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Dense Fog at the Bay Bridge

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 11 January 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

San Francisco

After taking yesterday's shot in front of my office - I walked the three blocks east to The Embarcadero - the wide boulevard which lines the waterfront along the eastern edge of downtown San Francisco. This was the scene as I arrived.

[notebook]: a very different image showing where I took this image - will appear here tomorrow.

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Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

It's been a long rime since I've seen fog that sense. I'm really enjoying this series of pics. I might do a series on my local city, I've thought about it a few times. Won't be anywhere near as interesting as SF though.

11 Jan 2009 6:28am

chrissy from London, United Kingdom

dont often see fog this dense, makes a vey good image

11 Jan 2009 7:42am

Paco Díaz from Spain

Very well done and composed. I like the fog in the bridge, I remember it and it gives to the city this dreamy sense I often have in my mind. Thanks.

11 Jan 2009 8:26am

Pascale from france, France

beautiful ........ like in a dream..........................

11 Jan 2009 9:30am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Wow and wow!

11 Jan 2009 10:14am

zahai from Berlin, Germany

A bridge leading to nowhere... well spotted.

11 Jan 2009 10:41am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, very airy

11 Jan 2009 11:41am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The blue sky over the fog and the bridge is really outstanding! Excellent!

11 Jan 2009 12:08pm

LeenaM from Joensuu, Finland

It`s like a ghost bridge going nowhere, a fantastic illusion!
And the splendid photo!

11 Jan 2009 1:37pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

really cool shot - the mystery of the fog and the grandeur of the bridge.....well done...

11 Jan 2009 1:45pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Does the world as we know it end where the fog begins ???

11 Jan 2009 2:58pm

@Anthony Lambert: Having driven that bridge in this kind of fog - the answer is a very big and nail-biting 'yes!'.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh I love this, so much, I love San Francisco...sigh...

11 Jan 2009 3:11pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Another wonderful fog shot! Would there be a b&w version?:-)

11 Jan 2009 3:44pm

@hugo poon: Thanks, Hugo. B&W? Mmmm. Not yet....

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Very surreal..

11 Jan 2009 3:44pm

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

Very nice image.....reminds me my trip there...beautiful town..

11 Jan 2009 4:56pm

Marcie from United States

WOW! Love how the bridge disappears into the fog. Stunning colors. Wonderful image!!

11 Jan 2009 6:31pm

@Marcie: Thanks so very much, Marcie. It was an amazing morning.

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

Utterly superb, Stephen. Wonderfully atmospheric

11 Jan 2009 8:08pm

k@ from Paris, France

My favorite bridge in the world - you captured it in an original way ! Signed up Fogguy ;o)

11 Jan 2009 8:13pm

@k@: Thank so much - and glad to hear from the signed-up k@ ! Cheers!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent picture.

11 Jan 2009 8:21pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice weather effect on this so famous bridge…

11 Jan 2009 8:30pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

This is superb. I've can't recall seeing the bridge from this angle and the fog is terrific...especially with the birds.

11 Jan 2009 8:43pm

greg from Denver, United States

love it.. I grew up just blocks from here... great shot..

11 Jan 2009 9:30pm

@greg: Hi Greg - thanks for the visit. I'd be curious where and when you were living near here.

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Love the bridge in the fog! Great capture!!

11 Jan 2009 9:47pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

this is s seriously cool shot, such dense fog engulfing the bridge

ps sorry but my shot today was in NYC not NJ

11 Jan 2009 10:11pm

@JJ: Thanks for the kind words, JJ - as for your correction, well - it kind of blows a hole in my comment that it really captured the feeling of Jersey City. But what the hubbub - those buildings look as though a Jersey City architect designed them and I know that tree came from a Jersey nursery, so - I'll stand by my statement...

alex centrella from California, United States

oh yes, the fog and the shot !

11 Jan 2009 10:36pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Brilliant...great series that is also a wonderful ad for SF!

11 Jan 2009 11:27pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

The fog comes on little cat feet...

I learned how to drive in San Diego and one of the biggest challenges was learning to drive in fog. This brings back so many memories. I have to say, I really do miss that moody fog. Great capture! I need to get to the West Coast again...

12 Jan 2009 12:34am

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

Love the blue sky and green water set off by the fog.

12 Jan 2009 1:09am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic scene to capture - great compsoition is what really makes this shot - good placement of all the objects and it works really well! the bridge just sort of appears out of nowhere from the fog - amazing!

12 Jan 2009 1:32am

@DarkElf: Thank for the very kind words. I was blessed with some really lucky timing on this shot as well.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

wonderful composition with the fog - I really like how the bridge support is surrounded by the fog - great capture and composition!

12 Jan 2009 1:37am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

So beautiful as it disappears softly into the fog.

12 Jan 2009 1:41am

Louise from Toronto, Canada

One word: breathtaking!

12 Jan 2009 5:57am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Yes... wow !... The bridge disappears towards nowhere ... or another world... ?...and birds fly... beautiful capture.

12 Jan 2009 10:07pm

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Beautiful shot.

12 Jan 2009 11:08pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Beautiful. Glad I don't have to drive that bridge in the morning.

13 Jan 2009 3:05am

@willow: It can be an occasional challenge.

grant from kansas city, United States

fantastic shot!

13 Jan 2009 4:13am

Rags from Plano, United States

The bridge seems to disappear into the clouds!

13 Jan 2009 5:31am

melodia from ffm, Germany

i love this picture...amazing fog atmosphere, very good composition.
maybe it would be even better without that container thing on the right hand. but i'm not sure. i think without it it would look like in a totally different world ... great!

15 Jan 2009 6:29pm

stormtrooper from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Good timing. Nice shot.

26 May 2009 1:11pm