San Diego, California – City View (HDR)


San Diego, who would not want to be there right now? It is a lovely small city in Southern California. So many things to do there…Sea World, San Diego Zoo, USS Midway, Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado, Point Loma Lighthouse, Petco Park, Old Town San Diego or just take a harbor cruise! And do not forget to stop by and grab an In-N-Out hamburger!!

The shot above was from my hotel room…the Holiday Inn on the Bay in SD. I was up on the 13th floor and had a nice city view! Remember to always ask for a view room when you check in!! YOu can see I used my 500mm f/1.4 lens for this shot. I wanted to keep the noise low and shot nearly wide open. One of my very few ever used 50mm landscape shots.

Talke Photography Settings:

Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.4
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 50.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 7 Exposures (+3 to -3)
Aperture: f/2.2
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

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5 comments on “San Diego, California – City View (HDR)

  1. Kongo says:

    Love your photo. Just a little factoid…San Diego is not just a small city in Southern California, although those of us who live here like the small city feel of it. San Diego is the second largest city in California behind Los Angeles and the eighth largest city in the US. Who knew? Hope you enjoy your stay. When I used to commute here before moving back in 2005 I frequently stayed at the hotel you’re in. Ruth’s Chris next door is a great place for a steak and Anthony’s across the street on the water is good seafood.

  2. theaterwiz says:

    Nice shot Pete, detail is amazing, makes me want to go there next!

  3. A.Barlow says:

    Cool shot man. Like the angle you shot from.

  4. Jimi Jones says:

    Lovely shot, Peter. This truly was a great view of the city, and so nicely done. 😉

  5. Rich McPeek says:

    Beautiful shot Pete! Love the detail in this! San Diego is a city I’ve always wanted to visit but have yet to get to. Great work!

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