California - San Francisco - patricksmithphotography
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I have been to this spot many times hoping for a good sunrise and finally it happened.  I used the tower of the bridge to block the bright sun from creating lens flare.  Also, a medium tide is best for isolating the old pier pilings.  High tide nearly covers them and low tide make them too big to easily include in a decent composition.  This was about 1 minute before the lights were turned off.  The tripod was placed right on one of the square concrete posts with the legs shortened in order to be as close to the edge as possible.  I made sure to include the walkway for perspective and the feeling of actually being there for this amazing sunrise!

I have been to this spot many times hoping for a good sunrise and finally it happened. I used the tower of the bridge to block the bright sun from creating lens flare. Also, a medium tide is best for isolating the old pier pilings. High tide nearly covers them and low tide make them too big to easily include in a decent composition. This was about 1 minute before the lights were turned off. The tripod was placed right on one of the square concrete posts with the legs shortened in order to be as close to the edge as possible. I made sure to include the walkway for perspective and the feeling of actually being there for this amazing sunrise!

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