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Coit Tower Night View by Tony Tam

May 2022 - Coit Tower Night View

May 2022 - Tony Tam

Coit Tower Day View

About the Image(s)

Coit Tower, a slender white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill S.F, has been an emblem of San Francisco skyline, It provides 360-degree views of the city and bay, including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.
Photo was taken at night about 9 pm. I used Sony A7R camera with 24-70mm lens, set at f/4, ¼ sec.iso 100. I also attached a Coil Tower daytime photo for reference.

6 comments posted

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
I like the night view of Telegraph Hill. I ran you image througt Topaz Studio 2, than through Topaz Denoise and Topaz Sharpen. The sharpening brought out a little more detail on the window area. Nice job.   Posted: 05/16/2022 15:35:58
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Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Tony, the varying illumination of the night sky across your image and the bright reflecting light above Coit Tower is what draws my attention. Your image is sharp, attracts attention and is technically fine.   Posted: 05/16/2022 16:44:23

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
I really like your photo. Although I liked Stuart's comments on my photo, I think additional sharpening is not right for yours. I tried cropping out the 2 buildings on the right. I think it makes a better pictorial image by eliminating a distraction and moving the tower out of dead center. Everything then points to the tower.   Posted: 05/18/2022 12:47:14

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
The fog in the image really helps it, and brings out the light from the tower. The image is nice and sharp. Thank you for giving us a daytime image for comparison. I disagree with Stuart, and do not think that the image should have more detail brought out. The soft effect of the fog is lost. I also disagree with Barbara, about cropping out the 2 buildings on the right. While doing so brings more interest to the tower, it eliminates showing the low hanging fog on them.   Posted: 05/19/2022 07:53:23

Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Nice image Tony. One question, what was your white balance setting? Loved the colours in the sky contrasting with the white of the tower. I like the image the way it is and would not change anything. The night time image is so much better. Well done.   Posted: 05/20/2022 09:40:35

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
Thank you all for valuable comments.
Hoshedar, about your question of W/B, I checked it in PS Bridge Metadata, it shown It setting at "Manual", but I can't remember what I selected. This photo was taken in Aug.2014 9:10 pm. in this case the source would be a mix City light, it's not a single light source. From the sky we can see there are warm and cool, so I thank should be set on AWB.
  Posted: 05/21/2022 20:28:12


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