A New Dawn
The lights on the Golden Gate Bridge have just been switched off and a pregnant day promises to deliver as the first rays of the Sun are about to pierce the skies over San Francisco
I shot this image on a early Saturday morning from the Marin Headlands during last Christmas. One of the things I have been paying more attention is to take a good look at the scene and remember what the light looked like. More frequently than not, camera sensors are fooled and do not capture the the exact colors that our eye sees. They are great in some cases but in others utterly fail to adequately capture what our eyes can see.
I had to tone down the colors to make it believable because what I saw was incredibly vibrant and the camera went crazy. On this morning, I was perhaps the only person on Hawk Hill a former World War II built in the park to defend against battleships, It was here after Pearl Harbor, anti-aircraft guns were installed, and radar stations were developed. During the Cold War, the Nike Defense system was put into place in the Bay Area. It is also a great place for Raptor watching. Hawks, kites, falcons, eagles, vultures, ospreys and harriers can be found flying overhead, hence the name Hawk Hill.
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