July 4, 2014

In the Clouds

Photograph by Michael Perry

As the sun sets on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a Pacific coast fog rolls in, mingling with low clouds to submerge the iconic structure, says photographer Michael Perry. Tourists and locals alike drive along the city’s trademark hillsides, hoping to capture the moment for themselves.

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Winners will be announced July 31.


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50 comments
James Donnaught
James Donnaught

Brilliant use of time exposure to soften the image of the fog - with the streaking lights on the road as a wonderful bonus.  This location is the subject of 10,000 postcards (and ten million tourist snapshots), and you'd think it would have been photographed to death by now -- but Mr. Perry has still managed to make something unique and beautiful out of it.  Bravo!

Marh Xiques
Marh Xiques

What an amazing view!  Great photography!

Prashanth HR
Prashanth HR

Wauh,,,,,,,, Beautiful...................Magnanimous....


Sagar Roy
Sagar Roy

yes .. right a beautiful experience .... There was a similar bridge used in Kung Fu Panda as well .. where all thee masters fight Tai lung ... :) .....     <3

Jasvinder` Nagi
Jasvinder` Nagi

What a view! Imagine driving down that bridge through that fog!

Anjan Jha
Anjan Jha

              Realy very good wonderful picture


Marisa G.
Marisa G.

Wonderful picture. What a view!!

Rajsri Sanders
Rajsri Sanders

Excellent Michael! Wonderful way of shot of SFO GGBridge submerging within the clouds. My favorite location! Wish U all the best for winning the Photo Contest!

Savannah Chappus
Savannah Chappus

Love this angle! Perfect portrayal and beauty! Wonderful!!!

Sharon Slayton
Sharon Slayton

Home sweet home!  We never know if we'll see the fireworks on the 4th or not - we try, just the same!


D Adams
D Adams

Would that I could float on this!!

Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

It appears to be that the golden gate is surrounded by large amounts of snow!

Wayne  Norman
Wayne Norman

Low-lying fog makes for such dramatic yet peaceful scenes and combined with wonderful light, great composition. super presentation, and all those tail and head lights, it makes for a excellent pic.  Congrats and cheers.

Pk Kelley
Pk Kelley

There is some inner peace in this photo, I could look at this all day...WELL DONE! :-)

Trevor Blackman
Trevor Blackman

Is this a repeat picture? I think I've seen it before.. Maybe in an issue of their magazine. 

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

What an amazingly graceful bridge, and to catch it bathed in fog like you have,is wonderful.The colorful winding road on the hill side adds to an already beautiful shot. j.e.s.

Sugata Dandapat
Sugata Dandapat

Did you use any filter for delayed shutter? very nice one!

Ellen Walker
Ellen Walker

A summer's later afternoon in San Francisco: Temperature drops about 10 degrees in 4 seconds when that fog envelopes the world! 0:)

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