"Above the Fog" San Francisco Bay Area and Golden Gate Bridge at Sunrise from the Marin Headlands.
"Above the Fog" San Francisco Bay Area and Golden Gate Bridge at Sunrise from the Marin Headlands. I love shots of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge but never had gotten the perfect shot with the Golden Gate Bridge poking through the fog. I saw the weather report at 11:30pm the evening before saying "your commute will be slow in the morning with low lying fog across the Golden Gate Bridge" I thought PERFECT! I'll head up in a few hours for sunrise! I set out in the dark for the drive up to San Francisco to shoot from the Marin Headlands.
The hike up the hill in the dark and the fog with too much camera gear (30 pounds!) gave me a great early morning workout! I arrived just as the sky was starting to have an amazing glow and the fog was swirling beneath the bridge. I decided to go for a longer exposure to capture the lights of the cars heading to the Golden Gate Bridge. On the right side of the photo you can see some cars heading along Conzelman Road. I just love the curves and swirling fog together with the bumps in the hillside. It only took me a month to process my image :-)
The glow of the San Francisco lights, Car lights and Golden Gate Bridge and colors in the sky balanced with the greens of the hill and fog are what caught my eye. I went for a 1:2 panorama format for this which will look great above a fireplace, couch or in an executive boardroom printed 30" x 60" or larger! If you haven't seen my new HD Acrylic Crystal Flex images - you have to check them out! More information is below!
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About how this image was captured:
This a single shot from the Nikon D800, Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 lens (28mm), 30 seconds, f/13 and ISO 200. This is processed in Lightroom 4 and post processing in Adobe Photoshop CS6. I did not bring my Singh-ray neutral density filters on this trip but used the awesome digital ND filters in LR4 - my favorite feature of LR4!
It is always a crap shoot as it can be clear in the Southbay down in Sunnyvale where I live and how the fog is in San Francisco. Sometimes the fog is higher up and obscures everything and never clears! That is part of the joy, frustration and chase of great photographs - the weather and lighting will NEVER be the same!!! (but meeting cool people when you are out is another great benefit!)
I am excited to announce the HD Acrylic Crystal Flex images – the most STUNNING way to display an image in your home or office! The end result is the colors are more vibrant, details are enhanced and the artwork is alive! It is like comparing regular TV to High Definition HDTV – hence the name –HD Acrylic Crystal Flex!
Made from the finest materials - the process starts with a Fuji Crystal Archive C-Print that has Silver Halide Crystals in the paper that reflects and absorbs light making the print glow! Next, the print is mounted to a crystal clear optical grade acrylic glass with UV coating. This has to be done in a cleanroom type environment as a speck of dust ruins the entire print and has to be thrown out!
The acrylic print is then adhered to an aluminum composite material comprised of two high-grade aluminum sheets bonded to a polyethylene core. This gives an ultra lightweight yet rigid backing ensuring the print stays rigid and durable.
The edges are routed and polished for a smooth clean look. A frame is applied to the back to standoff from the wall and appears to float creating depth. The print can go directly on the wall, or they can be framed as well for a more traditional look.
For smaller prints, I have also introduced the HD Acrylic Lite format with thinner Acrylic and backing.
The new HD Acrylic Crystal Flex images look amazing!
Contact me to see the HD Acrylic Flex Images in my Sunnyvale studio. Copyright John Harrison Photography http://www.jharrisonphoto.com
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