This was taken yesterday evening around 5:30PM from Twin Peaks lookout, unfortunately moonrise occurred 45 minutes after sunset, so I wasn't able get much definition in the sky. This would have been much better the day before, with the moon just as full, and moonrise happened at the same time as sunset, I wasn't prepared, and when I saw the specatcle from my window, it was too late to drive up to the lookout in time. Some of the landmarks: at extreme left the tall pyramid is the Transamerica building, below and to its right is the dome of City Hall, the overexposed river of lights is Market Street, SF's main drag, to the right of Market St is the SOMA district where I work, above that is the Bay Bridge, and across the bay are the lights of Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda. ISO 400, 70mm. focal length, the exposure time reads 0"6, I assume is the same as 1/6?
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MIG13 (0) 2006-12-06 20:11
Hi, Tan! What a wonderful cityscape! San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been and you show why! A nice job! TFS! Regards! Miguel.
siolaw (38292) 2006-12-06 20:43
I think it is a fine picture! Good exposure, nice city lights and colors, and a superb general view of SF, nice car lights in the main avenues
PJE (20758) 2006-12-06 20:49
Hello Tan. My goodness what an incredible vantage point of view here. Amazing details and wonderful moonrise...you certainly timed this one well. In one word I would call this a stunning photo. Thanks for sharing!
gerardovolio (267) 2006-12-06 21:01
Excelent exposure and compositon.
Your gallery is impresive of all the countrys you have beatiful pictures from (however Costa Rica is missing !).
lucasgalodoido (22304) 2006-12-06 21:12
I´d like of the lights of the city! The bridge and the moon is beautyful!
Congratulations for your photo!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-12-06 22:21
This is an extraordinary photo, full of detail, very sharp and with beautiful colours. I really like it, even more since I also tried something similar here in Brisbane and could not get the same result. Congratulations for the excellent work.
singuanti (15250) 2006-12-06 22:28
Hi Tan. I never would have guessed you would have taken this at 70mm given what a wide comprehensive view this is. I think it worked out just fine with the moon and the sky. The moon sure looks huge. Super shot Tan!!
Giis (258) 2006-12-06 23:49
Hi, I also like too much your post, all you capture is perfect, the moon taking care of that part of the city. I like details in lights of buildings, specially the left ones, is like if they were drawn with a line of light. Congratulations!!!
izmirli (3989) 2006-12-06 23:57
çok güzel bir gece resmi.mehtap ve gece vede san francisco.ışıklar harika.tebrikler.
sevgi ve saygılarımla.
carper (96) 2006-12-07 0:26
very nice one Tan,
good night shot, fine details, and a very good quality, very nice point of view, very good job.
jjcordier (79297) 2006-12-07 1:11
Impresionnante photo de nuit avec cette pleine lune qui domine cette célèbre et immense ville. Très bien réalisé, Tan!
sanalytis (1634) 2006-12-07 1:20
Great shot of SF.
Exposure is perfect.
maxlecointe (240) 2006-12-07 3:36
Hello Tan. I relly like this picture and the way you captured the lights. The compostion is breathtaking ! Max
PixelTerror (0) 2006-12-07 4:30
Too bad you missed the right day... however this view is nice too, I can recognize the landmarks and the orientation, I have missed that point while in SFO, I like the depth setting light perspective of market St and the moon as you placed it provides a nice light balance. What is this for a lens you're using ?
Have a nice day,
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-12-07 6:34
Nice composition with the full moon rising up SF.
The left illuminated road is somehow too present, otherwise, fine.
Gerrit (51935) 2006-12-07 7:04
great view. The houses and buildings look almost transparant, made of light. Beautiful colours andf moon.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-12-07 9:53
Really wonderfully captured,
the array of details is amazing as is the definition of the streets and buildings.
Actually 1/6 of a second is displayed as 6, so when you get to the " I believe you are tlaking actual seconds.
Kirych (2707) 2006-12-07 10:20
Great night city panorama! Excellent illumination and moon. Wonderful details, bridge and fire road.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-12-07 12:01
Very sharp picture of this great panorama of the city !
Impressive lights and halo of the moon...
smash2707 (3320) 2006-12-07 12:24
Wow. Very impressive night view of the city! Nice how the lights of the cars can be seen on the streets and nice how you included the moon. It's amazing how many details you were able to capture with this shot. Regards, Yvonne
sleon (9402) 2006-12-07 12:55
An impressive cityscape here, with plenty of lights nicely distributed across the scene and good sharpness and detail. The moon adds a lot to the picture and the exposure is spot-on.
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-12-07 13:26
Very beautiful picture.
I really like the colors you got from the night lights.
