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Rain in the Carquinez Strait

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 18 December 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A mucky mess, hope you had your wellies handy. best...jerry

18 Dec 2009 5:11am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Image of time, the image of rain. I like these forms of beauty, even if the contrary is evident. The geometry of lines, these bodies of water, the reflections! It is also our environment!

18 Dec 2009 5:37am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great image, works well in mono

18 Dec 2009 6:25am

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

I like this rather rough looking terrain, but that lonely tree seems to be surviving well.

18 Dec 2009 6:39am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's like a photo of an urban film of the sixties. I was looking for the boy of the Harley :))

18 Dec 2009 7:23am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

excellent bw, beautiful urban scene

18 Dec 2009 7:45am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Nice low POV and a well composed mono shot.Well done mate !!

18 Dec 2009 3:14pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

nice and gloomy in b&w - did you try to capture any reflections in the water?.....

18 Dec 2009 6:15pm

@Chris: The only disappointment I had in capturing this was that it was raining - hard. With a very cool Manfrotto tripod, I managed to use the car as an impromptu shelter. I parked this way to block the wind coming up from the south and used a fairly short shutter speed to try and get the drops and puddles. Alas, they don't show. As to the Carquinez Strait - the current is very strong through here and the water tends to choppy most of the time. I didn't have a rain cover with me so even if there was a shot - there was no way I could get out there without a soaked camera as a result. I can't ever recall getting a good reflection along here in a storm.

Canon 5D w/ 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens at 16mm: ISO 50 - f/3.5 - 1/30th second.

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

The textural variances and general busy nature of the shot work so well to my eyes, Stephen. It positively buzzes with detail and is balanced by the reflections of the bridge, and those overhead lines. Perfect in mono, a great shot

18 Dec 2009 7:31pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

great composition on this one......sad looking place in this shot.......but nicely done in the b&'s that restaurant????

18 Dec 2009 10:53pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan - I really like this funky place and the working class clientele. Surprisingly good fresh seafood. Nothing adventurous - but very fresh, including the sauces. I'm told the steaks are good as well but - hey - it's crab season!

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

... and that the pole in the right upper side so powerfully anchor the photo even with the bridge on the back gound .. with the thin wire running diagonal and also very functional. Great!

18 Dec 2009 11:21pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazing light and clarity -- happy holidays Stephen!!!

21 Dec 2009 2:34pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

good composition, attracts the eye

23 Dec 2009 7:09am