Golden Gate Tower, Sutro Tower, Fog

Marin Headlands, Marin , CA

You know a location is iconic when a photograph shows less than 10% of the scene but a majority of people can still identify it.  Of course, what we have in this photograph is one of the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge and the very top of Sutro Tower in San Francisco.

EXIF data: Nikon D50, patterned metering mode, 45mm, ISO 200, 1/250 sec, f/11

Golden Gate Tower, Sutro Tower, Fog. Marin Headlands, Marin, California. February 13, 2011. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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8 thoughts on “Golden Gate Tower, Sutro Tower, Fog

    1. Argh! I thought I had it figured out by setting my photo exports from Lightroom at 750×750 pixels max. Well, starting with today’s photo, we’ll see what 1600×1600 pixels max does. Thanks for the update.

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  1. I love that photo! You are right-that bridge is iconic. Having lived in San Francisco for years, that 10% of bridge represents a whole lot of hustle and bustle, life and culture to me–and the clouds, with their over-encompassing calm, blanket that icon like magic.

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  2. You picked a perfect day to shoot this. Not just with SanFran’s typical bay fog but a bright day with cirrus clouds.

    Have you considered darkening the sky blue near the top and gradading it to the lighter cyan near the tops pf the fog? As though you had used a red filter. That could be an interesting effect.

    In any case, this is a beautiful shot. Nice cropping too.

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    1. Hi Allan, I did a bunch of edits and kept wavering between liking or not liking certain ones, but I’m pretty sure I haven’t tried editing it the way you described. I’ll have to give it a shot. Thanks for the suggestion!

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