It was a long exposure (six seconds)which may have something to do with it.
Or, it could just be my lousy eyesight.
It was cloudier and rainier over there this evening. I tried used the timer this time. Forgot to check the internal IS, but I know it's switched off on the lens.
This is over-sharpened, and could use more exposure to bring the glow of the city out.
in this image. The clouds add to the foreboding.
Never been on Treasure Island but I am planning to go sometime soon, would love to get a city shot at night - just have to figure out where on Treasure Island to do that. What lens did you use?
Love the view, thanks for posting!
I took this from the causeway right in front of the entrance to the old Treasure Island Naval Base (now public property). It's a great spot; lots of parking, and there is even a small deli/coffee stand there.
I used a Nikon D5100, with a Nikkor 18-55mm lens, set at 18mm, f/3.5, ISO 100. I originally said that shutter speed was six seconds, but it was actually much slower than that...20 seconds according to the meta-data in Lightroom.
I'm just venturing out into the manual settings on this camera...lots of unusable shots, at this point.
I just recently got my first DSLR, a Canon T3i with 18-55mm, and I'm trying to learn the manual settings too Just got my remote shutter release from Amazon yesterday, so I can start experimenting with long exposures.
I keep wanting to get a City shot, and thought that maybe Treasure Island would be a great option...maybe I'll run into you there sometime!
as it was about anything else.
We've boated around it to see the bridges from underneath but have never explored the island. Seems almost criminal for someone who has lived near by for over 40 years.
Your photo inspires me to get over there.
Some nice angles on The City, and some interesting sights on the old T. I. navy base. Yerba Buena Island has some good vantage points if you drive up toward the Coast Guard housing on top of the hill.
I wanted to get some shots of the tower they are using for the retrofit; but it was raining pretty good when we left, and Mrs. Adso looked at me askance when I suggested hiking off to find a better spot.
It seems that thrashing around on a pitch-black slope covered with soaking wet eucalyptus and scotch broom isn't quite what she has in mind when I suggest a Saturday night out...