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Kearny Street Hill

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 9 December 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The south face of Telegraph Hill. Overlooking the Financial District of San Francisco.

We will have a look up this hill from Broadway - two blocks below - tomorrow.

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, love the perspective, great shot

9 Dec 2009 6:33am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

While the big deals are made, the manhole conveys the underlying truth. Vacant this cold morning. best...jerry

9 Dec 2009 6:55am

yz from budapest, Hungary

love the wide angle, cool

9 Dec 2009 11:01am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Makes me wish I could be back already.

9 Dec 2009 11:55am

laurent from 93, France

San francisco like we imagine it with all the movies taking place in this city (bullit in first) great angle

9 Dec 2009 12:51pm

@laurent: I just saw Bullitt again recently and two things struck me very powerfully. (1) - The movie holds up very well with a very strong script, great cast, editing, and direction; and (2) - There is no strong language in the film. Part of this was censorship within the industry at the time, but it struck me (and this applies to all aspects of life) that with powerful writing - cursing is not necessary to convey a point. It was a different world in many ways. You just had me realize that the film is 42 years old. Damn! I was 18 when it was released and saw it 3 times in the first month!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good shot, I like very much these streets and the style of the houses.

9 Dec 2009 7:34pm

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

yeah this must be SF! nice capture of the hill.

9 Dec 2009 10:41pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

great where you shot it from....look forward to seeing it from the other direction......guess I will have to go check out Bullitt....don't think I've ever seen it!!!! Sounds like it'd be worth hunting down.....

9 Dec 2009 10:42pm

@Susan: Oh, Susan - I guarantee you'll love the movie. A little bloody in a couple of spots - but a great story and the chase scene of all movie chase scenes (which is remarkable because it was the very first to take it to this level). This movie was before there were any special effects - which adds to the chills as these two cars go at it.

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Loved that movie Bullitt, can remember it like it was yesterday. Excellent shot Stephen, with a great perspective. The chase scene was amazing, the cars were air borne on these streets. Guess we are showing our age, just Google'd the movie, it was in 1968.

10 Dec 2009 1:09am

David from Detroit, United States

I have to agree about Bullitt. You've really captured the steepness of the hill.

10 Dec 2009 1:45am

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Just amazing how - to me - the manhole in the foreground anchors the picture ... otherwise I would've slipped down the road. The figure on the right adds life and reality to a wide shot. Yeah.

10 Dec 2009 2:11am

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

What a lovely shot Stephen, I love that long view into town. Maybe I've been here in another life, but I can instantly connect with the surroundings.

10 Dec 2009 3:44am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Oh this excites me greatly, Stephen. Next April at long last, we are visiting San Francisco as a five day trip over from western Canada, and I have always wanted to go there. I cannot wait. You have wetted my appetite even more here, and I look forward to the next shot. When I visit any city or town, I like to take in the variations in districts, nightlife and streetlife, the affluent and not so, to get a real taste for life there, and I'm loking forward to streets like this with character and stories to tell. A neat shot with an excellent view and nthe manhole really does anchor the scene.

10 Dec 2009 4:53am

@SOUL AFLAME: How exciting, Paul - please stay in touch, it would be terrific if we could arrange to meet-up during your trip. April is beautiful - my number one choice for friends visiting the area. Will you be able to get over to Yosemite during this trip?

jpdm from Pignans, France

great framing, one full speed pic

11 Dec 2009 8:08am