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Adsos Letter

(19,459 posts)
Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:50 PM Dec 2012

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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Yearly winter night shot from Treasure Island. (Original Post) Adsos Letter Dec 2012 OP
I think that's lovely! And I love the focus that way. Beautiful! CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #1
Thanks Peggy. Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #2
I always turn off IS and use the 10 sec timer. alfredo Dec 2012 #12
Thanks alfredo! Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #13
It looks like there's a fire in the distance. There is tension alfredo Dec 2012 #15
Very cool. I like it. nt rDigital Dec 2012 #3
Thanks! n/t Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #6
Beautiful KC Dec 2012 #4
Thanks! it had rained earlier in the day, and it was cold that night. Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #7
great shot!! BuddhaGirl Dec 2012 #5
Thanks! There are some good spots on Yerba Buena Island as you approach Treasure Island. Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #8
cool!! thanks for the info :-) BuddhaGirl Dec 2012 #16
It's a great shot! Solly Mack Dec 2012 #9
Thanks! It was as much about getting out for an evening with my wife... Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #10
I really need to get over there sometime Mz Pip Dec 2012 #11
I think you'll find it interesting. Adsos Letter Dec 2012 #14

Adsos Letter

(19,459 posts)
2. Thanks Peggy.
Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:56 PM
Dec 2012

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

Or, it could just be my lousy eyesight.

Adsos Letter

(19,459 posts)
13. Thanks alfredo!
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:53 AM
Dec 2012

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.

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This is over-sharpened, and could use more exposure to bring the glow of the city out.

alfredo

(60,083 posts)
15. It looks like there's a fire in the distance. There is tension
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:20 AM
Dec 2012

in this image. The clouds add to the foreboding.

BuddhaGirl

(3,617 posts)
5. great shot!!
Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:10 PM
Dec 2012

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!

Adsos Letter

(19,459 posts)
8. Thanks! There are some good spots on Yerba Buena Island as you approach Treasure Island.
Sun Dec 16, 2012, 02:08 PM
Dec 2012

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.

BuddhaGirl

(3,617 posts)
16. cool!! thanks for the info :-)
Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:41 PM
Dec 2012

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!

Adsos Letter

(19,459 posts)
10. Thanks! It was as much about getting out for an evening with my wife...
Sun Dec 16, 2012, 03:32 PM
Dec 2012

as it was about anything else.

Mz Pip

(27,472 posts)
11. I really need to get over there sometime
Sun Dec 16, 2012, 06:14 PM
Dec 2012

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.

Adsos Letter

(19,459 posts)
14. I think you'll find it interesting.
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:01 AM
Dec 2012

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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