Along the Embarcadero lies Rincon Park, a little patch of grass right looking out at the Bay Bridge. Situated in the park lies "Cupid's Span", a giant Bow and Arrow sculpture created by Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg. Commissioned by D&DF FOundation of San Francisco, it was installed in 2002 and was inspired by San Francisco's reputation as the home port of Eros.
This particular morning treated me to a beautiful sunrise. I first photographed this looking out at the water and onto the Bay Bridge, then raced down closer to the water to photograph a set of abandoned pylons left at the waters edge. Looking back behind me, I saw this scene and decided I would run over and capture the Cupid's Span with the city behind it before the clouds lost all their beautiful color.
This photo has a lot of "distortion" in it, from photographing it at the wrong angle using a super wide angle less. I decided not to correct the distortion because there were elements on the edge of the photo that I thought were interesting, like the palm trees and a few additionall buildings.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8:
19mm, f/22, 3 seconds, ISO 50
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Bay Bridge Sunrise (2016-02-11)