Photo of the Week, Vol. 9

It’s 5:00 a.m. and my alarm starts to sound off. Tristan and I are in San Francisco staying at TJ’s apartment. TJ’s a close high school friend that I grew up with, we were lucky enough to have spent the evening before catching up over a few beers at a place called Bus Stop in the Marina district. We get dressed, check to make sure our 150 pounds of wedding gear is all packed and we head out.

San Francisco is real quiet early in morning, the only ones out at this time are those delivering papers and the few that are opening up their coffee shops, much like anywhere else I’ve been. We’re about twenty minutes away from our destination – the Marin Headlands.

The Marin Headlands is probably one of the most picturesque urban lookouts I’ve visited in person. In the distance you have the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco skyline and in the foreground you’re overwhelmed by the splendor of the Golden Gate Bridge connecting the two hilly peninsulas. When we made it to the top of the overlook we had about an hour and a half until sunrise.

I’ve seen hundreds of Golden Gate Bridge images and when something is commonly photographed it typically turns me off creatively but not in this case. That bridge is plain ole’ magical, it’s grandeur is unmatched and both Tristan and I felt like we were dreaming or in some sort of futuristic 4D experience.

We scoped out several vantage points and I found a composition I knew I wanted. Luckily for me whoever lights the bridge did an excellent job so it took just a bit of patience and blam – the sky matched the bridge perfectly, resulting in one of my favorite images I’ve taken.

I’ll be posting more images from the Bay Area to my Instagram (@georgemullinix) and Facebook page ( so give both a follow! A big shout out to my good friends TJ Frank and Emily Nee for showing me around the city!

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Photo Specs:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS (173mm, f/5.6)
Manfrotto Tripod
Manfrotto Head

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