Pacific Tides
My name is Thomas Sturm and I'm a programmer, photographer and writer.

Now go outside and look at the sky.

And He Waits

I shot this picture some time ago on a foggy night on Bush and Taylor here in San Francisco and once I got the developed film back I had a problem - the atmosphere of that night was one of cold, wet wind blowing through the streets. It was late and lonely out. But that camera - my Kodak Retinette 1A - has a lens that changes near everything into an orgy of color and the photo had lost all of the atmosphere that I had hoped for.

So this is one of the few cases where I had to go for some serious Photoshop adjustments to get what I wanted.

Photo taken with my Kodak Retinette 1A (balanced on a parking meter for the long term exposure) on Kodak Gold 200. Click for a larger version.

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