I played hooky on my way home from some work up in Marin County yesterday and snapped these photos. I just hung out from about 5:30 p.m. until about 7:00 p.m. on the headlands above the Golden Gate. It’s a favorite stop if the light is good. Yesterday was worth a stop. Not remarkable, but perfect for clearing the mind.
The Golden Gate is an interesting place to watch light change. As the Sun settles into the Pacific it often goes through a layer or two of clouds. The light will go from mostly white to a lovely diffused red depending on the marine layer hanging over the cold waters of the ocean. The hills surrounding the gate will block the light and obscure it from the towers of the bridge. The lower part of the north tower surrenders first. Night is coming and it won’t be stopped. In time, the bridge will be nothing more than a string of lights. Change is good.