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Embarcadero Reflection

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 8 February 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

I saw the potential of this image more than a week before getting it. The scene is just a few blocks from my office and so I set my alarm and came down here each day. On one day, the sky was boring - but the major problem was in finding vehicles parked along the curb - blocking the shot. Drat.

I had no idea what would be my fortunes on a Saturday. I was determined to get this image and had to try. The rain proved to be a great bonus. No cars parked - very little traffic going by. Click!

[this week]: Images taken this same morning - except for Tuesday - when Ms. Kat Love joins us for another Tuesday gathering...

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Mirko Herzner from Germany

The light and morning colors are georgeous, Stephen. And those refelctions... This shot was well worth the efforts.

8 Feb 2010 6:05am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

beautiful color and reflection

8 Feb 2010 7:47am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

une belle composition dont j'aime les reflets dans les vitres

8 Feb 2010 10:07am

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Great colors and compo. Love it!

8 Feb 2010 10:45am

lare from Finland

great view with that reflection on the window...try one more time if possible with sunshine/-set or -rise...could be magical...

8 Feb 2010 11:51am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Definitely worth all the effort put in to get the shot!

8 Feb 2010 3:27pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Nice to hear that other people as well as me walk round storing locations to get back to at a later date to take shots !! The colours are stupendous and the reflections are spot on !!

8 Feb 2010 4:32pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautifully seen . Great reflection and colors !

8 Feb 2010 5:06pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Excellent composition and lovely duo of dominant colors. Love this shot !!!

8 Feb 2010 7:59pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Your perseverance rewards us all. Maybe I should get a timer : ] best...jerry

8 Feb 2010 8:40pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I can just imagine seeing this, and deciding you had to shoot, and then not getting the cosmos aligning for your shot for days.....Glad you have persistence......Paid off well!!!

8 Feb 2010 11:45pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

A clean sharp looking image Stephen, the vehicles would definitely had distracted from this stunning shot. Beautiful reflections, great eye, love the perspective.

9 Feb 2010 2:06am

David from Detroit, United States

I really like the long, stretched-out reflection of the bridge.

9 Feb 2010 2:48am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nice, this has a very surreal feel to it sans-people. I find my eye searching for a person in the reflection.

9 Feb 2010 2:57pm

@Ralph Jones: Hey, Ralph - thanks. I had to wait for some traffic to clear. A Saturday morning and heavy rain overnight. I believe managed to keep everyone who could stay under the blankets - right there.

Jean-Michel from Herstal, Belgium

You give us here a great composition with nice colors and very nice reflection. I like it :)
Have a nice day.

12 Feb 2010 12:42pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous! The exposure and tones are superb

17 Feb 2010 5:49pm