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Rainy Day at The Gate

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 11 February 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Baker Beach

West of the Golden Gate Bridge - looking east. On a stormy Saturday morning. A lone man walks his dog along the beach in the distance. Across the water - an outbound APL freighter is making its way seaward.

Larger view: http://www.pbase.com/joyoflight/image/121835941/original

[tomorrow]: same location - facing the opposite direction...

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

With apologies to Kat, this is delightfully sensuous and pleasing. best...jerry

11 Feb 2010 6:19am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

whAt amazing pic..... excellent

11 Feb 2010 7:02am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

beautifully composed

11 Feb 2010 8:19am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Didn't make it to Baker Beach. Now I wish we had. I really like this view of the bridge and the bay. That breaking wave here is dynamic, too. Super timing, Stephen. Much visual appeal.

11 Feb 2010 3:24pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

ooooh - love this shot - the rainy day makes for subdued colors and dramatic clouds, which works really well.... I love the composition and deserted and dramatic feel to this.......

11 Feb 2010 3:56pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great catch.. i like this rainy day shot !

11 Feb 2010 4:26pm

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

So much to take in on this shot,I love it !!

11 Feb 2010 4:44pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the heavy atmosphere in this I hope you were able to stay dry taking this.

11 Feb 2010 4:59pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Just the right exposure to record the spray being blown from the top of those rollers.

11 Feb 2010 5:35pm

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

This has come out sooo well - despite the cloudy conditions! Love it.

11 Feb 2010 6:53pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I like the curving wave patterns leading me into the distance and to the Golden Gate! Great shot!

11 Feb 2010 7:28pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Everything about this shot works well...The water, the spray, the waves, the bridge, the storminess...one shot says it all!!!

12 Feb 2010 1:00am

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Looks relatively secluded .....is that due to location, temperature, or economics?

14 Feb 2010 8:35pm

@Twelvebit: I guess I would have to answer 'D' - none of the above, though 'a' (location) plays a major factor. This beach sits on National Park land. Being this beautiful and inside the city of San Francisco - it is very popular. Despite it being early - there would normally be lots of people and dogs here. Rain is the reason it is empty - until about 15 minutes before I took this image, the rain was coming down heavily along here. Before I left many people were starting to arrive.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Wow, you caught the waterline at such a perfect place.

15 Feb 2010 10:11pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic! Great character to this image

17 Feb 2010 5:48pm

jpdm from Pignans, France

so wonderful landscape with wave on first plan

21 Feb 2010 10:53am