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Sunlight Upon a Dark Place

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 2 December 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Alcatraz Island
San Francisco

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Good to see you back Stephen and I hope things are looking well for you.
It's a great shot in that contrasty light.

2 Dec 2012 9:50am

@Curly: Great to hear from you, Curly. How's things on that side of the stream? This was the first time I've had the camera out in ages. The spectacular sky demanded it. I'm doing well enough and very grateful, but still not at a point where "I'm back" yet. Still facing some challenges. Hoping to get up another image or two...

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

welcome back stranger!):-
you've been missed!

funny you should post this...been catching up with a mate who toured the US this summer and stopped off in SF but (a) queues were so large never got to ride the cable cars and (b) never visited the island. Perhaps tactically he was saving up the reasons to visit again!!

2 Dec 2012 3:02pm

@Ted: Alcatraz always requires reservations - more than a week ahead in the summer. Cable Cars get large queues. The trick is to ride early in the day (service starts around 5 AM) - or to go to the waterfront in the morning and ride downtown while most everyone's going the other way.

Everybody finds some excuse that brings them back here.

Yonatan from New York, United States

Welcome back Stephen. Great light on this iconic location. My wife and I currently planning our trip to California this spring and this place is definitely on the list!

2 Dec 2012 3:46pm

@Yonatan: Thanks Yonatan. Please contact me when you folks have a schedule - it would be great to meet up for coffee or such.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Nice to see you posting again Stephen !! This is such an iconic site and something I´ve only ever seen on TV ...

3 Dec 2012 11:35am