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Silicon Town – San Francisco

Silicon City - San Francisco

The fifty miles (80km) involving San Francisco and San Jose California is recognized as Silicon Valley, the world’s centre of substantial know-how, but San Francisco is getting ‘Silicon City’, as I’ll describe beneath. This is the Bay Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge is to the ideal of this view. No HDR.

Free wallpaper for in excess of a hundred of my photographs in 6 distinct display measurements is now readily available!

See the 1200 pixel variation!
www.flickr.com/images/patrick-smith-images/420449750…

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Configurations etc.:
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Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 17-40L @24
one-moment exposure @F18 (pushing it but it appears to be like wonderful at whole-res)
one-LEE smooth ND grad .9 (100x150mm) (two grads with vivid lights generates mirrored lights)
Lee foundation package filter holder with Lee 77mm adapter ring
No polarizer.
ISO fifty
Modest Slik tripod with Manfrotto pistol grip ball head
Raw file processed with Capture A person by Stage A person
TIFF file processed with Photoshop
Durable climbing boots to retain from slipping off the hill
(This is to the left of most photographs taken below to get the whole 2×3 ratio body!)
I was practically hanging off the cliff to get this point of view.

It is astounding how quite a few substantial know-how firms are positioned in Silicon Valley.

Apple, NetFlix, Quora, Cisco and Juniper (the spine of the online), Google, YouTube, Fb, Adobe (Photoshop, PDF data files), Intuit, Tango, LSI Logic, Symantic, Nvidia, Hewlet Packard, eBay, PayPal, Yahoo, Palm, Intel (in nearly just about every laptop), AMD and Applied Supplies (the relaxation of the chips inside of practically all personal computers), turntable.fm (crack for the head) vmWare (virtual servers), Appcelerator (a excellent app dev. framework), Y-Combinator (The birthplace of a lot of startups), Mozilla (Firefox browesr), Pandora (World-wide-web radio in Oakland), Sun Microsystems, SmugMug picture site web hosting and sharing, LinkedIn (the biggest corporate social networking website),Oracle (#one databases firm), monster.com, Bloom Energy, Tesla Motors, Genentech, and quite a few a lot more.

But San Francisco is house to hundreds of substantial-tech startups and and greater recognized firms these types of as Flickr, Twitter, SalesForce (cloud computing) Wikimedia (wikipedia), Zynga (80 million consumers enjoy farmville etc.), UStream, Metacafe, DropBox, RapLeaf, Blurb (picture books), Dolby Labs, Stumbleupon, Digg (THE way to go viral on the online till Reddit (Also in SF) arrived along), Craigslist (the biggest want-ad site with regional variations all around the world), Yelp (recommendations on dining establishments and other points, before long around the globe), Autodesk, (the primary laptop layout software program firm), Typekit, QuantCast (Internet analytics), Twilio, Square(cellular payments), GitHub, Riverbed,Heroku (cloud computing/on the net shopper databases devices), 2nd-existence (the biggest on the net virtual actuality match played by in excess of 800,000 people all around the world). And let us not forget about Wired Journal….etc…etc..

Genentech, Lucasfilm and Pixar are also inside a couple of miles of wherever I took this shot.

There is an energetic really feel to this location that is challenging to describe, but perhaps a view from this place is the best way to display it in a photograph.

Ok, this really is the past add of the year. So I hope you have a excellent holiday season. I have some awesome seascapes from my Large Sur summit meetup with Ivan Makarov to start off off the new year.

The map displays specifically wherever this is. It is one more location not for the faint of coronary heart!

See my Flickr profile for a connection to my newly built site.

Methods:

Satellite imagery (decide on ‘National’ for a regional US location or use your fave site)
www.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/?wfo=mtr

Tide charting and preditions: (selected your location in US, other international locations have comparable internet sites)
tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml?gid=235

Wave Heights (I decide on ‘North Pacific from Global’)
polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/most important_int.html
Or Right here:
www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/RP1bw.gif

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