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High Street Bridge

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 2 May 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Photographed from Oakland - leading onto the island-town of Alameda, California.

Larger view with link to map: http://www.pbase.com/joyoflight/image/134356165/original

a view from the bridge - tomorrow...

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

We have a green . . but watch out for slippery surface.

2 May 2011 6:37am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I instantly thought of Dirk Bogarde, Ryan O'Neil, Sean Connery et al in "A bridge too far"

2 May 2011 8:41am

@Curly: Thanks for the reminder - what a great ensemble cast in that one! Lawrence Olivier and Michael Caine with a host of others. Dirk Bogarde was one of the forgotten greats of that period. King & Country is high on my all-time list.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely framed shot Stephen! Careful with traffic while taking this shot! ;-)

2 May 2011 12:05pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, Eric. Not to worry - I've reached the point in life where it is always 'safety first' into any situation. Though probably more concerned with not hurting the gear than anything else.

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

How do you consistently find a time to photograph these places sans of cars and people? I love the way the yellow lines lead my eye.

2 May 2011 12:09pm

@Ralph Jones: Well, that's easy Ralph. By choice I find myself up between 4 and 5 AM most every morning - including the weekends. This was taken on a rainy Sunday morning and what few cars there were, I could hear approaching from a good distance.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Magnificent Stephen....the early Photag catches no cars...but DOES catch the awesome shots...well done ;-)

2 May 2011 5:09pm

franz from Baden, Austria

great perspective and angle here, stephen! interesting details in this capture, too, e.g. the "USA" and arrow on the oncoming lane, as if alameda wasn't part of the country! ;-))

2 May 2011 6:52pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Stephen, having grown up in a land of bridges (and Mardi Gras beads), I always enjoy seeing other such venues. This shot gives the visual "feel" of crossing over. Nice camera work, my friend.

2 May 2011 6:56pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Very interesting and love the perspective! Nice shot and bridge! Wonderful POV!

3 May 2011 12:38am

David from Detroit, United States

Very strong perspective. Fantastic light, too.

3 May 2011 1:18am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

You're going to have to stop playing in the street:-) Seriously though, I like how you capture these middle of the road shots. Nicely done.

3 May 2011 3:00am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Nobody on the bridge! Great deep view of it!

3 May 2011 6:22am