Golden Gate Bridge is always a very popular subject for photography, and this is my latest endeavor to capture this bridge. Golden Gate can both refers to the bridge, and Golden Gate Strait, which the bridge crosses.
Increased saturation and contrast. Cropped to 11x14 and straightened the photo slightly. Otherwise as shot.
A sort of reinterpretation of Golden Gate Bridge #10. This was shot with Zuiko 14-54mm II before it was sold. I have seen so many of my photos taken by it, I can see how my new 12-60mm SWD is better now. The different is subtle but it's there. It has to do with detail and 12-60mm's color tends to be a little more saturated. This photo I had to increase the contrast whereas photos shot with 12-60mm SWD I can simply leave it alone.
This latest attempt to capture Golden Gate Bridge was done on a observation platform near West Battery area of the Golden Gate Recreation Area in San Francisco. For someone who had shot this bridge so many time, one can become jaded, but I am happy with the result.
The overlapping towers of the Golden Gate Bridge is sandwiched by layers of fog. I tried my best to get the north tower exactly in the center of the south tower while avoiding the trees in the foreground that block the view (not shown in this photo). While those two trees can provide a very nice framing device for the bridge, but that is not part of my visualization of this scene where I want the bridge to be off center. The tree in the view provides a nice balance of the view while blocks the less scenic portion of the bridge (toll booths and some parking area for the vista point).
I brought my tripod with me but it was too windy to be very useful, so I shot handheld with my camera's image stabilization turned on instead). Chose f/4 merely for faster shutter speed to be able to shoot this handheld shot at longer focal length. I shot over a dozen of this scene, and this one is my final selection.
This was shot natively to be in B&W (though a color version is also available after I reverted the B&W back to color with Olympus Viewer software). The gloomy ambient lighting isn't going to make the bridge as brilliant red anyways. Increased contrast in camera to compensate for the foggy lighting.
Cropped to 2x3. Minor touch-up done and mostly just noise reduction. When I saw the color of sunset that day, I knew that was something. I had run between Palace of Fine Arts and here at Crissy Field for photo opportunities. :-D That's some photo assignment I was totally unprepared for.
I couldn't find my original shot of this photo anymore, so when I was on my way to Point Reyes, I stopped by the vista point to get this replacement shot. It's Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary this year.
Another shot of Golden Gate Bridge. I've always wanted to shot this scene properly, so here it is, Fort Point sits happily under the Big Red Bridge, with waves slowly washing ashore. Olympus Pen E-PM2's red is unfortunately, very exaggerated, so the bridge is more red than its original international orange.
While I was post-processing this photo, I noticed there is a couple at the lower right, as if they were posing for my photo shoot. :-) If you are in a beautiful setting like this and forgot to bring your camera, this is a great way to be in a photo! :-D