Palace of Fine Arts - Where are all the people?

January 02, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Palace of Fine Arts -San Francisco One of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco is The Palace of Fine Arts. it is located across the street from the Presidio in the Marina District. You cannot go there 24/7 without seeing people wandering about taking pictures or picnicking on the grass. Wedding photos are shot here, tour busses stop here and on and on. 

So where are all the people in this shot? Did I pay them to step off to the side, out of frame? I could have, but I didn't. They simply were not there. 

Here's the back story. At the time, in 2006, I lived just down the street from the PFA. It had been closed for renovation for several months. The day before it was slated to re-open, I went down the street, before dawn, and set up my tripod on a trash bin to get above the fence.

This is a six shot panorama of the Palace stitched together in Photoshop and rendered in Lightroom. The original is about five feet long. You will probably not see this shot again until they remodel in about 15 years. I am just guessing on that statement.

Shot with a Nikon D2x at around 6:00 AM in April 2006.

 


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