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Beach & Boardwalk

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 7 April 2011 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

A dramatic weather day in Santa Cruz, California

Back to a couple more images from the old film vault -
archival film series - 2005

Provia 100 transparency film - DiMage hi-res scan

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Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very beautiful this sky which falls to the sea

7 Apr 2011 8:45am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lot of depth in this scene. The sky is exactly as i lke !! Very beautiful seascape, unusual with the funfair in the distance.

7 Apr 2011 9:53am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderful reflection of the clouds in the water Stephen! It really compresses the image! ;-)

7 Apr 2011 12:38pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This ia a magnificent piece, Stephen! I love the sky and the reflections and your beautiful composition, as it is done, does a nice job of including the amusement park but emphasises the "nature part:" sand, water, sky! Beautifully done sir!

7 Apr 2011 1:32pm

Ann Baldwin from Vallejo, United States

This is an amazing image of the Boardwalk. I've never seen it photographed this way. I was conducting a critique at the Berkeley Camera Club on Tuesday and would have loved to use this as an example of how to break the iron Rule of Thirds!

7 Apr 2011 4:10pm

Ann Baldwin from Vallejo, United States

I've put a link to this photo and to your website on my Facebook page. Hope you don't mind.

7 Apr 2011 4:15pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary


7 Apr 2011 4:37pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Love the freshness of the colours and sky. Is this a travelling fun fair or a permanent site?
It does look rather larger than ours :-(

7 Apr 2011 4:55pm

@Curly: The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park dates to 1907 in its current configuration. It is a small park by most standards but I love going there.

The beautiful Carousel was opened in 1911 and the Giant Dipper Coaster in 1924. Though no longer brass - the carousel has steel rings you reach out and pull as you ride. You can throw them at a 'clowns mouth' target on the wall. A successful throw causes a bell to ring as the clowns eyes flash red. The coaster has one of the best starts to any ride I've ever been on - you start by falling down into a tunnel of total darkness as the cars navigate a sharp "S" curve that leads to a straight-away and then to the coaster's 'chain' at the end of the tunnel - - - clak-clak-clak-clak-clak - up we go...

If this place doesn't fetch you to 'The States', Curly - nothing will.

karetnikov from Firenze, Italy

Very nice "confusion" of light and shadows around the thin line of colors in the middle (more or less...) of the picture. And very nice scan too; not the kind I get out of my inexpensive Epson flatbed.

7 Apr 2011 7:24pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Wow, I love the sky and it's reflection. Great job!

8 Apr 2011 1:52am