San Francisco Sunset



San Francisco Sunset, photo by Harold Davis. You can see more details in the larger version.

Meta information: Nikon D70 Raw capture, AF-S VR-Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED at 175mm (appx 262mm 35mm equivalence); handheld using VR (vibration reduction).

Exif: ISO 200, 1/125 second, f/5.6.

Focus: Automatic, at infinity.

Post: Considerable post-processing in Photoshop; see below.

Iconoclastic Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown once likened the cities of East Bay to Italian Hill towns. This is a little disingenuous from the chief executive of the city whose rough barrios spawned the Black Panthers. But there is something organic about the architecture of the Bay area, as I think this photo shows.

In the aggregate, houses and other structures seem to be part of the landscape, are one with the hills, and form patterns in the fog.

This photo was taken from Marin Headlands looking across the Golden Gate towards the Presidio and the Sunset district.

In Photoshop, I used the Image > Adjustments > Selective Color dialog to increase the saturation and detail of the background areas. Next, I applied a warming and split-gradient filters to slightly improve the tonality and colors of the image.

The last step was to perform routine level adjustments and sharpening.

This entry was posted in Bemusements, Landscape, Patterns, Photography, San Francisco Area.

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