Perfect Shot: Bridging the Gap

Words by Andrea Gemmet

Photos by Gino de Grandis

Photographer Gino de Grandis was out hunting rainbows when the more prosaic landscape behind him caught his eye. A fleeting moment of sunlight burst through the rain clouds and illuminated the evening commuter traffic on the Dumbarton Bridge. He immediately swiveled his tripod in the opposite direction and aimed his powerful telephoto lens at the ephemeral image. “I was lucky to capture the golden light on the bridge,” Gino recounts. “Getting soaking wet was a minor thing after having witnessed such splendor.”

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