Rainy Night in the Financial District
DESCRIPTION A vivid photograph of San Francisco's Financial District on a rainy night. This picture was taken in December 2010 in the middle of Pine and Sansome, where the lights created a beautiful reflection on the street below. I noticed the lights as I was driving past these streets, and I knew instantly that this unique perspective needed to be captured. Because of the rain, traffic and lack of parking, I was tempted to drive away and let someone else get this lucky shot. I circled the block 3 times trying to decide if it was worth pulling over. On the 3rd time I decided that if I didn’t do it, this shot would be lost forever. So I pulled over, waited for traffic to die down, quickly set up my tripod in the middle of the street and captured about a dozen frames. This particular frame is the one that captured the scene as best as I can remember it.
ARTIST BIO Mel Ashar is a San Francisco-based landscape photographer. He specializes in making large-format prints of stunning landscapes and cityscapes. Mel's work has won numerous awards, and has been featured in prestigious art shows around the country. To see more of Mel's photography, visit melashar.com.