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Second Street

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 30 March 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Crockett, California

The woman at center is on a mission. She was at the door the whole time I was setting the tripod and the shot. Shortly after I made this exposure - I could hear her yell through the screen door, " tell your momma I need to borrow some ice."

Borrowing ice. Now there's a concept.

I love the name of the hair salon next door - "Crops and Bobbers"

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MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

OK, I give up, where's Crocket? :) I love that lens, wish your meta data was here. Good image, fine light etc.

30 Mar 2010 5:12am

@MontereyJohn: If you ever drive Interstate 80 from Oakland heading east - you cross the Carquinez Straits at Crockett - before rolling into Vallejo on the other side of the stream. The C&H Sugar Plant is on the water at Crockett - just upstream from the bridge.

This is a new lens from Canon - the 17mm f/4 TS-E 'L' series. I'm traveling and so don't have access to the exif data until I return. (my close guess is ISO 50 at f/11 for 1/40th second)

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

good street scene

30 Mar 2010 5:26am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A god story, Stephen. And fantastic colors in this view.
ISO 50: which Canon are you using?

30 Mar 2010 6:40am

@Paco Díaz: Hey, Francisco - I'm shooting with the 5D - mark II. It's expandable ISO range is 50 to 25,600.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

nice colors and light

30 Mar 2010 7:09am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

My eyes see the oddest things at times, totally ignoring everything else they decided to focus on the biggest bulkiest street lamp that I've ever seen. Heaven knows how bad it looks at night.

30 Mar 2010 11:24am

@Curly: Just stay tuned my friend - you are about to get a much closer look.

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

A nice image and a good laugh!

30 Mar 2010 12:50pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I like the splash of colors in the building, and your story is pretty funny (I am not sure I would want "borrowed" ice back after it was used!)......

30 Mar 2010 2:20pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the surprise colors in this. Dreamy..

30 Mar 2010 2:25pm

@Marcie: Perhaps the neighbor could leave a plastic 'baggie' full of water along with a note to carefully pour into an ice tray and place in freezer.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Crops and bobbers what a unique name and very cool shot

30 Mar 2010 3:55pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Only if the favor is returned in kind, is it borrowing. [wonder where he is this week : ] best...jerry

30 Mar 2010 4:15pm

@ordinaryimages: [the wondering wanderer is in Tigard, Oregon this week, kind sir] I drove up the east side of the Cascades yesterday and through Sisters to Salem. Yikes. Snow, ice, sleet and heavy rain like I wouldn't have imagined.
But here in the Portland vicinity for the week with family.

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Interesting the different styles of architecture in this area, like the details and tones especially the brick building with that fascinating street lamp in front. You're right Stephen, that's a cool name Crops and Bobbers for a Hair Salon, wonder what type of hair styling they do.

31 Mar 2010 1:40am

@John Maslowski: Perhaps buzz-cuts for the local sheriffs deputies?

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very interesting street shot

31 Mar 2010 3:46pm

Karthik from Chennai, India

Nice Street cpature. Loved your comment on the ice!

1 Apr 2010 5:57am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

A nice series of street scenes here - 'crops and bobbers' is brilliant too, gave me a laugh.

5 Apr 2010 8:25am