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Stockton Tunnel

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 8 June 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Julie in San Francisco. An archive image from the middle of the night - November 2006.

This is the Stockton Tunnel under Nob Hill. Julie and I are at the southern edge of Chinatown - the lights at the far end of the tunnel shine from Union Square. This is a Sunday morning - about three hours before sunrise. The fellow walking up the sidewalk to my right can plainly see the 'end of the tunnel'.

[tomorrow]: something completely different.

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clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

San Francisco is so expensive, who can afford clothes!? Seriously, very nicely done!

8 Jun 2010 5:10am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

I do not dare to imagine the disorder which you have to sow in streets of San Francisco when you show attractive naked women??? LOL !

8 Jun 2010 8:22am

k@ from Paris, France

The B&W gives it a timeless surreal double effect. Super cool !

8 Jun 2010 9:42am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

This got my eyes open this morning and I imagine the workers' in the tunnel also.

8 Jun 2010 10:17am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Superb night shot and classy nude work, I to wonder how many people get quite a surprise seeing you and the naked models on the street

8 Jun 2010 11:31am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful . Amazing BW ! Amazing compo .

8 Jun 2010 1:13pm

Groovin' Granny from United States

Lookin' good girl!!!

8 Jun 2010 2:44pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

I agree with Marie... :-)) Nice shot.

8 Jun 2010 3:01pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I wonder how many of your hours are spent driving around in the middle of the night looking for useful quiet locations Lol:-)

8 Jun 2010 4:14pm

@Curly: Well, Curly - some, for certain. But I love being out and about at that hour anyway. Plus, I will often pass a spot during the day and know that it would be terrific for this series. What takes the most of my time is when I actually schedule a model. Then, I will go out a night or two beforehand and actually scout the shoot - making note of light and exposure. It saves a good deal of time during the 'real' thing and minimizes the model's time in the chill air. And, I leave time for improvisation as well - such as when Kat and I came across the Airstream Trailer - and shot her reflections in it. Cheers!

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Just my luck! With the hectic events of life, I manage to make it over to your blog on Silly Tuesday and am able to enjoy yet another wonderfully executed piece of art. Bravo Stephen!

8 Jun 2010 5:28pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

stunning view without that traffic!

8 Jun 2010 7:42pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Always like a good tunnel shot, especially with the lights and contrasts here. Also, the young lady really enhances the fascinating composition.

9 Jun 2010 2:33am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Another beauty....and that guy in the tunnel sure got a treat, didn't he???

9 Jun 2010 10:48pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

So I finished mopping up and coming out of the tunnel...there was a goddess !!!
You were drink'in
No I'm not kidding there was a goddess right there at the end of the tunnel...some old man tak'in a picture of her !!!
You were drink'in...noth'in like that is gonna happen.

10 Jun 2010 3:15am

@ordinaryimages: You are one funny, funny, dude, dear Jerry. You have me laughing.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Mmm, you are lucky, I passed a lot of times over there and never found an urban nymph so beautiful!

10 Jun 2010 6:54am

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

I need to get up earlier !! :-)

10 Jun 2010 10:01am

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

exquisite tunnel(s). the liberation and freedom suggested is astoundingly creative...she's pretty, too :)

11 Jun 2010 3:07am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

great timing here.... i like how you plan things stephen!

11 Jun 2010 4:13pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic shot!

15 Jun 2010 5:45pm