Photography, Cycling and the Internets

Palace of Fine Arts at Night

Palace of Fine Arts

A fog-free night in San Francisco combined with driving by the Palace of Fine Arts with a camera in the car means you must stop to get a few images.   The buildings are lit dramatically with sodium lights.  This makes difficult color set to capture and reveal the detail in color, so I opted for black & white here.  We were in the late hour of twilight so the sky had a nice gradient left to it.


10 responses

  1. I’m loving the water!

    April 5, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    • Thank you, Mike. Thanks for stopping by. You have some great shots yourself.

      April 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm

  2. Very, very nice Sean! You’re getting a lot of posts from that photowalk. Glad to see you’re posting again, let’s go shooting again soon.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:20 am

    • Yeah, I have a few more to get posted, and I haven’t even really looked at the Nike images yet. Thanks JJ!

      April 6, 2011 at 5:13 pm

  3. Really moody and ethereal. Only one thing detracts – and it isn’t your fault – that is the information sign/podium at the bottom. I’d clone it out. 🙂

    April 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    • I completely agree. It may be time to download the trial of CS5 to make the cloning easier. The subtle gradients on the water make it a real chore to look right. Thanks 🙂

      April 6, 2011 at 5:14 pm

  4. Just gorgeous!! Sadly, this is one place we missed when we vacationed in CA (including San Francisco) a few years ago. I’ve always seen it in movies, and then completely forgot about it when we were there.

    April 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    • Thanks Much!

      When were you out here? It was recently re-opened as it was being renovated for some time. You may be able to rationalize your missing it prior due to the construction. 🙂

      April 7, 2011 at 11:54 pm

      • Works for me! We were there in June 2008.

        April 8, 2011 at 2:57 am

  5. This is lovely! Very nice 🙂

    June 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm

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