3d pan white

San Francisco from Treasure Island, California

After Jim Patterson and I finished up at Rodeo Beach, we stopped to get gas, change shoes, and Jim took a few minutes to clean the sand out of his camera that had fallen in the sand earlier in the evening. We had already decided to head over to Treasure / Yerba Buena Island to try our hand at some pano images of San Francisco with the nice clouds that were moving over the downtown area.


We arrived on Treasure Island only to see the skyline blurred over by the light rain that came in after the sunset. We stood around and talked for a few minutes, then decided that we didn't want to give up on the evening. Jim had made a 1 1/2 - 2 hour drive up from Santa Cruz, so I am sure he wanted to make the best of the trip. So we grabbed our things and made the hike up along the roadside.


The light rain was still over the city when we arrived at this spot, but we still didn't want to give up, so we waited it out. A few minutes later, the rain started to clear up over the Golden Gate, so we knew it would be clear over the city in just a few minutes. As I was getting my stuff set, Jim snapped a few and we quickly realized that these clouds were really adding a nice touch.... Lots of "chimping" going on!


A week after Jim's version, I lag behind with mine. Two horizontal images stitched in CS3, processed in Silver Efex Pro & LR2. No fllters were used. I use filters so often that I almost felt like I was missing something without them! Besides, Jim was using my filter holder because just after finding his in his back pocket, he thought he left his in his truck, only to find it again and hour later in another pocket.


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Canon 5D Mark II

Exposure: 115

Aperture: f/14.0

Focal Length: 62 mm

ISO Speed: 50

Lens: EF 24-70 f/2.8L

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Taken on December 13, 2009