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End of the Transbay Terminal (Fremont Street)

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 22 November 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

San Francisco - 21 November 2010

Finally some good light and weather to go along with this series...

Hey Gang... - I'm interrupting our archival tour of San Francisco because, well, I'm back...

Not quite back to my old self but feeling much better. I plan to start back slowly but it was good to be in my own bed last night. One of the silly things I was almost certain I'd missed was the take-down of the Transit Terminal. Those who have followed this blog know I've been documenting the demolition of this facility. Well, it is still there - and this photo as well as tomorrow's serves as proof.

We had a heck of a thunderstorm last night in San Francisco. Heavy rain and lightening for more than two hours. A perfect welcome home. We almost never get a good thunderstorm here and this one was a beauty! It had been many years since I'd seen such a spectacular storm. The clouds were still lingering this morning (Sunday) - and it sure made for great light.

Thanks to all of you who sent along your good thoughts and wishes while I was away. Much appreciated.

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

love the frame through the gerders

22 Nov 2010 6:21am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old WestWales boy), Germany

Nice to see you up and about mate.As my little Bro just said,nice framing of the scene and the story goes on !!!

22 Nov 2010 8:30am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thanks, Anthony - nice to be back. I hope you are doing well. Have a great week.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Glad you are back where you belong hope you are back to t op class fitness soon.
This is a very strong frame, hope you photographed the storm as well mind!

22 Nov 2010 9:57am

@Curly: G'morning from San Francisco, Curly. The storm hit about 8 PM Saturday night and my gear was on the other side of the bay. That's how ill I was going into recuperation, I consciously decided to leave my cameras behind. Doing much better now and sending best wishes your way. Cheers!

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful framing. Especially love the reflections in the puddle!

22 Nov 2010 1:01pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I sure hope they keep some kinda memento of this . . a couple of these girders, perhaps.

22 Nov 2010 4:31pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thankfully - I've reached the age where I am eliminating stuff rather than gathering. These images - digitally stored - will suffice.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

AN excellent view I think -Glad youa re back...we did not talk to the son yesterday but I am surprised you had T'Storms...I knew rain was forecast..saw the 49er hilites and I could see the sun shining with puffy clouds aroound candlestick...turned to the wife and said, "I thought they were supposed to have rain today!?!" SO your explanation fills it all in....that would have been cool to catch some lightning bolts (not the Chargers)...I'll bet somebody did...Glad you are back at the Ranch!! I have beemn sick as a dog...cold.

22 Nov 2010 7:49pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Hey Denny - sorry you have a cold - part of the human condition I suppose and many of my friends are coughing and wheezing. Hope you are well soon.

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Awesome light, and so glad to hear you're home, and you didn't miss anything in your documentation !!!!!

23 Nov 2010 12:56am

@Susan: ...but I did miss a bunch of them. It was after my release that I discovered that AM3 will allow you to 'back-load' images. I did that with 5 images after the date they now fill. I hope you'll never need to do this but you can. And (as always) thanks for the visit, Susan.

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot! Wonderful framing and lighting...

23 Nov 2010 2:58am

@Sunder: Thanks - Sunder - thanks a lot... !

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

very glad to read that you are better and that you are back.
Very nice point of view, and light management

23 Nov 2010 8:32pm

@Laurent: Thank you, Laurent.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

good to know you are feeling better...don't overdo it!

24 Nov 2010 10:49pm

Ed from Bay Area, United States

Glad you are feeling better. I always enjoy your pictures.

1 Dec 2010 11:20pm