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For You

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 28 May 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

As many of you know - one of my favorite themes is 'life's longing for itself'. This is a prime example - as the flowers push through the split wood and between the wood curbing and the pipe. This plant is growing out of a piling head - on a condemned section of pier along the south Embarcadero in San Francisco.

A Bouquet of Wild Flowers - captured at dawn - presented for the women members of A Minus 3

Thanking you for your presence and unique view of the world - through photography.

© copyright 2018 by Stephen Phillips Photography / Oakland, California /
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JPS from Le Havre, France

"Merci beaucoup" ...

28 May 2010 9:31am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

You sure are a thoughtful guy Stephen; I'm sure the ladies here will appreciate this tribute. It's a beautiful scene.

28 May 2010 10:47am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Un très grand merci Stephen, ces fleurs sauvages sont très belles ainsi que la vue sur l'embarcadère de Frisco.

28 May 2010 11:41am

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

It is sweet Stephen. Thank you very much.

28 May 2010 12:05pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

nice metaphor and a great color composition

28 May 2010 12:07pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

this is a really beautiful shot Stephen, and I love your thoughts on life finding a way (I think the character Ian Malcom said something like that in "Jurassic Park"). It also reminds me of one of my favorite songs by David Crowder Band - "Wholly Yours"
I am full of earth
You are heaven’s worth
I am stained with dirt, prone to depravity
You are everything that is bright and clean
The antonym of me
You are divinity
But a certain sign of grace is this
From the broken earth flowers come up
Pushing through the dirt

the light is stunning in this - this time of year is sure nice in that it is easier to catch sunrise!!

28 May 2010 3:59pm

@Chris: Thanks, Chris - your words and sentient mean a lot.

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

fantastic~~ I am always aware and in awe of how some plants push out their life
in the most difficult of circumstance! this has made for a beautiful photo:) good job!!

28 May 2010 4:55pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I'll take it even though I couldn't pass the requisite physical : ] A table set with a bouquet. best...jerry

28 May 2010 5:12pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great work with the red flowers, I think the foreground has become extremely important in this shot.

28 May 2010 6:06pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

As i'm a red blooded male,I refuse to comment. ;>))

28 May 2010 6:38pm

@Jeff: No problem, Jeff - and carry on (just watch that blood pressure).

Laurent from Lyon, France

A picture to prove that life (and beauty) is stronger than anything

28 May 2010 7:40pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Such sweet sentiments and what wonderful image of the will to thrive. This is beautiful.

28 May 2010 8:24pm

David from Detroit, United States

Unexpected beauty!

28 May 2010 9:49pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

beautiful light from the morning sunrise stephen!

28 May 2010 10:21pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

What a wonderful find, and the most beautiful sentiment to go with the gorgeous image......You're a true gentleman, and I'm happy to know you !!!!

29 May 2010 2:57pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

They are lovely flowers. Very symbolic of life.

29 May 2010 7:37pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France


29 May 2010 9:34pm