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A Sunset All to Themselves

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 21 May 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A couple stroll along the water's edge in front on the Giant Dipper - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - California

A warm and peaceful May sunset along the central coast.

In another week - this place will be jammed with people and the stillness will be swallowed by the screams of vacationers - dropping and spinning on the many rides.

Larger view / map: http://www.pbase.com/image/112608754
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yz from budapest, Hungary

beautiful lights!

21 May 2009 7:55am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Where's Gil Grissom ? :-)

21 May 2009 11:16am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Lovely gentle evening light. There is a stillness to this that makes me hope the crowds never descend to disturb the scene, but I know they will. Sigh.

21 May 2009 11:50am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

i love all your boardwalk shots (and your beach shots / train shots / SF city shots / norcal rural shots...) -- makes me reminiscent of my university years... what a life!! beautiful work Stephen!

21 May 2009 2:29pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke Dock boy,Wales), Germany

This shot has something "Clasic American" about it.The White wooden roller coaster along side the shore.

21 May 2009 2:30pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful shot with that lone soul wandering....But I just have to ask, if this is the beach, where were YOU when you got this shot???

21 May 2009 2:48pm

@Susan: For a clear view of where I was standing - click on the link to the larger view/map below the image - go to the map - and it will show my position. Click on the satellite view.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

nice evening lighting, and the emptiness of what will be crowded makes for a romantic shot....

21 May 2009 3:25pm

peter from new york, United States

i'm sure it's a whole different scene when the people start visiting! i like the peacefulness of this shot

21 May 2009 3:34pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I really like this tight in shot! I see so many including the entire Boardwalk...The walking couple give it that great Off-Season feel.

21 May 2009 5:17pm

Alun from Cheshire, United Kingdom

That looks fun, great shot

21 May 2009 6:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Really beautiful light in this beautiful scene.

21 May 2009 7:46pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

great place to visit, havent been to SC in a while. nice colors!

21 May 2009 8:17pm

alex centrella from United States

i know this shot well, i use to live in Capitola

21 May 2009 9:58pm

grant from kansas city, United States

how strange to see all of that behind them, uninhabited. i wonder where you were standing.

22 May 2009 1:43am

@grant: There's a long wharf at the west end of The Boardwalk - for an actual view - click on the map link under the photo (use the satellite view).

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Excellent color. Well done.

22 May 2009 2:37am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Hello, Stephen, great light in this beautiful shot. The couple in the solitary beach gives a special charm to the picture.

22 May 2009 4:26am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Ah Ha......all makes sense now!!!! thanks for pointing that out stephen!!!! looks like a great spot for shooting!!! when i go out on one of the fishing piers here, there's basically nothing back on the shoreline but a concrete jungle of condo buildings!!!!

22 May 2009 2:26pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous! The light is magnificent

26 May 2009 8:27am