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Parking Free

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 3 August 2008 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Not a single car - is what allowed this repetitive pattern capture on the sixth floor of
The Mission Street Garage in San Francisco. The next level is the roof - which is where that lone shaft of sunlight in the distance is coming from.

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Marcie from United States

Love the patterns and the light and shadow. So rare to see an empty parking garage.

3 Aug 2008 8:38am

@Marcie: It was certainly a surprise to see this large garage in empty mode. It is adjacent to our massive convention center, across the street from two separate zillion screen cineplexes, a half block from the newest, largest, and most elegant urban shopping center in San Francisco, and three blocks from Union Square. I was happy for the opportunity to capture this pattern shot.

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Great lines and light, the row of parking spaces looks like it goes on forever!

3 Aug 2008 8:53am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A wonderful perspective and pleasing subdued colors make the image attractive, Stephen. That shaft of light in the distance adds focus. Excellent image.

3 Aug 2008 10:47am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I really like that one lone shaft of sunlight, really gives this photo depth. Excellent!

3 Aug 2008 1:37pm

Lorraine from Canada

Draws the eyes right in, this is what I called an abstract eye-candy, the colouring is impressive ;)

3 Aug 2008 2:53pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wonderful pattern, colours and intriguing perspective with that "lone shaft of light"... Enjoy this alot!

3 Aug 2008 3:43pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good perspective and depth. The patterns make a good composition.
I'll be back i a few days. Have a good time.

3 Aug 2008 7:04pm

@Paco Díaz: Enjoy your days away, Paco. See you soon...

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great perspective & patterns repetitions

3 Aug 2008 8:43pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

A beautiful study in shape and form, Stephen ... the light is perfect!

3 Aug 2008 9:18pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

great shot here Stephen! i am often in this garage and i always wish i had my camera! :) great perspective and i am loving the 'wall' of green on the right hand side!

3 Aug 2008 11:57pm

Robert from oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Very well done! Looks like a scene from a sci-fi movie.

4 Aug 2008 2:08am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Excellent vantage point. I especially like the touch of green.

4 Aug 2008 2:39am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

very interesting photo! love the pattern made up from columns, shadows and the light shining through... i like your perspective here too and how the lines seem to be converging in the distance...

4 Aug 2008 2:52am

Anthony from Bielefeld, Germany

Nice architecture,good scene.

4 Aug 2008 7:52am

lucie from san francisco, United States

I have NEVER seen this garage empty!!

4 Aug 2008 8:34pm

@lucie: ah, timing is everything...

Marie from FRESNES, France

joli jeu de lignes.

4 Aug 2008 9:37pm