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Manuel Mazzanti

Manuel Mazzanti

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Freelance photographer based in Miami. I travel a lot. Commercial, editorial, breaking news, sports. Documentarist.
  • Canon 5D Mark II
  • Canon 24-105/4 L
  • Canon 35/2
  • Canon 50/1.4
  • Canon 100-400/4.5 L

A Sunset at Baker Beach

Published April 10th, 2012

Baker Beach, CA

San Francisco, I have been there many times, but never had the chance to go to Baker Beach. So this time I planned for it, and of course it had to be a Sunset moment...the "Golden" moment of the day. The idea was to admire that amazing bridge from a different angle and see what else could add value to the story, besides the usual city landscape.

Of course, I had no better idea that to choose the coldest and windiest day in weeks to go. I don't remember feeling that cold in months or years, with the wind being the main responsible for it.

My biggest problem was that I was shooting HDR, a technique that uses several photographs, everyone with a different level of exposure and then combines them to get one that gets the "better pixels" of all of them. For that, you MUST use your tripod and with that wind was almost mission impossible, the tripod was dancing all over the place, even with my heavy backpack as an extra load. I didn't give up, oh no...and even though the wi ...

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