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Adrift: Photographer creates stunning timelapse of fog over San Francisco

Adrift from Simon Christen on Vimeo.

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    Cheryl Santa Maria
    Digital Reporter

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 3:28 PM -

    Photographer Simon Christen has created a stunning timelapse video of fog cascading down the California coast and over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

    The video -- which features what appears to be an endless sea of cotton candy floating above the city -- has gone viral, racking up nearly a million views in a week.

    Christen says he's "floored" by the support he's received.

    The video was pieced together using two years of footage.

    "The weather conditions have to be just right for the fog to glide over the hills and under the bridge," Christen explains on his Vimeo page.

    "I developed a system for trying to guess when to make the drive out to shoot, which involved checking the weather forecast, satellite images and webcams multiple times a day. For about 2 years, if the weather looked promising, I would set my alarm to 5 a.m., recheck the webcams, and then set off on the 45-minute drive to the Marin Headlands ... luckily, once in a while the conditions would be perfect and I was able to capture something really special."

    Visit simonchristen.com for more photography.

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