There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.

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    - Kurt Hahn

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    Nikon D90 with AF NIKKOR 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G
    @ 28mm, ISO 200, f/8, 5 sec
    Manual focus, aperture-priority mode
    Mounted on tripod (Manfrotto 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Head and 055XPROB Legs)
    Triggered using Nikon ML-L3 wireless remote
    Photomatix - Exposure fusion of 3 shots at 0, -2, and +2 EV

    Taken from Twin Peaks after sunset this chilly evening in San Francisco. It was clear and crisp today, so I thought it wouldn't be a bad idea to head up here for my favorite time of day... blue hour! Looking down Market Street toward downtown... you can spot City Hall, Transamerica Pyramid, Ferry Building, Bay Bridge, etc.

    I've been itching to try out this lens I recently picked up used on eBay... an AF NIKKOR 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G. I know it's redundant with my 18-200mm, but this one will work on FX. (I'm dreaming of picking up a D800 when it comes out later this year.) I'm pretty happy with the 28-200mm... it's sharp enough for my purposes and super lightweight... it comes as advertised, based on Ken Rockwell's rave review.

    I recently came across this quote in a book my wife bought... and it really resonated with me. I think subconsciously I'm always setting new goals for myself, looking to reach higher and surpass things I've accomplished in the past. With each success, big or small, I gain a little bit of confidence and think to myself... what can I do next? This is how I got started in photography... experimenting, one shot at a time. I hope to instill this same principle in my kids... to build up their self confidence now, so they can aim higher for the rest of their lives.

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    1. davidyuweb 38 months ago | reply

      very beautiful cityscape view in blue moment!!!

    2. qat_staff 38 months ago | reply

      Lovely elegant shot! Nice to see you posting again.

    3. hanson_s_lee 38 months ago | reply

      thanks everyone for the nice comments!

      Explored on 2/26/11 - thanks!

    4. Ricky_tha_man 38 months ago | reply

      A_fantastic-panoramic!

      Beautiful-work!

      Ricky

    5. Kevin D. Haley 38 months ago | reply

      Great twin peaks shot

    6. J. Moore Photography 38 months ago | reply

      This makes me miss home

    7. Lil.Ortiz 37 months ago | reply

      Love the quotation. I agree.

    8. ~Kab 37 months ago | reply

      Seeing this, I have a new appreciation for SF. Stunning lights!

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