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City by the Bay


Long exposure


San Francisco, California USA

San Francisco has many very different points of view. You can see the city line above the Golden Gate Bridge among the hills adjacent to Sausalito, or the downtown views from the lazy grass of Dolores Park. But one of my favorite is the Embarcadero city view from Pier 14. From here you can see both bridges - Golden Gate and Bay Bridge, the tall downtown buildings and restaurants, and all of the Pacific water flowing into the bay. I feel surrounded by the city here - by its diversity and richness and beauty.

I set up my camera late evening hoping the foot traffic would diminish and thus give me as many shots of the pier leading your eye into the heart of the city. But that was not the case, so I had to fight the wind and people to create long exposures.

I love how the wind blew the clouds over the buildings as the moon hung low! At first I was not confident that the exposures would be technical enough with the challenges at the time even though I knew the composition was perfect.

SONY World Photography Awards Commended Panoramic
Digital Photo Magazine "YOUR BEST SHOT 2017" Finalist
Silver Star Awarded Neutral Density Photo Awards
Silver Awarded EPSON International Pano Awards 2015
Panoramic Nominee FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards 2015
All Time Editor's Pick 2016 BetterPhoto
ePHOTOzine Highly Commended, Readers Choice & Guest Editors Choice Awarded
Kolor PanoBook Placement & Inclusion
Pixoto BEST OF YEAR 2014
I-SHOT-IT Mark of Excellence Award
Finalist Color in the Night ViewBug 2017
Honorable Mention in Cityscapes Chromatic Photography Awards 2017
IPA Intl Photography Awards Honorable Mention 2015

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