I hope everyone had a great weekend. The weather has been beautiful here in CO, so it was easy to take advantage of it for a couple of nice bike rides. Anyway, I’m dedicating this week to the ‘City by the Bay’. We were out there in July, and had a great time exploring all this incredible city had to offer. Most of the exploration was in the form of evening or early morning photo-walks. I would just venture off, armed with my walk-around lens the Nikon 28-300 VR II, and have fun making images.
Your Thoughts! To start this series off, I thought it would be fun to get your opinion on the same composition. Let me know which image you like better (top or bottom). I shot the bottom image second. I waited and waited for someone to walk across the street so that I could use their silhouette to convey a sense of scale. I also used a bit longer focal length to bring the city elements closer together. In the top image, I decided to open the focal length a bit to offer longer lines leading the viewers eye to the Oakland bridge. I also decided to underexpose the image a touch so that the focus became the bridge and the cityscape was simply a tool leading your eye into the frame. I would love to hear which image you prefer and your thoughts about it.
Both images were a single image handheld capture and developed in Lightroom 3.