Just west of the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge, Kirby Cove beckons campers and photographers to enjoy the sandy beach and the stunning panorama of San Francisco. Doc Miles, my wonderful San Francisco photography tour guide, picked me up when it was still dark to make sure we had time to hike the mile-long path to reach our destination so I could capture this early sunrise scene.
I was fortunate that Doc had a wide angle lens for me to try, and while there wasn’t anything on the beach in the foreground to anchor the shot, it was a delight to be able to capture the entire bridge and the shoreline.
It was an amazing experience, one that taught me the benefits of shooting early in the morning! The only tough part was the hike back up the very steep path. Doc assured me he had not yet lost a photographer on any of his tours; glad not to have tarnished his record!
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