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McEwen Road

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 21 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

It is just after sunset. I'm rolling along this very twisted rural road in central Contra Costa County. The road navigated through a sharp bend in a steep revine before climbing up to this point. The sun was still shinning on the very tops of the clouds straight ahead. It had been raining most of the day and the sky was putting on quite a show. Everything was shouting 'capture me'!

A couple of U-turns later - the tripod was out, the camera attached, and it was showtime!

Canon 5DmkII w/ Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 'L' series lens: ISO 50 - at 19mm - f/6.3 - 5.0 seconds

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Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Lovely in B&W

21 Feb 2011 7:12am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great capture! Stunning perspective and beautiful B&W tones.

21 Feb 2011 7:48am

Ashkan from kerman, Iran

Great shot. Well done. Its awesome....

21 Feb 2011 8:56am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice perspective and monochrome

21 Feb 2011 9:41am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Timeless . . wonderful shot.

21 Feb 2011 9:51am

Natalie from Chicago, United States

Beautful B&W!!!!

21 Feb 2011 12:26pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Very beautiful and wild! Sometimes the image slips between our fingers, we only have time to lose, he should move on foot! Last night I came home at night, the glow of the sun still lingered in the sky and suddenly I saw a deer in the middle of the road! I know the place, I drive so slowly! I cut the engine and just time to take my camera, it was still there! Just to put the net in it was gone!!

21 Feb 2011 2:41pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I love this one! Worse today (me, that is)!

21 Feb 2011 5:51pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

i love how pure your black and white shots are, the colours in the wood in the shed also show up really well. i'd love the opportunity to see some of the things you capture. Let alone capture them.

21 Feb 2011 9:30pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

super view down the road

21 Feb 2011 11:20pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Classic American road.

22 Feb 2011 12:21am

David from Detroit, United States

A classic scene, to be sure. I like the weathered barn.

22 Feb 2011 1:25am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Looks like Arkansas:-) Definitely an interesting road to travel.

22 Feb 2011 1:59am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Beautiful composition! Love the perspective!!!!!5*****!

22 Feb 2011 4:38am