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Winter's Day in The Bay Area

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 25 January 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

This is about 3 miles from where yesterday's image was snagged. I hadn't planned on stopping (coffee was calling). But I noticed this passenger ship about to pass under the Golden Gate and was impressed by the scale of the vessel from so far away, so out came the camera and tripod.

Larger view:

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, stunning shot, you sould be working for the tourist board

25 Jan 2011 6:12am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

What a spectacular view!

25 Jan 2011 7:59am

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Nicely seen and captured.

25 Jan 2011 8:08am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful pano Mr. P, I'm guessing that the "down town" area is on the far side of the water. Your shot seems to make the city look less hilly from up here, compared to many urban shots inside the the city centre. Wish I could see that passenger ship, everything looks so small at this distance.

25 Jan 2011 1:02pm

@Curly: Come back Curly - that passenger ship is impossible to miss - it is that huge white object that looks as though it could be a snow pack atop the island (Yerba Buena) in the middle of the bay. It almost seems like it couldn't fit under The Golden Gate Bridge. Just a side note that the larger of our aircraft carriers can only come into the bay at low tide and even then only after they 'drop' a good number of antenna and communications rigging.

I just linked this expanded view below the post:

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Absolutely, Stephen...this is great. You are right, that cruise ship is enormous!! How nbice it is to see this view and on such a clear day...And this is another really different spot here..great shot Stephen. Were you anywhere near that Mormon Temple in the hills? I went up there a million years ago with my (Methodist) Youth Group when I was in High School, but I always remembered that view ..great shot here!

25 Jan 2011 2:45pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Hey Denny - very close to there - about a mile south and a little further up the hill - where one turns to go into the Chabot Observatory. I've now included a link to a larger view and map if you're interested.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice cityscape

25 Jan 2011 5:29pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Oh yeah, got it now Stephen, you're right mate it did look like snow.

25 Jan 2011 7:01pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Thanks Stephen - I will definitely look at it...need to do it from home...our quirky internet gestapo will allow some links..disallow others. No apparent rhyme or reason...Thanks very much though, I'll check it out this evening ;-)

25 Jan 2011 7:42pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

ps - Last summer when my soin and I went to see the Giants I pointed that Temple out to was gleaming in the setting sun (as all temples eem to do ;-))

25 Jan 2011 7:44pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

VERY cool Stephen - I got a look at the map too..your position was great...a different perspective from most that we see...the city is quite compressed, Presidio and GG Park seem to occupy a bunch of land......this is totally cool -I love it...was looking for the Faralans (sic) but they are further south I believe. Really nice job Stephen!

26 Jan 2011 12:26am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Winter? That's a bold statement!

26 Jan 2011 1:38am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

wow, great compressed look

29 Jan 2011 9:13pm