12th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Second Place, Peninsula Images
"Eroded Pier, Low Tide"
By Steve Goldband
About Steve Goldband
When Steve Goldband couldn't get into the sold-out crab festival
at Fort Mason in San Francisco, not all was lost. An exposed
pier caught his attention and out came his camera.
"It was near sundown and the tide was very, very
low and the light on this pier was extraordinary and it made
the pier almost glow."
The worn planks struck Goldband as a "beautiful scene, really." And
back in the digital darkroom he dodged and burned -- lightened and darkened
specific areas in the photograph.
"It kind of looks like a piano keyboard," Goldband
said of the weathered planks.
"The things that I look at are these architectural forms and it's the light that makes a particular one interesting for a picture."