- Does anyone know what these trees are called? Would love to know.
- An amazing building, but the light levels across its face weren't kind to it.
- I took about 50 frames of this scene and then compounded this left hand corner with the rest of a frame with the left lane empty. Left lane traffic put too much light into the lens and caused nasty flare.
- Thanks you Phil Dokas: www.flickr.com/photos/dokas/!
Now I know what they are!
Unnatural High (Transamerica Pyramid Light Trails), San Francisco
So if you were driving up Columbus Avenue on the 24th of August, and swore you'd come back to kill the %$&!ing lunatic kneeling in the middle of the road with a DSLR and cable release, well.. . now you know who you're looking for.
Saw this shot during the day (some sunnier non-LX versions to follow), and returned in the early evening to get it. San Francisco's citizens are a good bunch; lots of interest and conversations with strangers as they stopped off at my tiny traffic island to see what I was up to.
The end result I was hoping for was a sort of "if they filmed 'Back to the Future' in SF" effect, and I think it gets there!
Some more ramblings below about how to/not to take a photo; if you have the patience to read on, thanks! Otherwise, have a fantastic weekend!