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Golden Light

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 11 January 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Want a challenge? Try to find a new way of shooting Bixby Bridge. It is one of the best known and most photographed structures in the world. Along with the previous post, and perhaps a few more over the next few days, here is my contribution to the genre.

Today I raced down there to try to get properly set up and work the scene I did last evening. Not a wisp of cloud in the flippin' sky to work with. Arghhh! Lovely sunset, but not what I was looking for. So I worked with what I had.

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 100 105 mm

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amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Worked with what you had??? Criminey, John.... quit your whining! LOL!! This is FANTASTIC!!! Down right brilliant!

11 Jan 2009 5:12am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

I think you managed to find something quite unique and beautiful with your approach here. Nice!

11 Jan 2009 5:18am

micke bergling from Sweden

wow .. nice .. it is so beautiful and thank you for documentary / photo. to the world

11 Jan 2009 6:33am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, what a great and fantastic Light, amazing image!

11 Jan 2009 8:16am

Ian from Adelaide, Australia

Really like this colour. Great composition here, too.

11 Jan 2009 9:10am

Quark from Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands

Strong light, strong composition, strong photo.....

11 Jan 2009 1:05pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Beautiful glow

11 Jan 2009 2:06pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow that is a spectacular view, you photographed it so perfectly...bravo!

11 Jan 2009 2:40pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A golden example of working with what one has.This is quite good, John. Beautifully presented.

11 Jan 2009 8:02pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow, a stunning and powerful image...u did a fantastic job !

11 Jan 2009 10:34pm

greg from Denver, United States

I'd never heard of it.. but great shot...

12 Jan 2009 12:15am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

I agree with Amy. This is brilliant! Not sure what you're whining about. :) Liquid gold. Stunning!

12 Jan 2009 12:16am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Nevertheless, this is a golden shot. Like Lesley said, What'cha whining about dude? It's outstanding.

12 Jan 2009 12:29am

Alice from United States

Great shot, John. I love the warm lighting and the way you framed the big rock inside the arch of the bridge. Nice job.

12 Jan 2009 12:37am

Reza J from Philadelphia, United States

Wow...realy nice shot...golden sea shine

12 Jan 2009 12:46am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent attempt to picture the bridge in literally a "new" light! well done - the golden tone works wonders here and as much as the bridge won't look any different, the mood and aura are fantastic!

12 Jan 2009 1:16am

Emilio Garcia from Pleasanton, United States

I think it is terrific even without the clouds. This is a very different take that most of us dares to capture. Congratulations!

13 Jan 2009 8:25pm

Laurens Kuipers from Netherlands

Great image! Very nice is the yellow/orange light in combination with the black bridge!

15 May 2009 1:49pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I love the gold tones here and that black bridge is amazing :)

3 Dec 2009 10:51am

Sina Sohi from Tehran, Iran

Great shot!!

20 Nov 2010 9:36am

Shrestha, Ali from Norfolk, United States

Nice shot....

21 Mar 2012 6:14am

parisa from tehran, Iran

nice color

18 Nov 2013 2:05pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

bravo pour cet arc

18 Nov 2013 2:40pm

1/500 second
ISO 100
105 mm