There are a few million photographs of it in color, so I chose to shoot it with my monochrome camera. The light was favorable for long-exposure black and white photography. But that wasn’t exactly unexpected—San Francisco in the summer at 8 a.m. is usually overcast.

This is a 25-second exposure with a subtle selenium tint.

Just a few minutes from the bridge is the Palace of Fine Arts. This is also a 25-second exposure. I added a slight brown tint that evokes the color of the buildings.

Those are the only two shots I liked from the morning. But being out and about in SF at that time of day is its own reward.