Landscape photographers don’t get much sleep and come October, there are many early morning wake-up calls to see if we can photograph low fog at the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s not common to have early wake-up calls in July, when Karl the Fog is normally very high. However, for 2 days in July 2016, I spent my mornings in the Marin Headlands photographing the Golden Gate Bridge.
On the first morning, Willie and I drove to the bridge to find the fog sitting at just the perfect level: deck level. The kind of stuff we wake up early for and get really excited. Most of the bridge is visible but the fog sits right at the deck of the bridge ... quite a sight!
We arrived a bit early and the scene was still pretty dark and while waiting for things to get a bit brighter, I threw on the telephoto lens and took a couple photos of just the North Tower of the bridge. I loved the way it stuck its way out from the fog, while the Bay Bridge, with its display of lights, quietly sits in the background.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8:
170mm, f/11, 30 sec, ISO 250