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Exit into Twilight

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 2 October 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Crockett, California

180° opposite yesterday's view.

Tomorrow - Moon and Jupiter in another remake from yesteryear - the rail crossing in Pinole, California with an Amtrak train roaring through.

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Another great image, love the curves of the road above

2 Oct 2009 5:24am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

You're having entirely to much fun! The series got me to thinking about Rio Vista and Locke and Chinese dinner. best...jerry

2 Oct 2009 5:49am

Mirko Herzner from Germany

These shots are now so much 'painting with light' but 'painting with highways' :-) Very cool.

2 Oct 2009 6:02am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

perfectly composed

2 Oct 2009 6:05am

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States


2 Oct 2009 12:39pm

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

i like it stephen , very nice

2 Oct 2009 3:42pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Magnifiques couleurs et cadrage

2 Oct 2009 4:59pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice with this light in this shot

2 Oct 2009 5:29pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great lines here !!!

2 Oct 2009 5:58pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good series, Stephen. I like these compostions of lines and colors.

2 Oct 2009 6:36pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

great spot and great perspective.

2 Oct 2009 7:26pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Funny thing, in your shots of the freeway I get a real sense of movement and speed in this stationary objects; I think it is the curves. Great series.

2 Oct 2009 7:32pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks Glenn - I love doing these.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I like these a lot Stephen - what kind of shutter speed did you use? I notice you don't have EXIF data.....

2 Oct 2009 8:10pm

@Chris: Hi there, Chris - my work flow in Photoshop employs 'save for web & devices' which (unfortunately) strips the exif data. I'm always happy to provide it:

Canon 5D w/ Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens: at 16mm - ISO 50 - f/5.0 - 13.0 seconds. Yesterday's shot was the same except at f/7.1

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Stephen - an awesome shot! I always like the diffraction patterns you capture in your photographs on the lights! Great work on these images. I hope they fix the save for web and devices in CS5 to leave the exif data - it would be nice!

3 Oct 2009 3:18am

@Scott F. Schilling: Greetings, Scott - thanks. I was speaking with a friend who is deeply involved with the technical end of these matters - and he says that the exif data is taking up maybe 10-12 kb - so it is silly that they shed it.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is such an amazing shot Stephen! I love the star of the sun, the futuristic feel and wonderful colours. Excellent!

3 Oct 2009 4:09am

@bluechameleon: Thank you so much, Sharon. You might enjoy knowing that your 'sun' here is a streetlamp - it was well towards dusk. (I really love your red floats on the sand shot - it is one that has lingered in my head - a great photograph)

k@ from Paris, France

Impressive angle under this strong light*

3 Oct 2009 9:47am

@k@: Thank you - this is a great place to practice with exposures and light balance.

Levine from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Very good composition and framing of the lines and objects properly filling up the space. Like the left side of the frame, how you use the electric tower and houses to occupy the space. Nice blue skies too.

3 Oct 2009 12:36pm

@Levine: Thank you, Levine - for the visit and the very kind words.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Very very nice! the composition and exposure are fantastic!

4 Oct 2009 3:58am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

This is my favourite of this little series. I like the way the lines run out from the centre.

5 Oct 2009 6:36am

grant from kansas city, United States

this has the feel of a sci-fi book jacket - a view into a sleek, perhaps menacing, future.

5 Oct 2009 4:41pm