Writing with Light


I’m back after a wonderful week away in California. It was clearly not long enough but I did come back with over 1600 images to process. We flew into San Francisco and took the week to drive down the Pacific Coast Highway ending in Los Angeles. I’ve just returned and have a lot of catching up to do so I’ll keep this post short but thought I would share an image of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. I was up early on my first morning (actually it was easy to do with the time difference on the west coast) and headed out to Fort Point to shoot the bridge at sunrise. This was one of the first images I shot when I got there and then….the fog rolled in. Not the fluffy white, nice fog but the grey, covering everything so the sun wouldn’t shine through fog.  I held out hope but the sunrise I was hoping for was not to be.

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, Sunrise, Blue Hour, bridge, landscape, Edith Levy Photography

63 responses

  1. Wow! Lucky you! This is a wonderful image, can’t wait to see the rest. 🙂


    July 16, 2013 at 7:51 am

  2. The fog is definitely more appropriate, right? Really nice, especially with the flowers in the foreground!


    July 16, 2013 at 7:54 am

  3. Wow stunning shot Edith, I really like that.


    July 16, 2013 at 7:55 am

  4. It’s a lovely shot Edith. Don’t you just hate it when you get up and out for daybreak and it doesn’t?! I did a photo shoot in the pouring rain the last time I did a sunrise shoot. Not sure what was more miserable, me or the rain! But I ended up with some of my favorite macro shots ever so you never know! Looking forward to some of the other 1599 shots 🙂


    July 16, 2013 at 8:17 am

    • Thanks so much and I know what you mean Tina. Sometimes its worth the pain to get the shot.


      July 16, 2013 at 12:03 pm

  5. So good to see you back here, Edith, and I’m glad you had a wonderful time.

    This photograph is just beautiful. Love that blue!


    July 16, 2013 at 8:31 am

  6. Rich McPeek

    Beautiful shot Edith! Glad you were able to get it before the fog!!


    July 16, 2013 at 9:33 am

  7. Welcome back! Wonderful capture of the Golden Gate bridge – great timing too! 😀


    July 16, 2013 at 9:39 am

  8. Really nice shot Edith. I love the look of the bridge in the pre-dawn light.


    July 16, 2013 at 11:11 am

  9. Just fantastic, Edith!


    July 16, 2013 at 11:26 am

  10. Awesome image Edith, I bet you had a blast! I wish I could have spent more time out there, cannot wait to see more


    July 16, 2013 at 11:58 am

    • It was blast Mike. I wish I had more time as well. Thank you so much for your comment.


      July 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

  11. Strong capture of a bridge close to my heart.


    July 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  12. Sunrise or not Edith…this is stunning my friend. In San Fran…you just never know what you are going to be up against.


    July 16, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    • You’re exactly right Laurie. Weather in San Fran is never predictable. Thank you so much for the comments.


      July 16, 2013 at 2:07 pm

  13. LB

    Beautiful! I so want to ride the Pacific Coast Highway!


    July 16, 2013 at 1:02 pm

  14. cfrailey

    Blue hour goodness!


    July 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm

  15. Wow that is outstanding Edith!


    July 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm

  16. I love this shot Edith! The foreground flowers are a very nice addition. This is better than the typical shots you see of this scene!


    July 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

  17. elisaruland

    1600 images!!!!! I think that would put me over the edge for some reason. I guess it would be hard to know where to begin, but that’s why you’re so good at what you do, and why I’m able to enjoy! Glad you’re home safe and sound.


    July 16, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    • Thanks Elisa. It is a bit overwhelming though. I just take it a bit at a time. 🙂


      July 16, 2013 at 11:37 pm

  18. Very nice – like the way the blue-hour sky matches the blue flowers in the foreground!

    Making it easier to get up early (or stay up late) is about the only advantage of time zones that I know of 🙂


    July 16, 2013 at 11:33 pm

  19. Hi Edith, Was in this very spot yesterday on my run…but not at sunrise! Beautiful capture of a favorite place. Hope you enjoyed the coast.


    July 17, 2013 at 3:04 am

    • Thanks Jane. I wish I knew we were in the San Francisco area I would have tried to connect with you. How lucky to be able to run by there whenever you want. I loved the coast and hope to go back.


      July 17, 2013 at 10:16 am

  20. Fabulous shot!!!


    July 17, 2013 at 3:32 am

  21. That is just beautiful!!!! May be the best image I have ever seen of the bridge…


    July 17, 2013 at 5:01 am

  22. A very iconic image. Smashing photo Edith.


    July 17, 2013 at 6:58 am

  23. Jimi Jones

    Welcome back, Edith!
    This is a wonderful image and I so look forward to seeing more from that west coast trip.

    I’ve been wanting to do this trip myself for some time so it will be really inspiring to see some of the great moments you’ve captured. 🙂

    * I don’t see my initial comment, been having some internet issues lately, but pardon the duplication if it appears.


    July 17, 2013 at 7:29 am

    • Thanks so much Jimi. I really love California and the drive down the coast was amazing. Not always the weather I was hoping for (a lot of fog) but beautiful none the less.


      July 17, 2013 at 10:18 am

  24. Gorgeous


    July 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm

  25. Great image Edith. I love the lights here just before night fall.


    July 17, 2013 at 1:26 pm

  26. Classic shot, Edith. We loved that drive down the pacific coast.


    July 18, 2013 at 3:54 am

  27. What terrific colors, tones and details here Edith! I can’t wait to see what else you’ve come home with from your trip, that is a truly amazing part of the world to visit with a camera!!


    July 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

  28. glad you made it out there Edith, SFO is a wonderful town and so much to see and shoot – nicely done here!


    July 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    • Thanks so much Jim. I loved SF and I have to thank you because your travel guide in your site was excellent.


      July 19, 2013 at 4:02 pm

  29. wonderful 🙂 L.G.Kerstin


    August 6, 2013 at 5:30 am

  30. So beautiful !


    September 24, 2013 at 2:54 am

  31. A blue night song ! With the brightly shining bridge !


    September 24, 2013 at 3:00 am

  32. I really enjoyed your San Francisco series, it brought back nice memories 🙂


    January 14, 2015 at 12:15 pm

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