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Street Lamp on Second Street

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 31 March 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Crockett, California

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

The cyclops awaits your return. best...jerry

31 Mar 2010 5:20am

@ordinaryimages: Patient fellow - our cyclops. Good thing, too - as I'll be taking my time.

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

really love the angle here, cracking shot

31 Mar 2010 5:40am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic composition with this point of view, and very bautiful color.
Thanks for telling me about the 50 ISO, i'll check my 5D mk, II

31 Mar 2010 6:41am

@Paco Díaz: Hey Francisco - to access the 50 ISO your mkII will show " L " (for low) - be sure to read about the custom function for long exposure noise control.

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

My neck hurts from looking up :-)

31 Mar 2010 8:57am

@Yonatan: Oh, poor guy. Perhaps it is time for a good therapeutic massage? Heat pad?

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks even more ominous from this angle!

31 Mar 2010 9:53am

@Curly: At your service!

Chris from South Jersey, United States

cool POV - the wall almost looks like a sidewalk.......

31 Mar 2010 10:36am

@Chris: Thanks, Chris. I photgraphed this with Canon's new architectural lens - the 17mm TS-E. This was one of my first test shots and it blows me away. There was no lens correction here at all. I used a double-bubble level (mounted on the flash shoe) to be sure the camera was completely square and fired away. There is a slight crop to eliminate the fringe of a banner hanging in the foerground and that's it. What you see is what it captured.

cathy from moon, VA, United States

Whoa! Unexpected. Love it.

31 Mar 2010 11:45am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

original idea

31 Mar 2010 12:01pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Interesting point of view with a graphic effect.

31 Mar 2010 3:26pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive framing…

31 Mar 2010 4:09pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Oh, very cool. I love shots like this and structures are my favorite category. (I should have been an architect, but I think that takes a math brain:-)

31 Mar 2010 5:42pm

@sherri: It did require math back when we were in college - now a good laptop would get us through. Thanks, Sherri.

Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

Very beautiful
love tha angle you shoot the picture

31 Mar 2010 7:47pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Captivating... wonderful forms and beautiful interplay of colours!!! Enjoy this unusual perspective! Happy shooting my friend!:-)

1 Apr 2010 12:19am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

cool shot !!! looks like a big eye in the sky!!!!

1 Apr 2010 12:43am


Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I like this! Something we see every day and mostly fail to notice shown in a new light, pardon the pun. Kudos!

1 Apr 2010 1:23am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very cool POV here!

1 Apr 2010 2:15am

Karthik from Chennai, India

Fantastic perspective!

1 Apr 2010 6:05am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Now, how can I have vertigo...looking UP? :-)
Nifty shot (that's highly technical photographer's jargon.)
I hope you do a whole series in Crocket. I haven't been there for more than a decade.

1 Apr 2010 7:36am

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

Nice angle and lovely red brickwork.

5 Apr 2010 4:05pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


7 Apr 2010 3:50am