I take this picture every few years. I really miss the “1” on the first national bank building. Maybe they will turn it back on sometime soon. This shot works the best on a tripod when the river is smooth. It was taken from Harriet Island across the river from downtown.
I walked downtown yesterday but had to sit for a spell so that I could talk on the phone. This is where I sat. 🙂 EcoLab Plaza.
Taken on one of those rare days when the river was calm.
The river is low for spring but it looks like there is enough water in it so that the barges and boats can use the river for fun and commerce.
I took this on a trip to California in early March 2011. San Francisco is lovely that time of year.
See how the lights in the photo look like stars? I got the effect because I used a slow shutter speed. This shot it a 25 second exposure. The number of points the stars have depend upon how many glass elements the lens has. This type of photography does require a tripod. The slightest camera shake really mucks up the shot. For this one I set the camera on a tripod and focused to infinity and then set it on “bulb” and pressed the shutter release for 25 seconds. Why 25 seconds? I dunno