This morning I got up at 4:30 am and went downtown to shoot some cityscape during golden hours. I took BART to Embarcadero and started my early photo walk. I did bring my tripod, but by the time I started to take shots, it was bright enough. This one is a shot of San Francisco’s famous cable car, the only moving object listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At that hour, I don’t think the cable car service started yet.
The original color version was not bad at all with interesting early morning lights and colors. Even the sky didn’t bother me. But I prefer it in grayscale, because of the lonely mood it adds to the early morning shot. I wanted to capture more of the cable car, but the car turning area was under construction, and this was all I could capture without getting ugly construction signs and materials in the image. I could have used my tripod to use long exposure if there was no construction.