I have not done this for a while, but it felt really good to do some black and white long exposure work again. This image and another one were just about right to be added to my series "Bayside Impressions".
Long exposure black and white photography has become a very popular genre in photography and many photographers followed masters like Michael Levin, Jeff Gaydash, Marc Koegel and Joel Tjintjelaar and started experimenting with neutral density filters. I personally enjoy the idea of taking long exposure photographs a lot. It always fascinated me how light gathered on film and produces a image that not only captured light but also time. I did not like the clean and sometimes overprocessed look of some of the digitally processed images. My process is a bit different, it concentrates on the more natural look of a scene and less on the creative interpretation. This is just a different approach and something that suits my personal style more. I hope you are enjoying this photograph. The Bay Bridge and the piers in San Francisco have been photographed many times, but they are still iconic and people will continue to shoot them over th next decades. This is my interpretation, my work, my photograph - one among others but still unique.
Pier 24 is a wonderful place to view and think about photography. If you have not yet been there I highly recommend putting this on your itinerary for the next SF trip.