After visiting San Francisco on 8-10 occasions, I was finally rewarded with the perfect sunset with the clear sky and warm colors.
The Hawk Hill offers of the most spectacular and breathtaking view on San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The only problem is the weather which is very unpredictable. There is no way to predict what to expect at sunset hours on any given day. All you can do is to visit it as often as possible with the hope that theory of probability will kick in at some point.
Shooting & Processing
I took 3 bracketed shots on a tripod but used only middle exposure for editing.
I used Lightroom Rapid Editing for Landscapes, applying Golden Gate preset first from Landscape Collection and then used TOOLKIT adjustments.
Lightroom Editing Formula: Golden Gate (8, 17, 22, 34)
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Camera: Sony a6000
Lens: Sony 16-70mm
Focal Length: 70mm
Bracketing: 3 (-1, 0, +1)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky, water).
- Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors (bridge, city).