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Golden Moment
13-SEP-2008 Sandi Whitteker

Golden Moment

Guess where I am? Wonderful to be here again after many, many years,
and feeling very lucky to be gifted with a clear night for this shot. Wahoo!

Fourth Place, 139th Show and Tell Contest, "Chiaroscuro"


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carol j. phipps17-Feb-2013 03:46
One of the best pictures I've ever seen of the Golen Gate Bridge. V
Dave Hawkins23-Jan-2013 01:37
Amazing shot of a historic piece of Americana
Dan Greenberg05-Apr-2012 03:10
It is indeed a sensational shot - it has it all, definitely a work of art. ~BV~
Jola Dziubinska10-Mar-2012 00:02
Gorgeous night shot, so clear! Beautiful scene. V.
Sam Rua04-Mar-2012 01:55
This is the next POV I want to try to capture, Sandi.
Jeff Germo14-Nov-2011 07:38
fantastic image, Sandy. Very well done! V
maggie_falconi27-Oct-2011 02:10
A fabulous capture Sandi!!! V
Bill Gosma 15-Oct-2011 03:38
Makes me homesick....nice image!
Jérôme Le Dorze05-Oct-2011 18:18
Wow, stunning shot !!!
Jojie Alcantara07-Mar-2011 15:13
Love this shot, Sandi! Hope this wins in our Show and Tell theme!
Francisco Figueras06-Jan-2011 11:06
Excellent shot!
Carlo Buliani25-Sep-2010 22:58
Dreamful shot! V
Evaristo Buendia-Carrera26-Jun-2010 21:17
Excellent. Welcome to the golden gate, stunning image.V
Jean D25-Jun-2010 02:36
Excellent night magic along with perfect exposure, Sandi! Well done. ~V
gerard belbeoch24-Jun-2010 12:08
A golden moment indeed.
Rosemarie Kusserow23-Jun-2010 06:00
I can only agree with the other viewers, fantastic shot Sandi!
Rosemarie :o) BV
judithann20-Jun-2010 11:40
It doesn't get ANY better than this, Sandi! An award winning capture!!! :o)
regards,
Judy
tinkettle16-Jun-2010 16:32
Gorgeous image and beautiful tones - clearly a favourite by the comments. Great work and looks like a great trip.
Brian with an Eye06-Jun-2010 02:34
Fine work, Sandi. A golden moment indeed.
Graeme04-Jun-2010 11:48
Out of this world, Sandi.BV!!!
Brandon Mardon25-May-2010 06:48
Lights atop the bridge highlighting the low lying clouds and the cable reflection on the glassy waters with the bridge shadow also casted...Beautiful...simply so...love it! "Sunset Hunter"
M Hauss06-May-2010 20:52
This is without a doubt one of the best night shots I have ever seen on pbase (or elsewhere). Everything about this picture is just right: the golden glow that is perfectly captured, the composition and angle that shows the vastness of the bridge, the shadow on the water that gives it a three-dimensional feeling and that perfect amount of detail that let's you discover something new every time you take a look yet doesn't make the picture uneasy. Simply put: a perfect shot! Big vote.
imagetj16-Jan-2010 16:34
wow this is a fantastic shot V
Kim01-Jan-2010 00:09
Very beautiful night shot! BV
Bill Robinson07-Dec-2009 11:14
Fantastic nightscape Sandi!
Nick Bell15-Nov-2009 11:15
Fantastic shot. Superb work! V
Carlo Buliani03-Nov-2009 07:53
Fantastic light and fantastic Photo!! Very lucky to be there!!
Carlo
Joseph Brennskag09-Sep-2009 03:10
Wow! Very unique image of a much photographed landmark. Great!
Frank Landerville05-Sep-2009 03:35
This is a stunning image of the city I spent the best part of my life in and will always love.
meekam tam24-Aug-2009 07:40
Magnificent bridge night scene! V
McGarva28-Jul-2009 21:14
Perfect night shot of such an iconic place ... V
Ron Horloff25-Jun-2009 05:18
Sandi, in a word: WOW.
Ron
shatterbug11-Jun-2009 20:52
Wow, you've managed to come up with a truly spectacular shot of an often photographed icon...great job!
Simon Chandler10-Jun-2009 21:49
A golden iamge. Totally fantastic. Excellent composition. Wonderful reflection and lights. v
Dara Su27-May-2009 13:07
Love this!V.
Sayer23-May-2009 03:54
Such a wonderful way to put a new twist on a familiar icon. ~v
Lin Chia-Yi22-May-2009 07:14
Fantastic light!
Edward Dullard Photography19-Mar-2009 18:42
VERY IMPRESSIVE WORK! V
Chris Sofopoulos10-Mar-2009 22:30
Maybe I am a little late to comment this photo..
Awesome night shot and perfect angle! v
Craig Artlett12-Jan-2009 01:38
Excellent capture of a familiar landmark. Stunning light. Vote.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)16-Dec-2008 16:30
Absolute great! GMV
Gilles MICHEL13-Dec-2008 07:08
whoo, what beautifull!
Steve Sharp12-Dec-2008 20:52
Well there can be no better photo to encapsulate the golden beauty of this bridge!
Chris Thorpe11-Dec-2008 17:45
Congratulations...this is excellent!!!
Helen Betts06-Dec-2008 19:29
Pretty spectacular shot of the bridge, great light and color. And taken from my home (Marin County) :-)!
peterjay4506-Dec-2008 16:02
This is superb, Sandi. What incredible light.
Yi Feng30-Nov-2008 22:00
Spectacular! Love the light! V
Mimi28-Nov-2008 06:02
Great shot! GMV
Nick Powell23-Nov-2008 06:58
Superb capture of this iconic bridge, well done Sandi. V
Sergio Pessolano22-Nov-2008 13:02
Stunning nightscape. V.
poetry66622-Nov-2008 00:22
An outstanding composition and captured brilliantly, Sandi. Very well done..BV!
Christian Frisquet16-Nov-2008 17:28
...........Magnifique!!!!Big vote. vVv
Nuno Boavida12-Nov-2008 23:43
Wonderful composition of this night scene! Lovely mood! V
Andrew04-Nov-2008 05:06
A great photo of Golden Gate. Super! -v
Marisa D.L.02-Nov-2008 18:34
I simply adore this photo and it seems I'm in good company;^))
Your talent is constantly confirmed, Sandi!
Marc Demoulin24-Oct-2008 20:04
Beautifully lit Sandi. Great nightshot for sure. VVV
Marc
william mahan23-Oct-2008 02:20

