My friend always asks me to take a photograph of Alcatraz when I am in San Francisco – et voilà… I never take a boat to Alcatraz because I simply think it is too expensive and not worth it. But on the other hand I like the scene of the ex-prison.
What I do instead of taking an Alcatraz Tour? Simple, I take a ferry operating between Navy Pier and Sausalito. With this ferry you get to see a close look at Alcatraz and later you can enjoy the beautiful skyline of San Francisco from the other side of the bay.
I was putting my camera into S-Mode. This means that the shutter speed is what you have to set up. Since I was on a fastmoving boat, I tired to be at a low shutter speed. In this photograph it was 1/320 of a second – the camera calculated an F-Stop of 5.6, the ISO was fixed at 100.