Often hidden in the fog of the northern California coast is the Farallon Islands. On rare days from San Francisco the atmosphere is clear enough to see their outline across 27 miles of the Pacific Ocean. Virtually out my backdoor is a view of these distant islands. The 850 foot elevation of this particular vantage point from my neighborhood helps in conjunction with the 840mm focal length used to capture this image. Of all my years in San Francisco this particular day provided the unique combination of clear view and amazing color in the sky. While the Farallons are often concealed in fog on this evening they were concealed in a curtain of color.
Canon 1Ds Mark III, 600mm + 1.4x = 840mm, 1/320 sec, f/13, ISO 400, Compensation: +2/3
[tags]photography, fine art, Farallon Islands, color, stock photo, California, travel, landscape [/tags]