Oakland Temple by Portia Soderberg

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May 2008. It was unusually hot that week in the Bay Area. Temperatures reached 100s inland, 90s where we live. Along with the heat, came an unusual fiery display in the sky.

On our right, a bit obscured with houses and trees is the Oakland Mormon Temple. Thanks to my husband who held me steady as I stood on top of our railing, I was able to get a zoom shot. Soon I hope to come up closer and spend an early evening photographing this beautiful temple.

Canon 30D, 70-200mm.
Handheld. Shot in RAW. No post processing other than crop, resizing and re-saving in JPG.

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  • Mykola
    Mykolaalmost 6 years ago


  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous!! I just love that sky! I’m with you; I’m always wanting to go take pictures of this place!!! One of these days!!! Wasn’t this also when there were a bunch of fires?

  • yep, that was around that time Laurie!

    – Portia Soderberg

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazoralmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot!
    I thought this was taken in a foreign country when I first saw it.

  • Anne  McGinn
    Anne McGinnalmost 6 years ago

    Hey I know this place. I remember when it was built way back when. this is an amazing shot. reminds me of the taj mahal

  • Portia Soderberg
    Portia Soderbergalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks all for your kind comments, much appreciated!

  • Steve Cozart
    Steve Cozartalmost 6 years ago

    We’re in the same area of California, but never have I seen this perspective on a building I know so well. Beautiful!

  • Mike Stone
    Mike Stonealmost 6 years ago

    that is crazy beautiful — great framing. Have never seen this angle and grew up in Oakland – my brother still lives just up the hill.

  • Portia Soderberg
    Portia Soderbergalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks Steve and Mike! Much appreciated!

  • Mitchell Tillison
    Mitchell Tillisonalmost 6 years ago

    Another fantastic shot – that orange is amazing!

  • Thank you!

    – Portia Soderberg

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 4 years ago

    very beautiful

  • thank you! :)

    – Portia Soderberg

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