Golden Gate Bridge at Night – 1

Golden Gate Bridge at Night - 1
Golden Gate Bridge at Night – 1, by Suprada on Flickr.

Golden Gate Bridge at Night – 1, San Francisco, California.
\”A night photograph is a collection of time and light.\”

My first keeper with my new Canon 50D. The camera came on Tuesday evening and after playing with it for a bit, I was itching to take it out for some real outdoor shooting. The opportunity came when we had to go to San Francisco on Friday to attend an event. After the event, at 2.00AM, we made our way to a pull out past the Golden Gate Bridge. It had been drizzling a while back, but it was nice and clear with patches of fog rolling in and out while I was shooting this image. It is extremely magical photographing outside at night. I feel like an an outsider looking into a new world all ready to be discovered.

Currently reading / looking at Michael Kenna: A 20 Year Retrospective and getting super-inspired. Love how \”quiet” his images are. I am now contemplating on \”quiet night” images…is there such a thing?

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Exposure: 30s @ f8.0
Focal Length: 23mm
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Lens:
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Date: February 13, 2010
Location: 37.82883333,-122.48600000

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Belly Dancing in a crowded restaurant

Belly Dancing in a crowded restaurant
Belly Dancing in a crowded restaurant, by Suprada on Flickr.

Belly Dancing in a crowded restaurant, San Francisco
This was the first time I saw a male and a female belly dancer perform. I must say it was mind blowing. The whole crowd was clapping and cheering along.
Thanks for your comments Nelcha, Prashanth, Vikas, Vid! I\’m leaving comments in reply 🙂

Technical Details
Exposure: 1/30sec at f / 1.8 (Had to use the lens wide open for indoor light. Accounts for the extremely shallow depth of field)
Focal Length: 50mm
ISO: 400 – (Shooting indoors)
Flash: Did fire (Couldn\’t have seen anything without Flash)
Lens: Canon 50mm f / 1.8
Camera: Canon Rebel XT
Time: 9:08 PM
Date: April 7, 2007

Dancer

Dancer
Dancer, by Suprada on Flickr.

Dancer, Kan Zaman, San Francisco

Belly dancer in a restaurant in San Francisco. A packed place on Saturday night on Haight Street in SFO. I must say I like this restaurant quite a bit. They have very good food and their hot spiced wine is out of the world!

Technical Details:
Exposure: 1/40 sec at f1.8
Focal Length: 50mm
WB: auto
ISO: 800
Flash: Did fire
Lens: Canon 50mm f1.8
Camera: Canon Rebel XT
Time: 10.51 PM

Amidst crashing waves

Amidst crashing waves
Amidst crashing waves, by Suprada on Flickr.

Amidst crashing waves, San Francisco, CA.

Walking south from the Golden gate bridge , about 1/3rd of the way, one finds the first of the two towers bridging the gap between bridge and sky. The visitor who awed by the height, needing a break, looks below to the water, this is what will greet him…some old broken down structure on a rocky outcrop beaten by waves on 3 sides…

Technical Info:
Exposure: 1/250sec at f/8.0
Focal length: 50mm
ISO: 100
WB: Auto
Lens: Canon 50mm f1.8