Golden Gate Christmas

Golden Gate Christmas

After posting the previous photo to I realized it had way too much blue in the water/sky. I went back to the beginning and reprocessed this in Photomatix and then edited in Photoshop. I’m much happier with this version of the photo.

I got up early on Christmas morning with a friend and we drove up to San Francisco to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge. We got lucky and it was completely clear with no fog! This photo was taken from the pier at Horseshoe Bay, below the vista point.

Nikon D80 w/Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX:
18 mm, ISO 125
HDR composed of 4 photos (4 sec @ f/13; 2.5 sec @ f/18; 5 sec @ f/16) in Photomatix Pro and edited in Photoshop.

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.