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Sunrise through Dense Fog

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 10 January 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Beale Street - San Francisco

My office is along the sidewalk in the building at far left. This was the scene as I arrived at work yesterday ( Friday - 09 January 2009 ). My camera was in hand, so...

The sun is actually behind my right shoulder as I take this - so what we're seeing is kind-of-a solar bank shot off some office building glass.

[notebook]: another shot taken half-an-hour later appears here tomorrow.

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LeenaM from Joensuu, Finland

The picture is great, but I can see, that "your sun" has got also some difficulties to shine clearly, our sun has different kind of difficulties, it is so near a horizon, that only the tops of trees can get now sun rays, but it is going better every day :).

Nice weekend to you!

10 Jan 2009 8:40am

@LeenaM: Thanks - we are through with the darkest days - may greater light and warmth surround you. A metaphor for more than celestial workings...

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

This is fantastic Stephen, that blur and sunlight is magnificent...no I can't stay away, do you blame me? :)

10 Jan 2009 10:07am

@Lorraine: It was beautiful - and my camera was walking up the street with me. Joy!

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Fascinating light and weather... nicely captured.

10 Jan 2009 12:13pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Wow! What a capture! Simply great!

10 Jan 2009 1:27pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

What a fabulous shot, Stephen!! It almost looks like there's a spaceship hovering behind that building! I'm amazed that the sun is actually behind you. Very cool shot.

10 Jan 2009 1:56pm

chrissy from London, United Kingdom

lovely shot

10 Jan 2009 2:03pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What an amazing sight Stephen! And it's so well captured!

10 Jan 2009 2:04pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Spectacular capture Stephen! The light through the fog is fabulous!

10 Jan 2009 4:25pm

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Super shot, Stephen!!

10 Jan 2009 4:30pm

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

Always on the edge, the scene is made more dramatic by that vehicle bearing down on you. I must say those trees lining the street bring some real focus of the scene and provide a nice grounding effect to the color pallet of this muted, foggy photo.

10 Jan 2009 4:35pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, very good

10 Jan 2009 5:22pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Superb capture. The buildings shrouded in fog take on a surreal quality.

10 Jan 2009 5:34pm

Louise from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful capture of the sun poking holes through the fog!

10 Jan 2009 9:09pm

alex centrella from California, United States

stunning shot...great catch !

10 Jan 2009 9:20pm

Paula Camps from Mahón (Menorca), Spain

Nice shot

10 Jan 2009 9:31pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Very cool - almost looks like there is an explosion behind the buildings. Kind of surreal.

10 Jan 2009 11:10pm

grant from kansas city, United States

amazing photo! (watch out for the cop.)

11 Jan 2009 12:46am

@grant: Dear Grant - much thanks and not to worry - - - that building on the right is a U. S. Postal facility - and that is a postage stamp cop car...

Matthew from Spokane, United States

cool lighting in this photo. success!

11 Jan 2009 2:41am

Paco Díaz from Spain

Great reflection in the fog, I really like this one.

11 Jan 2009 8:24am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A very interesting effect.I love a good sea fog,it reminds me of growing up on the coast back in Wales !!

11 Jan 2009 2:57pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this shot a lot, with this coming light

11 Jan 2009 8:17pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

So...no need to be put off by fog then!

11 Jan 2009 11:26pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning image!

14 Jan 2009 3:54am

melodia from ffm, Germany

just great again. really good seen and i like the composition.

have i already said that i love this series? ;)

15 Jan 2009 6:33pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Spectacular.... this is simply amazing to see.

16 Jan 2009 4:29am

Jorge from Daly City, United States

great capture of light in the fog.

1 Feb 2009 11:57pm