South City Pano

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 5

O dear! Today was so busy, I almost forgot! I’m getting my Day 5 photo posted just before midnight!

I chose something entirely different: a partial panorama in that this photo is really many photos stitched together spanning about a 180º view. The actual completed image is over 25,000 pixels wide by over 3,000 pixels tall and can be enlarged to see an amazing amount of detail in “the city,” San Francisco. (I had to shrink the image a great deal for the web so viewers don’t have to wait a long time for the image to load online.) The images were shot from the top of the western peak of Mount Tamalpais in the Marin Headlands. On the mountain, I’m facing south toward the city.

The image encompasses a vast amount of the bay area. From left to right, you are looking at Richmond, Berkeley, Belvedere, Tiburon, Sausalito, Oakland, San Francisco, South San Francisco, almost down to San Jose, over to Ocean Beach on the extreme west coast, all the way to Pacifica. Can you find the tip top of the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge? The new span of the Bay Bridge? A storm having just blown through, the air was exceptionally clear when I shot this.

South City Pano
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