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Past and Present
Walking around San Francisco is fun enough.... but night hiking is altogether different. From the Embarcadero district, you can watch the dancing lights of the Bay Bridge. Like a giant laser show, the bridge lighting displays shapes like fish and stars and is supposedly choreographed to the city’s rhythms somehow. All I knew is this was a great place to set up my camera.
Even though the Golden Gate Bridge is just around the corner of the bay, it is no match for the Bay Bridge’s nightly concert of light. And this can only be seen from the San Francisco side of the bridge, not the Oakland side.
While I setup my equipment, skaters, bikers and strolling spectators spun around me. For this shot I used a nice long exposure of about 30 seconds to get the dreamy effect. I just loved how the old concrete pier stands stood out in front of the newly updated Bay Bridge. From this sight, you can feel a San Francisco stretch of time at one glance - older buildings and pier ruins right along side of new soaring sky towers overlooking the shining Bay Bridge.
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Limited Editions 500
Artist Proofs 30
San Francisco, California USA
Still time-lapse long exposure
Pixoto" Best of 2014" Awarded
Neutral Density Photo Awards Honorable Mention
Judges Award, "Mystery of the Night" contest ViewBug
Finalist, Inclusion in Photographer's FORUM Annual International, "The Best of Photography 2015"
Finalist City & Night Bridges Contest ViewBug
CreationEarth March 2015 Photo of the Month
2nd Place BetterPhoto Travel and Place, March 2015
Night Photography Nomine FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards 2015
Night Bridges Finalist ViewBug
IPA Intl Photography Awards Double Honorable Mention 2015
All Time Finalist BetterPhoto's 20th Anniversary "All Time Best" Contest
Splendid Bridges Contest Finalist ViewBug 2016
Nightscapes Finalist ViewBug
Bridges in the Night Finalist ViewBug
Honorable Mention Chromatic Photography Awards 2018
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