So after a busy week of work in California, I managed to make it back up to the city and Baker beach as planned for a sunset shoot of the Golden Gate bridge. I was hoping for fog, but the weather did not play ball.
Instead I had to content myself with the view before me, and a large surf spraying onto my lens:-( I invested in a Big Stopper and this seemed like a good time to give it a try. I bought a Lee 10 Stop 100mm filter to fit my existing setup. Much easier to use than a screw on. Take a meter reading, then drop in the filter and dial 10 stops down, and click.
The other thing I did this week was have my sensor and lens cleaned for f22 clear photos. Very impressed with the results from Keeble & Shuchat in Palo Alto. Money well spent.
The actual sunset light from this evening was in the opposite direction. A cloud front had just passed to the south as I was driving up to the city and the remnants of the system were lit by the setting sun. Everyone on the beach with a camera had their back to the bridge at one point. Unusual to see on this beach.