The Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise. I arrived at the bridge at 7 AM on 12/29. I hoped
I could capture the sunrise and the bridge. The location was Point
Bonita near the Point Diablo light house on the Marin side of
the bridge. As it got lighter, I realized that I had gambled and
lost as the sun was rising far to the right and would not be in
the image at all. As I watched the bay get lighter, I saw a very
good image developing with pink-red colors in view. I took a reading
with my spot meter on of the rocks in the foreground and used
that reading for the rest of the image. It was pretty cold that
morning and I'm glad I have something to show for my efforts.
As usual I was using my Mamiya 645 Super camera in manual mode.
The camera was on a tripod with a cable release to minimize vibrations
from the photographer. The Mamiya camera has interchangeable film
backs. With this feature, I can have color transparency film in
one back and color negative in the other back. I can even carry
black and white film in a third back if I want to cover all lighting