Contender: Mark Roberts

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Mark Roberts

Where are you based?
Redwood City, CA

When did you take the photograph?
January 15, 2013, 12:18 PM

What equipment did you use?
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Manfrotto tripod

Please describe how you got this photo.
I was driving around the Golden Gate Bridge this particular day trying different areas and angles. I took this photo off of the Moore Road pier. I don’t usually take photos in midday, but I like how this one came out. Being such a bright day and facing the sun, I waited for a little cloud cover which was enough for me to take this picture. I also used a B+W #110 Neutral Density (3.0) filter which allowed me to take the long exposures.

{loadposition inpage} Did you use any special techniques?
I merged three exposures of the same photo—one at 15 seconds, one at 8 seconds and one at 2 seconds—and used HDRsoft Photomatix Pro and Adobe Lightroom 4 for development.

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