Coit Tower. At night. 3AM. Oddly there are still people here. A group of drunk women who probably should not be driving. One is crawling on the ground looking for something, knickers in the air. A bottle breaks. Eventually one of them asks us if we saw anything. I had to make a joke by slyly answering, “Depends. Maybe?” She is too buzzed to understand the joke and is now suspicious as to what we saw.
Such are the “hazards” of shooting photographs in the city in the middle of the night. It could be much worse as this encounter was much more amusing than threatening. But in the meantime, we have the sight of a lighted Coit Tower given the soft fog treatment.
Coit Tower was built in 1933 using funds left by wealthy socialite Lillie Hitchcock Coit, now the patron saint of San Francisco firefighters. The interior is decorated with 27 painted murals by 25 Depression-era artists.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 55mm, f/4, 10 sec
San Francisco, Coit Tower, Eucalyptus, Monochrome, Long Exposure. San Francisco, CA. October 27, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.