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Above Franklin Canyon

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 4 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A rainy day over the lands of Carquinez Regional Park - California

This is a short series taken on the day of yesterday's sunset image. This was my first capture of the day in the lands to the south and east of the small town of Crockett. Tomorrow - off to Crockett.

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Sharon from Los Angeles, United States

wow.. this is a beauty... nice capture Stephen

4 Mar 2009 5:05am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Yep, that's what things look like just now. I feel like I live in Oregon. OMG ... my toes are webbing!

Full range of exposure here. Nice.

4 Mar 2009 5:09am

@MontereyJohn: Having family in Oregon - I understand webbing. It's if and when you start sounding 'Daffy' that I'll begin to worry.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Stephen, This is beautiful - wonderful light and this is my favorite time of year in the Bay Area with the green hills, clouds, and pretty soon the wildflowers - wonderful image with the fence, hills, clouds - Thanks for sharing!

4 Mar 2009 5:22am

@Scott Schilling: Amen - Scott - this is a time in California that lifts the heart of all photographers. The light and the ever changing show of nature has me wanting to be outdoors at every moment. I find it hard to sit at my desk.

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Ah, I love that brilliant green of new grass. Lovely.

4 Mar 2009 6:05am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Interesting landscape and good treatment. I like the greens and the details of the composition.

4 Mar 2009 6:13am

shroom from DFW, United States

Very nice. I wanna follow the path over the hill.

4 Mar 2009 6:16am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The rains have done their work it seems. Everything looks so lush.

4 Mar 2009 6:48am

@Steve Rice: Well - for now - the drought word is far from going away. We had virtually no rain in December or January - out two wettest months - and this coming off of two drought years. The hills were still brown two weeks ago. I guess that's what had me take the image - it is great to see. The best news is that more storms are forecast into the next two weeks.

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A beautiful rolling landscape and nicely taken photo.

4 Mar 2009 7:46am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

beautiful landscape

4 Mar 2009 8:19am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

That Green is Divine, I love every pixel of me hope, thanks Stephen!

4 Mar 2009 10:25am

@Lorraine: Hang in there, Lorraine - spring will be here before you know it...

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Que c'est beau tout ce vert tendre !

4 Mar 2009 12:35pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

So lush and green, hard to imagine a drought or even possibility of one.

4 Mar 2009 1:15pm

@Lee: Three weeks after the final spring rain these hills are brown - and in another couple of weeks they are the color of white gold. They remain this color until the late fall when the winter rains return.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful shades of green and rolling hills. This is so beautiful! The light shows every detail...a stunner.

4 Mar 2009 1:24pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

A very active sky, well done!

4 Mar 2009 1:44pm

sorter from tehran, Iran


4 Mar 2009 3:15pm

@sorter: Hey sorter - tHaNkS !

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh my, what an ethereal beauty! The forms, patterns, textures and colours are just incredible!!!

4 Mar 2009 3:47pm

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

beautiful landscape

4 Mar 2009 4:46pm

grant from kansas city, United States

reminds me of a grant wood painting. i love it!

4 Mar 2009 4:59pm

Ben from Harz, Germany

cool... it looks a bit like its painted... great...

4 Mar 2009 5:30pm

peter from new york, United States

this looks like something out of a dream. awesome!

4 Mar 2009 6:38pm

melodia from ffm, Germany

what a great landscape with all that young fresh green. looks like spring what i really am waiting for ...

4 Mar 2009 6:46pm

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

wooow....grean one Stephen...

4 Mar 2009 7:10pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Not a normal shot for you! The greens and the grays are great together.

4 Mar 2009 7:18pm

@dogilicious: I have no idea what a 'normal' shot for me might be. People ask me what kind of photography I do. My stock response is generally, "I shoot anything but weddings." And I'd shoot one of those if it was unusual or quirky.
Basically I am drawn to shoot what resonates somehow. We are in the middle of a three year drought and the pools of light rolling of this soaked landscape looked exceptionally good.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wow, what beautiful rolling hills, and everything looks so green and lush.... You got a great catch here...... And I can tell you for sure, there's nothing that looks like that down here in flat South Florida!!!

4 Mar 2009 9:00pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Perfect - The composition is just perfect! I like the rolling hills and the diagonal line of the fence and the clouds and.... I guess I just like the whole thing! Can't wait to see Crockett!

4 Mar 2009 9:09pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

those hills are spectacular, and your capture of the clouds really adds to the landscape.....superb vibrant colors....

4 Mar 2009 9:19pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

this image makes me think that crockett has very nice landscape environments. i've yet to explore, so busy!! excellent landscape shot stephen!

4 Mar 2009 9:32pm

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

beautiful shot; i'm actually travelling ouot to the san fransisco area next week, and look forward to taking my camera and enjoying the scenery...

4 Mar 2009 10:16pm

@paulski: Paul - this is good news. By all means contact me if you're anywhere near the Bay Bridge. I should be in town all week. [415/\609/\6090]

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Un beau tapis de verts tendres et des collines aux douces rondeurs, un paysage qui dégage beaucoup de fraîcheur. J'aime l'arbre et son ombre sur la colline au premier plan.

4 Mar 2009 10:27pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci beaucoup Evelyne. Il a été de pluie que j'ai conduit le long de cette crête. Tout à coup - le soleil est apparu - et les bassins de la lumière commencé à se déplacer sur ces collines, dans ma direction. Il est tout à fait charmant. (Je me demande comment Google va faire de cette pensée)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Very nice! I love the wonderful lime green this time of year!

5 Mar 2009 1:54am

@Tracy: Tracy - thank you - are you from the La Selva Beach down south of Capitola? Just curious???

Michael from TX, United States

Wonderful shot and very pretty countryside.

5 Mar 2009 2:32am

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

The different shades of green are superb and contrast so nicely with the cloudy sky.

5 Mar 2009 3:42am

Karthik from Chennai, India

So refreshing!

5 Mar 2009 6:56am

Magda from Canada

Ohhh look at that lush’s green! I miss summer! ;) I can see my girls running through the grassy fields......
Beautiful terrain. Reminds me of my childhood...

5 Mar 2009 8:14am

@Magda: How lovely and poetic, Magda - thanks for your own 'imagery' to go with this photograph.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Brings to mind Steinbeck's East of Eden. Lovely rolling hills with that lush green growth.

5 Mar 2009 11:40am

Tammy-Cricket from United States

Oh....this feels like home. Simply stunning image.

6 Mar 2009 4:01am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Green colors are announcing spring…

8 Mar 2009 8:39pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Sideways territory?

9 Mar 2009 3:09pm