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Penelope...

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 18 January 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

...secured on a foggy morning at Oakland's Jack London Square - in what appears to be its own small harbor - built to scale. I'll note that Cathy's produce stand which we've viewed these past two days, is just the other side of that building at center. A most persistent fog.

We'll take a break from this series tomorrow - and continue it on Wednesday.

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A new meaning to "going for a short sail". best...jerry

18 Jan 2010 5:58am

@ordinaryimages: Aye, Captain - looks to be a grand adventure.

Mirko Herzner from Germany

I hope you were able to just lean over to take this shot: The perspective looks a little dangerous ;-)

18 Jan 2010 6:04am

@Mirko Herzner: Greetings Mirko. No danger. My tripod has a boom feature that allowed me to fix the camera outside the railing. It was just a little awkward trying to use the eye piece. Ahoy!

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

Great symetry in this picture as well as cool colors

18 Jan 2010 6:28am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great misty feel, nice one

18 Jan 2010 6:34am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Foggy days! I'm glad to see your new place images, like if you were taking photographic possesion of it.

18 Jan 2010 6:56am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you, Francisco - nice to have you back on board.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

superb composition! must love those foggy days :))

18 Jan 2010 7:25am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

i wonder how do you get out with that boat :)

18 Jan 2010 7:59am

@yz: Ummm - good question, yz. Balloon?

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

how do you get focus like that in FOG for crying out loud???!!! Nice.

18 Jan 2010 8:15am

@MontereyJohn: Off a good, sturdy tripod boom, John. I'm becoming obsessed with the difference it makes.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Excellent! I like the sharpness of the image that will get into the mist! Superb perspective!

18 Jan 2010 9:00am

@Mathilde Collot: Thank you very much.

Pierre C. from Belgium

Great!

18 Jan 2010 9:12am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

J'ai pu voir ce brouillard typique de Frisco autour du Golden Gate et j'en ai ramené des photos superbes. J'aime beaucoup la tienne.

18 Jan 2010 9:40am

@Marie LC: Merci, Marie. Salutations. Notre brouillard d'été est légendaire. Il est moins commun de voir ce brouillard dense ici en hiver. Il était magique de photographier.

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

Well spotted,nice lines and the mist gives a great atmosphere !!

18 Jan 2010 9:56am

laurent from 93, France

very nice misty shot

18 Jan 2010 10:48am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Those lead in lines work a real treat here. Just take one deeper and deeper into the mist.

18 Jan 2010 1:14pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Really like the composition on this shot...i've read how you managed it....sounds too complicated for me...I probably would have fallen in!!! And again, that fog is just perfect!!

18 Jan 2010 3:47pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

wow - I love all those lines in this shot, and the fog really helps those reflections in the water......a fabulous shot....

18 Jan 2010 4:23pm

k@ from Paris, France

An absolute delicious fog - so soft, so feminine (hi Penelope), so good !

18 Jan 2010 5:05pm

@k@: So good, so feminine, a cause for celebration - I loved being out with my camera that morning. Thanks, Karine...

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice point of view. The result is great

18 Jan 2010 5:57pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

The cool looking fog explains why Penelope is so alone right now. Your perspective on her little harbor is wonderful. It's like.. her personal watery runway and draws the eye deeper into the image without force.

18 Jan 2010 6:23pm

@Self-Indulgence: This might be the most poetic comment I've received in some time. Penelope. Sigh.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

It's like a boat road:-) So pretty. I like the white against the subtle color.

18 Jan 2010 8:24pm

@sherri: A 'boat road' - I like that thought. Thanks, Sherri.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I see Oakland in a new light - as a most interesting place in its own right. I hope next time we visit the area, to see what Oakland has to offer. I like what you've shown us so far. Hope it's agreeing with you, too.

18 Jan 2010 8:52pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks for the visit, Glenn. Oakland is a real American city. Many areas are downright dangerous and it has serious problems. But it is gritty and real and I like it. There is a good deal of charm and sense of community in the areas towards downtown. I love JLS.

I don't have to tell you how much I enjoy San Francisco - but it has - in the four decades I've been around - really homogenized. Wealth has driven out the working class - made rents ridiculous - and reduced the social and ethnic color that define the neighborhoods. This is not a complaint - things change. I just see more 'real life' engagement in Oakland. Portland, Oregon, too - for that matter.

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

has a great atmosphere to it... i've had dreams like this!

21 Jan 2010 10:51am