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Lake Merritt Dawn

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 11 January 2010 in Cityscape & Urban.

Oakland - California

Photographer Michael Adel silhouetted against Saturday's sunrise over downtown Oakland's beautiful centerpiece - Lake Merritt.

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Mirko Herzner from Germany

From this shot it seems that this morning was absolutely worth getting up early. A georgeous scene...

11 Jan 2010 6:05am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really like the human interest, nice image

11 Jan 2010 6:26am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

mmm nice time to take a photo!

11 Jan 2010 6:51am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

beautiful colours

11 Jan 2010 7:08am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

so there's a queue to take that shot :)
but i see local authorities arranged mini-sunrises on the lampposts

11 Jan 2010 7:09am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

nice dawn lighting coming from the sun. i love how you show full commitment to work by getting up early in the morning to photograph this!

11 Jan 2010 1:42pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent decision to use this wall as your lead in.

11 Jan 2010 8:04pm

Tony Duque from Raleigh, NC, United States

Really a great shot, Stephen! I like the wider view... gives us a chance to appreciate how striking the colors above the rise point were relative to the rest of the sky. Love how the blues in the sky are imposed on everything below. Thanks for sharing your terrific picture with us!!

11 Jan 2010 10:12pm

@Tony Duque: Thank you, Tony - it was a beautiful sunrise and the photographer who was there ahead of me has become a friend. He is joining us here on AM3 !

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful shot this the photographer you chatted with, about me?

12 Jan 2010 2:39am

@Susan: Si, Susan - 'tis he.

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

Nice photographers shot,well done.

12 Jan 2010 4:04pm

payam from tehran, Iran

tnx for your comment. great shot dear stephen,

12 Jan 2010 7:27pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Isn't this just absolutely breathtaking!

12 Jan 2010 8:29pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Wonderful shadows and light!!

13 Jan 2010 12:24am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

The sunset was spectacular, I hope he got great photos :)

17 Jan 2010 9:05am