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Golden Trails - Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Posted: May 31st, 2013

Star Trails over the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, May 2013 

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I had been planning something like this since I did a successful test a couple of months ago (also in San Francisco but at a different location). Finally, I decided to go for it last night, but when I arrived, the haze in the air was so horrible I almost turned back. Still, I did a couple of tests and I could see stars in the photos, and since I was also so comfortable at that setting, I decided to at least try. As the night went by, the haze was getting worst, and at 1am I felt I was so wasting my time that I packed and went home. Some post-processing and I have to say that considering the conditions, I'm happy with the results. You can sense the haze around the bridge (it was a lot worst naked-eye) but I didn't want to force the contrast any more than that -- better get a bit of that murky feeling, since that's what was actually happening.

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