It was a very warm and quite Saturday morning in San Francisco with absolutely no wind. It was a pleasant surprise.
I spent few hours walking along the coast of the port hunting for interesting shots.
When I reached the Ferry Building Marketplace it was time to have lunch. The marketplace was full vendors, most of them selling local organic produce.
The place was pretty much empty for the exception of the grill truck where a long string of people was waiting for sandwiches.
The grill truck looked completely out of place in the organic produce surroundings. It had huge open gills with chicken and pork. The fat from the meat was dripping down to the potatoes laying at the bottom of the ovens. Before preparing a sandwich, the cook would soak sandwich bread in a grill fat.
It looked disgusting and appetizing at the same time.
Dying of curiosity I got in line. I had to try those sandwiches.
Twenty minutes later I got my sandwich. It was huge, expensive, unhealthy and the most tasty sandwich I have ever tried.
After I was done I hardly could walk. I went to Pier 14 and took a picture of the marketplace.
Shooting & Processing
I was too lazy to unfold my tripod, so I took 3 bracketed shots hand-held (-1, 0, +1).
I used single RAW image editing in Lightroom. I described the process in Introduction to Lightroom Rapid Editing System.
I edited this photo using my brand new Cross Processed Lightroom Preset Collection.
The Lightroom Editing Formula: Gentle Wave (8, 17, 22, 32, 40)
Deconstructing Featured Photo
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky, water).
- Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors (buildings, pier, tower).