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Golden Dawn Bridge - Exclusive HDR Stock by somadjinn Golden Dawn Bridge - Exclusive HDR Stock by somadjinn
Long exposure photo of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco captured at dawn right before sunrise. Also an HDR composite from multiple exposures.

You can download the same image without watermark directly on my website for free stock photos: freestock.ca/americas_g98-gold…

This picture is also available for download at 5000 x 3333 px for a small premium of 50 points. Most everything else including my stock rules remain the same, except this premium download gives you access to a much larger version of the picture without watermark.

Stock rules here: somadjinn.deviantart.com/journ…

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Note: Still in California as I submit this with limited access to the web, sorry for all the messages I missed lately! Wanted to submit this piece though as a sneak peak to what I've been up to and how much I enjoyed my holidays on the West Coast :) 
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Used your stock again here, thankyou. The Golden Gate by nataliebeth
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Savvycat23 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the lighting :)
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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Savvycat23 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 You're welcome! :)
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CatGal15 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect view!
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Kimberly, one of the very rare times I woke up so early just for taking pictures :)
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CatGal15 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a good thing you did. You're welcome :)
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Nela23235 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! :D
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! =D
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good work :butterfly:
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you Shi :hug:
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ;)
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hanciong Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello. I must say that this is very beautiful :D

May you share with me your tips, how to make HDR clean of noise? Especially in low light condition? Thank you
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you =D That's 2 very different questions really. 

Back in 2007 when I started with HDR processing I used Photomatix. Great application if you're willing to fine tune the sliders back and forth for long periods of time to achieve just the the right effect you want. Got on my nerves to be honest, because that same application is responsible for so many monstrosities that give HDR a bad name (along with Topaz!)

So now I use HDR Expose 3 (or the lighter variant HDR Express) for sliders that are a lot more intuitive and don't go overboard on crazy HDR effects that are all too often ridiculed by more "traditionalist" photographers.

To reduce noise, naturally you want to shoot with the lowest possible ISO... for an exposure under 30 seconds at least for me because that's the maximum it will go before kicking into bulb mode. In post-process, you also have to understand the sky is most vulnerable to noise defects because it is supposed to be pretty uniform in colour.. but in reality that "uniform" colour will reveal lots of noise because there is little or no texture in a clear sky.

So what I use is NeatImage, but only applied to a blue luminance mask layer so it affects most if not all the sky and nothing else :)
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hanciong Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow. Thank you very much for your (long) explanation. Indeed I am using Photomatix. Now I have to check HDR Expose 3. and for reducing noise, indeed I am using NeatImage, but I didn't know about the blue luminance mask! So, thank you very much for your help. Btw if you have time, please comments on my HDR: hanciong.deviantart.com/galler… Thank you :D
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Kohaya7Kae-13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is one of the most beautiful bridges I've ever seen (photo-wise or in-real-wise)
Really splendid, it makes me inspired. :love:
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks Terru, glad that it inspires you =D
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virnagray Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful photograph:)
It is a lovely view♡♥♡
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Virna :hug:
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virnagray Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome♡♥♡
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Gorgeous photo! :)
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
Merci beaucoup Lori :hug:
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KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous image!
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you Karah :hug:
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bribesdemoi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Love the reflection of the bridge over the (not so) troubled water...
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Cpr-Covet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow that is beautiful
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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EnigmaticWriterGirl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanks! =D 
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lady-deathrose Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous image. The light looks very interesting indeed. Overall the colours are really pleasant.
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Merci beaucoup Laura :hug:
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lady-deathrose Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
De rien! You're welcome.
(if that French is even remotely correct... It's been 15 years since I spoke a word :D)
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yep! =D
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a gorgeous shot!
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks Lucie :hug: Hope you have a glorious New Year, I see you've been mixing it up in your art styles and that's great =D I do that a lot too because my mind goes numb after doing the same thing all the time
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LucieOn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Nick, I hope you have a great New Year yourself! :hug:
Yes, I've been trying new things, thanks for noticing :) As I have more energy now I try to experiment and explore more areas with my art :)
And I definitely understand about that mind-numbing thing, I feel the same.
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Glad you feel you have more energy, I remember a time when you considered giving it up. Wish I could commission another piece or two as I see you're exploring some very interesting concepts like positive / negative spaces and landscapes within objects. Gotta watch my budget though starting out here, but a thought just came to me as it relates to my stock photo ambitions. Do you think you might be open to commercial commissions for abstract watercolor backgrounds? With my scanner I can extract extremely high resolution files with paintings as small as postcard format. Would mean less time to spend and less shipping costs, so I figure it may be win-win for both of us :) It's no problem at all though if you would prefer not to, I always have hundreds of images waiting to be worked on (even more in concepts that are piling up a lot faster than I can render them!), but I've been taking a liking lately towards mixed media / texture blending and I love watercolor abstracts in particular =D
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cazt1811 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, your beautiful photo has been featured in our group journal :iconphotography-earth: Heart
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SophySief Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh my god, this is amazing! And by the way: Happy New Year :HappyNewYear: 
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Sophy and Happy New Year to you too :hug:
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DanielleMiner Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you Danielle :)
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PanosPS Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
:HappyNewYear: Happy New Year 2011 :HappyNewYear: 
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Panos, happy New Year to you too :) At the moment I write this we are living in different years hah! =p
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m-gosia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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m-gosia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Explodicon 2: WIP by Wooded-Wolf
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
oooh that's pretty! =D
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m-gosia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
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