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k@ from Paris, France

Great tones in your sky and like a lot how the city emerge in tiny neat stains of colours below*

17 Jan 2009 8:17am

@k@: k@ - you are a treasure and I appreciate your comments so very much.

Paco Díaz from Spain

It's a splendid panoramic of the storm over the city. I like the combination of light and shadow over the houses, and the different colors. You havel treated very well the photo.

17 Jan 2009 9:19am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Impressive panoramic, Stephen. I like the various zones of light which get a beautiful depth up to the threatening sky.

17 Jan 2009 9:57am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

I love the lights and the shadows over the city! Like the shiny buildings in the foreground and the silhouettes of the skyscrapers in the background. Great capture!

17 Jan 2009 10:04am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

But not over the whole city… Storms are often very nice for photographers : here we are a proof…

17 Jan 2009 10:30am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

I don't think I have ever seen San Fran look so pretty, lovely detail Stephen!

17 Jan 2009 10:39am

@Kylie Greenan: ...very kind words, Kylie - thank you.

Nilla from Continent: Europe, Sweden

Wow! It´s wonderful light in the front of the town! GREAT SCENERY and composition!

17 Jan 2009 2:09pm

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Impressive view, with that different layers of colours.

17 Jan 2009 2:18pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Gorgeous mood and compo, rain thunder clouds, it's all beautiful...tell me what's the temperature like right now?

17 Jan 2009 2:22pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine and happy to oblige: It is currently 10° C (50° F) heading to a forecast high of 19° C ( 66° F) - under beautiful clear blue skies. Do you get your forecasts in Fahrenheit or Celsius?

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

excellent capture. It looks like a miniature city with that huge storm rolling in.

17 Jan 2009 2:39pm

@dogilicious: ...that's us - fools in Lilliput.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

fantastic shot, i love that you can see the bridge

17 Jan 2009 3:15pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

I dont know why, but the light before a storm is so clear...Well captured Stephen.

17 Jan 2009 3:30pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Very nice catch my friend! Enjoy very much the change in tone and colors... really want to view a larger version!
Have a great weekend!:-)

17 Jan 2009 5:09pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a great perspective, love how the dark sky covers the city in the background and as yor eyes move to foreground the colors appear

17 Jan 2009 7:18pm

@JJ: Thanks for the kind words.

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I'm glad to see you are still in the sunshine, but for how long...! Gorgeous view across the city with the approaching storm..... speaking of which.

17 Jan 2009 7:31pm

@Observing: This squall line was actually moving from the northwest to the southeast and where I was standing only got a few drops while I was there. I actually took a short walk around the neighborhood after this capture.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Wow, this is fantastic! A favourite one.

17 Jan 2009 7:43pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Stephen. A wonderful image great foreground detail wonderful composition. I can almost smell the rain. The skyline is fabolous

17 Jan 2009 7:46pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

what a fantastic view - the clouds cover the sky yet some of the houses are still in sunlight - great shot..

17 Jan 2009 11:26pm

grant from kansas city, United States

fantastic - the view is amazing, and i love light like this, shining through the clouds.

17 Jan 2009 11:31pm

@grant: Thanks, Grant - when I drove around the bend on Portola Avenue to see this - my jaw dropped.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Dramatic. I like the light shining through in one area and the ominous clouds. You're right - SF had definitely grown up since I saw it last and your presentation of it makes it look like it might be time for another visit.

18 Jan 2009 1:46am

@willow: Well ?

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Exceptional capture from such a wonderful vantage point.

18 Jan 2009 4:02am

Louise from Toronto, Canada

Such a crisp image! And a wonderful contrast between land and sky.

18 Jan 2009 6:10am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

you have captured quite a contrast between the nice bright light on the homes in the foreground and the dark grey clouds in the distance - quite amazing really!

18 Jan 2009 7:53am

Matthew from Spokane, United States

wonderful colors. the clouds look so ominous-- like something evil is about to happen... :D nice picture.

18 Jan 2009 9:52pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, CA, United States

Very dramatic. It amazing how much detail is in, well, all the details. Well done.

19 Jan 2009 3:33am

melodia from ffm, Germany

wow this is an amazing scenery! great seen!

22 Jan 2009 7:54pm