Few photos have eluded me like this one. After nearly 10 years the stars aligned and I was finally free to photograph the fog blanketing the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco at sunset this past week. What makes this photo so difficult to capture? To name a few things; the weather conditions have to be just right, you have to recognize the conditions as being just right, you have to be in a close proximity to the area, you have to be able to break away from whatever you’re doing, you have to fight San Francisco traffic, you have to scramble for limited parking, you have to find the right place to shoot from and finally you have to hope the weather conditions don’t disintegrate before the lighting is optimal. At last it all worked out and to top it all off I got to meet Frederic Larson, the famous San Francisco Chronicle photographer, who was shooting near by.
[tags]Golden Gate Bridge, fog, San Francisco, sunset, stock, photo[/tags]