No mistake from which city this is from ...
One of the advantages of jet lag is being almost alone on the streets in early morning.
San Franciscos famous cable cars, once a city wide operation with23 lines of which only 3 remain, are one of the city's most iconic sights. Although they are used to some extent by the local commuters, the vast majority of its 7 million yearly passengers are tourists.
The cable cars are operated by a two man team, one the gripman who operates the cable grip and one the conductor who not only collects the fare but also operates the rear breaks.
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PaulVDV (18682) 2013-06-30 9:48
Indeed, a very recognizable street of San Francisco.
Beautiful with the pedestrian crossing the street on top of the picture.
The frequent repetition of the words 'keep out' creates a certain graphic impact.
Best regards, Paul
abmdsudi (35250) 2013-06-30 12:56
Just think how many people must have walked past here before without even giving it a second glance, but you have turned it into a beautiful piece of photographic work. Soothing and engaging and I can see why you like it. Very well composed and lovely the way the lines draw the eye into it inviting the eye to further explore uphill through the 'wavy patterns' with the rail car serves as strong anchor. The depth of field really works and the lighting is especially good. You must have an amazing eye, but my only negative critique is the cyan tinge appears slightly overpowering on which i am sure can be corrected easily. You must have an amazing eye, Congrats. TFS
dkmurphys (44044) 2013-06-30 13:09
Splendid image from that unique city. I love the POV, great work.
Have a calm night.
Kugart (1776) 2013-06-30 13:40
Lovely well composed shot of this iconic form of transport in San Francisco. Like the way you have captured the tram appearing through the gap in the trees at the top of the frame.
Have a nice evening.
Silvio1953 (109205) 2013-06-30 13:47
Ciao Daniel, lovely urban view with beautiful tram, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (16143) 2013-07-01 4:55
As you say, an iconic and unmistakable part of the fabric of this city, and what a sight they make. The early morning light has really played to advantage in this shot, as its made the scene very mellow, and created that great metallic blue effect on the lines. Nice that the composition includes the silhouetted figure at the very tip of the hill too.
kasianowak (3752) 2013-07-02 10:18
This image shouts San Francisco. Iconic tram on the hill with the tracks in the foreground leading the viewer's eye nicely towards the main subject.
Great timing to include the pedestrian at the top of the shot.
Pozdrawiam i zycze milego wieczoru :)
chrisvek (6997) 2013-07-02 14:43
Very interesting capture with perfect details and colors.Nice depth and POV.Very good amtosphere and details.Well done.
All the best
eldancer1 (22383) 2013-07-03 10:24
I miss San Francisco, I need to visit soon. Awesome capture of the unique city transportation. No, I don't there's any city in the world like SF. Great pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
jcpix (8296) 2013-07-03 20:33
I have almost the exact same shot in my gallery....so I must say, this is fantastic! :) It really is great though, I like that you've caught this with the soft morning light, there's certainly a different look and feel about the early dawn...sometimes that jet lag can work to your advantage. With this kind of perspective, it almost looks like the person crossing the street on the horizon is actually walking on top of the trolley car!? Well framed and executed, never tire of seeing this amazing city. Have a great day ahead.
Best wishes from the valley of the sun,
fabbs99 (13447) 2013-07-03 23:39
Very steep slope for a tram car.Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.Well done.TFS.
delpeoples (50263) 2013-07-07 22:20
Salut cher Daniel
I wondered where you had escaped to, now I see, you were playing The Streets of San Francisco. As you say: no mistake where this is. I love the graphism created by the cable car lines, the bluish caste to the photo is stunning and the vertical frame works so well, serving to accentuate the steepness of those legendary streets.
Great job, I look forward to critiquing more of your great USA shots
mkamionka (28029) 2013-07-08 3:25
your title explains why it is so empty. Just one tourst is seen on top of the hill and you can see throughout the tram. Nice geometry with the rails but also I like the repeated sign KEEP OUT I wonder now for whom it is written: tram, people or cars? Taking into account the direction it seems it is for tram which would suggest that the tram drivers are not too smart.
very well spotted,
ACL1978 (6811) 2013-07-13 12:15
Great to get out so early as to catch this empty scene, Daniel - the quiet street adds so much to the shot, and it's another one that so nicely captures the bizarre slopes of San Francisco. The multiple layers here work nicely; it might have been even more effective had the cable car been closer by a block, but sadly we as photographers don't have the supernatural power to arrange elements as we'd like... you captured the pedestrian perfectly atop the hill and against the sky, and its that detail that adds the most strength to the shot. Thanks!
tatadalou (4571) 2013-07-27 11:14
Here is one of the most famous "monuments" of San Francisco. The rails of the tramway organize the picture and bring our eyes directly to the tram and the man on the top of the hill..
frunchy (1517) 2013-08-02 2:58
i know the Jetlag "advantage", i make use of it as well :)
The Image has a nice symmetry with the trees and even the parts of the lamp Posts. Especially the mirror like "don't go left" signs look nice. The tram is well placed.
TFS, nice work, F.
smash2707 (3284) 2013-09-16 17:22
I'm dying to visit San Francisco and here I find this beautiful picture of the cable car on one of the steep streets. Nice, slightly diagonal composition with the added element of the walker in the background. TFS
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (6301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-17
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Places I would like to visit [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-30 8:39