As I mentioned once before, San Francisco is the prime exception to my "rule" to avoid displaying the hand of man in my images. Nature always gets things right (it's up to us to find it), but occasionally we humans do too. San Francisco is a case in point.
Though I didn't grow up in San Francisco, I did grow up in the vicinity, and I went to college here, so I feel a special connection. This view from the Marin Headlands is probably at the top of my list of favorite San Francisco skyline views. Of course when I'm in the Berkeley Hills or at Treasure Island my opinion wavers a bit, but for today at least it's this view.
As you can see, it was quite dark when I exposed this, and in fact the only light visible here is manmade light. I exposed long enough to bring out the color, but not so long that the black areas (the sky, the San Francisco Bay, and the foreground hillside) lost their blackness. The resulting contrast makes the vivid color stand out with drama that (I hope) rivals the drama of being there.
* Website: Eloquent Images
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