Friday, September 8, 2017

San Francisco bay bridge cityscape at twilight

Last time I was above the bridge at this vantage was in 2014 so I wanted to come back and re-shoot this.  Got lucky with a boat passing through the frame in this single 30 sec exposure. You will notice that the majority of my city night shots are during the twilight hour. Why? You still capture the city lights but the dynamic range of the scene is less than when the sky turns completely black. This allows you to get a well balanced single shot without crushing darks or blowing all your highlights. Plus the addition of the blue sky adds a bit of interest compared to when it is black.Always shoot raw and at your lowest ISO to be able to pull shadows from your shot. 

Nikon D750, Nikkor 50mm 1.8, f/11, 30 sec, ISO-50

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Brandon Yoshizawa
B.A.Y | photography
Landscape and Wildlife photography