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Palms at Night

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 20 March 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

On Treasure Island looking towards San Francisco

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Sharon from Los Angeles, United States

lovely night shot... :) Dreamy one..

20 Mar 2009 5:23am

willow from Chelsea, United States

I agree with Sharon - very dreamy. I love the soft glow of the clouds and skyline. How did you do this? A really long exposure?

20 Mar 2009 5:46am

@willow: Thanks for writing willow - I am traveling this week and will get the details for you when I get home. It was a 20 second exposure on a heavy tripod - the wind was really blowing that night. ISO 50.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful night shot

20 Mar 2009 6:02am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Très belle image de nuit bien cadrée

20 Mar 2009 7:01am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

fantastic mood and lights, guess it was a quite long exposure

20 Mar 2009 7:50am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A great shot in difficult conditions,well done !!

20 Mar 2009 7:55am

alireza from tehran, Iran

nice shot/ i like shots in night/ happy norooz :-)

20 Mar 2009 10:28am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

How many nights have I stood freezing in that very spot and NEVER captured anything like this?!

Excellent, Stephen, just excellent.

20 Mar 2009 11:56am

@MontereyJohn: Thanks, John - forgive the delay in responding - traveling correspondence blues...

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

So drawn to that "surreal" feel... beautiful lighting and tonality... wonderful long exposure shot, Stephen!

20 Mar 2009 1:34pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

fabulous colors and composition - really nice shot....

20 Mar 2009 1:53pm

lusyamcoga from France

une belle prise en pose longue... superbe !

20 Mar 2009 2:23pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Fantastic capture; what a beautiful spot this is, and what a great view across the bay.

20 Mar 2009 3:01pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow that is one impressive photo Stephen!

20 Mar 2009 3:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is beautiful. The nice long exposure allows the stars to show without trails. I love this image.

20 Mar 2009 4:07pm

melodia from ffm, Germany

great view with all those lights in different forms ...!

20 Mar 2009 6:16pm

peter from new york, United States

what a stunning evening shot! i love how you even captured some stars!

20 Mar 2009 7:01pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Fantastic shot, really great!

20 Mar 2009 8:17pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

the light, the sky, THAT BRIDGE!! phenomenal shot!!!

20 Mar 2009 9:49pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Wow! Very beautiful shot. Really like the stars!

20 Mar 2009 9:56pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Marvelous scene. The city lights are lovely.

20 Mar 2009 10:27pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

It's an amazing shot! Very beautiful!

20 Mar 2009 11:46pm

Observing from North West, United Kingdom

That is quite beautiful to see it all illuminated, lovely shot Stephen, have a great weekend.

20 Mar 2009 11:51pm

grant from kansas city, United States

bravo stephen!

21 Mar 2009 2:38am

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

The city looks golden and light trails are great.

21 Mar 2009 2:48pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this shot a lot : very creative…

21 Mar 2009 5:33pm

Karthik from Chennai, India


23 Mar 2009 4:39am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

stunning night capture from treasure island. i love the dynamic sky, the long exposure car streaking lights, as well as san francisco in the background!

23 Mar 2009 7:02am

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States


24 Mar 2009 4:51am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Very nice....!
I have been trying some night shots but nothing interesting or worth showing yet! ;(

26 Mar 2009 5:44am

@Magda: Thanks for the expanded visit and comments, Magda. For night shots - I'm finding a sturdy tripod and using the lowest ISO that your camera is capable of is the ticket to good results. I look forward to seeing what you discover in this effort.

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

This is brilliant.... love everything about it...

5 Apr 2009 2:09am