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Wharf at Pier 39

Wharf at Pier 39

San Francisco, California

This composition, taken from the wharf at San Francisco's famous Pier 39, relies on diagonal elements to lead the viewer's eye to the red-roofed kiosk at the center of the picture. I liked the mix of the artifical light of the streetlights with the natural pastel colors of the twilight, and the contrast of the rough textures of the pilings and the ripples in the water. I especially liked the subtle patches of color in the water reflected from the streetlights. Use of a wide-angle lens enhances the feeling of depth in the image.


Sony 5 megapixel digital camera,
natural light, long exposure, wide-angle lens

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