In recent trip back to San Francisco I found my self searching for a unique way to shoot the Golden Gate Bridge and capture the city at the same time. This is not an easy task, there are only so many vantage points and they have all been shot to death. You can see why when you arrive, it is a beautiful view and as the sun slowly sets it just gets better.

Over 2 evenings I came back to the same spot as the weather was perfect so I wanted to make sure I nailed it.

To get the perfect balance between the city lights and the sun light I had to wait until the perfect moment to press the shutter and capture the scene for 2 minutes. I took one shot before this which I actually messed up because someone was talking to me at the time about my camera so I didn’t concentrate.

I also wanted to take something more unique in the city, and since it was a port city I searched from an interesting angle from the many piers. I woke up 2 mornings in a row at 4.30am to capture the shot below.