Cityscapes & Urban architecture - Rajesh Jyothiswaran

Radiance

The Frommer's travel guide describes the Golden Gate Bridge as "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.”. This timeless beauty turned 80 years old last May. She is what Lady Liberty is to people in New York, Eiffel Tower to Parisians and the Sydney Opera House down under.

On a recent trip to the bay area to visit family, I dragged myself out to this place by myself on a Saturday morning hoping for a decent sunrise. I am glad I did that because the sunrise the following morning was lukewarm at best.

I made this image as San Francisco started to awaken from slumber and the Sun was about to pop on the horizon. A city that perhaps never sleeps, its lights shone bright and cars made their way across on the 1 mile long bridge. A few moments later, the lights on the International Orange colored Golden Gate Bridge were gone as sunlight gradually took over.

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