Golden Gate Bridge And Presidio At Dawn
California’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, seen at dawn, connects San Francisco to the Marin Headlands.
This is one of those photographs whose composition caused me some concern. As I was taking photographs to stitch together in a panorama, I kept taking more and more. Each additional photo seemed to have something interesting in the frame to add to the overall image. The result is a panorama that is longer than I usually like, but I can’t bring myself to cut anything out. I love the rightmost portion, because I think it’s important to see the edge of the peninsula, where it meets with the vast Pacific Ocean. But I love the leftmost portion even more, with a unique perspective on the Golden Gate Bridge, and the beautiful city of San Francisco at sunrise beyond it. So the what results is a quite skinnier aspect ratio, but that’s okay. A famous photographer once said the frame should include everything required to complete your image, but nothing extra and unnecessary. Looking over this photograph, that’s how I feel about it. The view is stunning, and it needs to be taken in in its entirety in order to make maximum impact.
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