Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, CA

SEPTEMBER 2003 – The Transamerica Pyramid seen from Columbus Avenue in San Francisco, California, on a sunny day. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

San Francisco in California is full of beautiful, almost magical, places. This photo, for example, shows the Transamerica Pyramid. I found this beautiful spot on Columbus Avenue near Washington Square. It’s almost straight from the slide scan, with just minimal edits made in Photoshop. 😉

Anyway, I love the way the iconic building is being illuminated by the soft sunlight. The clear blue sky adds a Californian mood (and some copyspace) while the trees and the street are in harsh contrast, framing the light and elegant building which is perfectly centered.

Lovely, and – as I wrote above – truly magical.

The high resolution image

Capture Date03-SEP-2002
LocationSan Francisco, CA
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4016 x 6024 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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