• I like this building - ©Helminadia Ranford
  • I could have hours of fun under these bridges... well actually all over this place what a great looking city!!! - Noel Clegg


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San Francisco skyline - Potrero Hill

A classic view of San Francisco from a area that I have meant to photograph for a while now, but the conditions never matched that of the vision I had planed out in my mind. Either the light wasn't right, or I would get rained / fogged out. Whatever it was, the scene just never worked right for me.

This past week I spent the majority of my evenings running around San Francisco trying to capture some of the "life" of the city while working in some iconic spots in the process. While I have photographed a few of these icons over the past couple of years, most everything I have on my hard drives did not fit the requirements of the project I was working on. Each image needed to be in color, that was my first challenge. Most everything I do these days is intended to be B&W. Second, the images needed to be composed in horizontal format. Capturing city life with tall buildings in wide format is not easy. In fact, at times I felt it was near impossible, but I did what I could.

Though I was very happy with the warm golden orange tones of the color version of this scene, I decided to run this image through the new Silver Efex Pro 2 plug in and was more than happy with this version.

Thank you for having a look... I appreciate it.

Its nice like this

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  1. D Breezy - davidthompsonphotography.com 37 months ago | reply

    seriously......how the f*ck did I miss this????????? i know i've been off and on flickr lately but DAMN! this is sick nasty man! the comp and details here are insane. its like im looking out a window or something.........so vivid..........so crisp! sick shot man.

  2. kiowas 37 months ago | reply

    great B&W

  3. Aaron Eakin 37 months ago | reply

    The clarity is amazing, and the tones are perfect. Stunning city image!

  4. Jeff Clow 37 months ago | reply

    This is really a fine piece of photo work....you and your lens were working flawlessly together when you shot this.

    Superb. Truly superb.

  5. Tommaso Renzi 36 months ago | reply

    looks like awesome in b&w, excellent work as always

  6. Xindaan 36 months ago | reply

    Wonderful cityscape.

  7. KJ Wipond 36 months ago | reply

    superb cityscape!

  8. Bakar_88 36 months ago | reply

    Great Shot and unique angle..
    Suggestion: You can leave the red trails that will lead to another contrast !!

  9. squalo79 36 months ago | reply


  10. James Thornbrook 36 months ago | reply

    You are really good at these.

  11. ModernImagePhotography 36 months ago | reply

    i am just curious what type of tripod do you have that is so solid? i have a carbon fiber one but it is not solid like i want it to be for such long shots.

  12. carlosmolinaphoto 35 months ago | reply

    Amazing details! Flawless processing!

  13. seryani 34 months ago | reply

    Formidable, one of the best images from San Francisco that I've ever seen! It deserves to be in a poster! Would love to see the color version too. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  14. ILFOSSI 33 months ago | reply

    This is very beautiful.

  15. RW ©™ [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

    Love this. Can't wait to return to SF in a couple weeks.

  16. Rohan Reilly Photography 6 weeks ago | reply

    This is the one, I have always loved this one and am delighted to come back and view it again. It has been deeply ingrained in my brain, flawless

  17. akarakoc 4 weeks ago | reply

    awesome cityscape!

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