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Light Rain along Bush Street

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 13 January 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The foreground intersection is with Grant Avenue at the gateway into Chinatown -
San Francisco

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Suzanne from Huntington Bch, CA, United States

Amazingly beautiful scene. Love the colors...especially the purple sky...and the streaks of light from the traffic.

13 Jan 2009 5:48am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

This is fantastic - the sky color is incredible in this image - has a great color hugh and I love how you were able to either correct for lens distortion or level the camera to keep the lines perfectly vertical on the buildings - awesome clarity and color - one of my favorites so far!

13 Jan 2009 6:08am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott. The canon 16-35 mm lens is widely known for its minimum vertical distortion. I took care in where I placed the horizontal axis of the lens when setting the shot. I did use Adobe Photoshop to complete the distortion and perspective correction.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Great geometric composition!

13 Jan 2009 8:09am

chrissy from London, United Kingdom

this is a beautiful cityscape. love all the lights, you should consider selling some of your images, they are very professional!

13 Jan 2009 9:31am

k@ from Paris, France

The lights here are so original ! Like a fake-city, a toy one, very original !

13 Jan 2009 10:07am

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Beautiful scenery and capture. Especially i love the shadow on the building to the left, doesn't seem to fit quite in. Nicely done :)

13 Jan 2009 10:52am

@zahai: Hi, zahai - thanks. As I mentioned in the description - this image is at the gate to Chinatown. That shadow is from one of the traditional Chinese buildings along Grant Avenue.

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Superb Stephen! Superb!!
Every single detail is perfect...

13 Jan 2009 3:18pm

@Rui: Bless you, Rui - thanks.

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

I live in Bush Street Stephen,and it doesn't look a bit like this...Sorry Mate "Wrong Bush Street". ;>))

13 Jan 2009 3:34pm

@Jeff: Not the first time that our culture wound up with the wrong Bush.

Marcie from United States

Love the softness that the rain creates. Stunning night colors. Nice balanced composition.

13 Jan 2009 4:17pm

Lorraine from Canada

Striking with light, dimensional delight ;)

13 Jan 2009 4:42pm

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Festive shot with al that different lights.

13 Jan 2009 6:32pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

Afabulous scene and the light is incredible. Superbly captured

13 Jan 2009 6:37pm

Helma from Tehran, Iran

Wonderful captured with excellent composition !

13 Jan 2009 7:33pm

@Helma: Thanks for the comments, Helma.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good night shot, well done

13 Jan 2009 9:09pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Almost incredible !

13 Jan 2009 9:19pm

grant from kansas city, United States

superb photo!

14 Jan 2009 12:45am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

What a beautiful shot Stephen. My wife and I love Chinatown in San Francisco. Haven't been there in a very long. Definitely an inspiring picture. Hope to go there again in my lifetime, which means I better make it fast. Lovely work Stephen.

14 Jan 2009 2:32am

@John Maslowski: Hey, just let us know, John - well be sure to leave the mat out and a light in the window.

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

Day, night, rain, fog, this city has it all and is a mecca for photos. No wonder you moved out there. Another great night time photo. I have to experiment with this some time. Just not tonight. Too cold and oh so windy here as the front moves in. We are preparing for teens this weekend. Now that's fireside weather for me.

14 Jan 2009 2:52am

@Walter: Bundle up there, Walter - and put another log on that fire.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous! I am always amazed by your night shots! Outstanding work

14 Jan 2009 3:52am

@Magda: Thanks for this, Magda.

Louise from Toronto, Canada

Wow, awesome lighting!

14 Jan 2009 6:18am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Another great night shot Stephen. Really nicely done.

14 Jan 2009 6:59am

@Mike: Thank you, Mike

M.Monsef from TEHRAN, Iran

very nice.good composition&color and very sharp

14 Jan 2009 10:15am

@M.Monsef: Thank you very much.

vins from Manila, Philippines

This is one of the best photos I've seen! :D

15 Jan 2009 2:39pm

@vins: How very kind. Thank you.

melodia from ffm, Germany

very good composition and nightlightcapture

15 Jan 2009 6:24pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

without a doubt 5 stars such a wonderful night shot

15 Jan 2009 11:09pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Stephen... this night scene is perfect ♥... great light, a fabulous sky...beautiful colors and framing... ipso facto in "my collection "...

17 Jan 2009 9:54am

@Francesc B.: Thank, my friend - it means a lot.

Rachel from Charleville-Mézières, France

A very nice shot.

18 Jan 2009 5:59pm