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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:50 PM

Yearly winter night shot from Treasure Island.

Taken about 10:00 pm from the front gate at Treasure Island Navy Base; looking across to San Francisco, with the Oakland Bay Bridge on the left.

Focus is off, but I still like it.

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Reply Yearly winter night shot from Treasure Island. (Original post)
Adsos Letter Dec 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #1
Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #2
alfredo Dec 2012 #12
Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #13
alfredo Dec 2012 #15
rDigital Dec 2012 #3
Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #6
KC Dec 2012 #4
Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #7
BuddhaGirl Dec 2012 #5
Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #8
BuddhaGirl Dec 2012 #16
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #9
Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #10
Mz Pip Dec 2012 #11
Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #14

Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:51 PM

1. I think that's lovely! And I love the focus that way. Beautiful!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:56 PM

2. Thanks Peggy.

It was a long exposure (six seconds)which may have something to do with it.

Or, it could just be my lousy eyesight.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 07:26 PM

12. I always turn off IS and use the 10 sec timer.

It's a very good photo.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:53 AM

13. Thanks alfredo!

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.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:20 AM

15. It looks like there's a fire in the distance. There is tension

in this image. The clouds add to the foreboding.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 05:13 AM

3. Very cool. I like it. nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:52 PM

6. Thanks! n/t

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 07:20 AM

4. Beautiful

Everything looks so clean and clear.

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Response to KC (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:53 PM

7. Thanks! it had rained earlier in the day, and it was cold that night.

Made for nice clear skies.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:10 PM

5. great shot!!

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!

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Response to BuddhaGirl (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:08 PM

8. Thanks! There are some good spots on Yerba Buena Island as you approach Treasure Island.

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.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:41 PM

16. cool!! thanks for the info :-)

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!

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 02:08 PM

9. It's a great shot!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 02:32 PM

10. Thanks! It was as much about getting out for an evening with my wife...

as it was about anything else.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 05:14 PM

11. I really need to get over there sometime

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.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:01 AM

14. I think you'll find it interesting.

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...

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