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Golden Gate Bridge
3rd PlaceGolden Gate Bridge

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bridges (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: San Francisco California
Date: Mar 7, 2003
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 Sec
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2003

Foggy day at the Golden Gate Bridge. Figured it would make for a nice shot.

Place: 3 out of 229
Avg (all users): 7.2379
Avg (commenters): 8.2121
Avg (participants): 7.0821
Avg (non-participants): 7.5278
Views since voting: 4668
Votes: 206
Comments: 51
Favorites: 23 (view)

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06/13/2004 06:57:48 PM
A sure winner
11/18/2003 01:26:25 PM
Great sense of scale, lovely composition and good use of negative space.
11/17/2003 11:44:47 PM

Message edited by author 2005-04-09 00:10:26.
06/19/2003 03:56:27 AM
Love this photo!
03/19/2003 03:02:20 PM
Heya Brian,

Great shot, I'm glad you made it safe and sound to your new home! Good luck out there and keep sending in these great pictures.

Brad and Steph B.

Message edited by author 2003-03-19 15:02:43.
03/18/2003 11:43:14 PM
congratulations on a great shot!!
03/18/2003 11:43:05 AM
A Comment From The Critique Club

Hi Brian!

First of all, congratulations on your ribbon, it is well deserved, you submitted a spectaculare photo to the challenge. It'll be a pleasure to write a review, but I'm not sure how much I can suggest for improvements ... but I know that I'm tempted to go out and buy a ticket to San Francisco and finally see this bridge with my own eyes!

Your photo has a very dreamy/mystical feel to it because of the fog. This is enhanced by your choice of b&w and the nice use of negative space in the left of the picture. I like how the top of the bridge and the far end of the bridge simply melt into the fog, but the front is very clearly visible, and you can see all those 'little' cars.

Your photo is nice and crisp where the bridge isn't obscured by the fog, and you achieved a nice tonal range. The frame very nicely complements the picture.

The photo obviously meets the challenge. I hope it has a place on your wall somewhere because it deserves it. Keep up your wonderful work, I checked your portfolio and you have some incredible shots in there :)

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about this review.

