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San Francisco - celebrates!

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 4 July 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Happy Fourth of July - everyone !

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Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A wonderfully festive image, Stephen, with the fireworks, sky and reflections all taking part in the celebration!

4 Jul 2008 6:13am

@Michael Skorulski: Michael - thank you and Happy Fourth to you!

Shun from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

What a wonderful sky! The composition is great, too. Enjoy your holiday!

4 Jul 2008 6:19am

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

very nice! great sky - love the choppy water and the white tower...

4 Jul 2008 6:28am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Now this is a fantastic shot! Wonderful sky, great reflections and fireworks to finish it off. Brilliant.

4 Jul 2008 6:32am

@Mike: Thanks, Mike - you are most gracious.

Chrissy from United Kingdom

wonderful shot, love the colours

4 Jul 2008 6:52am

@Chrissy: Chirssy - I note a mathematical trend towards a bump in the number of responses I'm getting from the UK this day, yours included. This is most gratifying - thank you.

Marie Le Corre from France

Beautiful night scene

4 Jul 2008 6:58am

Namaki from Bordeaux, France

beautiful colours and reflection !

4 Jul 2008 7:14am

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece


4 Jul 2008 9:27am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Wow! Beautiful scene! Well done.

4 Jul 2008 11:26am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty.

alex centrella from California, United States

and again.spetacular !

4 Jul 2008 12:36pm

Anthony Lambert from Germany

Nice shot,4th of july,what´s that then :) ?

4 Jul 2008 1:50pm

@Anthony Lambert: Anthony, my dear displaced, Brit:

Mmmm...something about a fellow named Thomas with notions of Truths that should be held self-evident - a group of guys in Philadelphia who were willing to pledge their lives and fortunes in support of those notions - and a somewhat stubborn monarch that was insisting on getting his way at any cost.

Two Hundred Thirty-two years ago, today. (well, you did ask!)

daina from United States

Terrific streaks of light in the sky and water - the sense of movement is lovely. Happy 4th!

4 Jul 2008 2:24pm

@daina: Thank you Daina - and a joyous Fourth to you as well.

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a joyous capture Stephen!! Don't have any suggestion except... Can you post more?:-) Have a great day!

4 Jul 2008 3:51pm

@hugo poon: Greetings, Hugo - this was one of 10 images I posted from a spectacular sunset back on May 15th of this year. I was shooting the sky and about to warp things up when the fireworks started. I have no idea what the pyrotechnics were for. If you'd like to view these - here is the link:

Please understand that all of these images were shot without a tripod and some are not as sharp as I'd have liked - still...

Happy Fourth!

Observing from Local, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot across the harbor, the colors are beautiful.

4 Jul 2008 6:09pm

Thomas Griffioen from Bocas del Toro, Panama

What a beautiful image, just great!

4 Jul 2008 6:37pm

Daily Phototherapy from Sacramento, United States

Outstanding capture! The composition, the colors, it's all in there. Just gorgeous!

4 Jul 2008 8:00pm

@Daily Phototherapy: Thanks - Happy Fourth!

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Beautiful display of color and light.

5 Jul 2008 1:23am

shahab from Qazvin, Iran

Wow!Fantastic shot!Wonderful colors!Great capture!

5 Jul 2008 8:01am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

awesome! glad to see the fog didn't get in the way this year afterall! someone had told me it had... of course San Diego had no fog whatsoever! and it was a marvelous 70 degrees outside too, so of course i didn't need a jacket. still -- SF has WAY better fireworks and choreography -- that is for sure! marvelous job here mate -- the vibrant reflections of light mimic the sky just superbly!

7 Jul 2008 3:28am

@dj.tigersprout: DJ - Welcome back - I don't where your friends were who actually saw fireworks in San Francisco. We were at Pier 14 and watched the fog cover everything as the sun went down. All we saw were patches of marine layer glowing red, then blue, then green. It was clear the night before and the night after. There are photos on my 'Joy of Light' website, in the News/Views gallery:

View this and the next four and you'll get the idea. We've missed you the last couple of days and it's good to hear from you.

narcís from Catalunya, Spain

Excel·lent atmosfera!!! Bona imatge!!!

7 Jul 2008 7:33am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Hello Stephen ! a great image (taken from a boat?)... fantastic sky, beautiful reflections... thank you very much for your comment on my common blue butterfly this 29 july 2008.

29 Jul 2008 8:28am

@Francesc B.: Not from a boat - a new public pier - Pier 14 - was constructed south of the Ferry Building that extends this far out into the bay.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


10 Aug 2008 9:50pm

Hjulbentamannen from Eskilstuna, Sweden

Nice picture

3 Aug 2009 8:06pm