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storm moving in from the north

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 1 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The sun - behind clouds - is above my left shoulder as I stand here for this capture. I stood here most of an hour hoping it would find a hole and bathe the San Francisco waterfront with sunshine against this dramatic backdrop. It never happened and I got back to the car just as the rain began to hit.

This is a good example of why I love this time of year. And this time I'm with a tripod and standing on solid ground. The image was taken on this past Sunday morning from Yerba Buena Island above San Francisco Bay.

Canon 5D-mkII w/ Canon 16-35mm 'L' f/2.8 lens: ISO 50 - at 35mm - f/8 - 1/160th second

Larger view: http://www.pbase.com/joyoflight/image/132219762/original

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

fantastic vista, love the little boat

1 Feb 2011 6:23am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld (Org. west Wales), Germany

Bring it on,I love a good storm and with a backdrop like this !!!!

1 Feb 2011 7:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Thanks for providing the original, such an enjoyable well detailed view!

1 Feb 2011 9:45am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good wide panoramic with the clouds coming :)

1 Feb 2011 11:24am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Definitely! This is beautiful, Stephen...and quite descriptive of the impending storm....now it's our turn!!

1 Feb 2011 3:40pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

I hope that little boat got to shore before the storm, the wind looks like it
might be a problem. You always have the best views of San Francisco,
Wonderful view of the bridge, the connecting land and the island. A really
beautiful panorama, you got the most beautiful photo possible.

2 Feb 2011 2:12am

David from Detroit, United States

The vista is great. I'll bet you'll visit that spot again and find the sunlight you wanted!

2 Feb 2011 2:37am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the tone on this and the lone sailboat. Beautiful panorama.

2 Feb 2011 3:26am