Sundial Bridge Redding, California

Sundial Bridge Redding, California

by Bessie Young

Wow! I cannot believe it took me so long to blog about this amazing bridge up in Redding, California! Earlier this Summer, I headed up to Redding for a fun night out exploring Turtle Bay. The main purpose of the trip was to get pictures of the Sundial Bridge at night. A few years back, I found out about the Sundial Bridge; however, I wasn't there at night. Ever since then I have been wanting to go back to Redding in order to capture the beauty of the bridge all lit up.

I was so excited to be able to get the opportunity to take some pictures of the bridge at night. I even was able to capture a few stars despite the bright lights of the bridge.

There were quite a few people hanging out on and around the bridge that night. It seems as though Turtle Bay is a happening place up in Redding. There are some super fun events that happen near and around the bridge such as farmers markets and so forth. This made it a tiny bit difficult to capture a good picture of the bridge with no one on it. Also, the bridge sways ever so slightly which can interfere with the quality of the photo.

The bridge looks amazing from far away; however, you have to walk on it! The lights on the base of the bridge glow this beautiful blueish purple. The Sundial Bridge is absolutely astonishing at night. The way the bridge lights up is phenomenal and a must see if you are in the area. If you want to learn a little more about the Sundial Bridge check it out here.

You can also find some more information about the bridge and fun things to do up in Redding here on the Visit Redding website.


Wishing you nothing but fun adventures,


Hey Photogs! Want to know what equipment I used? Check it out here:

Kit Used:

Sony A7Rii:
Sony 16-35mm lens:
Vanguard Tripod:

LG G3 Smart Phone

Editing & Processing:
Adobe Lightroom:
Adobe Photoshop :
Viva Video Pro for combining videos