Really cool Sandi !!!! This is very unique and has a haunting quality !!
Laura Pipkin19-Oct-2008 13:43
Wonderful composition and lighting! v.
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet19-Oct-2008 03:43
A wonderful night image.
Chris Spracklen14-Oct-2008 09:28
Magnificent shot, Sandi!
One of the very best I've seen today. (V)
My compliments, dear friend.
Scott Browne13-Oct-2008 13:35
Wow! Stunning shot!
waterfalls man12-Oct-2008 16:56
Excellent Shot V
Derek Daniel12-Oct-2008 15:10
Wonderful. Voted!
Zoltán Balogh11-Oct-2008 19:25
This is awesome Sandi! V
endre novak11-Oct-2008 07:27
beautifully done.
William Hartshorn10-Oct-2008 00:58
Sandi... i love this spot!! It is amazing at sunrise!!
Fabienne09-Oct-2008 20:20
Une photo magnifiquement réalisée. C'est vraiment très réussi.
Ruth Chao09-Oct-2008 15:07
Wow what a superb capture and brilliant title to match.

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Ruth
GeneWard08-Oct-2008 03:49
a beautiful image. V.
Tom Briggs07-Oct-2008 23:52
... and to answer your question as to 'where are you' ... you're on the bluffs of Ft Baker looking at the city back across the bridge ... am I right? Do I win a toaster or something???
Tom Briggs07-Oct-2008 23:50
A stunning capture, Sandi ... a true winner ... v
Keith Rankin07-Oct-2008 02:51
golden moment is right, fantastic! V
Milan Vogrin05-Oct-2008 18:47
Great night photo! V!
Susanne v. Schroeder05-Oct-2008 01:19
Amazing colors, excellent image!!
David Kelly01-Oct-2008 17:46
Great shot! Great light!
Ron Asp01-Oct-2008 03:54
Beautiful shot Sandi, excellent exposure...GMV
Larry Peterson30-Sep-2008 11:46
Fantastic caputre, sandi. What a beautiful image. Very well done. V
Juan Miguel28-Sep-2008 06:08
I love the angle.V
VEry well done.
Baine Carruthers27-Sep-2008 12:02
Beautiful comp
Monique Laguë24-Sep-2008 02:38
Magnificent. v
francesco scipioni23-Sep-2008 11:39
Speechless.....-v-
Tom Munson23-Sep-2008 03:13
This is outstanding, Sandi. V
Peter Stahl23-Sep-2008 02:40
Stunning!!!!!!!!!! GMV.
Richard Calmes22-Sep-2008 11:47
Stunning shot! Beautifully composed with wonderful lighting! V
Cyndy Largarticha22-Sep-2008 07:17
I see you got to the place I told you about. Or did you already know about the Marin Headlands? It was bloody cold the night I was there. Love the "golden" treatment!
deborahcuming22-Sep-2008 04:46
excellent image...lovely view and great capture of the lights!
Marc Vermeulen21-Sep-2008 22:51
Teriffic shot! -V-
Daniel Sarrazin20-Sep-2008 23:57
Stunning capture.
Allan Jay20-Sep-2008 12:09
This is beauty! Wish it were mine!

