Golden Gate Bridge

Nighttime photos of the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands overlook.

I grew up in the Bay Area so I have a particular fondness of many things there, but a big one has to the the Golden Gate Bridge.

I love looking at it from lots of different angles – nighttime or daytime. I’ve even walked across it a few times – once was during the 50th anniversary of the bridge in 1987.

So recently I decided to finally take a few nighttime photos of the bridge from the Marin Headlands overlook. I set up my tripod and waited for the sun to set and the lights in the city to take effect while my family waited in the car (we were on a vacation visit Рthanks family!). Finally the sky was dark enough to take a few long exposures. I had to hurry because the state park rangers were closing access to that road just after sunset. My favorite image shows a streak of light from a jet about to land at SFO.

I managed to hit a couple of other spots along the road. It was tough though because I wasn’t the only one with that idea. Dozens of photographers were dotted along the vista parking areas on the road. Someday, I’ll have to hit it again because there was one more spot I would love to get.

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