I moved to San Francisco 14 years ago in order to attend graduate school. My family accompanied me on that trip to help me move in and do some sightseeing. One of the places we visited was Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands. It was a magical moment to see the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco peeking above a layer of low fog. I had never seen such a thing in my life and that left a lasting impression on me. My family had a great time too. Little did I know at the time that this would be the first of many visits to Marin County since.
Ever since that first visit, I had always imagined shooting the same scene during sunset but for various reasons that never materialized until recently. I went to the Mill Valley Festival of Arts earlier in the day and while driving back home across the Richmond Bridge I noticed that the fog layer was beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. I didn’t have my camera gear on me so I went home to drop Samantha & Tyler off and was back in Marin about an hour later. I originally wanted to try some of the spots closer to the bridge but couldn’t find parking and ended up at Hawk Hill. Lo and behold those magical fog conditions that I had seen from Hawk Hill 14 years ago were there. It was cold and brutally windy but worth it.
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