Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Philadelphia Through a Fountain


I took this shot in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday. I wasn't standing in the fountain but I was tempted. :)

I bet the guy with the camera on the other side of the water took my picture too.
This is two crops of the same photo.

35 comments:

Francisca said...

I like how two crops can show such different views. In this case, each really has a different story and I like them both. Yes, you definitely would be in his photo, James. :-)

Pat Tillett said...

That's a nice photo of one of the classic American big city views.

Luis Gomez said...

Love Philadelphia. Wonderful shot!

cieldequimper said...

That's a very cool photo, in every sense of the word!

I had to laugh at your Sid Vicious comment! ;-)

Thom said...

What a beautiful city and a beautiful shot. Very clever :)

Olivier said...

deux belles photos, j'aime la composition de la 2eme photo avec la fontaine

Stickup Artist said...

Oh, I know that view well, right down the parkway to Billy Penn atop city hall. Very imaginative to shoot through the fountain! I bet you're right about being in the other guy's shot! Lots of movement, action, and interaction make these classics!

Genie said...

James, great photo of a beautiful view in Philadelphia. So many wonderful places to eat there too -- yum, yum!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi James,
molto bella questa foto della città di Phi.
Carina l'immagine di :
"chi fotografa chi ! "
Approposito, chi rappresenta la statua a cavallo ?
Buona giornata.

Jan said...

Both are wonderful versions of the same photo. I've only ever just flown in to Philly, on my way to elsewhere. I really need to visit.

Nessa said...

It is very hot around here right now. The fountain looks very refreshing.

Wayne said...

He got a shot of the fountain, you got a shot of the city :-)

Riet said...

What a beautiful city. Great shot James.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear James!
"I love Renoir"!!!
This picture is beautiful, I have the sensation that "I'm inside the fountain"! So perfect symmetry!:)
What a perfect day, a sunny weekend to take pictures from this amazing city.
Lucky you!
Léia

'Tsuki said...

Very refreshing ! I love this superposition, but I guess I'd rather be under the water if I were there...

Bibi said...

That looks sooo inviting.....Great shot.

Gine said...

J'aime bien le premier cadrage, mais de toute façon, la photo est très intéressante !

Tricia said...

I'd love to run thru that fountain several times, the heat index here in Southeast Missouri is 113 right now! Yesterday, the news said we were the hottest place in the US at 107 temp & 118 heat index! Scorching!

I keep meaning to join Weekend Reflections, but I've been scatter brained lately. I'll be sure to join this weekend

Rebecca said...

Cool effect, with this heat I would be in the fountain for sure...well, I'd like to be.

Carolyn Ford said...

These are really great photos. I love the composition and how your eye rolls right down that hill and into the city ahead. Really KOOL, James!

Evelyn said...

Love it. Bet that guy being photograph is not in the fountain either, but he looks like he is. That building in the middle is grand. Great shot James.

Martha in PA said...

I hope you all enjoyed the museum. My day did not work out for me to make it down town like I had planned... maybe this week, or Friday before I go to work?

Naturedigital said...

Great photographs James.
Costas

Tinsie said...

Great shots! I especially like the first one.

leavesnbloom said...

Interesting shot James - is that another fountain at the bottom of that long avenue aswell?

Jew Wishes said...

What stunning photos. The second one is wonderful, and I like how you lead our eye to city hall with the cropping.

Malyss said...

Philadelphia, "Phily", seems to be such a beautyful town!!
I saw it several times through the TV series Cold Case!
And your picture is sooooo deliciously refreshing!

Regina said...

Beautiful and refreshing!

Happy weekend and regards.

Life with Kaishon said...

We were there on Saturday too! I wish I would have seen you. It was mighty hot, wasn't it?

Sunny said...

Very creative, James!
☼ Sunny

lotusleaf said...

Both the pictures are very innovative!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I really like the shot of the water and then the view of the city. Also, the look-up photo of the museum itself. A great idea to capture people on the other side of the water!

ruma said...

It is a wonderful big town.
I feel neighboring expanses.

Ebie said...

James, both photos are really captured well! Right now, I would like even just a splash of the water, its over 90 here!

P.S. Twylah is doing great, the fur in her chin is growing back. she and Pixie are getting along well. They are now friends. Pixie likes to snuggle with me at night.

Roberto M. Alves said...

Great capture and beautiful compositions. Two magnificent moments.

Greetings from Roberto