On the road again . . . end of day sun rays on California St, San Francisco.
Great photograph Patti……..so much to discover in the shadows…..the revealed pattern of the sidewalk, reflections, mysterious darker area on the left to be explored. Well done!
Thank you so much Burgess!
You´re so good in the contrast and interesting shadows that are needed with B&W, great shot!
Have a great weekend,
That’s very kind of you to say, thank you Ron and weekend wishes to you!
A wonderful photo, Patti. Light like that is fleeting. I wonder if you chanced upon it or if you were waiting for it?
Have a wonderful weekend ahead.
Thank you Lignum! I was lucky enough to chance upon it while on my way to pick up some laundry – exciting times in SF! As you say, that light is indeed so fleeting but such a thrill to stumble upon. Wishing you a relaxing weekend!
Great in B&W. Did you walk up the hill?
Thank you Angeline and yes I did walk up and down many hills if not exactly that one!
Absolutely wonderful shot – beautifully judged. Smashing!
That’s lovely to hear, thank you so much Richard!
The long shadows of late afternoon. Intriguing shot, Patti. Wow, you’ve sure been traveling lately.
Thank you Julie, who’s no slouch at intrepid travelling!
Love this, Patti – I am. A sucker for a good contre-jour photo! 🙂
Thank you so much Sue, always fun to see where the opportunity strikes!
Couldn’t agree more 🙂
those long shadows are just awesome… the lines (stripes) repeating everywhere in the shot… such a wonderful capture!!
It felt awesome at the end of those long shadows, thank you so much Alexandra!
I admire your ability to see the light. This one is amazing!
Oh Alessandro, you would not have missed it! Thank you so much!
Wonderful use of shadows in this image Patti, I love it 🙂
Thank you Joe, it felt like being in an open sunset circus tent, either that or a Phantom strip!
Sometimes shadows say more than lights. I feel pulled into your frame. Great job, Patti. Enjoy your weekend!
The light is such a flirty tease with the shadows it throws! Thank you so much Paula and weekend wishes to you!
That’s a great shot
You are very kind, thank you serialphotographer!
You have really seen the light. Excellent Patti.
It happens only now and then . . . thank you so much Bente!
Gorgeous play of light and shadows Patti! 🙂
Thank you kindly Elina, it was a thrilling spectacle in what had been a quiet day . . . 🙂
I have a high regard for people like you who are able to find light in the darkness.
I am so touched, thank you Marcelo, Master of the Light Touch in the Dark!
Your use of the light is excellent. But what really I like in this photo are the lines, horizontal, vertical and diagonal. They give a certain rhythm which makes the photo a great photo. Brava!
Thank you Robert, it was such a treat to see in real time!
The Chai Cart? Are they selling food and if so, could it be a francise for oriental food, noodles or something? Or is it coffee. I think lately the word ‘chai’ has popped up here in Sydney as well. Yes, coffee perhaps.
In any case a great intriguing photo.
Chai is a spicy tea drink from India and well worth trying. Love to know what you make of it Gerard!
Love this one thank you Frizz, I even have the original record!
What a wonderful image Patti… love how the light and shadow bring the eye into the image and all those lines and patterns.
Thank you so much Beth!
That’s the mood right there that I often seek out on sunny summer evenings. The best times to shoot for this are at that time of clear high pressure weather days or in the mornings when the sun has just come up and still appears low enough to the horizon to cast those long, deep, dark, contrasting shadows. Love it.
Thank you Alan! I shall try and remember these details!
Patti, the back lighting seems to give it a wonderful cinematic feel! And I love the leading lines formed by the shadow patterns.
Thank you Madhu, it was so much fun to stumble upon the lines!
So much to like about this one. The delicate balance between light and dark in this one is great. Of course we’re drawn to the light portions first but with such a nice balance I find myself looking around at all the detail within the photograph. Excellent!
Wow, thank you so much Mark. I did think of shooting closer to the cart but the more I thought about it the more I thought I would lose the light if I fussed about too much. Hope this makes sense . . . . !
The black and white effect makes the sun beams look even brighter. Love it!
It was a great glow out there, thank you so much Arianna!
Your photo looks like a scene out of a mystery movie.
Now that’s a fun thought, thank you Issy!
beautiful image and content!
Mihrank, thank you so much!
great contrast and loved that shadows 🙂
Thank you Joshi!
Thank you Rabirius!
A new — and darker — view of San Francisco for me.
A passing moment Judith!
Beautiful photo and I love the reference in the title.
I’m so pleased, thank you Cardinal!
The reflections really make the composition. Wonderful!
Thankful for shiny cars, carts and long shadows! And your lovely comment, thank you Elena!
Excellent contrasty B&W Patti. The people look like it’s been a long day at the office and they’re glad to be going home.
The street did have that going home bustle to it, thank you Martin!
Terrific photo Patti! I love the strikingly graphical quality created by the reflections and shadows
The sun throws down a definite palette at times . . . lovely to hear from you James, thank you!
you are very welcome Patti
Wow, this black sand white is absolutely wonderful.
I love the shadows and composition! Wonderful image, Patti!
Thank you so much Anette!
Oh, one of the best!
You are too kind, thank you Lyn!
Beautiful b&w composition!
Thank you so much Hans!
This B&W is a sure winner in my book!
Thanks for he love as well. Looking forward for more updates/pictures from your blog!
Cheers Patti! 🙂 – JR (RbjslimmFotolens)
Thank you JR, and what a pleasure to see your stunning B & W’s!!
Awesome how you use the shadows for your composition!
Thank you docugraphy! The shadows jumped out at me with that “it’s now or never” ultimatum!
ohhhhhh, the light!!! 🙂
A street henge moment Derrick!
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