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Howard Street

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 30 January 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The South-of-Market (SOMA) District in San Francisco

Looking west towards Eureka Valley and Twin Peaks.

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Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Lots to look at in this image, great capture and detail!

30 Jan 2009 6:11am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

What an excellent view point. I bet that view of the hill looks amazing at night when it's all lit up. Great photo!

30 Jan 2009 6:28am

@Mike: The view of and the view from - both are pretty cool...

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Stephen - another fantastic composition - this has so many layers I could stare at it for an hour - I also like how the street takes my eyes to the hill beyond just covered with a thousand homes! Great Work! I love it.

30 Jan 2009 6:43am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Good composition.

30 Jan 2009 7:38am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

Excellent, the streets are so huge and busy!!

30 Jan 2009 8:10am

sorter from tehran, Iran

love this shot

30 Jan 2009 9:21am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

great and inviting
i guess this twin peaks is not 'that' twin peaks :)

30 Jan 2009 9:37am

@yz: These have been around a lot longer and are real. Twin Peak are the highest (geographic) point in San Francisco. At 281 m (922 feet) - they afford a marvelous view of our fair town. You might enjoy this:

http://www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=1155&window_height=954&window_width=1903

WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

Nice composition!

30 Jan 2009 9:42am

k@ from France

I can recognize your shots now, they are wonderfully signed ! Love this view !!

30 Jan 2009 10:56am

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

it`s lovely shot of life :-)

30 Jan 2009 12:56pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I-want-to-visit-your-beautiful-city!!! This is a wonderful streetscape and rooftopscape (new word?).

30 Jan 2009 2:02pm

@Viewfinder: A new word, indeed - and this was actually taken from a pedestrian overpass at the Convention Center. This is a great 'people watching' position. I'll also note this was taken 'hand held' with the image stabilized Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. Pretty amazing.

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Very nice frame. An amazing expanse of city.

30 Jan 2009 2:15pm

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

I love San Francisco! This view is amazing..so much to see!

30 Jan 2009 4:25pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I love this, I love San Francisco, I love this, lol more please

30 Jan 2009 4:30pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

This is an amazing capture! Sooooo many beautiful details... love your tonality and composition very much!

30 Jan 2009 5:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool shot. Look at all those apartments going up the hillside. Love the detail.

30 Jan 2009 5:47pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, United States

Wonderful shot..... makes me REALLY want to get back there.... SOON!!!!

30 Jan 2009 7:49pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

I'm loving these street shots and guessing you must be holding up traffic from time to time:-)

30 Jan 2009 8:32pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

What a fantastic view. I guess if I'd be here I'd be watching the view for centuries... so many things to look and discover. Thanks Stephen for this city travel!

30 Jan 2009 9:32pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Splendid shot... after following the road; with all its interesting points down to the church, we then see that huge rise of urbanization !

31 Jan 2009 12:46am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A beautiful cityscape… I like the hills…

31 Jan 2009 3:32pm

grant from kansas city, United States

it's dizzying just to look!

31 Jan 2009 3:34pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

To use a good British phrase,"Bugger me" !!
What a view,the city just rolls on and on...........

31 Jan 2009 5:15pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic view, Stephen, you make me happy with this images of my SF.
I like the wonderful air of life in the streets.
Thanks for posting.

31 Jan 2009 7:43pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Being from the almost completely flat midwest, this is so hard to fathom - actual variation in altitude? Weird!

1 Feb 2009 6:07am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

This series is such a winner. Best SF images I have ever seen. What a great perspective you've got here. Those hills come in handy.

1 Feb 2009 8:11pm

Teresa from Mountain View, United States

I love these kinds of street shots of the city. I have many from years ago that you make me want to dig up. Ah, memories.

3 Feb 2009 4:43am

Kurt from San Francisco, United States

On perusing your images one thing that stands out is the interesting viewpoints/perspectives you've found for our city. This one for instance jumps out at me--I work right near here but have never 'seen' that street that way. Familiar landmarks from a unique perspective--great work!

7 Feb 2009 12:47am

@Kurt: Again, Kurt - thanks. I hope by the time you read this you're safely back on this side of the hill.