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Light Finds An Edge

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 8 February 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

San Francisco

I was driving along Folsom Street early one morning - about 6 blocks from my Beale Street office. The light falling across these two old buildings on Rincon Hill had me stopping in my tracks. This was one of those photographs that nearly jumped at me - I could see it clearly and at once. All that needed to be done was to pull over, park, deploy the tripod and camera - and hike back to the spot where I'd seen it. Click.

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sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

A very different feel to this shot, Stephen. Unexpected, but I like it. The shadows are terrific.

8 Feb 2011 5:27am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, i really like the shadow

8 Feb 2011 6:30am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Full of emotion, I'm happy to read your words too!

8 Feb 2011 8:09am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Beautiful light! Nice capture!

8 Feb 2011 8:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Such a clean sharp line to the shadow, no need for a variety of tones here, straight black and straight white would suffice.

8 Feb 2011 1:15pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Don't you just love it?!? Awesome shot and good job Stephen! I love San Francsico!!

8 Feb 2011 5:53pm

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

Always ready and always willing to stop, retreat, capture and then move on. It is what makes you successful in your photos.

9 Feb 2011 1:17am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Kind of a perfect natural geometric shape (if that makes any sense). What's amazing to me is that it was still there if you had to stop find a place to park and walk to the location you saw it. I have often seen what I imagine to to the perfect photo while driving only to see the moment has passed by the time I can photograph it.

9 Feb 2011 2:49am

David from Detroit, United States

The light and shadows on the darker buildings on the left is really beautiful. The Dutch style building is really special, architecturally. Great shot.

9 Feb 2011 2:51am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot! Nice capture of the light and dhadow...

9 Feb 2011 4:19am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

cool light, well seen

9 Feb 2011 2:04pm

Siguidine from Saint-Etienne, France

Beautiful lights, well done!

10 Feb 2011 8:17am