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Silver & Moon

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 3 December 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The moon as viewed through the cables of the San Francisco Bay Bridge

[notebook]: Yesterday's post was of the San Francisco anchorage of the Bay Bridge taken just before sunrise. So today, we go to the south tower of the same bridge - in an image taken just after sunset.

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Zygene from morlaix, France

De ravissantes couleurs pastel sur ce pont

3 Dec 2008 6:15am

@Zygene: Merci pour le commentaire, Zygene

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Minimal and calming effect with the Moon, yet the powerful presence of the bridge shows through.

Your call to Whitehall 1-2-1-2 must have helped ;D

3 Dec 2008 7:18am

@Observing: What a relief that you're OK, Mike. I've read personal accounts about what those aliens are capable of - and one can't take chances. Those lads at the Yard are up on these matters and I knew you'd be in good hands. I can't wait to see the report (on your page). Thanks for howling at 'my' moon, here.

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Iconic, Stephen ... and very graphic ... a lovely image ...

3 Dec 2008 10:52am

@Ron: Thanks very much, Ron.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I agree with Observing... a very calming effect! The gentle colors are beautiful. Well done.

3 Dec 2008 10:54am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, Stephen, you need a good frame and a prominent space on the wall for this one!!!

3 Dec 2008 11:00am

@hugo poon: What a lovely comment - thanks Hugo.

Laura from Birmingham, United Kingdom

Great shot, really subtle colours

3 Dec 2008 11:12am

Marcie from United States

WOW! Absolutely stunning!! Love the graphic simplicity..the soft subtle colors. Excellent!

3 Dec 2008 1:01pm

@Marcie: Greatly appreciated, Marcie. Glad you like it.

grant from kansas city, United States

excellent shot in and of itself. but especially interesting in relationship to yesterday's post.

3 Dec 2008 3:22pm

@grant: Completely coincidental (so far as these things go) - I'd set the images up last week before leaving on my Thanksgiving weekend journey. It was last night that I noticed the tie-in between the two. Thanks, Grant.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Wow, fantastic capture! amazing, love the framing

3 Dec 2008 3:54pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Very, very striking!

3 Dec 2008 5:18pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A gorgeous and very original image, Stephen.

3 Dec 2008 5:19pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great composition and also very poetic one.The brigde seemps a chord instrument ant the moon is playong its music....
It's a way of seeing it :)

3 Dec 2008 6:03pm

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Beautiful, almost abstract composition in nice modest colours.

3 Dec 2008 6:51pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Wonderfully soft image despite the cold hard steel. Love the composition.

3 Dec 2008 7:27pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Almost as good as the railway track some days ago. Again, I am going to bookmark this one with VFXY.

3 Dec 2008 8:23pm

@Mirko Herzner: Thank you so very much, Mirko.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, very good timing

3 Dec 2008 10:25pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

simple and very effective composition here! i like how you concentrated on a section of the bridge and the moon - it looks great and the light is very good as well!

4 Dec 2008 1:15am

@DarkElf: Thanks a bunch - its good to hear from you!

JJ from Jersey City, United States

very striking capture, the solid firm structure of the bridge and then the soft beautiful colors in the sky, and the moon on top of that stunning

4 Dec 2008 2:32am

@JJ: Thanks for the kind words.

Lunamania from Oakland, United States

Classic shot--nicely composed and the lighting is so calming.

4 Dec 2008 6:23am

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

The light is terrific... the last remaining colors of the day and the presence of the moon. The bridge's silver make it very minimal. A stunning piece of art.

4 Dec 2008 7:22am

@Rui: Thank you, Rui - you are very kind.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous image!

4 Dec 2008 8:58am

Anthony Lambert from Germany

Very nicely done.

4 Dec 2008 5:47pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice compositio. Almost a zen shot.

4 Dec 2008 7:42pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Nicely done.

Hey, you've got to get that san-francisco thing going :)

5 Dec 2008 12:40am

@MontereyJohn: Ok, John - I guess it has been a while - I'll get on that soon!

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Lovely soft colors and light... I like it !

6 Dec 2008 11:06pm

melodia from ffm, Germany

what a nice shot you captured with this picture ... like the composition.

8 Dec 2008 11:58am