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The River Goes This Way

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 10 August 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Twilight along the Sacramento River - near Clarksburg, California

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hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Stephen, this is one of the images I enjoy most today! Beautiful scenery yet mysterious mood... particularly like how the picture is inspiring questions.

10 Aug 2008 6:46am

Marie Le Corre from Voiron, France

Un beau contraste de couleurs entre ce mauve rose du paysage et le panneau qui tranche sur l'ensemble

10 Aug 2008 7:01am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Oh my gosh I cracked up laughing and had a bit of a coughing fit I was laughing so hard at this, I love it... just in case you didn't know...it goes this way! :o) Love the way you interpreted the sign and thanks for the great laugh!

10 Aug 2008 9:10am

@Kylie Greenan: Your reply lit up my quiet morning - thanks. Actually, there is a very small road here - off to my right - that ends at this place. I believe the primary purpose of our yellow sign is in attempting to keep occupants of vehicles traversing that road - dry.

Veronelle from Lens, France

Beautifull road on the river

10 Aug 2008 10:43am

@Veronelle: The name of this narrow highway is in fact, "River Road."

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

I agree with Marie... Beautiful contrasts between the control panel and the landscape...the orange yellow is complementary to mauve of the sky... I like the humor of the title too ! :))

10 Aug 2008 11:18am

@Francesc B.: Thank you.

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

great shot here; excellently composed, and i too love the contrasts...

10 Aug 2008 12:41pm

Renata from Häljarp, Sweden

I agree with Hugo, this picture is the best shot today. Nice colors and funny too.

10 Aug 2008 3:20pm

@Renata: Thank you so very much. And the river rolls on...

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Twilight and Dusk are my favorite times of day. This image has a really nice glow to it, and I imagine absolute peace there. I like the perspective including the river and road, with the sign indicating opposing directions for both.

10 Aug 2008 4:25pm

@Observing: A plug for 'first light' and dawn as well. As a photographer - one of the few downsides to living in San Francisco at this time of year - is that fog frequently obscures both of these periods. But - grab the camera and a short car ride away from The Gate - and there is our wonderful light...

Laurent from Lyon, France

excellent shot!
I like the composition but of course the light & colors as well

10 Aug 2008 4:52pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

hehe -- i love your penchant for urban street signage! :) wonderful light and evening tones here Stephen, so nice and misty... the tree behind the sign is so radiant -- almost a perfect circle... helps to circulate the eye to the distant lands in the background. seems quiet sleepy here -- and that is wonderful!

10 Aug 2008 5:28pm

@dj.tigersprout: the search continues -
...just give me a sign...

Marcie from United States

Love the soft ..muted colors of the sunset. The yellow sign adds a touch of humor. Nice!!!

10 Aug 2008 6:22pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

original shot, the opposition of a complicated form of nature, and a human thing simple, colored which take all the place by its powerful color

10 Aug 2008 8:17pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great colors contrast & composition and funny title.Well done.

10 Aug 2008 8:54pm

Helma from Tehran, Iran

the color of the sky is stunning ! interesting shot with best prespective ! thanks

10 Aug 2008 9:05pm

Thomas Griffioen from Bocas del Toro, Panama

What can I say? I totally agree with a lot of comments here! For sure it made me laugh! :-)

10 Aug 2008 9:17pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

LOL One of the best photos today. The detail of the yellow road sign contrasts with rest of the colors. And the title... couldn't be more appropriate and funny.

10 Aug 2008 10:47pm

Vink from Côte d, France

Excellent contrast and lighting ! well done !

11 Aug 2008 7:12am

shahab from Qazvin, Iran

Great composition!Beautiful color combination.Nice job!

11 Aug 2008 8:56am

Anthony from Germany

Well seen,great shot.A wonderful feeling of space and distance I reckon.

11 Aug 2008 9:42am

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Sorry I didn't get around to commenting on this one yesterday, Stephen, but I especially like the light lavender tone of the sky. It's very rare that we get that color here in Houston, and I haven't been able to catch it yet.

11 Aug 2008 10:42am

@Eric Fry: Rare light here as well - and I love the yellow against it. This was one of those moments that only a photographer's heart would truly appreciate - I was grinning with excitement.

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Beautiful light, terrific framing, clever ...

11 Aug 2008 1:02pm