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03/18/2003 09:34:16 AM
This is an awesome shot.. Had to return to it again today.
03/17/2003 10:29:06 AM
Like I noted before.. wow! Congratulations on the ribbon.
03/17/2003 06:59:56 AM
Congratulations! Now you have 1 ribbon for each place. Now you can start on your second set. I'm still trying to get started on my first set. :-) Congrats!!!
03/17/2003 03:43:31 AM
Congratulations on 3rd place, great shot!
03/17/2003 02:03:13 AM
Like I noted before: just marvelous. Congratulations!
03/17/2003 01:11:10 AM
Congrats! You did good kiddo. I grew up in SF you know and the Golden Gate will always have a warm spot in my heart. You caught it at its most beautiful, in the fog. Good work!
03/17/2003 12:57:50 AM
This is an incredible shot. I love the angle and the way you captured that little road down below. The fog is perfect. Great use of negative space. Congrats on 3rd.
03/17/2003 12:42:43 AM
Congrats on 3rd Place! You managed to take a photo of the Golden Gate that is original.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2003 11:49:01 PM
Excellent shot. You really get a sense of the hugeness of the bridge. Great comp. Would have liked to see a little more bridge, but still in my top 3.
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03/16/2003 01:11:19 PM
Now I like this version of Golden Gate bridge. Good job catching the fog and putting it into black and white. I would have like to see a little more bridge and less land to the left...but that may not have been possible.
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03/15/2003 11:23:06 PM
Good composition - different from what is usually seen. I like the cable from the front span disappearing into the fog and the way the cars come out of the fog. Execution-wise, the brdige looks crooked and the border just points this out by giving a square reference.
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03/15/2003 11:09:45 AM
Very nice!
03/15/2003 03:42:32 AM
Wonderful! This is an excellent photo, the fog gives this image so much charachter, especially the way the lines disappear into nothingness.
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03/14/2003 11:37:17 PM
Stunning. This is my favorite of all. But perhaps too much negative space on the left? 10
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03/14/2003 05:48:36 PM
I think it needs to be just a touch tighter on the left, with maybe more of the bridge showing on the right. I really like the bw -- it gives it a mysterious feeling.
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03/14/2003 08:59:31 AM
The fog pictures are getting me this time. The black and white works well here. I like your composition.
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03/13/2003 11:24:05 PM
Great retro pic. Looks like it was taken in the 50's. Good job
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03/13/2003 09:34:05 PM
I can almost feel that refreshing fog. Great angle, nice shot.
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03/13/2003 08:11:46 PM
That mist really enhances this scene.
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03/13/2003 03:40:01 PM
Wow ...mistical!!!!!! Geat image with feeling ...8
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03/13/2003 02:49:20 PM
nicely done. 9
03/13/2003 06:31:33 AM
I think this will win. Powerful composition, a great capture, and I'd be showing all my friends if I'd taken it :-)
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03/13/2003 05:42:23 AM
Excellent photo. I love how the bridge fades into the fog. The B&W was a surefire choice, as I feel it accents the mysterious feel that the fog already creates.
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03/12/2003 12:05:28 PM
It's a lovely bridge and a nice scene, but I think that the fog detracts from the shot.
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03/12/2003 02:27:02 AM
Oh come on, you stole this from a magazine, didn't you? : )
03/12/2003 12:03:51 AM
Great shot. I like the effect the mist gives and also the grayscale is a good choice for this pic in my opinion.
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03/11/2003 09:51:43 PM
Fantastic Shot. I think thios is the winner.
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03/11/2003 09:03:21 PM
I have taken hundreds of photos of this bridge. It is hard to catch a good shot with the weather. Bravo, you did a great job. One of my favorites...
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03/11/2003 07:50:58 PM
Nice work - almost a fraction too much fog, but what an interesting shot. Great focus as well.
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03/11/2003 07:05:11 PM
I just really like this. It leaves alot to the imagination.
03/11/2003 10:46:01 AM
someone using the weather to their advantage (of course i hear you guys are used to this out there :-) nicely done.
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03/11/2003 02:05:08 AM
Meeting the challenge(8)photo quality(10) total 9 from me.
03/10/2003 09:46:32 PM
Nice black and white that you've captured here. The fog sure gives it a nice setting.
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03/10/2003 09:38:44 PM
OK, you got my very first comment as a new user of this website because I reeeeeally like your entry.
You perfectly captured the fog, and the bridge looks like a gate to who knows where for those tiny cars... Just one criticism: I would like to see a bit more of this bridge, which would equilibrate this composition. But I like it already very much as it is. Congratulations.
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03/10/2003 07:10:42 PM
gotta love San Fran. good composition ..nice shot
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03/10/2003 06:55:29 PM
That's an awesome shot of the bridge! Very good... The fog works GREAT in B&W and the cropping is perfect!!! 9.
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03/10/2003 04:21:44 PM
wow...good shot.
03/10/2003 03:20:36 PM
great shoot! i like the fog. Nice use of rule of thirds
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03/10/2003 02:32:20 PM
This photograph definitely tells the story about San Francisco. The famous bridge and the mist. The view of the bridge covered in mist with the upper parts of the towers sticking out is unforgettable.
Good composition, detail, depth and toning.
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03/10/2003 01:36:34 PM
You picked a perfect day for this picture. The fog adds a nice mellow feel to it, and makes the traffic less noticeable. Very good picture.
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03/10/2003 12:02:42 PM
Beautiful! This belongs on a wall!
03/10/2003 11:25:22 AM
I have seen this particular view many times... with and without fog.. for some reason I never get tired of it.. the golden gate is a beautiful bridge and you have captured it very well here... black and white was a perfect choice... great work :) = 10 - setzler
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03/10/2003 10:19:45 AM
this is a nice image, this just looks great! I am going to give you a 10
03/10/2003 08:11:48 AM
Wow, makes you think... awesome shot! Love it!

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