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Postcard from San Francisco

Postcard from San Francisco
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100, Polarizer Ý28mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/07/13 " A Postcard Style " [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-15 5:35
Viewed: 2256
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Oakland Bay Bridge that connects San Francisco (which is built on a peninsula) to the opposite shore in Oakland. This bridge was damaged in the 1989 earthquake but repaired. Taken on my old film camera. Just a sittin' on the dock of the bay...

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Master Chris,
Miss the film role grainy, but without noise that plagues us at times in digital photos.
Photo clean, dense, with great clarity and sharpness.
Have a good Sunday.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-07-15 7:38]


Sueprbe iamge et compo fantastique vue e timage quel reflets, quel les tons sont doux et quel pont il est immense, superbe compo et image dans un ciel de rÍve.

Bravo et amitiť


What a wonderful scene you have captured here, Chris!
Good focus and well clarity with nice natural colors.
The POV and DOF are excellent, and light is very well handled.
Nice wok!


Good evening Chris,

A mythical bridge that you have managed to highlight with the powdery colors of the sky background.
Fantastic reflections of the wave glazed blue waters.
Great ease of clarity, really beautiful
well done
Have a nice evening.
With my warm regards.


Normally the bay area is teeming with all kinds of bird but I like the lone seagull you captured here. Great lighting and dof with sharp details. Love the colors. Very well done, tfs.

Hi Chris,

A good contribution to the Friday's theme, one of the famous bridge of the San Francisco Bay, the reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The length of thje bridge is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Oakland Bay bridge. The quality of the light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-07-15 10:16]

Excellent photo of a beautiful bridge, nice diagonal composition, fantastic warm light

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-07-15 11:31]

Hi Chris.

Golden tones and gradient sky sets the scene so well across this suspension bridge, nice postcard style too, tfs

stv ;o))

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-07-15 13:18]

Dear Chris, This is a very nice SF poster, I like your timing with the sunrise sky and color in the BG & FG. Excellent POV and composition having the buildings in the FG adds character to the shot. Well done & TFS

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 777 W: 26 N: 808] (9456)
  • [2012-07-15 16:30]

Hi Chris,
a great view of the bridge with lovely soft colours in the sky and the seagull is a bonus

Hi, Chris. This is a lovely POV for the Oakland Bay bridge which is the older and more travelled bridge.. Sharpness and composition is excellent and it is a beautiful post card. The Golden gate Gate bridge was surrounded by fog when I was there last month. Cheers.

Nice time of day to take the shot Chris. I like the warm sunlight on the side of the wooden buildinsg and its a fine view of the bridge with good reflections.

Hi Chris, the light and color is that eye catching that the bridge comes second ! An amazing presentation as well as contribution to the Fridays Theme. I love the lonely seagull enjoying the scene!

Kind regards and have a nice week Monika

Ciao Chris, great perspective on fantastic bridge, fascinating reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Otis Redding had perhaps this kind of vision when he wrote his catchy song Chris , love the perspective of the long bridge looming over the quay and clearly above it/not hidden even partly behind it , fine weather for this shot and the bird adds a nice touch to the scene .
TFS my friend,

Hello Chris,
Superb POV Bridge in San Francisco, with a beautiful light color gradients sumptuous and beautiful qualities of aquatic reflections!
The depth of the image marked by the bridge is excellent and far, San Francisco seems bathed in soft light!
The surprises the eye leading by the sharpness of all these details!
Best regards

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-07-17 13:42]

Hello Chris :)

You showed this bridge in the beautiful, horizontal light fantastically,
and the the blue of the sky and water look wonderfully.
The very showy composition executed perfectly.
You registered yourself in Friday theme magnificently.
/I went through this bridge in 2004 / :)

With best wishes.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-07-21 9:55]

Hi chris!
Splendid view, captured with superb sharpness and great DOF. Marvelous warm light and nice reflections.
Very well done: congratulations.
ciao! Vanda

A masterpiece, alcunesono cards, but they are always sure that photographers and hobbyists have creative grandesenso stage.
A moment of warm light and maximum depth,
† GF

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