• Did you use some sort of filter to get these perfect stars? They are really cool. - Garrett Costanzo Photo
  • No filters, just the qualities of the lens and which f-stop used dictate the star quality.
  • Nice definition on these small ones. Hard to get them like this without the blown out look. - maxxsmart
  • You've always had that star quality! Ha! - Jeff Swanson -- www.interfacingnature.com
  • almost 'Tron' like lines here. Sick shot BTW - i.calmes

City at Night - San Francisco Bay Bridge, California

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Met up with maxxsmart and MattGranz the other night to shoot a vantage point, that while once was unique, certainly is being shot with a tad more frequency. Still, it was my first time there and the view was gorgeous.

The overcast sky, and occasional sprinkles, didn't dampen my spirit, but it did dampen my camera gear. I would love to have shot this on an evening with a more interesting sky, but hey, you can't have it all, al the time. I'll just have to try it again some time.

Thanks guys for the fun night out!

Nikon D300
Nikkor 35-70mm @ 35mm (two shots stitched, I don't have a lens that goes between 24-35mm, the gaping hole in my focal lengths and it would have come in handy).
1 min @ f13, ISO 200
Lee .6 Hard GND filter

Marcel Cavelti, catklein, and 374 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. artland 58 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called artland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. Elysium 2010 57 months ago | reply

    One word: Perfection.

  3. K@spa 55 months ago | reply

    Colossal !!!

  4. artland 53 months ago | reply

    Congratulations!
    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


    artland </a

  5. Tejas Katdare 52 months ago | reply

    Perfect stars!

  6. jasohill 50 months ago | reply

    Saw this on the goodbye thread on +300 favs. Great photo.

  7. Allard Schager 50 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 300+ Faves group and Faved it.

  8. Yannick Lefevre 50 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 300+ Faves group and Faved it.

  9. SooIlly 49 months ago | reply

    Nice photo, looks kind of faded

  10. artland 46 months ago | reply

    Congratulations!
    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


    artland

  11. WAF(ofo)A 37 months ago | reply

    Superb!! Awesome job man!

  12. wbyoungphotos 33 months ago | reply

    Beautiful work!!

  13. larz_73 33 months ago | reply

    Excellent job

  14. terrycao2011 19 months ago | reply

    Hi Jim, I went to the Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island last weekend hoping to take a photo just like this, but I could not find the right place. (I ended up with some pictures taken from the Treasure Island and along the Treasure Island Road on Yerba Buena Island.) Could you kindly let me know how to reach the shooting place? Thanks.

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