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Tower Bridge

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 4 February 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Sacramento, California

A drawbridge spanning the Sacramento River at the State Capitol
Built in 1935 - it is an art deco wonder.

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shroom from DFW, United States

Very nice. Love the lights.

4 Feb 2009 5:17am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Simply exquisite.. What more can I say.

4 Feb 2009 5:34am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

This is simply beautiful! incredible color, clarity, and composition - is that the moon or a star in the sky above the bridge?

4 Feb 2009 7:05am

@Scott Schilling: Hi Scott - thanks. That be Venus. You might be interested in this image taken last Thursday - about a week later - with Moon and Venus in a syncopated diving event at Russian Hill:

Philip from Joburg, South Africa

Beautiful lighting and the colour tones are excellent NICE!

4 Feb 2009 7:21am

Stefan Thaler from Thiersee, Austria

Nice image, wonderful light and composition!

4 Feb 2009 7:35am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Beautiful night scene. Nice light

4 Feb 2009 7:41am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

It's a beautiful bridge! Excellent composition and the light is just perfect. Well done.

4 Feb 2009 10:55am

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

The colour reflections and pin point sharpness a Stephen Phillips masterclass.

4 Feb 2009 1:54pm

@Jeff: Thanks, Jeff.

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Beautiful tones and light. Great :)

4 Feb 2009 1:57pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Love the colors. Great composition

4 Feb 2009 2:06pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, United States

Beautiful bridge, beautiful composition, beautiful reflection, simply a beautiful shot!!

4 Feb 2009 2:10pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

You took that so well Stephen, it's sensational, clarity, colour, divine reflection, a big wow

4 Feb 2009 2:30pm

@Lorraine: Kind words, Lorraine - thanks.

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Exquisite! How amazing are the colours and lighting you've captured!

4 Feb 2009 3:44pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


4 Feb 2009 3:56pm

Tamra from North Platte, NE, United States

Beautiful colors and love the reflection.

4 Feb 2009 4:19pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

The detail and clarity in this image are amazing, Stephen ... my eye was drawn to that tiny little light (and its beautiful reflection) deep into the pic ... exceptional work! I have been to 1111 Mississippi (numerous times) ... it used to be at the top of my list of favs ... now I'm a bit more partial to Vin de Set, which is owned and operated by the same folks ... I love the rooftop (outdoor) dining at Vin de Set ... ron

4 Feb 2009 4:48pm

@Ron: I'm hearing Saint Louis calling... (and now my stomach is growling, too)

peter from new york, United States

such a beautiful and crisp shot stephen! well balance of colors and great composition : )

4 Feb 2009 5:35pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Great job in managing the light!

4 Feb 2009 6:35pm

grant from kansas city, United States

wonderful - smooth, warm colors

4 Feb 2009 6:53pm

narcís from Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Molt bona definició, colors i bons reflexos!!!

4 Feb 2009 7:02pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

A funny picture with those unclear reflections. I like the colours here.

4 Feb 2009 7:53pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

The water reflection is like a painting. A very nice night shot

4 Feb 2009 8:15pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good image, love the exsposure

4 Feb 2009 8:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Absolutely beautiful. Love those reflections.

4 Feb 2009 8:29pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Wow this photo is also a wonder well done

4 Feb 2009 9:55pm

@jamesy: Thank you, Jamesy. Much appreciated.

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Another beautiful shot, and I'm not surprised. If you wouldn't mind divulging I'm curious about the time you shot this (how dark was it) and the exif data on the shot. The lighting is perfect!

4 Feb 2009 11:04pm

@Yonatan: No problem. The exposure was at 17:52, approximately 38 minutes after sunset.

Canon 5D w/ Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens - ISO 50 - at 16mm - f/2.8 for 1.0 second.

Marcie from United States

Incredible clarity in those reflections. Beautiful night vision!!!

5 Feb 2009 12:17am

@Marcie: Thanks, Marcie.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Absolutely gorgeous! Your night (or twilight) photos are the best I've seen.

5 Feb 2009 12:18am

@willow: Bless you, willow - thank you.

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Breathtaking image Stephen. Always drawn to bridges myself. Love this image, great reflections and sharpness. Excellent work as usual!

5 Feb 2009 12:40am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb exposure here at twilight! i like the ambient lighting still remaining before total darkness around the bridge! sharpness is brilliant and composition work very nicely too!

5 Feb 2009 2:17am

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

This puts me straight into the heart of the image, walking around, enjoying the gorgeous view. Such a scene of splendour, superbly captured. First class, Stephen

5 Feb 2009 4:44am

@EYES WIDE SHUT: A heart-felt thanks.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

You are a master in night scenes !... beautiful colors, definition, composition ♥..... and.... reflections... !

5 Feb 2009 12:06pm

@Francesc B.: Thank you, Francesc - I love doing these and the evening was perfect.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

1935...very historical for our young country. The boat is so pretty with it's yellow hue.

5 Feb 2009 12:57pm

Rachel from Charleville-Mézières, France

Une image agréable à regarder.
De belles couleurs et une ambiance paisible.

5 Feb 2009 2:00pm

@Rachel: Merci. J'aime travailler avec Lacey. Le sourire sur son visage correspond à l'humeur de l'être avec elle.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

beautiful light and reflections

7 Feb 2009 1:11pm