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Coit Hill Sunset

Coit Hill Sunset
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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: Nature
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Scanned Negatives [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-22 1:18
Viewed: 1199
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At right on the horizon, is the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Taken from Coit Hill in San Francisco. From Wikipedia:

"Coit Tower was built in Pioneer Park atop Telegraph Hill in 1933 at the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the City of San Francisco. Lillie bequeathed one-third of her estate to the City of San Francisco "to be expended in an appropriate manner for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city which I have always loved".

Contrary to popular opinion, the tower was not designed to resemble a fire hose nozzle. This belief persists in part because of Lillie Hitchcock Coit's affinity with the San Francisco fire fighters of the day, in particular with Knickerbocker Engine Company Number 5. Although the architects claimed to have no design precedent in mind,[citation needed] during this time Europe saw the construction of aesthetically designed power stations that could be claimed as prototypes (e.g.: Battersea Power Station).

The art deco tower, 210 feet (64 m) of unpainted reinforced concrete, was designed by architects Arthur Brown, Jr. and Henry Howard with murals by 26 different artists and numerous assistants."

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Good morning Chris,

this is great view on San Francisco...city lights and Golden Gate in the BG. Lovely silhouettes and wonderful colours of the evening sky. Composition and presentation are wonderful.

Have a nice day,


Hi Chris,

The glow of the violet sky is amazing. Very good shot with exposure just perfect for the job.

TFS and best regards,

Hi Chris
Wonderful capture and sunset
Great silhouettes
Have a nice Sunday

Hello Chris,
Wonderful cityscape, beautifully captured San Francisco scene. I like the soft lights and the citylights as well. Even the Golden Gate can be well seen in the distance. :) TFS.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-03-22 2:18]

merhaba dear Chris...
verynice shot and pov... A superb colors and focus..bravo...selamlar

Helo Chris
Very very beautiful.....
Thanks for sharing

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  • GLJ Gold Star Critiquer [C: 54 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-03-22 3:10]

Bonjour Chris
Joli dégradé du ciel pour couronner la ville et ses lumières.Un rendu de couleurs plaisant.
Bonne journée

Wow, it's wonderful, Chris, I love the mood in your shot - and those warm colours of the sundown. Very pretty place, a shot full of peaceful atmosphere, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Chris

Wonderful composition and great sunset shot.Great view over S.Francisco.Lovely colours and silhouettes.Thanks.

Friendly greetings

José Diogo

Hello Chris,

Excellent composition, beautiful sunset with wonderful contrast between lights and shadows!
Congratulations and TFS.

The glowing hour! My favorite time of the sunset or sunrise! Makes for some really nice photos! Good job here Chris, nice and sharp! I like the illuminated buildings! Maybe a bit too much dark space at the bottom, I might would have cropped some out!

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-03-22 8:11]

Hi Chris...

Beautiful composition and nice sunset shot.
Great view over San Francisco. Lovely view, colors and silhouettes.
Congrats my friend,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-03-22 9:07]


superbe image, un mangiiguqe ciel avec des couleurs somptueuses et toutes ce lumière dans se rosé, superbe.

bravo et amitié


Hi Chris,
A wonderful sunset vith superb colours, light and atmosphere.TFS.


Hi Chris
Excellent sunset capture of from a nice POV with excellent lights and composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-03-22 17:12]

hi Chris

Seeking a new POV to show the skyline and perspective of SF is a good way to present your view because the common views are posted many times on TE. This is surely a new idea and very pleasant color tone of the sky. Of course the GG bridge visible is the key attractive and identifiable feature here, although on my screen the blur seems to come from compression or motion?

tfs, bill

Ciao Chris

I love the horizon my friend ..
Beautiful and very visual!
I am fascinated by the beauty and inclusion of
City moving to the orange horizon.
Very tasteful and well composed my friend ..
Well balanced composition, since all the elements work well together!



Hi Cris
beautiful nocturnal and light
well composed
have good day
ciao and greetings from Warsaw

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