As beautiful as San Francisco is, it's tough to take pictures that haven't been taken 10,000 times before and now become cliché, so for a slightly different perspective I tried using my 300mm f/2.8 and 100-400L to take some landscape images. As the sun disappeared behind the mountains the sky took on shades of gold, pink and lavender providing a fantastic background for the various monuments.
The following four images were all taken from the same vantage point, another great thing about telephoto landscapes, the ability to get close to subjects that are miles apart. It saved me a lot of travel time and I wasn't limited to a single subject.
|Alcatraz at sunset 300mm f/2.8|
|Coit Tower at sunset 200mm 100-400L|
|Coast Guard patrolling at sunset 300mm f/2.8|
|SF Harbor 11 shot panorama at sunset 300mm f/2.8|
|Golden Gate from the North 135mm 100-400L|