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Lotta's Fountain and the Palace Hotel       ©2016 aoc46
Panasonic DMC-LX100       8th place, 95 points
1/30s, f4, ISO 3200, 24mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Tweaks to tone, saturation and perspective; slight vignette. Crop, resize, sharpen.       Extra Info: Lotta's Fountain was given to the city of San Francisco in 1875 by the actress Lotta Crabtree. It became a meeting point for survivors during the 1906 earthquake, and a commemorative ceremony (i.e., drinking party) still begins there every April 18th at exactly 5:12AM.

Across the street, the Palace, was long San Francisco's premiere hotel. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson hosted two luncheons in support of the Versailles Treaty in its elegant, glass-roofed Garden Court restaurant, and in 1945 an official banquet there honored the opening session of the United Nations, which was held just across town. On a darker note, President Warren G. Harding died under somewhat mysterious circumstances while staying at the Palace in 1923.

(A two-fer, historic-wise!)
 
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forkcandles
Nov 12, 2016
    love the fountain beats the ones we have at home
love the colour which brings it ot of the darker background
Edited on Nov 12, 2016

kerszkavet
Nov 12, 2016
    interesting to shoot this at night - I would not have thought of it, but it gives you a clearer focus on the fountain, and a cleaner background.
Nice backstory with the hotel.

Anthony Comyn
Nov 11, 2016
    Nicely done, I like the composition.
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