If I had to choose between photographing during the day vs. night, it would be at night. Most of my work is captured during the day because of convenience and because I'm a morning person. I need to push myself to do night work. San Francisco, where this image is from, has been a wonderful place to capture subjects after the sun has gone down. However, the City has become an unsafe place, especially after the sun has gone down.
I captured this image just off of 20th Street near the foot of the bay. It's in an old industrial area being preserved because of its unique brick and wooden buildings. Night photography can be moodier and lonelier than its bright counterpart. Lights from inside buildings give a sense of life. Compositionally, this image presents an array of vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines directing the eye in several directions but coming back to the window - wondering who's inside.