Camera and Lens: Bronica SQ-Ai, Zenzanon PS 150mm f/4
Film stock: Ilford HP5+
Developer: Kodak D76
While our week in San Francisco was mostly about spending time with family, I got some time to take some shots by waking up really early every morning.
My main goal was to shoot the Golden Gate in the fog, and maybe some random exploration of the city. I wasn't expecting to go to Fisherman's Wharf at all but somehow, I ended there one morning before the crowds arrived.
This is how I got this shot without having another 25 people in front of me.
As I said before, wake up and get out.
About the shot itself, I only wanted an exposure of this arch so I waited a few minutes until the pidgeons were doing something interesting around it. It was very hard to tell what the shot would look like, but I tried my best to get the contrast between the dark birds and the white arch.
I was hoping for more, but I got 4 where I wanted. Plus the ones resting on top of the arch. Overall, I like how it turned out. But next time, I might want to take 2 or 3 shots to increase my chances.
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