Al B
Hans-Peter Henriksen starman20-Sep-2008 08:42
Had it been my shot I would have been very proud. Excellent. v.
Randall Fox19-Sep-2008 20:22
nice composition and glorious lighting. The Marin headlands offer so many really great views of the Golden Gate. voted
Guest 19-Sep-2008 18:24
Great clarity and detail on this shot Sandi -- that high ceiling of fog reflecting the light really gives this scene some mood. Love those starbusts from the long exposure -- SUPER WELL DONE!
Sandi Whitteker19-Sep-2008 15:44
I'm very proud and thankful to all of you, that this shot went to the top of the populars. Thanks so much for all your votes!
Birte Person19-Sep-2008 11:41
The perfect shot,you could not have done it better.V
Char19-Sep-2008 02:07
Hi Sandi,
This is a priceless shot! So perfect in every way. \/
Jean D19-Sep-2008 00:14
Night magic, Sandi! ~V~
Yves Pinsonneault. Photographe19-Sep-2008 00:01
Great Atmosphere ...
Peter Sussex18-Sep-2008 21:56
PERFECT!!!
Aivar Mikko18-Sep-2008 18:54
Beautiful light, color tones and shadows.
Marco Valk18-Sep-2008 17:59
superb image; big vote
Greg Bergquist18-Sep-2008 17:51
Hey Sandi, you are up my way. Nice treatment of a classic shot. I really like it. V
PauloCGama18-Sep-2008 11:23
stunning. just stunning!!! VV
fdt18-Sep-2008 08:33
Great shot. f
Joanne Kamo18-Sep-2008 07:18
Wow Sandi, Outstanding image! V
Gayle P. Clement18-Sep-2008 05:43
Marvelous work, Sandi. v
Guest 18-Sep-2008 03:01
Excellent Shot V
Jess. ( Lady.D.)17-Sep-2008 22:31
Super night shot Sandi, well done...
jan madsen17-Sep-2008 21:37
Amazing night shot
vote
Desert Rat17-Sep-2008 20:43
I know where you were.. But you missed the prime time for shooting this location... hehehehe
John Reynolds17-Sep-2008 20:04
Awesome view!! V.
John
doron nissim17-Sep-2008 19:25
V !!!!!
Bill Gallagher17-Sep-2008 18:33
Stunning shot Sandi. V
Guest 17-Sep-2008 13:16
8:53 PM a late nite stakeout eh? :)with fruitful results. Beautiful composition.
Nestor17-Sep-2008 12:15
This is an excellent image !!!
Very nice scene with perfect exposure.
Vote
Sam Rua17-Sep-2008 04:21
Fantastic capture, Sandi. Really well done. V.
Marcia Colelli17-Sep-2008 03:24
Beautiful capture V
January Grey17-Sep-2008 03:01
Stunning light & amber tones! A gorgeous composition, Sandi! V~
Brad Claypole17-Sep-2008 02:44
That is simply awesome! v
Yves Marquis17-Sep-2008 02:41
wondefull shot sandi
v
Jim Coffman17-Sep-2008 02:27
What a superb image. V V V
Michel CORBOZ17-Sep-2008 01:56
Incredible shot ! v
Ed Goodnight16-Sep-2008 23:59
Gorgeous image
vote
Robert Charity16-Sep-2008 23:13
wonderful image - lucky you no fog, v
vatorman16-Sep-2008 22:41
And it's a shot like this, that this place is on my list. Bravo! V
Barry Rosenberg16-Sep-2008 22:33
in a word... sublime !!!
Alejandro16-Sep-2008 22:17
beautiful!. v
Silvia Roitman16-Sep-2008 21:14
wonderful!!!!
marie-jose wolff16-Sep-2008 20:39
fantastic perspective and golden atmosphere! V
Stewart Mitchell16-Sep-2008 20:24
Super perspective and wonderful rendition!!
MarcWildPassion16-Sep-2008 20:02
I feel Alcatraz.. A great plce. An having the Golden gate in Gold is not common ! V
