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A New Day in America...

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 21 January 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

...yes we can !

First light on Fourth Street in San Francisco

A gentle salute to our 44th President of The United States

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Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

incredible light and clarity!! I also like the diffraction on the lights in the center - very nice work Stephen!

21 Jan 2009 6:17am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott - I shot this about a month ago. But it just seems right for this day. A brightness coming from darkness. A salute to a new day in our land...

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good night time shot

21 Jan 2009 6:51am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Yes, you can ! yesterday had a great day for America. Good luck mister Président !

21 Jan 2009 7:32am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Fantastic shot !!
As for the President,I hope he´s as good as all the Hype !!

21 Jan 2009 7:33am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

cool, i like the motion blur of the flags

21 Jan 2009 7:50am

chrissy from London, United Kingdom

Great shot, good luck to the president

21 Jan 2009 8:07am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

I like the motion in the flags. Great exposure and a lot of warmth in the photo.

21 Jan 2009 8:39am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Perfect for the day, Stephen... beautiful shot!

21 Jan 2009 10:35am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Reminds me of a song from the Kinks:

Better Things:

Heres wishing you the bluest sky,
And hoping something better comes tomorrow.
Hoping all the verses rhyme,
And the very best of choruses to
Follow all the doubt and sadness.
I know that better things are on the way.

Heres hoping all the days ahead
Wont be as bitter as the ones behind you.
Be an optimist instead,
And somehow happiness will find you.
Forget what happened yesterday,
I know that better things are on the way.

21 Jan 2009 11:41am

@Lesley: Ah yes - The Kinks ! - - - thank you, Lesley.

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

A perfect photograph for this significant day, Stephen

21 Jan 2009 11:56am

Marcie from United States

A perfect way to commemorate a new world dawning! Love the light...

21 Jan 2009 12:19pm

@Marcie: And this is exactly what it feels like - I have waited all of my life for this time - this era. Thanks, Marcie.

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Well done shot. A new day indeed!

21 Jan 2009 1:26pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Yes they did, and we all hope it works out.

Nice image.

21 Jan 2009 1:59pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nont only a new day, but a new era…

21 Jan 2009 1:59pm

@Calusarus: Say, Amen. Say, Amen. And say, Amen !

Steve Rice from United States

Yes, at long last, there is hope. This image perfectly expresses that sentiment.

21 Jan 2009 3:54pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What an inspiring first light!!!
Feel so happy for you... all the best!

21 Jan 2009 5:45pm

@hugo poon: ...I am happy for all the Earth. President Obama will make a difference for all of humanity - I am certain of it.

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

I hope so! It's memorable. Nice perspective along the flags.

21 Jan 2009 6:19pm

Will from Gainesville, United States

great color and composition:)

21 Jan 2009 6:57pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Marvelous and very appropriate for these days. Well done.

21 Jan 2009 7:03pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Many of us all over the world trust the good intentions and have great expectations.
Good photo to celebrate the first day.
Congratulations, Stephen.

21 Jan 2009 7:21pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice low-light photo! I like the blurred flags

21 Jan 2009 11:25pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent photo to celebrate this day. I hope the World can be a better place.
Very nice perspecive. Love that light.

21 Jan 2009 11:32pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Very cool shot Stephen, and so the world waits for change...!

21 Jan 2009 11:53pm

@Observing: Amen!

grant from kansas city, United States

excellent photo for a great day.

22 Jan 2009 2:41am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Beautiful shot. That street looks as shiny and clean as a floor. Love the flags.

22 Jan 2009 3:06am

melodia from ffm, Germany

God bless amercia ... :) and the rest of the world, too! ;)
like the perspective from down.

22 Jan 2009 8:03pm

Louise from Toronto, Canada

Wow, very vibrant!

And best of luck to President Obama! =)

22 Jan 2009 9:18pm

greg from Denver, United States

Sky is great in this one...

23 Jan 2009 6:35pm

narcís from Girona, Catalunya, Spain

M'agrada molt aquesta perspectiva!!! Bona llum!!!

24 Jan 2009 8:52pm