The lights of San Francisco…

a 1

This is why I stayed up there, in my favorite spot in the hills above Berkeley, for so long, and why you ended up having to look at all those sunset and fountain pictures… (I had to do something while I was waiting for the sun to go down)…

a 2

I wanted to try taking some pictures with my tripod. Pictures of the city lights, from far away, with the big telephoto lens. And I learned something.

a 3

As you can see from this shot of Oakland, even with a tripod, camera shake is still a factor.

a 4

And it gets noticeably worse when I zoom all the way in. I don’t know if it is the wind, or my hand pushing the button to trigger the shutter, or because it isn’t a very expensive tripod.

a 5

But it works pretty well if I am not zoomed in too far.

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Or on things that aren’t quite so far away, like this shot of the U C Berkeley campus.

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But I had fun up there. I love that place.

a 8

I know, I am sneaking in a few sunrise pictures that I took as I sped back to San Diego, to go to Comic Con.

a 9

Yes, I took them while I was driving.

a 10

Yes, I know I shouldn’t do that.

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Yes, I will try to be careful when I do it again.

 

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6 Responses to The lights of San Francisco…

  1. If I could afford it, I’d probably move to S.F. But the cost of living is so outrageous that an acquaintance of mine who has worked for the USPS out there for some 40+ years is wondering if he’ll be able to retire any time soon.

    Did you use a wide-angle lens? Or is a digital camera? I forgot, if you’ve mentioned it. I believe cameras now have features that can compensate for x amount of movement; kind of like miniaturized versions of a Steadicam.

  2. I hope to see that view in person some day. It’s on my bucket list. I just keep putting it off in hopes of finding someone to see it with me. It seems too romantic to do all alone.

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