bill friedlander16-Sep-2008 19:12
You don't often see a night shot of this marvel, and this one is great. V
Jeff B.16-Sep-2008 18:25
Wow -- VERY striking! I love the color treatment. V
Steve Morris16-Sep-2008 18:12
Fabulous shot Sandi - a golden beauty!BV
Jeff Waldorff16-Sep-2008 17:10
A truly spectacular shot, Sandi! Superb composition and exposure!
Alina16-Sep-2008 16:51
Wow, Sandi this is fantastic shot. v
Diana Whiting16-Sep-2008 16:46
Nicely done, Sandy. Beautiful scene that takes you right there!
Peter Stubley16-Sep-2008 16:35
Spectacular capture. Nice work taking advantage of being there at the right time. V.
globalgadabout16-Sep-2008 15:35
pure gold Sandi...this classic scene has rarely been captured in such a stunning image...hats off to you...V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad16-Sep-2008 14:40
This is a terrific shot! Love the light and angle of view. My only nit is the big blog of black in the left foreground. Not much you can do about that now but if you'd had a flashlight with you, you could have exposed that a little to bring out some detail in the grass or rock. Nevertheless, a truly fine photo. Voted
Gordon W16-Sep-2008 14:34
Very well shot, Sandy!
Steve Jones16-Sep-2008 14:08
Great shot Sandi. The long exposure works well as you can see the shadows of the suspension wires in the water..
Terri Steele16-Sep-2008 14:03
This is absolutely spectacular.... the exposure, the tones.... just perfect! ;)
Bryan Murahashi16-Sep-2008 13:53
Beautiful golden lights for this magnificent bridge and city. Excellent exposure for this photo. GMV.
Alex Foong16-Sep-2008 13:42
One of the prettiest Golden bridge shot I seen so far.
~Voted~
Sylvie C16-Sep-2008 13:17
Awesome! It seems like there is gold in the air!
Carol Breton16-Sep-2008 13:15
WOW. Sandi, this is stunning! An absolutely superb image! Bravo girl !!! V
Bill Warren16-Sep-2008 13:08
One of the best night shots of the GGB I've ever seen. BV. This should make the top page of the populars.
Jonathan Popp16-Sep-2008 12:57
Awesome, awesome, did I mention Awesome, bet you could go back 364 more nights and never get one like this. Care to share your Exif? V
Esa Ervasti16-Sep-2008 12:44
Fabulous, superb!! Exif please!
Yiannis Pavlis16-Sep-2008 12:18
This is a perfect composition you have used the elements sublimely.Excellent work!.V
Noel Saratan16-Sep-2008 11:47
wow, first time i saw the image of the bridge with a reflection! v
Denis Vincelette16-Sep-2008 11:25
Ouf ....... Spectaculaar ! You have catched all the "golden" atmosphere of the night for the Golden Bridge ! Absolutely superb Sandi . Congratulations ...
Michelle16-Sep-2008 09:26
A winner. Bravo! V
Gérard Koehl16-Sep-2008 08:45
Wow... fantastique. V
Dave Hein16-Sep-2008 08:32
You did a great job on this one too! v
Paco López16-Sep-2008 08:29
Wonderful!!!!!!!!! BV!
olivier bruning16-Sep-2008 08:13
fantastic shot Sandi! ~V~
Barbara Heide16-Sep-2008 07:19
a glorious shot! bv
Giancarlo Guzzardi16-Sep-2008 07:12
a real special image
mario .n16-Sep-2008 07:09
Splendid shot night ! V
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