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Rainbow over Russian Hill

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 24 January 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Looking west to the Golden Gate in San Francisco

This was taken yesterday - Saturday - on Telegraph Hill at about 8 AM - on a morning of sun and showers.

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A beautiful morning! That small apartment tower to the right of the rainbow has always intrigued me. best...jerry

24 Jan 2010 7:06am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Je connais bien Frisco et le Golden Gate mais je ne l'ai jamais vu depuis ce point de vue là. Merci.

24 Jan 2010 7:31am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Superb! This made for this! The parallel streets fan out is superb!

24 Jan 2010 7:56am

jpdm from Pignans, France

wow what a nice view

24 Jan 2010 10:48am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great catch...looks like a beautiful day to me!!! clear enough to see the bridge.....

24 Jan 2010 1:27pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

love that long street, great shot

24 Jan 2010 1:49pm

David from Detroit, United States

It is nice to see non-typical views of landmarks. The rainbow at the top of the street is great! Whenever I see a street running up a hill like this, I always think of a story Richard Brautigan wrote about think a street or a pathway like this was a stream running down the hill. Actually, I think he was writing in SF, come to think of it.

24 Jan 2010 2:54pm

@David: Ah, shades of 'Trout Fishing in America Shorty' - Richard Brautigan was indeed a denizen of North Beach which is where I took this picture. I loved his work and he died way too young - from alcoholism - ending his life in Bolinas with a .44 magnum to the head at the age of 49.

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great composition, I really like what you do!

24 Jan 2010 4:15pm

@Ralph Jones: Thank you very much, Ralph - for your very kind words.

Marcie from Boston, United States

WOW! What a specatacular and lucky moment!!

24 Jan 2010 5:22pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A very nicely composed alternative view of the GG and SF.

24 Jan 2010 7:45pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

cool perspective, very well composed

24 Jan 2010 9:18pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I love that early morning sun, and the peek of the Golden Gate.....really a strong composition with the eye running up the street at the left and then moving over the city to the bridge......

25 Jan 2010 2:10am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Beautiful image in more ways than one Stephen, especially the long street along with the fascinating architectures on the hill. Love the Golden Gate bridge in the background and of course the stunning rainbow. Not to forget the lovely foreground greens. Stunning composition.

25 Jan 2010 2:22am

@John Maslowski: Thank you, John - it was a 'flat light' morning and I had packed-up and was about to drive away 10 minutes earlier. Then a small pool of light opened up on the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge - and I thought to myself - "I think I'll give this a while longer...

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

An absolutely beautiful image, Stephen. Very nicely done

25 Jan 2010 4:55am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

i see the glimpse of the rainbow to the left. nice moment captured!

25 Jan 2010 7:45am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Follow the rainbow! Splendid view. As others mentioned it is great to see an alternative view. I've never been to SF but have it on my places to go. Your images bring it closer.

26 Jan 2010 3:45am

David from Detroit, United States

Let's see if I can still quote one of my favorite opening lines: "In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again, as my life was done in watermelon sugar."

27 Jan 2010 2:32am

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Reminds me of the Parrot documentary.

1 Feb 2010 12:43am