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Wallpaper Details: Pier To Nowhere

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Pier to Nowhere by TJP__
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Pier to Nowhere

March 4th, 2010

San Francisco's Pier 7. Taken on a foggy morning just before sunrise. This is looking back toward what should be the SF skyline. This is an HDR image with only very mild tone mapping used.

Nikon D300 and Nikon 18-200 lens.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: foo
about 4 years, 6 months ago
awesome :D
Posted By: lerch84
about 4 years, 6 months ago
This photo is very cool!Even if it is a bit melancholy, I think you did a great work with HDR!
Posted By: Travis McGough
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Wow. That is so spooky and cool!!! Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: anthonyb
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Great wallpaper.. But I couldn't get over the striping on the jpg around the lights.
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: josephwm
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Nice spooky image! You just have to be careful when tone mapping HDRs with bright light sources, as that will create the strong banding around the lamps. It's only noticeable around the first 2 or 4, of which a little manual post-processing should be able to fix.

I love the scene of the lamps fading into the mist though!
Posted By: 7wonders
about 4 years, 6 months ago
What a fascinating photo. Wonderful composition and depth. As josephwm mentioned, there is banding...but it's not distracting.
Nice to see it large scale on my monitor, especially after voting for it via The Loupe.
Glad to have this in my collection. Cool shot.
Posted By: kailIFL
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Great shot!

Striping/banding: Perhaps this is an IFL issue? We've seen this before on other submissions where the original was fine.
Posted By: Lidi
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Good pic, but I think it's a little boring. There's nothing really exciting, no "mistakes", rigidness, too straight for MY desktop... thank god - it's purely a matter of taste :)
Posted By: TJP__
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Thank you for your terrific comments.
I have to say that the banding is not present on the original image.
Posted By: stubulman
about 4 years, 6 months ago
What a beautiful shot. I really like this.
Posted By: Euphytose
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Great one!
Posted By: Beginning
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Wow.. Awesome image TJP. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see the original, can you link it here?
Posted By: Jeffrey Picard
about 4 years, 6 months ago
I agree with the majority here: Wonderful image but would be better if the banding could be fixed.
Posted By: TJP__
about 4 years, 6 months ago
I've posted the full res version (4MB, 4209x2735) at
http://home.pacbell.net/prossima/pier7_sf.jpg

I hope interfacelift doesn't mind
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Amazing work! Exposure is perfect and your tonemapping is subtle. This is a good example how HDR should be done correctly. I am so sick of seeing HDRs processed over the edge. Keep it up.
Posted By: pixelfly
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Very nice mood in this picture, great combination of the fog and the lights, I voted for it ;)
Posted By: mike
about 4 years, 6 months ago
I voted for this picture. I like the foggy-mysterious feeling.
Posted By: mofirouz
about 4 years, 6 months ago
woooooow...
Posted By: Tim H.
about 4 years, 6 months ago
lol Firefox 3.6 resized this image far better than IFL did. Even Microsoft Paint did a better job than IFL. The banding is FAR less noticeable.

So, thank you for the original, TJP! This is one is just too good to pass up!
Posted By: Beginning
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Awesome TJP. Thanks a bunch, keep up the good work.. :)
Posted By: Calmly Traveling
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Magnificent, man, magnificent. Sublime but not too sublime.
Posted By: Stretix
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Beautiful picture, nice and spooky, the fog and lighting are fantastic - really portray an eerie feeling :)
Posted By: WhiteDog
about 4 years, 6 months ago
After looking at the original it's clearly not the HDR or any other post-processing by TJP that's producing the banding. Apparently it's due to how IFL processes images. Since bandwidth is expensive, I can understand they want to keep the file sizes down. But sometimes the results are disappointing. Thanks for posting the original for our delectation. :-)
Posted By: llr
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Loved the atmosphere created in this photo!

You're one talented photographer!
Posted By: Mac Man
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Great depth! I love how it's such a long pier!
Posted By: Clyde
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Thanks for this. It's an excellent composition and makes for a quality wallpaper :)
Posted By: bld
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Amazing, simply amazing! This is now my new wallpaper, thank you :)
Posted By: destiny87
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Wow, lovin it!!!
Posted By: tommo27
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Beautiful photo...I visit this website frequently... I have no experience in photography yet... hopefully going to pick a camera up soon and go for it... very inspiring!!
Posted By: Voegelchen
about 1 year, 4 months ago
Does anyone have the original file? The author TJP posted it three years ago, but the URL is no longer available.
He doesnt reply to my PM either :(

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