Skyline Flanked by Bridges

San Francisco Flanked by Bridges

San Francisco is blessed with a magnificent skyline. The Bay Bridge to the East and the Golden Gate to the West make for a lovely frame to the glowing city in between. I really love SF, some day the wife and I plan on moving back up here, maybe once she is done with nursing school. Don’t get me wrong, LA is a fun city, but SF has a certain charm that calls me back when I’m away.

San Francisco Skyline

You can check the rest of the HDR San Francisco from Treasure Island set here.

9 Comments so far

  1. tyler82 (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 3:22 pm

    What kind of camera are you using? I’m looking to get a new one real soon


  2. DavidK (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 3:41 pm

    Great pics.


  3. 49Giants (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 4:09 pm

    In addition to Tyler82’s question about the type of camera, may I ask if you utilize Photoshop or in any other way alter your photos? They’re great shots, and I don’t mean to insult in any way, but I think some of the colors in a previous shot of Chinatown were enhanced. Si o no?


  4. sw (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

    He’s using a technique called HDR, which is a pretty huge fad at the moment (luckily seems to be passing) among amateur photographers.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging


  5. gse (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

    you guys might want to read up a bit on HDR: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging


  6. eecue (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

    Yes they are HDR photos, three exposurses combined and tone mapped in Photomatix. As for the fad trolling remark, I don’t see HDR going away any time soon especially with HDR capable displays coming to market in the next few years along with HDR capable cameras. The same comments were made about dageurrotype by painters, color film by black and white photographers and digital photography by film shooters. It is all about how you use the medium now about how much of a purist you are. Btw I also shoot black and white film and love spending hours in the darkroom.


  7. dln (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 9:41 pm

    Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


  8. cd (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 9:45 am

    I dig the HDR effect – surreal yet made from actual lighting elements you’ve captured (if I’m understanding the technology anyway).

    Did you get any natural light shots, however, that you like as much? Scenes not glistening from the HDR effect?

    I like both – just wondering what else you like shooting in the big city!


  9. eecue (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 10:57 am

    I am the point now where if I can use a tripod where I am and there is available light I will be doing HDR. I am really looking forward to the day when I can view my actual HDR images and not the tone mapped images directly. My wife took a bunch of normal images and I will be posting them shortly.



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