Golden Gate At Golden Hour

March 02, 2011 By: erik Category: Photography, Photos, Travel, USA 497 views

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The Golden Gate BridgeThree months ago, when I went on a ferry ride under the Golden Gate Bridge, my shutter finger got a little too excited and I ended up snapping several dozen photographs of the bridge. Part of the reason was that we were lucky enough to take the ferry on a clear afternoon, right at golden hour. Golden hour is a term in photography and cinematography referring to the first and last hour of sunlight every day, in which the sunlight, after passing through a larger portion of the Earth’s atmosphere than normal, takes on a golden hue, which makes the world seem warmer and generally more photogenic. I meant to post these photos immediately after blogging about the trip, but the intense series of four posts about our trip wore me out almost as much as the walk from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge did. Here are just a few of the photos I took on that ferry ride.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Heading towards the bridge.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Getting closer.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Golden tower.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Passing under the bridge.

The Golden Gate Bridge

This side is lit better.

The Golden Gate Bridge

I never realized just how long the bridge was until I saw it in person.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Back on the eastern side, with the sun shining through the struts.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Silhouetted tower.

San Francisco Skyline at Golden Hour

The San Francisco skyline at golden hour.

The Golden Gate Bridge

The sun is setting.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Sunset over the San Francisco Bay.

 
  • http://rainypamplona.blogspot.com Mother Theresa

    All lovely, but I think I like the one with the sun shining through the bridge best. :)

  • Jimy

    I needed these a few weeks back for a PPT. Hard to find good pics on the internet. They are all great!!

    • erik

      Great, now I feel even worse for sitting on them for three months! :-)