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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Moonrise San Francisco

On clear nights and mornings, when the fog does not obscure San Francisco and the bay, we often head north from our home to the Marin headlands, where the bay meets the ocean. This evening we just anted to watch and record the moon rising above the Golden Gate Bridge, a monthly pleasure, weather permitting. As this image suddenly and unexpectedly appeared, I thought about Ansel Adams and his famous photograph, "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico." It was the same. A brief moment to be captured and savored.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2013
Date Uploaded: 05.2015
Photo Location: San Francisco, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Richard Street