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Golden Gate Goodness

I wanted to get a picture of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge at night to show off it's sheer sexiness, so one night my friend and I drove out to the city. It was well past midnight when we parked next to a dark construction site at the end of Crissy Fields. It's usually not a good idea to hang out at a place where a seedy character can jump you with a 2x4 and dump your body in the ocean without going out of his way, but I had Mr. Wang for protection, so all was good. The entire place was pitch dark but I had my pocket flashlight which gave us about ten feet of visibility. We got to the end of the construction site and ducked under a barrier to finally get to this vantage point. Our spidey-senses were at their max because we could not see anyone coming down the path and there was a huge hill overlooking us.

As I carefully setup for the shot, I looked back and saw Mr. Wang waving his extended tripod in a semicircle to ward off any attacks. As I was taking my final long exposure (about 30 seconds), we heard voices coming up from the construction site. When they were about twenty feet away we saw two huge shapes walking towards us but we could not make out if they were friend or foe. I had already mentally played out a scenario in my mind where Mr. Wang, Nikki (my beloved camera) and I ran away in terror but the two big shapes turned out to be a couple taking a romantic walk ... who the hell takes a romantic walk through a construction site in the dark past midnight?! Well, after that we just got a few more quick shots and made our way back to safety.

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