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Labor Day

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 1 September 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Today marks the end of this three day weekend in the United States - as we say farewell to summer...

Labor Day in Santa Cruz, California - part of The Wharf is in the foreground - just beyond the beach is the Boardwalk's 'Giant Dipper' roller coaster - and the lower coastal mountains set the background.

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Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Ahhh, it looks like a wonderful fun day, beautiful splashes of colour in this image Stephen! Thanks for sharing this, we don't really know what your Labour Day is like here "down under" ;o)

1 Sep 2008 5:20am

Zygene from morlaix, France

Une grande atmosphère de fête sur cette photo.

1 Sep 2008 5:57am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

excellent shot! nice colour and clarity.....

1 Sep 2008 7:04am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Wow. So many details to explore on this one. Stunning documentary, Stephen!

1 Sep 2008 7:20am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

That is quite the image, well done Stephen :)

1 Sep 2008 8:10am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

You captured Labor Day perfectly! Looks like a wooden roller coaster? My favorite ride of all times!

1 Sep 2008 10:37am

@Betty: Not just a wooden coaster - it is a great ride. The start is a plunge through a very tight "S" curve in total darkness! Once the coaster straightens out - you then see the 'light at the end of the tunnel' and the chain ahead that will pull you up to the top of the ride. Magnificent!

kerfendal from Paris, France

the multiplication of signs give a strange aspect of this summertime pic, very original point of view

1 Sep 2008 11:10am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

All the fun of the beach and fair....! It's a great holiday shot, and I enjoyed looking through the zones, from the boardwalk, the beach, the fair and finally to the residential hills. Lovely.

1 Sep 2008 12:47pm

Thomas Griffioen from Rotterdam, Netherlands

What a beautiful capture, it's colorful, and there's so much to look at from the front to the back. Really great.

1 Sep 2008 2:24pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

nice seascape, full of details !

1 Sep 2008 3:22pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Excelent image that tells very well the ambience of the "fiesta" days. Colourful and full of details.
I leave tomorrow. Thank for your comment.

1 Sep 2008 6:14pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

looks a fun place. good image

1 Sep 2008 6:34pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

woua, il y a du monde sur cette plage !

1 Sep 2008 6:44pm

@Veronelle: Les embouteillages qui bouchent cette station balnéaire de vacances au cours de week-ends sont incroyable. Heureusement, je sais comment naviguer autour d'eux en utilisant les rues. J'ai quand même décidé de ne pas y aller ce week-end. Apprécier!

martineb from France

Incroyable ce monde!! petites fourmis multicolores!! Bien vu!

1 Sep 2008 8:05pm

MaryP from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

I totally agree with all of the comments made by Observing and Thomas Griffioen.I would add that I would love to see this shot in a much larger format than is possible on our screens.

1 Sep 2008 8:29pm

Marcie from United States

Looks like the end of summer is going out with a big bang!!!

1 Sep 2008 9:07pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

WOW This should be called NON LABOUR day :) so many people!!
Very good framing and colors. Very good Stephen

1 Sep 2008 10:01pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

There is soooo much going on in this photo! Perfect ending to a busy summer weekend.

2 Sep 2008 1:28am

Tracy from Pacifica, United States

We were there Friday through Sunday and boy was it packed, you must have shot this from the lighthouse I am guessing. Happy Labor Day!

2 Sep 2008 2:50am

@Tracy: I'm glad to hear you survived the throngs of humanity - and Happy Labor Day back at you. The photograph was taken along West Cliff Drive - which goes out to the lighthouse - but much closer to where it begins - next to those hotels above The Wharf.

One from Açores, Portugal

What magnificent scenery. A little 'too populated, for my taste, beautiful definition, very good shot.

2 Sep 2008 4:21am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

That's what I call a busy day. I like the different layers of this photo: pier legs, cars, crowd, funpark. Cool.

2 Sep 2008 7:34am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Oh! I have not been here in years!!! I love this shot and the excitement felt here...thank you for this. I said this pretty much sums up the feeling of the last long weekend of the summer.

2 Sep 2008 7:26pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A complete riot of colour,great shot.

3 Sep 2008 6:47am