I have been experimenting with this view quite a while. On my harddrive I have different exposures, different angles, different filter settings of almost the same subject. They all have their unique and special look. After reviewing almost any combination or any image, I decided to like this one best. It is always a real pleasure to get up really early in San Francisco and walk down to the piers. Almost nobody is out there except some crazy fishermen hunting for an early catch. From time to time you get into some nice small talk with one of them.
There was a street light which lit the wooden poles in the foreground. Fancy look!
Technique: f/11 t: 8,0sec ISO: 100focal length: 25mm on a Nikon D7000 (APS-C)
I used a darker exposure and hand blended it for better highlight recovery. Noise reduction by NIK software Dfine 2.0 (trial version), btw. excellent result(!), minor contrast and color corrections, dodge and burn using luminosity masks, a final touch in Lightroom again in order to get a good proof for web display.
Lightroom LR 3.3 and Phostoshop CS4
Recently I also show some of my flickr images at 500px