Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks

San Francisco HDR Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks

Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks

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I’ve shot the Golden Gate Bridge many, many times during the early morning, day, and at night, but I knew that this time would be completely unlike any other before – It was the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary.

The plan was for the bridge to shut down by 9pm so that fireworks could start by 10 and I knew that getting a good spot could be difficult. Now that it’s all over I can say that getting a spot wasn’t all that hard, it was actually getting to that spot that proved to be the challenge! I was like a little kid on Christmas hardly sleeping the night before, restless with anticipation and I watched the clock tick down until I would jump in the car with Laura to drive up the SF Peninsula. We left plenty early, at about 3pm, to make sure that we could get there and get parking.

After fighting traffic across San Francisco, we got to the Marin Headlands and I actually got a spot in the parking lot at the top of Conzelman Rd near the traffic circle. We met up with some friends and made our way up to Slacker Ridge where the party had already started. There were a quite a few photographers up there and those that I didn’t know soon became friends as we all battled the wind and waited out the end of the daylight leading up to the fireworks show.

From the top of Slacker Ridge, we actually walked down along the ridge farther out towards Battery Spencer and that is where I made my final spot for the night to shoot this image. The fireworks show was spectacular and lasted close to 18 minutes! If you missed out on this nearly once-in-a-lifetime event, you can watch the video below to see the show as it was performed and set to music.

9 Responses to “Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks”

  1. Peter Bednarz says:

    I would put a water mark on this as fast as you can. This is a $50,000.00 to $100,000.00 photo.

  2. Joe says:

    Thanks Peter! Take a look at Digimarc. There’s some interesting technology there….

  3. Such a great photo. Would love a bit more information about the settings and exposure to understand how you captured it so wonderfully.

  4. Sam says:

    It’s an awesome photo! I wish I could have been there. Which camera and lens did you use, what were the settings, etc? Great job!

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