Fishing at the Golden Gate, San Francisco

It was not straightforward to get the metropolis totally underneath the suspension deck but I squeezed it in! On the other hand, if you make a decision to see if you can capture the identical view, do it at your very own chance… severely! See the notes on the picture and the map to see where by this is. No HDR.

Cost-free wallpaper for around one hundred of my illustrations or photos in 6 different display dimensions is now out there!

See the 1200 pixel version!…

Configurations and so forth.:

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon seventeen-40L @24
two-moment exposure @F11
LEE tender ND grad .9 (100x150mm) (two grads bring about the lights to be doubled!)
Lee basis kit filter holder with Lee 77mm adapter ring
No polarizer.
No NDX-400 dark filter.
ISO fifty
Smaller Slik tripod with Manfrotto pistol grip ball head
Uncooked file processed with Capture Just one by Stage Just one
TIFF file processed with Photoshop
Severe hiking boots necessary!


Satellite imagery
(pick ‘National’ for a neighborhood US area or use your fave neighborhood web page)

Tide charting and preditions: (pick your spot in US, other nations have identical websites)

Wave Heights (I pick ‘North Pacific from Global’)
Or Here:

A fishing boat moves slowly and gradually with the tide for two minutes.

I preferred to get an open up view of the metropolis with no cables or roadway blocking the view, so I had to climb down some alternatively unstable terrain to get right here.

Trying to do images on the aspect of this rocky hill and cliff is nervewracking and not really snug. It is really identical to the hillside to the still left. I point out a identical location in the picture notes. If you are worried of heights and/or are not in fantastic shape, do not go right here! If you do not have fantastic hiking boots, do not go right here! If you are vulnerable to chimping right after each individual shot, do not go right here or you will drop to an premature demise! If you are allergic to poison oak, do not go right here or clean thoroughly proper when you get property. If you do not have fantastic night time vision, do not go right here for sunset, or at least have a light you can have on your head. You need to have your arms and legs to get back up.

Also, will not consume and shoot!

It is all well worth it simply because I preferred to capture a fantastic extend of the black sand seashore on the still left and check out the sea foam move back and forth with each individual wave while swirling all around with the tide. It pretty much seems to be like I cloned in the foam in spots.

To get right here, park at the 1st massive tourist pullout at the top of the hill to the still left. Go by means of the locked gate (only locked to stop automobiles from heading by means of) on the proper aspect of the parking spot and Walk down the hearth highway that goes all the way to the seashore (Kirby Cove) driving the hill I’m on right here. Just about 200m from the gate, there is a path on the still left to some previous fortified concrete bunkers crafted one hundred a long time in the past. Go on down from there possibly on the still left or proper aspect of some trees. So far, no massive offer. About 100m underneath the bunkers is a large rocky outcrop which can make for some excellent foreground fascination. But the rock is as well superior and the view of the metropolis is cut off. Move forward down to the bottom of the outcrop. This view is from right here. You can continue on a further 50m to a further lower location but the view of the seashore is primarily blocked

I guaranteed am sending blended messages, are not I? Will not go.. .but if you do……hehe….

Final add of the 12 months I imagine. Have a wonderful rest of the 12 months and enjoy your vacations or time off!

The map demonstrates precisely where by this is. And I have a notice on my past add demonstrating the exact location.

See my Flickr profile for a backlink to my freshly designed web page.

Posted by PatrickSmithPhotography on 2009-twelve-18 21:21:44

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