Finally Not a Slacker
I’ve been chasing low fog at the Golden Gate Bridge for several years now but I've never been happy with any of my photos taken from the top of Slacker Hill. Most of my fog mornings have been spent at Hawk Hill, a bit further west from Slacker and much easier to get to (it doesn’t require hiking, like Slacker Hill does).
Willie, Zack, Alan, and I met to photograph the fog from a different spot but once we crossed from San Francisco into Marin, we were worried that the fog level might be too high for our original destination, and instead decided we would hike the half mile up to Slacker Hill. We were the first to arrive but several other photographers joined us. My SmugMug co-workers, who I had invited along, stayed back at Hawk Hill.
There had been low fog the day before, which was rare in that it happened in July and that it occurred 2 days in a row. On the previous morning the fog was a hundred feet lower, exposing the deck of the bridge. Here the fog rose and fell, covering and revealing the 2nd window of the North Tower. Luckily low fog is popular enough now that cars were driving up Conzelman Road constantly, giving us a chance to capture the car lights in our photos.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8:
32mm, f/8, 30 sec, ISO 320