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Long Shadows on Stevenson Bridge

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 1 November 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Solano County - California

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Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Ugly yet beautiful! amazing shot!

1 Nov 2009 6:47am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

I remember this bridge from before. It's quite a fascinating place and interesting to photograph I expect. It makes me wonder where exactly this bridge is situated. Because graffiti is usually associated with youth, I imagine this place to be right on the edge of town within walking distance. Or maybe it's the target of the newly qualified drivers who take a ride out with their spray cans. I don't think I really want to learn the answer, mystery is sometimes a good thing. Hope you're keeping well my friend.

1 Nov 2009 10:02am

@Mike: Well, Mike - you'll have to decide if you want to have a look. On Thursday, much about this bridge will be revealed - including a map. FYI - and thanks!

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

The bridge is so beautiful, graffiti ugly. I'm enjoying these series.

1 Nov 2009 1:38pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super compo ! Great find !

1 Nov 2009 3:01pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

the light is wonderful, and I like the lines created by the bridge and shadows in your wonderful composition. I also find it interesting with the contrast between the "art" provided in the graffiti and in the natural art in the background - in my eyes the natural wins!!!

1 Nov 2009 6:30pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful light and color in this one....and great composition too!! Nice series at this bridge....

1 Nov 2009 6:36pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

awesome colors on this, nice shadows, seems like this was taken nearing sunset, nice! and hope you had a great Happy Halloween!

1 Nov 2009 7:03pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

So many interesting curves and lines and shadows in this image! Love the colors, too.

1 Nov 2009 9:33pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great street scene - I am always amazed by the amount of graffiti on these older structures! With the graffiti and the curves this has a lot of visual interest! Great shot!

1 Nov 2009 11:26pm

@Scott F. Schilling: Hey Scott - 'tis a fact. For some while this was the only tagged object around. Recently however a large, nearby abandoned silo has received some heavy artistry.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Almost like a concrete rainbow... yet it is clearly the work of human hands (and spray paint) with lots of time to do their special "thing" here.

2 Nov 2009 2:32am

@Viewfinder: Don't give the surprise away - but Thursday will reveal numerous facts about this span - leading off with the notion that this is a 'Rainbow Arch Bridge' (built in 1923). Good eye, Glenn!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

So much graffiti on this bridge but it still does not take away from the architecture and nice lines.

2 Nov 2009 4:33am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

i love the curves and lines in this,the graffiti is the icing on the cake !!

2 Nov 2009 2:40pm