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Marie LC from Voiron, France

Good perspective. Compo is perfect with Golden Gate in distant

24 Jan 2009 5:41am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie. One thing - this silver span is the Bay Bridge which connects San Francisco to Oakland, Berkeley, and points east. The Golden Gate is deep red and about 5 km (3 miles) north and west of here. FYI.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

This is gorgeous! Again, so quiet... I guess it pays off to be up early and ready to go with the camera at the first sign of dawn. Beautiful image! Bravo.

24 Jan 2009 7:49am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful light. Contemplative.

24 Jan 2009 8:04am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A beautiful place to be for sunrise on such a lovely morning. Great photo.

24 Jan 2009 8:05am

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

Absolutely first class work, Stephen. Composition and light are superb, such a fabulous and interesting scene

24 Jan 2009 8:34am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Splendid view. I like the effect of the wide angle lens, the colors and light.
And nobody there: you choosed the right time :)

24 Jan 2009 8:50am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Stunning shot!

24 Jan 2009 9:12am

k@ from Paris, France

Soothing - thanks a lot for that gift !

24 Jan 2009 9:27am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Great lights

24 Jan 2009 9:39am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love the sunlight reflecting on the clouds, very good work.

24 Jan 2009 10:04am

Paula Camps from Mahón (Menorca), Spain

nice pic

24 Jan 2009 10:32am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Excellent composition and fantastic, soft colors!

24 Jan 2009 11:22am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow looks a great place, great shot

24 Jan 2009 11:38am

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Very beautiful view. The sky is great.

24 Jan 2009 2:32pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Ah! What a beautiful photo!

24 Jan 2009 3:34pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Beautiful beautiful wide angle shot... and that lonely figure only adds to the already enchanting atmosphere!
Have a great weekend, Stephen!:-)

24 Jan 2009 4:03pm

@hugo poon: Thanks - and you too, Hugo - a good yesterday morning from San Francisco...

greg from Denver, United States

very beautiful... I had a job offer in SF that I turned down a few months ago.. I hope I end up not regretting it too much looking at your photoblog lol...

24 Jan 2009 5:55pm

@greg: Ah - those life altering doorways we arrive at - that change forever our destiny. My advice - never second guess these things - and always trust your heart. You could have said yes and gotten into a terrible wreck on your first day of work and... Well, you get the idea. Accept where you are and all of the whys of what has you where you are - and be in your life.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great composition Stephen I really like the wood decking and how the lines lead my eyes to the sunrise great sky also!

24 Jan 2009 6:28pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

The morning light is so beautiful with this trranquil setting.

24 Jan 2009 7:36pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I like this tranquil setting, and to enjoy all this before the world awakens is magic.

24 Jan 2009 8:10pm

Olivier Jules from Lanciano, Italy

great pic!! very well taken!

24 Jan 2009 8:41pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very lovely image. I like having that person in the frame.

24 Jan 2009 8:53pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Wow, Stephen, you know my weakness for piers and sunrise/sunsets. This one is absolutely stunning and beautiful. Perfect in every respect. I assume that's the bay bridge not Golden Gate, regardless it truly a gorgeous picture.

24 Jan 2009 10:29pm

@John Maslowski: Bay Bridge is correct. The Golden Gate is a single suspension span - not as long as the Bay Bridge - but it was the longest single suspension span for nearly four decades, until construction of The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island in the seventies.

willow from Chelsea, United States

So tranquil, so inviting. I like how the lines of the deck boards lead the eye further in to the image. What a beautiful place to be at sunrise!

24 Jan 2009 11:21pm

@willow: Thanks, willow.

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

I envy you living in such a beautiful and warm place. What a calm image.

25 Jan 2009 3:50am

@Diane Schuller: Thanks, Diane - may I ask - where is Hythe?

grant from kansas city, United States

and one lone spectator - a beautiful image.

25 Jan 2009 5:49am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice one !

25 Jan 2009 3:58pm

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

This reminds me of this past week. I went to Disney for a meeting in Orlando. We went to Epcot one night and rode the ride "Soaring". It takes you up in an interactive big screen adventure like you are flying over mountains and rivers. It began in the clouds and opened up over the Golden Gate bridge and absolutely took my breath away. What a great ride! And what a great photo you have taken.

26 Jan 2009 1:19am

@Walter: So, Walter - here I sit in my living room - in a comfortable chair - reading plain text on a flat screen - and just reading your description of this ride has my knees weak and vertigo surging through my being. That said - I do appreciate the compliment.

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

very nice picture, i like it

27 Jan 2009 2:46pm

melodia from ffm, Germany

what a beautiful, calmful atmosphere...

27 Jan 2009 7:29pm

@melodia: ...it was a beautiful morning.