En route to the Prop 8 debrief in San Francisco last night. A fingernail clipping moon hung directly over City Hall, and high above that, a little to the south, Venus.
A be-suited man paused with me, as I held the camera up to my eye. “I was just thinking the same thing,” he said.
He asked me whether I was heading to the forum, and I smiled and said yes. So nice that we were each so easy to make out, he from underneath his suit, and I, from underneath my watchcap. Â We walked together and talked.
[To be continued, Â here.]
5 thoughts on “Twilight”
Beautiful photo! I love all the different qualities of light; very peaceful yet with a certain energy, too.
Oh, and looking forward to the naptime post as well, of course.
….and a lesbo-fingernail clipping at that: more like a sliver.
Did you edit the brightness/ contrast or was the light just like that? Either way it’s a stunning picture.
Thank you, both.
The sky was truly just this way. I brought up the exposure of the otherwise darkened foreground. To the naked eye, all this detail was evident, of course. Just not picked up with the exposure I had going — it was really a rather Cartier-Bresson quickie, and I would have needed a tripod to do it all justice, at least exposure-wise.
Above, you can see the original, before I cropped it, slightly straightened the horizon line, and brought up the foreground detail a bit (all using Adobe Lightroom, one of the finest b-day gifts I’ve ever received).
Oh yeah I see. I also really like the conundrum of the in-focus, moving cyclist against the depth of field. The line of lamps just tease emphasis of this.
Cartier-Bresson was modest too.
I’m not sure I’ll ever get over that Cartier-Bresson remark. Good thing the kids keep my ego in check.