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The Golden Gate Bridge

Happy Valentines Day!  I thought today I’d bring you an image from the city where the Summer of Love movement started back in 1967, San Francisco.

One of the icons of San Francisco is The Golden Gate Bridge, which goes over the Golden Gate from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean.  The bridge is part of US 101 that takes you from San Francisco to Marin County. I captured The Golden Gate Bridge on this day after the fog had rolled out of the bay giving way to a glorious summer afternoon.  This image was captured from Battery Park just above Fort Point.

Have a great Tuesday!

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Bay Area Surfing

The process of processing photos sometimes leaves me with photos that I like, but aren’t on the “process this immediately” list. I see some photos that are spectacular and need just a small amount of adjustments to publish, and then others that I mark as “look at later”. I finally had a chance to go back and re-access the “look at later” list from some recent trips I took this summer. This photo here was taken at Fort Point, near the Golden Gate Bridge. It was the middle of the day and so the sun was harsh. I was watching the surfers down near the rocks by the Golden Gate Bridge and I was intrigued that they were surfing so close to the rocks. I took some video on my iPhone and then took some shots with my 5D Mark II just to have for my scrap-book. I didn’t have my 70-200 zoom lens with me so I could really get a shot as close as I had hoped, but managed a few shots of the scene with my 24-70mm.

The first glance at this scene it was fun to look at, but nothing really spectacular to share. This second look at the scene I used a quick mask with a lens blur filter in Adobe Photoshop CS5 to try to bring out the surfer. This tilt-shift type affect seemed to do the trick with this image.

Bay Area Surfing - ©Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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