The Golden Gate Bridge at night as fog rolls in. This was a time exposure using Kodak color negative print film. The view is from the Marin side looking towards the Lime Point light house. I took the exposure by using a spot meter and taking a reading of the light house building at the center (white spot in lower center). This is a white lighthouse at the base of the bridge. I noted that reading and then multiplied the time by 5 to get the time needed for an adequate amount of density on the negative to give as much color as possible in the print.

Arrive at the bridge before sunset to find the best site for a shot. Explore around to pick the view or views you like. Then as the sun sets you will see the bridge in different and often more dramatic lighting than at hi noon. If you're lucky the fog will drift in adding even more to the photo.

 

 

change 11/3/01