Thursday, July 9, 2009

Obstructed View

I can imagine the statue saying "who's bright idea was it to block my view with these buildings" Even so there is still plenty of beautiful Philadelphia sky to be seen.

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35 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Excellent shot and caption. I love how you tilted the camera upwards.

Thom said...

This caption so tells the story of this. Love it :)

Carletta said...

Stunning shot James!
The view is captured beautifully - well done!
Love the title.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Ackworth born said...

must say I like the statue more than the buildings

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a glorious sky, even if only see in snatches.
Marnie

m_m said...

Wow! This shot is so touching!

Leora said...

I am getting so provincial, I thought that was New York City! Great shot with the statue in the forefront, almost as if he is looking on with us.

Photo Cache said...

Beautifully framed image. I like skywatching this way too :)

itsnotjustapicture said...

like this capture james. the statue against the buildings and of course the gorgeous blue sky. great capture.
have a lovely weekend.

Sylvia K said...

Fabulous shot, James! Love the title and couldn't agree more. Buildings do tend to block our view of the beauty in the sky, but how do you get along without them??? Have a great weekend!

Vogon Poet said...

Great shot and title. A bit oppressive, as probably intended, with the sky as something really to watch.

miss marple said...

A great picture! Captured with a twist of humor;)
Have a great weekend!

B SQUARED said...

It really is a wonderful city.

2sweetnsaxy said...

LOL! One could imagine that the statue was there before the buildings. :-)

Ebie said...

Hi, James, I love your post, very funny.
P.S. That certainly is the Harbor Freeway, facing north bound.

Martha in PA said...

That is a great photo.. and a great caption. It is easy to feel that way in Philly sometimes, you really need to LOOK up to get past all the tall buildings these days! Sometimes I don't think Philly gets the credit it is due, stuck between DC and NY!

Guy D said...

Brilliant capture James, I love this pic.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Sally in WA said...

Great shot, James. Nice angle on it!

Martha Z said...

Very good, as has been oft said, great caption.

Lew said...

You really have to look up to see the sky in that part of Philladelphia! You got some great shots of the place where a lot of our independance started.

Kcalpesh said...

What a picture! I loved the title too.. obstructed view... Good one again James!

Regina said...

Nice subject and shot.

Hilda said...

Just love this, James! Fantastic shot and fun concept! :D

Pam said...

Hi James... Great photo, I like the angle of this shot! Fabulous sky too.
I thought that was you I saw lying down by the statue taking a few photos.
I was going to stop and say hi but my hubby said there already were to many people standing around watching you :D
Have a wonderful weekend...

Sunshine4Life said...

Yeah i see the blue sky. But i love building photos too. :)

Thank you for the visit today.

Happy weekend!

Arlene
http://www.midlifedancing.com/

Lois said...

Amazing shot James! That is such a great angle.

Dewdrop said...

Terrific angle shot. Lovely skies. Great statue.

Jacob said...

Greetings, James! Delightful photo. Love the way you composed it. Those buildings are imposing, and the statue gives the picture just the right touch!

Juergen Kuehn said...

Architecture photography par excellence, James.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Well, I am peeping in between those obstructions. They sky still looked heavenly with your summer clouds.

Life with Kaishon said...

I was right near this statue this week James. And all those BIG tall buildings too. They give me a headache. Well, not really the buildings, but the drive to the buildings at 8 am. That gives me a headache.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I very much like this shot! Wonderful angle and the statue makes it perfect.

Irene Toh said...

Very imposing massive buildings and the statue is a perfect counterpoint.

Karen said...

LOL !! yes, he could very well be saying that :-)

Very cool composition and shot !!

J said...

Ooo, I like this a lot - full of all sorts of interesting contrasts.