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Dawn in Oakland, California

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 10 January 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

North end of Lake Merritt
This was supposed to be yesterday's image (from the same series as Friday's post - walking along the lake trail). I thought this would be a perfect celebration image for having finally completed my move out of my old San Francisco digs. Come to think of it - the cosmos made me miss this deadline. I was so very tired - I left the three heaviest boxes in the car and was moving them in at 6 AM on Saturday morning. Almost an hour before tomorrow's image...

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Wow, how that has changed! best...jerry

10 Jan 2010 5:43am

@ordinaryimages: When were you last here, Jerry?

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's a beautiful skyline also, and splendid reflections and colors. Are you living in the downtown?

10 Jan 2010 6:11am

@Paco Díaz: Yes and no, Francisco -- I'm in the area known as Jack London Square - which is a waterfront zone just west of downtown. Formally this was a commercial market district but it is quickly becoming mostly residential. There are a good number of restaurants, stores, clubs, and coffee bars. The spot where I took the Lake Merritt images is about 1.5 km (a mile) east of my door.

zahra from shiraz, Iran

great,very nice.

10 Jan 2010 6:29am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wow, lovely effect. I am going to have to revisit Oakland !!!
(Glad to know you are down around Jack London Square.
I've always thought that would be a cool place to have a place. :-)

10 Jan 2010 8:12am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

I just love the simplicity of this shot. Georgeous light, colors and reflections! Amazing. Glad you managed your move well...

10 Jan 2010 8:13am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

beautiful reflections and composition

10 Jan 2010 8:26am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

beautiful rhythm, and the two ducks just put the cherry on the pie

10 Jan 2010 9:12am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great sky line, nice one

10 Jan 2010 12:49pm

Marcie from Boston, United States

Absolutely beautiful cityscape and its reflections. Love how the two ducks swimming amidst the tall buildings.

10 Jan 2010 1:06pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

what fantastic looking architecture and I love the reflections - the ripples in the water compliment the design of the buildings.....looks like a great new home for you Stephen.....

10 Jan 2010 1:41pm

David from Detroit, United States

Another great photo of morning light. The Chamber of Commerce in Oakland is going to love you! This is a lovely view.

10 Jan 2010 2:17pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Gorgeous shot Stephen...that early morning light is just scrumptious !!!! And those 2 little ducks, among the reflections is a great touch!!! Glad the move is finally behind you !!

10 Jan 2010 4:44pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

beautiful beautiful shot of lake merritt! the reflection from the water is superb. excellent work stephen!

10 Jan 2010 5:28pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice futuristic scene. Like the perfect mirror effect.

10 Jan 2010 5:31pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great shot..where about are u leaving now ?

10 Jan 2010 7:51pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice shapes and colours in this skyline, can you see this from your new place?

10 Jan 2010 8:03pm

@Curly: Thanks for the visit. On the view - no. This spot is about 1.5 km east of my apartment. I was getting set to jump on the freeway to head towards my office in San Francisco. It was overcast but I noticed the deep and promising red at the horizon and decided to detour to the lake.

laurent from 93, France

great view, an awesome reflection

11 Jan 2010 12:59am

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

Fabulous composition- love the reflections!!!

11 Jan 2010 1:24am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

The reflections are wonderful, but the elegance of the ducks are such a nice bonus.

11 Jan 2010 3:47am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Very nicely done and so different from the older "S.F." architecture !!

12 Jan 2010 4:09pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Outstanding! Post card like! The composition and reflections are gorgeous

12 Jan 2010 8:30pm

jpdm from Pignans, France

so nice wide angle and reflection in lake with duckies

13 Jan 2010 11:17am

@jpdm: One of my specialties - duckies in the dawn...