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The Bay Connection:  Berkeley Hills, CA | by Ivan Sohrakoff
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The Bay Connection: Berkeley Hills, CA

Much more detail at the large size.

 

This is not even one-third of the original panorama I took here (21 shots, gulp!), but a panorama can become ridiculous at some point, and I definitely hit that point with this one.

 

This six-shot stitch was done atop the Berkeley Hills (with my private guide, Joe Defao) through some low layers of atmosphere and moisture, hence the darker tops of south SF hills and tall buildings.

 

This is sort of a strange image, but I liked the colors and the huge view of the East/West Bay connection. Here are some cool things you can see here:

 

1. The new section of Bay Bridge being built (to Treasure Island), completion ETA 2013

2. The large cargo lifters in the port of Oakland which inspired the AT-AT creatures in Star Wars

3. The Transamerica Pyramid Building, tallest building in SF at 853ft tall

4. The oddly shaped Sutro Tower, built in 1972

 

Feel free to put notes on this image. I am not too utterly familiar with landmarks in the Bay Area...

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Canon 5D Mark II

Canon 100-400L @350mm

6 vertical exposures stitched together, 1/200 second each @ F8

Maybe a hard ND grad, I can't remember

ISO 50

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Taken on September 8, 2010