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Morning on Rincon Hill

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 12 January 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

San Francisco

One hour ago we were in dense fog - now a sunny day has opened up by the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. I was standing along that railing along the water's edge - taking that image (posted yesterday) of the bridge in fog less than twenty minutes earlier.

[tomorrow]: back to the rooftops...

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

The view changes very fast. And now we have that splendid view that shows the dimensions of the bridge among the houses.
Another good shot.

12 Jan 2009 7:02am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks, Paco - it was amazing how fast that fog dissipated with the rising sun.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Very nice angle, cool shot.

12 Jan 2009 7:44am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A fantastic view of the bridge. Really nicely done Stephen.

12 Jan 2009 9:13am

@Mike: thanks, Mike - much appreciated.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Remnants of the fog are still there. This is an excellent composition, Stephen! I fell like I'm standing next to you. Loving this series!

12 Jan 2009 10:43am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty - you are welcome to stand next to me anytime - be sure to bring your camera and tripod!

Marcie from United States

Love the view under the bridge..and the faintest hint of remaining fog.

12 Jan 2009 12:49pm

chrissy from London, United Kingdom

the bridge looks very impressive

12 Jan 2009 1:07pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

That's a very different angle that what we normally would see. It looks quite impressive and more massive than I imagined. The other elements in the shot make the bridge seem slightly surreal.

12 Jan 2009 2:24pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Yes, the view is gorgeous but your tone is amazingly beautiful.... Stephen, I enjoy this series very much!

12 Jan 2009 3:45pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

No wonder someone left his heart in San Francisco....beautifully composed Stephen!

12 Jan 2009 3:51pm

@Lorraine: ...many someones, Lorraine.

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

I was checking your yesterday's photo, and it's impressive how things can change in such short time.
Impressive view of the bridge, with the street driving us into there.
Every time I see your photos from SF, I remember the song "... if you're going, to San Francisco..." :o)

12 Jan 2009 3:52pm

@Rui: Scott Mackenzie's pied-piper song was definitely part of the lure which saw me venturing here in April of 1970.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I really like this point of view. A very nice shot !

12 Jan 2009 4:40pm

greg from Denver, United States

very nicely done..

12 Jan 2009 6:41pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Beautiful and unusually tranquil city scene.

12 Jan 2009 7:47pm

k@ from Paris, France

Looking at your nice Frisco street pic AND listening to the Duke - ah, feels good :o)

12 Jan 2009 9:07pm

@k@: ah, and indeed, k@ - heaven on earth...

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Stephen, another great, clear and sharp San Francisco photo! Nice work! the clarity that you have in your work always makes me feel like I am standing right there. The touch of fog on the far hill - across the bridge - adds a nice touch also.

12 Jan 2009 9:51pm

@Scott Schilling: Hey Scott, thanks. That 'far hill' is actually in the center of the bridge - Yerba Buena Island sits in the center of the bay and traffic rolls through a tunnel before continuing along the span between San Francisco and the East Bay. The bridge has two decks of traffic. Westbound folks roll on top and get a great view - while those heading east traverse below and see mostly sky and steel.

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Inviting perspective. The bridge looks very impressive in the sun from this point of view. Well captured.

12 Jan 2009 10:06pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking. we see the whole thing, great shot

12 Jan 2009 10:21pm

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

So many people try to shoot 'Just the Bridge' (like I would), but here you have provided the bridge within the city.

13 Jan 2009 1:01am

@Walter: Thanks, Walter - this mean a lot.

willow from Chelsea, United States

I'd have a hard time staying at work with all this nearby. I like the down the street perspective.

13 Jan 2009 3:06am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

I just went back through your last several posts ... fabulous, particularly this one. I wish your data was there as I'd love to know the lens and settings. This is just grand.

13 Jan 2009 3:52am

@MontereyJohn: John - I am always happy to provide this - just ask.

Morning on Rincon Hill:

Rebel XTi w/Canon 70 - 200mm IS f/ 2.8 lens - ISO 200 - f/ 6.3 - 1/400th

grant from kansas city, United States

an interesting angle on this scene.

13 Jan 2009 4:14am

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

Like turning a street corner and stumbling across a giant dinosaur, an amazing view. Fabulous

13 Jan 2009 4:33am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! I love the way the bridge plays a little trick on the eye.... Magnificent shot!

14 Jan 2009 3:53am

melodia from ffm, Germany

what an interesting perspective, you feel like standing under the bridge even if it's a bit away. it also looks like the other end of it is in a totally different world...

15 Jan 2009 6:26pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Stunning.... I could really live here. Super shot.

16 Jan 2009 4:27am