Golden Gate Bridge Through A Long Lens

This view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the San Francisco side taken with a 400 mm telephoto lens. The telephoto lens compresses the image to one plane. The lens was mounted on a tripod and a cable release was used to take the photo. The camera was a Nikon F1. After the lens was focused and the picture composed, the mirror in this SLR was locked in the up position. Don't have a cable release? Use the self timer feature of the camera to keep the camera hands free of human shakes. If you use a telephoto lens for objects on the horizon, you need a haze free day otherwise the horizon will be lost in pollution.












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