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San Francisco night skyline over the bay bridge:-)

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(Deviantart sadly doesn't handle wide angle prints)


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I think I know where that pic was taken from :)

A very nice skyline piece. My chief "could be nicer if" item is that it seems a little too bright overall, not "contrasty" enough. A shorter exposure would probably be in order, and would also probably bring out some texture in the fog bank coming in. The Bay Bridge in particular (specifically, the amount of light coming off of it) visually dominates the view, and this great amount of light is overpowering the skyline; this is probably what is responsible for the overall "overexposure" feel. You may want to do a shorter exposure and splice the bridge section in (just the bridge's deck and the lights flanking the deck; the marker-lights on the main cables are fine as-is).

One thing that is missing is the Transamerica Pyramid. That building is the most iconic portion of the San Francisco skyline. I don't know if your equipment can get a wide enough field of view to get it into the same frame, but it would be fantastic if you could manage it. It's just off the right edge.

Now the things I particularly like! The composition is great; the bridge on the left really gives a nice sense of balance and depth. I'm also impressed that you managed to do this on a night where the waters of the Bay are calm and reflective. Usually at the time of the day when the fog is coming in there are also blustery winds chopping up the water's surface, and you wouldn't get the great reflections you've captured here. For that reason, this photo is something of a prize.

Well done.
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First I must say this image captures San Francisco very nicely, great job. I have a similar photo I took a while back with the same vantage point. The contrast is a bit much but in this case adds to the mystery of the photo. The bridge detail is great and lighting of the cars streaks is rite on. Buildings are nice and bright but could use some more "blacks" where there is grey. Honestly this is a great photo but it's a tad bit over edited, that's all. Also the clouds somehow do not seem natural, does that make sense? I also see that you edited out the trees that are normally to the left of the picture, unless they were not there when you took this?? Overall great capture, just go easy on the editing...great job though.
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Windowsill7 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
This is an amazing shot. I can't tell you how long I've been looking for a good picture of San Francisco. I've been checking so many websites for one. I'll be following that link to buy it for sure! Thanks for taking such a great shot. 
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hquer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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little-billie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey!

Your piece has been featured here >> little-billie.deviantart.com/j...
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the-not-writer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This photograph was chosen to be featured in the BEST OF THE YEAR feature by our group #Passion-for-Photos!
HAPPY 2013!! :happybounce:
Here is the link: [link]
Please :+favlove: it to spread the love! :love:
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Sofiwick Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi! This photograph was chosen to be featured in the monthly news article by our group #Passion-for-Photos and it’ll be also moved to our “Feature” folder! Your art is awesome!
Here is the link: [link]
Please :+favlove: it to spread the love! :love:
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pacmangeek Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
May I please know where you took this shot at? like on the sidewalk on a freeway or...?
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hquer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
On treasure island there are (up on the hill) a couple of houses, along the road through the housing area.
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frunkel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, das mal ganz großes Kino!!!!!!!!! oOOOOOOOOOO
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DanOstergren Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love driving over that bridge, it never gets old. Unless there is traffic on the way back to the East Bay, then it sucks.
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012

Congratulations, your beautiful photograph has been featured here: [link] . Have a great week! :blackrose:
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hquer Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! :-)
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012

You're very welcome! :blackrose:
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Melainen Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here - [link]
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crh Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg:
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! Amazing photo mate. :)
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DaBeanz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely love this! Can i ask how many shots you've taken here, and how you've stitched them?? That's assuming this is a multiple shot pano.. :)
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hquer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks,
single shot with 50mm :-)
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DaBeanz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the info. I was sure it would be a multi-shot lol!
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DavidRosario Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012   Photographer
Featured here. [link] Great shot. :)
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aldie47 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
how did yu do this one?
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da-phil Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulations! your outstanding work has been added to the Featured Gallery of #panoramicshot
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acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here
Feel free to have a look at it and to comment on and/or :+fav: it, would be really appreciated :)
Thanks!
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LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an awesome shot! Love the composition.
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AmberPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning piece! Well done :)
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7Vanilla7 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Featured your beautiful work here: [link]
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sonicbommer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Oooh very very cool composition! I love how you look right down the bridge, looks very cool!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Stunning picture! I love the composition!
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Val-Faustino Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome detail, amazing monochrome work :clap:
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JulieEarnshaw Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
gorgeous.=)
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Quite the sparkly nightscape. The offset of the bridge is truly amazing
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
WoW!! stunning!! :D

i attempted this shot but nowhere near as awesome as yours! my composition is a little to the left as well. [link]
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hquer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yours is also pretty nice, what it's missing IMO is a wider angle
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
lol. i bought my wider angle lens two months after i shot this. :P definitely need to go back to this spot now & reshoot!

thanks so much! :hug:
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SigridAT Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Great shot! :D
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Dunicika Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
so beautiful..great..now you made me want to go there
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Jadaya Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Wahnsinnig schön!
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GiannisParaschou Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect
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sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is such a brilliant view! Great shooting!
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karlomat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sehr schön!

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Milanogreg Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
beautiful shot.
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FluffyLover1986 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Fav'd!
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white-clouds Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Whoa... another stunning picture! Brilliant! Great job :D
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karlish011 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
wow
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sakisda Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
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SnapperRod Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice one Martin :salute:
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Omantrya Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow...it's the best city's photo which I see
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WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is stunning
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HoneyGoddess57 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student General Artist
It's so spectacular; it's quite wonderful.:love:
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avfc4me Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
spectacular!
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Grimmichou Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work :D
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Jan 27, 2012, 5:59:36 AM
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