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Hero shot of 475 Sansome

Twilight of 475 Sansome St. with the Transamerica building in background. Shot with UAV
475 Sansome St.

We went back to 475 Samsome to get a hero shot of their building (the one in front of the Transamerica building). This hero shot was taken for the company’s annual report cover. This was a shot that could only be captured by drone because the building is partially obscured by other buildings. In addition, we were able to adjust the height to include the items we wanted like Coit Tower and the Bay behind. While we were waiting for the magic time or balanced twilight, we got this pano of downtown with the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge.

Twilight of downtown San Francisco with bay bridge shot with UAV.
Twilight of downtown
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Iconic shot of Berkeley


I  had a client at the beginning of the year who required an iconic shot of Berkeley for the header banner on his website. Initially, I thought that wouldn’t be so difficult but as I began to run through the mental images of having gone to school there and having lived in the area, I was pretty stumped on one that would look good and iconic on such a thin ribbon that he was proposing. Berkeley doesn’t have a remarkable or distinctive skyline. In fact the only image that leaped to mind was of Sather tower with perhaps an overview of Berkeley in the background. I had in mind a shot with the tower to the left from the Tilden Park region but in scouting the area, I found a construction crane just to the right of the tower and just about the same height. After driving the Berkeley hills to about an hour I found a great spot to capture this image just above the Greek Theatre and managed to pull the Golden Gate in as well.

Canon 5D Mk III, EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, 120mm at f/10 at 15 seconds

It worked out rather well for his banner:


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