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Marina Breakwater

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 13 July 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The Marina District defines the northern edge of San Francisco - just inside The Golden Gate. Pictured here is the breakwater protecting the Marina's yacht harbor - facing Alcatraz Island.

>> Photographer's Notebook: Those who viewed my, "Shoes Upstream," post on Friday - may be interested to know that the companion image, "Sales Floor Two-Step," will appear here tomorrow, Monday - and now you know.<<

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Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Such a mellow atmosphere in this lovely composition and with a great view of the famous penitentiary.

13 Jul 2008 5:21am

@Michael Skorulski: Michael - thank you. The tide was low and I had never walked to this exact spot. The Marina's Saint Francis Yacht Club is home port to several hundred million dollar sailboats, yachts, and cruisers. It has a famous private restaurant and club bar and is meticulously maintained. So I was surprised to see this busted up dock and these little sailboats (which I imagine are used for sailing lessons) - it was a lovely morning.

Ekaputra Tupamahu from Malang, Indonesia

Wow Stephen... this is a really beautiful image. great composition! well done...

13 Jul 2008 9:13am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I love the calm water and beautiful morning sunshine.

13 Jul 2008 10:47am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty - it is relatively rare that the Bay waters are this calm - it was a lovely and very peaceful morning along 'The Gate'.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

So beautiful. The water brings a relaxing feeling. Wonderful capture.

13 Jul 2008 1:20pm

@sherri: Greetings, Lady Pearweed -and thank you.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

lovely image

13 Jul 2008 3:39pm

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece


13 Jul 2008 4:06pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

I like the silky water and the reflections with Alcatraz in the background!

13 Jul 2008 9:42pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

Wow Stephen -- i missed this somehow! A wonderful warm and silvery light here -- and a never before viewed (speaking of myself) view of Alcatraz from the East Bay looking quite sleek and mysterious! A unique and beautiful shot! Love the soft reflective qualities in the foreground! Bravo!

15 Jul 2008 12:19am

@dj.tigersprout: Thank you, DJ

lucie from san francisco, United States

would that perhaps be the very same breakwater with my beloved wave pipe? excellent set of sf area photos!!

30 Jul 2008 5:15am

@lucie: Lucie ! - very good. It is indeed the same. Here, I am on the opposite bank - and just east of that remarkable installation.