Friday, July 23, 2010

Skyward

I took this photo while laying flat on my back in the middle of a semi-busy sidewalk

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43 comments:

soft nonsense said...

I think I see a foot at the top of the picture, about to step on you....

Where were you when you took this? Cool cool picture.

Jhon Baker said...

this is the kind of scene that reminds you why you don't mind being on your back in the getter sometimes.
beautiful.

Rita said...

You sure have an eye for photography. What a cool one!

Marlene said...

Wow!!!! Neat angle! Hope no one stepped on you!

Nat said...

Lucky no one stood on you :-)
Great pic!

RA said...

It's breathtaking! I love the way the sharp corners mix with the shadows and mirrored images. Amazing! :)

DrSoosie said...

very cool perspective in this photo! It is amazing how looking at something from a different angle can change everything about it. I feel this way in life as well.

Joe Cap said...

This is a fabulous image, Pat.
Well worth the risk of getting gum spat upon you.

Andrea said...

Was this angle the one you noticed after you fell flat of your back walking backward trying to get just the right angle on another shot, or what! Love it - it is very neat - the sharpness. Would love to hear the thoughts of some of the passerbys though - LOL!

Greyscale Territory said...

What we do to get that different shot! I do crazy stuff too just for a photo! Love this! The reflection in the building looks as if it is looming/leering over the watcher!

michael said...

It gives me a bit of vertigo when I look at it. That's a compliment as it shows how effective the photo is.

Alice in Wonderland said...

I love this! The angles of the buildings are just brilliant! It would be lost if it were in colour though. Sometimes photo's look better in black and white.
It reminds me a lot of The Gherkin building that we have here in London.
Big hugs!

TS Hendrik said...

That is just stunning. There's a great balance to it that just appeals to me.

Sylvia K said...

This is fantastic!! Just glad you didn't get stepped on by the 400 lb gentleman who I'm sure was steps away from you!! And, yes, I got a bit of vertigo, too! Terrific shot! Have a great weekend -- don't get stepped on, we'll want to see more next week!!

Sylvia

Scott said...

Just so long as you didn't get stepped on it was worth it. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great picture, Pat... I'll bet that people may have thought you were a little 'nutso' laying there in the middle of a sidewalk.... ha ha
Betsy

Bossy Betty said...

Anything for your art. Right, Patrick?

tapirgal said...

It was well worth it. I hope the sidewalk walkers enjoyed the odd view as much as you did.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Hope people didn't think you were drunk.

Carolyn Ford said...

I'll say...fabulous, again! Wow! And...your header is to die for!

EG Wow said...

Haha! That's quite the confession. I'm glad no one stepped on you.

Chuck said...

What a super shot, Pat! Glad nobody messed with you while you were shooting...the image is so sharp looking. Well done.

Pat Tillett said...

SN - No doubt! I'm surprised nobody did...

Jhon - I've been there also!

Rita - thanks! And thanks for stopping by

Marlene - Why thank you!

Nat - Indeed. I guess that's because it was in a nice area.

RA - I agree. A cool looking building, that's for sure

DrSoosie - Thanks my friend! That is so true...

Joe - Thanks Joe! I escaped without incident

Andrea - I actually looked up and went wow...

Greyscale Territory - I know! My family sometimes gets embarrased. thanks for commenting! come back and stay awhile!

michael - Same with me! Thanks!

Alice - thanks Alice...I agree, b&w all the way...

TS - thanks buddy! I looked up and was so happy that I had my camera with me.

Sylvia - Thanks so much! There were several people around when I did it. Also, thanks for stopping by. The door is always unlocked!

Scott - I agree! thanks, you also. come back anytime.

Betsy = Thanks Betsy! I'm sure they did...

BB - That is so true...for art and vanity!

Ms A - I'm sure they did...but that didn't happen until an hour or so later...

Carolyn ford - Thanks! coming from you, that is a big compliment! About the header, I'm happy (and lucky) to say that I took that photo in my back yard...

EG - Gotta tell it like it is!

Chuck - Thanks Chuck! I appreciate it!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Cool shot Pat! :-)

Lynne H. said...

Stunning...simply stunning...can I post this on my website and link it back to you? pretty please?

yogurt said...

did you really lie flat in the middle of the crowed???

Pat Tillett said...

Blue Wave - Thanks so much!

Lynne H - Why thank you! You most certainly can...(just don't sell it)...LOL

yogurt - It wasn't like the people were wall to wall, but there were people around, and I did lie down on the sidewalk...thanks for commenting!

Marguerite said...

Great shot! I do crazy things like that, too, to get good shots. A sign of a true artist!

Georgina Dollface said...

Well worth the risk of getting trampled on the sidewalk. Awesome photo! Do you sell any of these? - G

faye said...

Great perspective ..
it still made me dizzy.

I haven't taken any
horizontal street shots since
I stopped drinking Tequila...

Pat Tillett said...

Marguerite - Well, I don't know about the artist part, but the crazy things, yes...

Georgina - Thanks! I haven't taken the time yet to look into how I would sell anything. Good idea though!

Faye - Thanks! makes me dizzy also!
tequila will do that to you...

Ashley King said...

made me dizzy and kinda nauseated....

then again.... coulda been the brownies.
dont worry they'll be served tomorrow. lol

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

wow! excellent shot angle!! regards

Pam said...

Nice angle, I'm dizzy.

Powdered Toast Man said...

that is so cool. It kind of plays with your mind. I would never think to take a pic lying on my back. You are so clever.

Anthony J Langford said...

Reminds me of the Radiohead clip for Just, with the guy lying on the pavement...
That's suffering for your art...
Hope a dog didnt pee there!

=]

Mr. Stupid said...

This is an amazing shot Pat. I am just glad nobody stepped on your Camera or you.
Have a nice day...:)

'Tsuki said...

What quite unsual way to look at a bulding... I love the reflection on the windows because it creates a geometrical pattern very alienating... (Now I know why I prefer countryside ;) )... Great pic, thanks for the sharing !

AB said...

Great angles. I love the symmetry in the tower.

Pat Tillett said...

Ashley - Yum! There were good...

Costea - Thanks so much!

Pam - thank you!

PTM - Nah, not clever, just hurts my neck to bend backwards too much...

Anthony - It wasn't bad at all...

Mr. Stupid - thanks! I was in no danger...

'Tsuki - I totally agree. to me that is the whole shot...all the reflected angles in the glass. thanks for commenting.

AB - Thanks so much!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Terrific perspective and great shot.

Thanks again for your help with our blog.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Nefertiti said...

Impressionnant !

Pat Tillett said...

Darryl & ruth - Thanks so much! My pleasure!

Nefertiti - Merci beaucoup !