One evening after work while in San Francisco, I went on a solo photowalk and was just sort of meandering. San Fran is a great town for that. There are things to photograph on nearly every corner. I made my way over to the gate at the entrance to Chinatown, and nearby was the Grand Hyatt. I had read that there was a restaurant or bar sort of thing at the top, and that the view is great. So, with camera and tripod in hand, I just walked into the hotel, made a beeline for the elevators, and hit the button for the top floor. When I got out of the elevators, I found myself in a very busy place. All the best tables were taken and it was crowded - but I guess I should have expected that. It's not like they wait for me to arrive and just clear out. Luckily I saw a little alcove off to the side - it looked like an area where they used to have pay phones, which I guess people don't really need anymore. It was small, but most importantly it was empty and offered this wonderful view. I quickly set up the tripod and snapped some shots, before the host decided it was a bad idea.
Single image, 8 second exposure taken at f/5.
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