July 20, 2010 – View from Treasure Island

View from Treasure Island

View from Treasure Island

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Hey again everyone. Today’s picture was taken from Treasure Island, which is this little splotch of land out in the Bay off of San Francisco. It was formerly a naval base or something, but now it’s the place where a friend of mine recently got married. That explains why I was there. What’s your excuse?

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t do some tweaking on this one. Mostly just bumping up the contrast a little bit, to cut through the haze. But I swear the water looked all inky like that even before I touched it up. It was right around this time that I got my new Canon 55-250mm low-end telephoto (to replace my old Quantaray 70-300mm low-end telephoto), but I can’t remember if I actually had it yet on this trip. I’m going to go ahead and guess yes, and thus tag the post with that one. But that could be wrong. Whatever.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Canon 55-250mm IS lens. 1/400s, f/14.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 208mm.

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5 Comments

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    Milly August 4, 2010

    Wow, that’s just amazing! Gratz on this picture <3 i wish i could go to states to travel and make some shots!

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    Larry C. Rhodes October 6, 2011

    “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t do some tweaking on this one. Mostly just bumping up the contrast a little bit, to cut through the haze. But I swear the water looked all inky like that even before I touched it up. It was right around this time that I got my new Canon 55-250mm low-end telephoto (to replace my old Quantaray 70-300mm low-end telephoto)..”

    I love looking at stunning photos and yours is definitely one of them. I like the combination of colors yellow and green in the sky. And the colors in the sky complement the water beautifully. Looking at your picture, you capture how amazing Treasure Island is.

    Even if you’ve done a bit of tweaking, I believe it was for the purpose of enhancing the photo and not to ruin its real essence.

    Larry C. Rhodes

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    John Smith November 3, 2011

    Surreal!!!Amazing photo, great capture!

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    Jhazmine Smith November 29, 2011

    no offense, if it weren’t photoshopped id be much impressed…i just think photos needn’t photoshopped …thats just an opinion, because once its photoshopped it looses its “candid-ness”

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    Thomas Mulcair March 30, 2012

    Interesting debate about photoshop or not… personally I leave it up to the photographer, as long as its tasteful, which in this case I think it is.

    Stunning photo nevertheless. The island looks quite majestic in that context.

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