Streets of San Francisco

Lately I have mostly been working on our web design business so I haven’t had much time with my camera. However, I thought I would take a moment for a little experimentation in Lightroom as a change of pace…
I wanted to try something very different for me. I mostly work with the normal aspect ratio for 35mm film and I tend to like deep shadows and very contrasty midtones. Therefore, I went in the opposite direction, Cinemascope! It is great for giving movies a cinematic feel and it works great for stills too. For the color processing, I was thinking of the movie “Bullitt” which was filmed in the same area I took these photos, North Beach and Embarcadero. The low contrast film look really adds to the storytelling quality of these images.
I came up with a few shots that look like they could be stills from a movie. So here you go some faux stills from my non-existent “Streets of San Francisco” circa 1968 film.

SONY, ILCE-7, FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
1/60, f/5, ISO 100

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