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Sea of Masts

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 6 June 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

This is the same ship as in yesterday's post - precisely 2 minutes and 50 seconds later - as it begins passing below The Bay Bridge, and beginning the quick trip along the downtown waterfront. In a few minutes it will pass to the east of Alcatraz Island turning sharply to the west and the final two miles to the Golden Gate.

More - along with a larger view:

[note]: I've loaded the deck with images for the next week as I leave town for awhile. Please understand if my visits and responses are a bit sporadic. Be well and walk in joyous light...

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good, Stephen, I like the double image of the masts in the foreground and the ship behind crossing the bridge, Fantastic.

6 Jun 2010 6:38am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A bed of nails comes to mind, also when in a marina I'm always fascinated by the sounds of rigging gently tapping against masts etc.

6 Jun 2010 8:57am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Impressive this forest of masts in parallel in the posts of the bridge. Very well seen this composition.

6 Jun 2010 10:07am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Yes, quite a sea of masts!!!:-) The tone is wonderful... but in particular, the interaction between the busy masts and the tranquil water appeals to me alot! Beautifully seen and composed! Have a great trip Stephen!:-)

6 Jun 2010 3:53pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Grear shot, great title!

6 Jun 2010 4:46pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Incredible how many boats there are. Perfect title for this image and scene.

6 Jun 2010 5:25pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

You can almost not even see the ship, from all the masts.....Cool catch....and have safe travels !

6 Jun 2010 5:44pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Lovely composition ! An incredible amount of masts... very well done :)

6 Jun 2010 5:45pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Reminds me of pictures of trying to sack an old castle. So many masts, almost hides where you are. Great picture.

6 Jun 2010 5:48pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

it works excellently with the bridge structure

6 Jun 2010 6:34pm

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6 Jun 2010 7:16pm

JPS from Le Havre, France

Good..Master !!!

6 Jun 2010 8:58pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Have a great trip...wait, you're not on that ship are you...come back !!! best...jerry

7 Jun 2010 2:09am