Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Clock Tower and Canadian Geese




I think Canadian geese look pretty good in black & white. I took these pictures on the side of an old industrial building in Bristol Pennsylvania. Notice the Crazy man on top of the Clock tower. (Canadian,Clock and Crazy)

This is my post for ABC Wednesday and Watery Wednesday. To join or see ABC Wednesday click here and to see or join Watery Wednesday click here.

Happy Birthday Mom! :-)

49 comments:

RuneE said...

The crazy man seems to be working, but the geese are preparing to leave? Ours have started.

Leslie: said...

Beautiful shots - love the reflection of the building in the water. And being a Canadian, I'm rather partial to Canada Geese, except when they poop all over the grass! lol

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wooow. Nice post. I really like it.

Lois said...

That clock tower is beautiful! I wonder what he's doing up there. I like the geese in black and white too!

Kitty said...

Have to say you had me fooled. I thought the building was an old prison, though with large windows.

I like Canadian Geese, too. They're huge and distinguished looking.

Julie said...

Lordy, lordy ... pass me the bucket. You would not get me up there for all the tea in china!! He does not even have a harness on ... yikes!!

Canadian geese are so exact and clean and brilliant ...

B SQUARED said...

You don't realize how close to the edge he is till you blow up the photo. Tell your mom, Happy Birthday from all of us at CDP.

Asta said...

Hi James,

Oh, wow, that is one crazy man. Heights scare me, so I got dizzy just by watching him-:)

You are right about the canadian geese. Black and white suits them. By the way - they are a bit dumb those birds.

Love shot of the building. I don't think of it as an industrial building. It's a mix between a castle and a school in my mind.

Greetings to your mom from me as well!

Best regards
Asta

Thom said...

I thought it was a prison and I thought it was a convict escaping. I love it when you highlight things like him up there. The geese are wonderful in black and white. Excellent photos :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Neat post, James. BUT I don't know how I like Canadian and crazy being lumped together in one sentence. ;-)

However, I'm impressed you wished your Mom a happy birthday!

Thom said...

OMG where are my manners I went to the next blog in my reader and thought damn, how could I forget this. Hau`oli La Hanau to your mom :)

Dagrun said...

Beautiful reflections and the b&wh really suits the shot.

m_m said...

I like the tower and also the birds:)

Marju said...

A really beautiful image!

Leora said...

All three are great presentations. Did you do something to the top photo to make it that way (ex. in Photoshop) or were you standing somewhere that gave you that eyehole view? Very cool.

Photo Cache said...

Black and white treatment gave a lot of class on the last image. I agree with you on the use of b/w there.

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Sunny said...

Maybe it's Dr. Emmett Brown trying to raise 1.21 gigawatts to power his flux capacitor?
Seriously, it's a wonderful structure but the clock tower made me think of 'Back to the Future'.
I love the Canada Geese in black and white.
Sunny :)

Maggie May said...

I love all the photos but the last one is superb!

mick said...

Lovely patterns and textures in the last photo especially.

Carol said...

I like all of these shots...the geese are great in B/W...the tower guy is a good capture....Like the spotlight

Bim said...

The guy up on the clock tower is crazy indeed - how scary!
I, too, like the last photo a lot.

Sylvia K said...

Great shots, beautiful clock tower, love the geese and the guy on the clock tower is nuts -- but hey, makes a great picture!

J Bar said...

Great building, especially the clock tower.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

2sweetnsaxy said...

I really like these shots. I'm so glad you showed the man on the tower. It really put into perspective how big that clock tower is. Wow!

kikamz said...

I didn't notice the man at first. Glad you mentioned it on your post and I was able to take another look! and i say, that is one HUGE clock tower!! :D the geese look lovely in black and white too.

Jay said...

I love your clock tower, and it's a beautiful shot, too! Also, I agree that your geese look great in black and white!

Carletta said...

It does remind me of a prison. It looks like it's a well taken care of industrial building and maybe the crazy guy is repairing the roof.
Nice little pond for the geese.
Very nice shots James!

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A New England Life said...

Nice images! Can't believe that guy isn't even tethered! Nuts!

Looking at these photos I can't help but wonder if the building is abandoned? However though I wouldnt think they would be fixing the clock if it were. Wonderful clock tower.

Sally in WA said...

Great pics, James. I thought the building was a prison for a moment. :-)

ellievellie said...

I hope he use the stairs going down :) Very nice building - beautiful reflection!

Rose said...

I got dizzy just looking at him on top of the tower:) The photo of the geese is beautiful; black and white is the perfect choice here. Thanks for sharing!

Tricia said...

They really DO look good in b&w - Excellent photos

I wonder what he's doing up there? Cleaning?

Have a great WW!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Magnificent shots! Not only ABC and Watery Wednesday, good for the Windows too!

Tash said...

I love clock towers. Each photo is just exquisite - I like the progression from zoomed in top to the bottom w/ geese.

Roger Owen Green said...

I love seeing flying Canadian geese, but this is a particularly lovely photo. Like the clock tower too.

Ebie said...

This is my main blog.
I agree James, that man is crazy, but your capture is great! Love the clock tower too!

Mrsupole said...

Thank you for highlighting the man on the clock tower. He was the first thing I noticed, and with the highlighting it made it easier to see him. Love the Canadian Geese and I think it is better to see them there than flying into an airplane. At least here they are safe.

God bless.

floreta said...

wow! i would NOT be up there! that's for sure. :D great pictures though. love the reflection in the strip of water

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful post James! I loved this clock tower!All pictures are magnificent!
Léia

Regina said...

Awesome. Love all of it!

Q said...

Crazy man on the roof of the Clock Tower is right!!!! Around here he would be fined from OSHA....I was told OSHA sits across the street from jobs and takes photographs of safty infractions...than they write up the fines!
Great photographs!
Happy ABC Wednesday!
Sherry

Malyss said...

A chance you showed the man, I did not see him! I hope they won't destroy the place and use it for something else; old industrial buildings often make interesting pictures, and this one is very special with this great clocktower; I find geese funny to observe, in colors or B&W;

Donna Marie said...

James,

Fabulous photos!!!! :) Do you use Photo shop?

PS I love your blog!

xoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, I LOVE your pictures today James. And happy, happy Birthday to your Mama! I hope you are going out somewhere nice for supper!

Stephany said...

Fantastic photos, James! I love the first one. (Sorry I'm late.)

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent C's - your photos are stunning!

Pam said...

Fantastic photos, James. Its amazing the heights you will go to for a great shot.
I was just wondering if that crazy guy was really U?

Baruch said...

Great photos ... great blog!

Tulip said...

fantastic shot a clock tower and the canadian geese enjoying their swim. ",)