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Dawn Along The Embarcadero

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 24 December 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

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Merry Christmas - everyone...

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Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I have been by this area so many times! Great light in this and very nice sky also - Thanks for waking up so early! Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

24 Dec 2009 5:30am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good combination of lights and beautiful angle.
Enjoy this night wit all of yours!

24 Dec 2009 6:18am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Une lumière magique, comme celle de Noël. Bonnes fêtes de Noël Stephen pour toi et tous ceux que tu aimes.

24 Dec 2009 7:45am

@Marie LC: Et un Joyeux Noël à vous aussi, Marie - la paix et la chaleur à vous et à ceux-là vous chérit.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

great pov, nicely framed

24 Dec 2009 9:14am

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Merry Christmas my friend, to you and your family.

24 Dec 2009 10:33am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

beautiful light and lines.......Merry Christmas to you as well.....

24 Dec 2009 12:19pm

Marcie from United States

Gorgeous light. Love your point-of-view. Wishing you and yours all the best!!!

24 Dec 2009 12:29pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Merry christmas to you and your familly dear Stephen !! Enjoy your night... :-)

24 Dec 2009 4:25pm

k@ from Paris, France

What a stupendous light, amigo ! Wish you such a luminous Xmas season***

24 Dec 2009 5:09pm

@k@: Luminance is what draws us to this endeavor. Joyeux Noël, cher Karine.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Love the light here Stephen, and great composition too!!! Happy Holiday !!!

24 Dec 2009 9:44pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

You had to get up before breakfast to shoot this one. Feliz Navidad mi amigo!

24 Dec 2009 10:23pm

@ordinaryimages: Indeed, Jerry - breakfast did follow this adventure. But the winter solstice does afford the sunrise at a not too early hour. In that light (pun intended) - it was ironic that this image took three days to capture. The first morning saw me across the Embarcadero feasting in the lovely pre-dawn sky and the string of lights on the bridge above. I was about to set the tripod when the lights on the bridge went dark.

Next morning I was a little earlier and walked past the spot where I would take this image. I loved the light in that tree. Again - I was about to place the camera when the bridge lights went out. I looked at my watch to see that it was precisely 7 AM. The third day saw me out earlier still - and the job complete - with a far more beautiful sky than the two days preceding.

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

gorgeous light. impressive perspective. very nice!

25 Dec 2009 3:39am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

EXCELLENT frame -- surreal (and thus very cool) color!!!

29 Dec 2009 4:35am