San Francisco's Dreams

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San Franciscans conclude their nightly dreams under a light blanket of fog as the city slowly begins to show signs of life. Dawn breaks on the foothills of the East Bay in a brilliant red glow that unsuccessfully challenges the international orange of the bridge. As the skies begin to lighten the early morning sky, the Moon and Venus slowly rise over the city by the bay.

The glow of lights that run across the deck of the Golden Gate Bridge illuminate the fog adding a soft orange glow to the hues of purple and blue and add a special reflection to the water hundreds of feet below. In the far distance the city lights twinkle in the hazy fog and the lights of the Bay Bridge are strong across the water like golden pearls.

Sutro Tower to the south hums and glows with electromagnetic waves of energy as the morning news broadcasts traffic and weather reports to the city's many early risers.

The promise that a new day brings starts anew. A chance to make the world a slightly better place.

Are we still dreaming?

© Darvin Atkeson LiquidMoonlight.com

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Comments (1)

Lutz P on February 22, 2012

...wow! What a wonderful mood. Perfect exposure and composition. Like ans Y*, Lutz

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Darvin Atkeson
Bass Lake, California

Photo taken in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 20, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Darvin Atkeson
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300
    • Taken on 2011/09/19 06:19:44
    • Exposure: 8.000s
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash

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