I am privy to a lot of fantastic city views as someone who gets to shoot in a variety of venues. And what a beautiful city we live in! I’m so lucky to live here. These night exposures were taken on some recent shoots. Some exposures are as long as 30 seconds, so obviously a tripod or flat balcony railing (hang on tight to your camera!) come in handy. In a pinch, I’ve made it work with a steady hand and high ISO, but longer exposures are better for color saturation, noise reduction, and shows effects our eyes and mind can’t perceive in the moment – like sparkly lights and motion effects!
The first shot, overlooking the East Bay and Transamerica building, was taken from a private residence on Bush Street, the second was taken from the 4th floor balcony of the Metreon, and the third shot was taken outside the Officers Club in Fort Mason.