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San Foglesscisco

Most people associate San Francisco’s summer as its foggy season. For photographers, however, the winter is when “fog season” starts. With the cooler temperates the fog drops in elevation and on those perfect mornings it sits right at the deck of the Golden Gate Bridge. Those of us hoping to photograph the bridge wake up early on particular mornings to check.

A new webcam, EarthCam, was installed in SF on the approach to the GGB — in this photo just below Sutro Tower, the big antenna thing near the back of the bridge (in reality that tower, and the webcam are miles away, but just for reference, below it). On this particular morning Willie and I woke up, saw fog on the webcam, and jumped in the car and drove to the city.

Getting to the bridge was a bit of a disappointment — we new immediately that there would be no morning fog. It was mostly clear. A small patch of fog sat where the webcam was but no where else. We walked out to Battery Spencer and enjoyed the sunrise for a bit before hopping back in the car and heading to work. At least it was a beautiful way to start the day!

Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8:
27mm, f/13, 30 sec, ISO 160