Moody Morning along San Francisco’s Embarcadero

Moody - San Francisco - 2014

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’re often bored by the boring blue skies that seem to dominate much of the year. So, when it’s raining, it’s fun to go see what kinds of images we can create that are different.

Yesterday, I headed up to San Francisco hoping for a few of those kinds of shots. I took 280 to King Street and then proceeded along the Embarcadero. There was a traffic jam at the Ferry Building – a road crew has closed two of the three lanes – and I happened to look over my shoulder at the Bay Bridge as I pass by. I noticed that the end of the suspension span of the bridge disappeared into the clouds before it reach Treasure Island. I decided to pull off to the left, execute a U-turn and head back around to the Embarcadero near Pier 24.

From there I captured this shot with my Fujifilm X-E2. A bit of post-processing in both Lightroom and Photoshop CC yielded this moody result. It’s one of my favorite recent images.

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