Photo of the Day Contest
Golden Gate at Night by Christian Kemp
Thursday, 20th September 2007

Golden Gate at Night

by Christian Kemp

My flight back to Europe left at 6:30am, so I figured that I might as well not sleep at all, and instead take some long exposure shots at Marin Headlands. This one was taken at 2:12am. I'm glad I didn't sleep that night.
Equipment: Canon 1D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm
Christian Kemp
I'm a programmer on week days, a freelance sports photographer for a newspaper on weekends, and a landscape photographer on my vacations. Maybe one day those priorities will shift.

Golden Gate at Night by Christian Kemp was photo of the day on Thursday, 20th September 2007. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


Claudia Ferreira

20th September 2007 at 2:13 am

Simply beautiful! Love the lights and its reflexon on the water! It’s just amazing!


20th September 2007 at 7:32 am

Weird. The Golden Gate Bridge always looked red to me in any pictures I’ve seen of it. This picture shows it is actually gold.


20th September 2007 at 8:13 am

The gold is because of the colour cast caused by the artificial lights!!!!!
Great Shot chris, I specially love how the timed exposure has converted the water below into perfectly smooth mirror like surface and one can vividly see even the reflection of the suspension cables. The combination of the gold and the blue black water/sky is gorgeous.

20th September 2007 at 1:29 pm

This is a beautiful photograph Chriatian. I really love the colors and the reflections in the night. Thanks for sharing it and God bless you. ♥

20th September 2007 at 2:12 pm

Great catch on the color of the late evening sky…well done!


20th September 2007 at 3:27 pm

It really looks gold with that lighting. Very well done!!


20th September 2007 at 3:30 pm

Wow, i love this shot! The reflection on the water is amazing, it makes the bridge look like it’s shining, like it’s really made out of gold!


20th September 2007 at 4:30 pm

I was born a raised in the bay area. So any picture of home is nice. But this one is amazing. Thanks Christian!!!!!!!!


20th September 2007 at 4:43 pm

Wow, loving this scenery.


20th September 2007 at 5:55 pm

the color is great and i love the look of the reflection in the water
good job

20th September 2007 at 6:28 pm

Very stunning, excellent exposure and great reflection! Well done!

22nd September 2007 at 10:03 am

Great shot, well done.


21st August 2009 at 2:47 pm

Excellent !


18th September 2009 at 2:07 pm

were you tired from no sleep? it was well worth it! :)


20th September 2009 at 10:46 am

really think this shot is worthy of a postcard,

6th October 2009 at 11:04 pm

That is an amazing scene. Bridges look great at night lit up.

21st September 2010 at 6:13 am

Gorgeous! Lovin the light trails and the city in the background is perfectly exposed.
Great work! Now go take a nap!

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