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The Bay Lights

Alexis Birkill

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McKinney, TX - United States

beautiful!! Congrats

Simi Valley, CA - United States

This is just beautiful! Congratulations on your sale, Alexis!

East Stroudsburg, PA - United States

Nice colors and composition Alexis. Congrats.

Colorado Springs, CO - United States

Congrats on your sale!!!

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Colorado Springs, CO - United States

Fantastic light and color! Congratulations on your sale!

La Paz - Bolivia

Superb, lovely rich twilight colors, congratulations on your sale!

Canton, Ga - United States

What a beauty! Congratulations on your sale!

London - United Kingdom

Congratulation on the sale of your art!

Spokane Valley, WA - United States

Fabulous! Love the soft glow on the water.

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The Bay Lights


Alexis Birkill




As usual on a recent trip to San Francisco, it was hard for me to resist the draws of the bridges, and I especially wanted to check out the new art installation by Leo Villareal, The Bay Lights.

The tide was perfect to show the tops of these old pier pilings at Rincon Park as a foreground element. I wanted to smooth out the water by using a long exposure, so even though this was shot when it was getting quite dark, I used a 3-stop ND filter to extend the exposure time to four and a half minutes, giving the water this silky, reflective quality.

The 25,000 lights that make up the art installation have been installed on the vertical supporting cables of the Bay Bridge on the side facing downtown San Francisco, and will be up for the next two years. They are individually controlled and show sweeping patterns running from one end of the bridge to the other, but in this long exposure, they all appear to be on at once (apart from a few segments which can be seen to have failed already!)

Through the bridge on the other side of the bay can be seen the industrial dock areas of Oakland, with Yerba Buena island visible at the very left of the photo.


June 3rd, 2013


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