Thursday, August 6, 2009

Skywatch Friday Philly Style



I've noticed that it's not easy to get an unobstructed view of the sky in Philadelphia. I'm okay with that since there are so many interesting things to see.
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39 comments:

Thom said...

The clouds in these photos just make the picture that much better as do the items in each one. The second one is my favorite one. It looks like they are telling you a story :)

RuneE said...

And especilly the second one - I liked that a lot.

Tranquility said...

I love that second shot - with the statues. Very interesting. I wonder what they represent?

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shots, James! Beautiful skies and I do love that second shot! Wow!

Have a great weekend!
Sylvia

Lois said...

Those are fabulous shots! That first one makes me a little dizzy though and the last one, well that's an interesting angle!

itsnotjustapicture said...

happy thursday james.
lovely captures from the city. like your perspectives.

maryt/theteach said...

James, thanks for your comment on Monochrome Weekly Theme! Your posts (the last 3 I looked at) are marvelous! I love the geese and the industrial building... :)

Sally in WA said...

Great shots, James. I really like the first one - the perspective on it is quite nice.

Vita Stunder said...

I LOVE the second shot!!!!

It's magnificant and the motive keep me thinking - just LOVE it loud!!

Have a great friday!
Anna

cieldequimper said...

I love them all, especially the first one. I too would like to know what the second one represents.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Good ide, James, to shoot the sky and use something i the foreground to enhance it. These are very nice!

Donna Marie said...

Beautiful shots!!!!!

xoxoxoxox
Donna!

I have some great shots of the skyline of Philadelphia from the Camden, NJ waterfront! :)

m_m said...

Wow! The first shot is splendid:)

Julie said...

The second image of the gaunt statues fascinates me, James. What do they represent?

Tara R. said...

Love the first photo, with the church spire and the streaks of sunlight, it is almost ethereal.

rh-bilder said...

Beautiful pics. The first one is my favorite - perfekt!

Stephany said...

Wonderful captures, James! I must confess, I spent most of my time looking at the detail on the clock tower and the first set of statues. Amazing.

Leora said...

The sculpture in the middle is quite powerful. I like the first one as a Skywatch shot; great angle and architecture.

J Bar said...

Fantastic shots James.
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Amanda said...

Hey James nice to meet a former SoCal. I will visit again to see how your exploration of PA is going.

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Bogey said...

Love the history James. Curious about the name of the building and the status though. They are very intriguing.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I always loved seeing City Hall when I was going to college in Philly. Did I tell you we used to call it the big wedding cake?

Pam said...

You always have an amazing angle on your photo that makes them very unique. Its a shame the three guys got in the way of your sky shot, oh well it looks great anyway... snicker,snicker

Ebie said...

This is my main blog.
Your clouds are dramatic. I love the second photo, it tells a story!

Lew said...

Lots of interesting buildings and statues to serve as foreground to sky watching. These are some great images!

SandyCarlson said...

Your Philly shots are amazing. I would love to know more about that monument!

clairz said...

Lovely angles. I'm learning from your photography.

ellievellie said...

Very dramatic clock tower! Very scary statue - what is the story of this - looks like a depressing thing you see in Europe - inquisition or something. You are right - very interesting views in Philly!

Irene Toh said...

I'd rather see buildings against the sky. Dramatic!

Camilla :) said...

Beautiful pictures! :)

Vogon Poet said...

Great idea, original post!

Quilldancer said...

I especially love that first picture. Beautiful archetecture and perfect skies!

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Elisabeth's bright side said...

Don't let the obstructions hold you back, the pictures are just great!

Nikki Beaumont said...

They are all awesome. Love the sky in the first one. Love the creepiness of those statues in the second one and love the horse's backside in the last one. I saw his crack. Hee hee.

Arija said...

Beautiful all three...makes one want to go there.

storyteller said...

Love all three ... a bit of 'art' against your lovely sky views. Thanks for dropping by my 13 sky views and playful mosaic experimentation at Happily Retired Gal ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

John said...

Great shots!

Malyss said...

I know Philadelphia only through movies and tv. I already saw the first building, which I find impressive and beautyful. Your two other pictures are beautyful as pictures,with interesting perspectives and angles but the second one shows a quite strange statue or monument.The way you show it makes it even more dramatic..What is it talking about?...

Bonnie Bonsai said...

You take awesome photos James. I love the lacy veil that covers the head of the tower.