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    Posted March 18, 2013 by
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    Travel photo of the day

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    The Bay Bridge from Treasure Island

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     GejJones says San Francisco is foggy nearly every day. "The evening is usually when the fog is most noticeable," he says. But on July 27, 2010, he captured the perfect shot of The Bay Bridge on a clear summer night. His image was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for September 16, 2013.
    - PM91, CNN iReport producer

    It was 10:30pm and I was sitting in our daughter’s home in San Francisco watching TV when she and her husband returned home from a Giants Game. She asked why I wasn’t out taking pictures. ‘There is no fog tonight’, she explained and added ‘This is very unusual.’

     

    I packed up the camera, tripod and extra memory cards and we headed out. After shooting from Twin Peaks we headed to Treasure Island and spent nearly an hour and a half photographing nightscapes of San Francisco. As we were leaving, I saw what I thought was ‘the shot’ and asked for the car to pull over. Hurrying to get the shot while we were parked on the on ramp, I almost lost my camera when I inadvertently forgot to lock the third leg of the tripod. Fortunately I grabbed the tripod before it reached the ground. Once the tripod was locked, I took the photo of the Bay Bridge and the result is what you are looking at.

     

    It was a wonderful evening and the rewards far out weighed the few hours of lost sleep.

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