Thursday, September 3, 2009

Skywatching at 18th Street (100th Post)

Hello everyone, This has been a very busy few days, but it has yielded lots of Philadelphia pictures. I took this one on Monday, and I spent most of Wednesday at Philadelphia's Chinatown where I found a surprise around almost every corner. I'm now featuring some of the Chinatown pictures on my Something Sighted blog.
Thanks for the comments and advise regarding my blur problem. I'll probably get around to figuring out how to size the pictures correctly someday. :-) I did notice that they still look better when enlarged.

I just noticed that this is my 100th post. Thanks for all of the support and great comments. I look forward to the next hundred.
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55 comments:

Ebie said...

Hi James, I am back! The photo is really great! You are good in taking angle shots of tall buildings.
Ebie's Skywatch

Lois said...

That is a nice SkyWatch shot! It's making me a little dizzy though!

Sistertex said...

Whoa..straight up! Were you laying on your back? ;)

Very nice! Blur? Not seeing it here.

Has been very busy, school is in again and boy my time is really cut down for blogging. Bummer.

Nice job James!

Vogon Poet said...

It feels like they are looking at us laying on the ground! Great composition and framing, beautiful buildings against the white clouded sky.

amatamari© said...

And this picture is really an incredible beauty!

Sunny said...

Wow! My neck is sore from looking up! Fabulous picture!
Thanks so much for you nice comments.
Sunny :)

Regina said...

Hi James nice looking up! This is fantastic.
Happy weekend.

Photo Cache said...

What a friendly cheerful sky. I just hurt my neck :)

But we all skywatch this way in big cities.

Great shot.

Asta said...

Hi James,

WOW, this is a great shot. Did you lay down, or did you do a half and half-:)?

Best regards
Asta

Thom said...

Great photo. You photographers must have a keen eye. I rarely if ever see blur in any of your photos, unless you intentionally do it with that photo program you have and you tell us. I can just imagine what you think of the photos I post from my iPhone LOL...now there's blur LOL

Malyss said...

I like this kind of picture, it gives a feeling of vertigo!
Thank you so much for your nice comments!
I added a video on my last post; Vicki and you should like it..

Lucy the Cat said...

I feel dizzy. Wow, what sky and composition! The picture gives the feeling of really being there.

luna miranda said...

great perspective. i feel so small...this must be how an ant feels looking up.:P

Vita Stunder said...

Stunning perspective James!!!

happilyretired said...

BEAUTIFUL! Marvelous perspective and wonderful reflections too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

krumbukter said...

Oh, this pictures made my head spin. It feels as if the buildings are falling down on me. A nice photo though! :)

I'm glad that you liked my monochrome sky photo. I think that was my first try doing a black and white conversion.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic! And my head is spinning! You have gotten some fantastic shots of wonderful buildings lately! I love them!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Carletta said...

I great perspective and those reflections in the building are icing!
You have many wonderful shots of Philly below. I enjoyed the tour.

Carletta’s Captures.

Tricia said...

Wiched Killer shot!

Guy D said...

This shot is a keeper, outstanding.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Straight up in the sky :)Stunning photo!

Leora said...

Your photos are a lot of fun - you often capture a unique perspective or a different sort of subject. Look forward to 1000 more.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I feel like you are daring me to don my Super-person outfit to see if I can jump over the tallest building in a single bound. ;-) Nice shot!

Sunny said...

Congrats James on your 100th post!
Sunny :)

SusanJane said...

Fabulous shot! And what blue skies in PA!

Carol said...

This is a great shot! Happy 100th! Things are certainly looking up! Beautiful....

Pam said...

Wow 100 you sure are getting up there, in post I mean :)))
Your photo is amazing, James.
You do have an eye for images that always has the certain something!

George said...

I really like the way you captured that cloud above the skyscrapers.
Thanks for visiting my site.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Congratulations to your Centenarian post!

And oh boy, what a beauty! Did you life down on the ground to take this perfect angle?

Great capture!

sslord53 said...

wow this is a great shot!! I love the shooting upward like that.

Ai Shiang said...

are you using a compact digital camera James?

Can't wait to see pictures of Chinatown. I always get excited, surely there are many things to eat too :o)

postcardsfromasmalltown said...

I like this! I feel like I could fall right into the sky!

Irene Toh said...

Hi James, these shots of tall buildings look quintessentially Philadelphia. Looking to see the Chinatown pics..

Jim K said...

Looking up like that will make me fall flat on my face. I do like the shot though.

B SQUARED said...

Congratulations and keep up the good work. Enjoy the holiday.

ellievellie said...

Wow! That is a breathtaking view. Did you hire Chinese gymnast to take it :) This is perfect! Great job as always!

Vaggelis said...

excellent skywatch. wonderful photos all over your blog

Olivier said...

waouh...impressionnant,on en a la tête qui tourne.....Superbe

nadine1111 said...

Great pfoto.Very good bulgarian.

RuneE said...

Nice framing and an incredible depth!

Anya said...

AMAZING shot :)
Such a beautiful sky !!

Hilda said...

Ooo, I'm getting a crick in my neck just looking at this photo. It's fantastic!

Hilda said...

Oops, congratulations on your 100th post too! And thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos with us. Like you, I'm also looking forward to your next hundred (or next thousand!).

Julie said...

Wonderful vantage point, James. Did you lie on the ground or set up the camera on a delay or with a remote. I really like the disorientation that this sort of shot engenders.

Bravo!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow 100 posts!It's something to celegrate indeed!Congratulations dear James, we love your blogs, your creative ideas and fabulous pictures!
Thanks for sharing
God bless you
Léia & Cezar

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Perfect photograph. It looks like you had to either lean way back or lie down or something. Great results.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

James: Very nice sky shot and the reflection on the building is so neat.

Carver said...

I love this shot looking up through the buildings. Beautiful sky captured above as well as reflected in the building.

chrome3d said...

Excellent view and it´s certainly something I don´t see here. Ever. You must have been in a funny position while taking this but people probably take photos there a lot in that position?

About the blur: You have bigger photos and now you have to enhance their resolution while inserting them to blogger. If your photo looks good to begin with, then the blur comes from Blogger. Search the part in html-mode after width and height. There is a line with /s400/image.jpg. This number is the resolution of the photo in blogger. Change the number to s800 and your photo is a lot sharper. You don´t need to put there anything bigger. Prepare for the fact that the loading takes longer.

Asta said...

Hi James,

Apologize for not understanding this yesteerday. Shame on me!

CONGRATIOLATIONS to your 100th post!

And thanks for all the wonderful photos you share with us!

Best regards
Asta

Viola said...

Wow!! Gorgeous! I become quite dizzy while looking at your photo, which I will interpret it's a brilliant photo! Talking about buildnings reaching for the sky.... :)

A home far away said...

Lovely photo!

Have a great weekend!
//Gunilla in Singapore

Sally in WA said...

Whoa, I got dizzy looking up! :-) Great picture.

Congrats on the 100th post!! Have a great weekend.

Coca Cutie said...

I just love this angle :)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Excellent photo. Congrats on your 100th post!