Last night I hiked up to the same ridgeline again to capture San Francisco at sunset. This time I wasn’t alone. Local photographer Chris Chin joined me and was kind enough to not only haul up his 100-400mm lens and 1.4 extender but share the use of both. The above shot is similar to the previous one that I posted two days ago, just taken before the sun sank behind the horizon…and much closer.
With San Francisco just over 20 miles away, I had to use the extender to achieve 560 mm of reach to pull in this image. Even more amazing to me is that the above image’s color is as captured by the camera, no boosting or over saturating of the orange…I couldn’t improve on mother nature.
At full resolution, you can actually make out the windows in some of the buildings in downtown San Francisco. Which is doubly impressive considering all the marine vapor between me and San Francisco as well as the wind that was buffeting the camera as I took this shot. See the 1:1 resolution screen capture below:
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