Premium Photo Competition 2014 2
Winning Photo

Judges Comment

Good composition to tell a story of movement and a city waking up. An extra bonus detail is that the boat and the birds are all going the same way. And beautiful colors, too.

Photographers Comment

"Passage" was taken in San Francisco on a Nikon D7100 using a AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens at f/20, 52mm for a 1/30 exposure. About 5 minutes before sunset, the birds, fog, and boat finally aligned into a pleasing composition as I dodged the bikers and walkers. Post-processing in Photoshop for white balance, color and contrast correction, slight sharpening, and noise reduction. PTLens was used for lens correction. -Frank Welte