Friday, April 4, 2008

Window View


I need to get out and take some new photos this weekend, so until I do, here is an early morning shot from my window. Why is it that the sky never looks as beautiful in photos as it does to your eye (at least in my pictures!) A good weekend to everyone!

19 comments:

DaveM said...

I like the water tower? on the top. You'll have to take your camera when your running.

Olivier said...

une belle vue sur ce WaterTank. J'adore les WaterTank, mais je demande maintenant a quoi ils servent

A beautiful view of this WaterTank. WaterTank I love, but I now asking what purpose they serve a


Bon Weekend (opera ?)

Greg C said...

It still is a lovely sky.

nazzareno said...

A magnificent sky, load of hopes for a good w.e.
You go out, had a good time and you take so many beautiful photos!
Ciao

John Roberts said...

Good silhouette against a beautiful sky!

Gudl said...

I like this photo a lot! The blue sky is fabulous! You have a 'different' view than I do!! Have a great weekend too.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

The sky looks beautiful to me.....where there some colors that you saw which didn't show up?!

GMG said...

Hi Lori, here I am for my at least weekly visit...
Your morning view is beautiful! That sky matches our today's 20º Celsius blue here in Lisbon...
The Rat is amazing and the Needle quite interesting (like in London, they also have a Cleopatra's...). La Boheme at the Met; OK! But I'll see The Tales of Hoffman one week from today at Sao Carlos; a bit warmer inside, but not bad as a performance... ;)
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, where I’m still strolling around Bilbao. Look forward to reading you back there!
Have a great weekend!
Gil

GMG said...

Sorry, it's 29º Celsius... Slight difference... ;)

Wanda said...

A watertower, and whispy clouds...makes a nice photo.... Have a great weekend.

Lori said...

Hello all, nice of you to stop by today!

Olivier, les tours de l'eau sont employées pour fournir la pression de l'eau. Here is something about it from Wikipedia. (Sorry I can’t translate it!)

In the 1800s New York City required that all buildings higher than 6 stories be equipped with a rooftop water tower. This was necessary to prevent the need for excessively high pressures at lower elevations, which could burst pipes. In modern times, the towers have become fashionable in some circles. As of 2006, the neighborhood of Tribeca requires water towers on all buildings, whether or not they are being used. Two companies in New York build water towers, both of which are family businesses in operation since the 1800s.

The original water tower builders were barrel makers who expanded their craft to meet a modern need as buildings in the city grew taller in height.

No opera this weekend I'm afraid!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Nice cloud shot! The building silhouette adds a nice touch.

marley said...

I know! My photos never quite capture the colours I see!

Thanks for all your kind comments of late. I appreciate your visits. Have a good weekend too! :)

Mandy said...

that is a lovely sky - nicer than the omnious sky in the photo of yours I've used for my latest collaboration with you now on Spring Haiku 2008

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photo, you have a nice weekend too.

Ming the Merciless said...

You have a beautiful view from your window.

My windows look into someone else's apartment. :-(

Moi said...

love this!!!

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jay said...

Lori, I beleive the reson you are missing some of the delicate colors you see by eye is that your camera is gathering more light, by means of a larger aperature or longer exposure time. Adjusting manual overides may help, but I am still in the world of "analog" cameras that use film, so my advice is from that realm...

I love the composition, and the sky is good, but know you wanted more from it.