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Sunny Marina Morning

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 6 January 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The Marina Green in San Francisco

(an old favorite) from 2006

Canon D20 w/ 70-200 f/2.8 IS lens at 125mm - ISO400 - f/ 5.6 @ 1/640 sec.

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LeenaM from Joensuu, Finland

A view, what we can not find from Finland, but I have seen it in the countries of Mediterranean.
A beautiful morning and somebody running there :)
Nice day to you, Stephen!

6 Jan 2009 5:43am

@LeenaM: Thanks, Leena - it good to hear from you.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

looks a lovely place, very nice light

6 Jan 2009 6:22am

Rags from Plano, United States

I love the angle in which you took this image.

6 Jan 2009 6:54am

Paco Díaz from Spain

Delicious morning photo, I like the perspective, the lights, the panoramic of houses and the runner putting movement in the image. Very good.
I spent some weeks in SF 20 years ago. And I always love this city, Stephen.

6 Jan 2009 7:45am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks, Paco - it sounds as though it might be time for a visit!

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

This has come out really well - beautiful image.

6 Jan 2009 7:46am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Beautiful shot of this beautiful city.

6 Jan 2009 7:50am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Brilliant view,well done.

6 Jan 2009 9:17am

k@ from Paris, France

I feel I can have a walk in your great city - thanks !

6 Jan 2009 10:27am

Wolfgang - vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

Nice perspective!

6 Jan 2009 1:17pm

grant from kansas city, United States

wonderful, peaceful view (although, whenever i see those hills, i think of dirty harry driving them like a bat out of hell.)

6 Jan 2009 2:16pm

@grant: What are you trying to do, Grant, "Make my day?"

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I love it, love it, that's one thing I remember very well and SF, going up the hills, oh I loved it lol

6 Jan 2009 3:10pm

@Lorraine: I could never understand why anyone here would buy a 'Stairmaster™' - yet they do.

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Wonderful panorama with a fine composition and perspective.

6 Jan 2009 3:25pm

Marcie from United States

Wonderful cityscape. Love your point-of-view.

6 Jan 2009 4:03pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

That's fantastic "joy of light"!:-) What a lovely place my friend... enjoy your mild and subtle treatment!

6 Jan 2009 4:13pm

@hugo poon: Hey, Hugo - the 'mild and subtle' go away in tomorrow's post.

willow from Chelsea, United States

I can see why it's a favorite - the composition is excellent. I like the bike in the foreground and the way the street leads the eye up the hill. Looks like a beautiful morning.

6 Jan 2009 5:20pm

@willow: It was the beginning of a beautiful and warm day - and again that lush rich sunlight of the early morning - begging for my camera.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Great perspective, a beautiful city shot, I feel sorry for the jogger if she is heading up that hill, looks pretty steep

6 Jan 2009 6:06pm

@JJ: Not to worry, JJ - this is the western edge of a long flat green space know as The Marina Green. It runs about 1.5 km ( 1 mile) between the homes along San Francisco's northern waterfront - and the yacht harbor at my back here. The prancing of joggers is near endless - from before the dawn and well into the night.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Sometimes I dream of living where we wouldn't need a car....beautiful capture.

6 Jan 2009 6:40pm

@sherri: Shhhh! Don't let Evie hear you talk like this! My guess Sherri, is you would make much good use of our fine public transit - but that with the boundless beauty of the coast and inland mountains - Evie would find many excuses to get out of town... Along with that camera!

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Wonderful view of the city. The quality of light is so perfect for San Francisco.

6 Jan 2009 6:42pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

A city that I'd love to visit, having seen so much in films and on TV. Those steep hills are the stuff of legend from so many car chase films that I grew up with. A terrific photograph

6 Jan 2009 7:04pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Interesting view. Great perspective of the hill with the houses aligned. Great urban shot.

6 Jan 2009 7:50pm

Aurélie from Bretagne, France

A beautiful place.
Very nice lights and colors.

6 Jan 2009 7:56pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I like the steeply rising road going into the distance, wonderful shot, and it looks a very nice place.

6 Jan 2009 8:47pm

Shrig from Washington, D.C., United States

Your photos are amazingly clear and sharp.

I'm sorry to make you homesick :(

6 Jan 2009 9:01pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Stephen, great clarity and color - so much that I feel like I am standing right there in the photo. Beautiful work - I really like the catch of the person jogging and the guy fixing his bike - it adds a lot of additional interest for me.

6 Jan 2009 9:52pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Nice peaceful scene. My daughter is an early morning runner. She'd love the challenge of those hills.

7 Jan 2009 1:54am

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

I have a friend from when we lived in Marietta, Ga who was from SF. He said he would be my personal tour guide some day. You are well on your way to giving me that tour he promised. Thank you. This is a great shot of the hills.

7 Jan 2009 2:50am

@Walter: As you know Walter - nothing substitutes being some place - experiencing the light, the air, the people - and San Francisco does boast a good restaurant or two. All this to say - get your butt out here...

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this perspective !

7 Jan 2009 2:34pm

melodia from ffm, Germany

what a sunny happy pticture. it makes one loving cities ... ,) i really like your urban series. looking forward to more!

7 Jan 2009 3:40pm

@melodia: more is on the way - thank you, melodia...

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Great shot...fabulous DOF.

11 Jan 2009 11:25pm