Great POV on Market street, and perfect infinite DOF.
gilou530 (34) 2006-12-07 13:40
une photo prise d'un endroit TOP qui donne une vue plongeante magnifique avec toutes ces lumiéres et la lune en prime bravo
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2006-12-07 16:49
Yeryüzüde nefis gökyüzü de... Ayın konumu, etrafının renkleri, ileride köprü, yansımalar ve detaylar belirgin, ışıklar sanki bir samanyolu gibi. Selamlar, saygılar. Ahmet
jrj (34843) 2006-12-08 4:07
Great night city shot Tan with lots of details, even the moon on the back. Good light control and all the details well presented.
Angshu (56758) 2006-12-08 4:10
Very very impressive...a night shot so detailed that almost every light can be seen individually. The suspension bridge on the right is the icing on the cake.
ChrisJ (113951) 2006-12-08 4:17
Fantastic night shot of the city by the Bay. Wonderful sharpness & good repetiton of the bridge spans in the ditance, with good color & pov. I like the color symmetry of the orange moon, & row of street lights, too. Good work & tfs!
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2006-12-08 6:22
Excellent lighting and colours. I like the perspective with the diagonal lines othe highway and the bridge on the rigth. This is an excellent night shot.
Philippe (11836) 2006-12-08 10:00
Hi, Tan. A fantastic cityscape. The landmarks are clearly visible and all those lights give an impression of intense life. You've got good lines too with Market St and the Bay Bridge that give a good structure to your pic. And, of course, the well-placed moon adds another range of tones in the upper part of the picture.
Leonie (8809) 2006-12-08 10:10
WOW! That is a fantastic view!!! So sharp and this light flooded road in the middle...great perspective! I love it! Cheers, Léonie
john_c (24666) 2006-12-08 11:49
Its strange to find you back in your home port! A superb view of the city, with good balance provided by the bridge angling in the distance. The moonrise is alluring, and the water with the reflections further enhancing. The ISO level seems appropriate. It appears you used your 70-300mm for this, a lens with which I have not had much success with. Very fine work, Tan.
Scharan (14144) 2006-12-08 21:00
Linda foto Tan, toda iluminada, maravilhosa cidade...e para completar, é claro, a lua está presente...parabéns!
Grande abraço,boas fotos.
vincz (19113) 2006-12-09 3:28
Extraoridnary view... I've been living there suring quite a while and I don't remeber ever seeing it in such a grandiose way. This is truly a superb shot. Congratulations and thanks!
jafadabret (56501) 2006-12-09 10:09
Tan, cette photo est une merveille du genre. Ce qui fait la différence avec d'autres photos de ce style c'est la multitude des lumières de la ville très bien gérées. La présence de la lune est aussi un plus non négligeable.
Xalkida (11744) 2006-12-09 16:58
Wonderful nightshot from a city which has so many lights! :)
Excellent exposure, great depth. The moon on the right up side is a fine detail. Well done.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-12-10 16:34
a classic viewpoint over the city Tan, and especially nice to see it at night & lit up like this. A pity about the moonrise issue, but it's not a problem. The clarity of the shot is really good, it's so easy to make out various details such as the bridge, the various buildings along Market st., right the way down to the ferry building at Embarcadero.
pastadog (13111) 2006-12-14 11:38
Great city view, Tan (man, so sometimes you are in SF!) IMHO the bridges and the moon make it here, they look spectacular and very special. Excellent exposure - and very clean and sharp for ISO 400. Cheers :) Daniel
pady (4800) 2006-12-17 7:13
A very excellent picture of this city. I like the alrge view seen here.
vascao (192) 2006-12-21 20:04
Jesus, this is terrific! One of my favorites from now on. Pure photo art, a crystal-clear image with perfect light and colors.
Regards, my friend.
anesugur (18789) 2006-12-25 17:06
Gece ışığında bu kadar net ve güzel bir çekim, inanılır gibi değil.
Tebrik ederim. Uğur
pboehringer (770) 2006-12-28 1:48
Hi Tan, now there is a new angle of view for this city. Thanks for clarifying the place form where you took it. Your own critique regarding the time of taking the picture is correct but I still think that the post is a great one and it is a nice invitation for me to try to go up to the Twin Peaks were I never have been, although I worked for a short period at the Moffit.
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-01-03 11:51
This one is brilliant, just can't stop watching it, hypnotising, have no words to describe it ... just reading your title and i knew this would be a terrific picture in thumbnail. This is the case, F4 at 1/6 sec i would have never though it works so good !
A lovely picture, what a POV you got once again !
gazo (116) 2007-01-10 22:35
Oh la, la ! Great shot.
noahsark (1092) 2007-01-11 4:24
amazing night shot,well controlled the light and darkness..thanks for sharing!
ruisc_pt (10892) 2007-01-11 17:11
Splendid and astonishing view.
Yet without the moonlit I think it’s "per si" superbly taken with the cityite.
cimcim (3712) 2007-01-29 8:22
Merhaba Tan Bey,
Fotoğraflarınız gerçekten birbirinden güzel, beni her zaman gece çekimleri çok çeker, bu fotoğraf tek kelime ile "harika", gözalıcı.
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- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, CANON 70-300 mm USM IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/6 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Locations to visit [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-06 19:43
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