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Shangri-La Revealed

The majestic city skyline of San Francisco appears through the fog, seen from Mt. Tamalpais shortly after sunrise. An unwitting adventurer arriving at this vista might liken the golden treasures on the far horizon as the mythical earthly paradise of Shangri-La.


BTW, the tall building under construction will be the 2nd tallest building west of The Mississippi when complete, Salesforce Tower.


Friend Thom Graham had this to say which I thought extremely astute: "The ethereal city of fog illuminated... Above the fray, Salesforce Tower with its outstretched cranes appears as an orchestra conductor preparing for a thunderous overture. "


Lens is the 67 M*300mm f/4 with a 1.4xTC plus a 2.0x TC, yes, a total of 840mm, adapted to the 645Z. Adding a 10" Baskin- Robbins container DIY lens hood to block stray reflections, this Franken-rig is quite a monstrosity. I also cranked up to ISO 1000 to mitigate my shutter speed during a slight breeze and some vibration caused by all the cars and other people moving around.


Hope you like it.

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Taken on March 19, 2017