The Night’s Watch at Golden Gate

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The Golden Gate Bridge appears to stand watch over the entrance to San Francisco, protecting it from the chaos beyond.

This photograph was taken on Baker's Beach, a very popular spot to take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge. So decided I had to try to make my photograph different in some way. Most of the photos taken here feature a beautiful sunset and reflective waters. (The beautiful reflections are a result of the very flat sand, not still water). To me, those photos give off a very peaceful vibe, which is not the right vibe for this location, in my opinion. The Golden Gate (the strait between the Marin Headlands and the San Francisco Peninsula) is very treacherous. Rough seas, deep and frigid waters, and intense winds (not to mention opaque fog, on many days). To that end, I tried to give a more ominous feel to my take… to convey the sense that this is a location which has been circumvented by engineering, but still not tamed.

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