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One Mile South of Mars

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 6 May 2010 in Cityscape & Urban.

Interstate 280 across Potrero Hill in San Francisco

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very nice crop, love the road leading you into the image

6 May 2010 5:19am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

excellent perspective !

6 May 2010 5:22am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks a nice place Stephen, decent properties on the right. What on earth are the strange markings on the road? Did the Martians leave them?

Great depth and perspective.

6 May 2010 7:42am

@Curly: Hey, Curly - those markings on the roadway are embedded detectors for sensing traffic. I don't know if they have them in the UK but here you can go to Google maps or any of a host of other sites and see exactly what speed traffic is moving at anywhere in the area. Usually - these things are rectangular, but not these alien 'glyphs'. - - - by the way - this is not the sole reason for the 'Mars' reference. To be continued...

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Haha - I've never seen highway graffiti before. I assume the mother ship has found her lostlings?

6 May 2010 2:09pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Looks like a nice area off to the right but those marking on the road are intriguing

6 May 2010 3:57pm

@JJ: Hey JJ - the markings are 'traffic sensors' embedded every 2000 feet or so to measure traffic flow throughout the area. These stand out more than most...

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An interesting composition

6 May 2010 4:18pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I thought they were related to crop circles!!! Cool shot Stephen.......and look forward to whatever else will refer to Mars.........

6 May 2010 10:52pm

David from Detroit, United States

Very nice shot. I immediately thought of urban crop circles, too. This shot must speak to each of us in a "universal" way.

7 May 2010 12:21am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful light of sunset, martian light :))

7 May 2010 6:24am

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

The road just goes on and on,nice perspective !!

7 May 2010 5:54pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Interesting capture first reaction was 'hippy' crop circles...then X-Files...then relief that there was a logical explanation! Nice one, Stephen.

11 May 2010 8:07pm