PESO Virginia's porch

frank theriault knarftheriault at
Wed Oct 21 23:00:25 EDT 2009

On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Larry Colen <lrc at> wrote:
> A friend of mine lives in SF, off of Potrero, and has an amazing view
> from the porch on the top room of her house. Every time I visit, it
> seems that I'm compelled by the view to pull out the camera and get
> shots of the Bay Bridge.
> Last night, I also aimed the camera more directly west and got what I
> think are some fun shots.
> K20, FA31,  ISO 100, f/1.8, 20 Sec, Tungsten color balance:
> Any suggestions for improvement?
> Unfortunately, I didn't remember until right now, that I wanted to try
> using a polarizer at night, but that probably only works when shooting
> on a moonlight night, rather than a night when the clouds are lit by
> city lights.
> It's from the set:
> 11 frames, basically 3 variations on three shots.
> I think that it's a good thing that it didn't occur to me until I was
> already on the drive home that the view over the bay from her porch
> could be really nice at sunrise. Although, with scattered clouds,
> sunset could be nice too. Maybe get some color in the sky, and with
> luck the bridge lights would already be on.
> I was wanting to play with something a bit wider, but my 18-250 was in
> the car, and not as sharp as I'd like for this shot. Or maybe I'm just
> looking for excuses to by the 16-50 when I have money again.

I really like the night photos.


"Sharpness is a bourgeois concept."  -Henri Cartier-Bresson

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