Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Bay Bridge Twilight

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 3 May 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Along the Embarcadero in San Francisco

Canon 5D w/ Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 - ISO 50 - 16mm - f/6.3 for 20.0seconds

Larger view:

...find this photographer on TWITTER as ' fogguy '

© copyright 2018 by Stephen Phillips Photography / Oakland, California /
please respect these rights - do not copy or use these images without permission.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Simply fantastic on this one- incredible sky also with the cloud tops in the distance! Fantastic depth and perspective also! When are you offering your City by the Bay Workshop!

3 May 2009 5:16am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks for this, Scott - and as to your suggestion - check your email.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

beautiful shot

3 May 2009 6:05am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Très belle lumière, beau cadrage aussi avec Bay bridge, moins célèbre que le Golden Gate mais très beau dans cette lumière de nuit

3 May 2009 6:51am

@Marie LC: Je vous remercie pour les aimables paroles, Marie. Et excusez-moi, mais pour votre information - Le Bay Bridge est un autre allant de The Golden Gate. Ce pont relie San Francisco à l'est. The Golden Gate, au nord. Je pensais que vous voulez savoir.

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Terrific wide angle composition with many interesting features

3 May 2009 6:57am

dominik from Paris, France

Magnifique perspective, j'adore également la lumière des reflets.

3 May 2009 8:21am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

fantastic composition and lights

3 May 2009 8:24am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

This is very good, Stephen. I really like the colors and the well lit foreground.

3 May 2009 8:35am

nestor from la réunion, France

beautiful composition and very nice colors

3 May 2009 11:18am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

stunning colors and lights - and of course your composition is just great.....beautiful shot..

3 May 2009 12:06pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

The beautiful perspective and composition have caught my attention the very first second; the wonderful lighting and fine details are making it complete!!! Thanks for such a great treat!:-)

3 May 2009 12:15pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful composition and exposure! the light is truly brilliant as are the sharpness and clarity!

3 May 2009 12:41pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

WOW Stephen, magnificent light, what a beautiful photo!!!! Bravo

3 May 2009 12:52pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

FANTASTIC image, this is one of your best

3 May 2009 3:32pm

Marcie from United States

Beautiful scene! Love how the lines of the boardwalk rail converge with the distant bridge. Love this!!!

3 May 2009 3:34pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic view!!!

3 May 2009 5:11pm

Wayne Molyneux from Crewe, United Kingdom

Superb light & composition Stephen & the long exposure has rendered the surfac reflections beautifully.


3 May 2009 5:45pm

@Wayne Molyneux: Thanks, Wayne - greatly appreciated.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Beautiful and excellent! Bravo!

3 May 2009 6:06pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A superb shot ! Congratulations

3 May 2009 6:06pm

grant from kansas city, United States

it has your mark - terrific!

3 May 2009 6:10pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

stunning...absolutely stunning!

3 May 2009 6:39pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France


3 May 2009 7:04pm

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

superb shot Stephen, stunning

3 May 2009 8:35pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot Stephen..really like the angle you used, and the light in the shot is just stunning!!! Congrats on another job well done!!

3 May 2009 8:37pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, wonderful night shot, well done!

3 May 2009 8:50pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

What a great night shot !! Composition is perfect and light & colors are very attractive. Like a lot.

3 May 2009 9:17pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Wow! This is without a doubt one of the most breathtaking images I've seen in a long while.

3 May 2009 11:45pm

peter from new york, United States

stunning night shot stephen! i'm always impressed with your evening crisp and awesome!
as for your comment about advertising yesterday, i actually do work in the industry as a project manager!

3 May 2009 11:47pm

@peter: Thanks Peter - as to your position - it comes as no surprise. You definitely display that 'finished' eye in your imagery. (keep me in mind if you have need of a left coast shooter or should any of my images fill a spot) - best to you.

kerfendal from Paris, France

great light probably in B position, the result is incredible

4 May 2009 12:40am

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Brilliant photo .

4 May 2009 2:29am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Such lovely light and a different capture of such a notable bridge.

4 May 2009 3:08am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

YOWSA!!! brilliant work Stephen -- a 5 star shot all the way!!! bravo!!!

4 May 2009 5:17am

@dj.tigersprout: I'm certain I've never received a 'yowsa' before now - thanks! I'm still seeing that beautiful skyscrapers post you put up on Friday. Magnificent.

missparis from France


4 May 2009 1:48pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Fabulous twilight colours!

4 May 2009 3:06pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique graphisme.

4 May 2009 5:40pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Magical!!! This must be another one of my favourite night shots of yours! Wow! Outstanding

5 May 2009 3:44am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

i am back -- this is brilliant work!! magical indeed!! and do i see that the tide is out? top notch work Stephen!!! a favorite of mine for sure!!!

5 May 2009 5:49am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

This is a really magical image. Stephen - a question: I see you have used a 16mm lens here - I have a 10mm wide angle which I use on my 40D, but on a shot like this I have to make some Photoshop lens correction adjustments for the subjects at the fringes of the photo - do you have to do the same with the 5D and 16mm lens?

5 May 2009 12:08pm

@dobbino: Thanks dobbino - As to your question - usually no. Ocassioally - I have some vignetting that I treat in Photoshop - but it is rare.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I enjoy very much looking at this picture of Bay Bridge at the magic hour and with this beautifully illuminated perspective.

5 May 2009 4:57pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Such a fantastic shot! Excellent composition and perfect exposure!!

5 May 2009 6:59pm

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Simply gorgeous !

6 May 2009 5:54am

Thomas Griffioen from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Everything is right in this shot! Stunning lights, beautiful!

30 May 2009 1:20pm