO
 
adavies May 07, 2016
Awesome image! Love it in b&w...great job! :)
jongarrettphotos
 
jongarrettphotos May 07, 2016
Great shot from a new view, love it
SeanAllenPhoto Premium
 
SeanAllenPhoto May 08, 2016
Done so many times in color, this black and white is very refreshing! Great job!!
Robert71
 
Robert71 September 23, 2016
Great image nice one
richardsly Premium
 
richardsly August 10, 2017
sweet as photo.
Witmar
 
Witmar May 29, 2018
wonderful picture
paulatchinson PRO
 
paulatchinson June 03, 2018
Hi there - this image is great and would make a super entry in the latest challenge I have created - “YOUR TRAVEL DESTINATIONS”
Click on my avatar to take you to my Viewbug page and then click on ‘Challenges’. Select ‘Created’ and then “Your Travel Destinations”. Thanks - Paul
stephenfrancisco PRO
 
stephenfrancisco June 22, 2018
Beautiful shot
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry Nov 03
Marvellous

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken from Bakers Beach, it involved quite a bit of a hike down a long set of stairs and down the beach with some rock scrambling.
Time
This was actually mid to late afternoon.
Lighting
The light was pretty harsh, it was mid to late afternoon and despite the clouds the light was pretty strong. Using a 15 stop neutral density filter really helped control the light by timing the exposure to have a cloud through part of the 30 second exposure
Equipment
Canon 5D III, Canon 24-105mm f/4.0 lens, Tripod with a really right stuff BH40 head, Singh-Ray 15 stop (Big Stopper) filter, Polarizing Filter.
Inspiration
I had seen so many beautiful images of this bridge and wanted to do one of my own with the milky water of a long exposure and fog. I didn't get the fog, but I made the water soft and had some nice clouds to work with.
Editing
Converted to monochrome with Nik Silver Efex Pro2 and used luminosity masks to dodge and burn
In my camera bag
It always depends on what I'm going out to shoot but in general I always have my Canon 5D IV, my 24-105, my 70-200 and my 100mm macro lens. I also always bring my Sony A600 Infrared converted camera with me where ever I go. I also always carry a tripod and my hoodman Hood loupe
Feedback
Do your research before going to a place to shoot but nothing beats actually going there and scouting. On any trip try to make sure you have enough time in a location to scout as well as to shoot, try to stay a few days if possible so you can maximize the light and the conditions.

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