Friday, 25 September 2009

Skywatch - channeling Jeffrey Smart


Jeffrey Smart, although born in Australia, spent a lot of his life in Italy. You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.
Skywatchers around the world

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great shot for the day! Love the fancy chimney against the sky with the lovely clouds! Marvelous composition!

Happy SWF!

Sylvia

brattcat said...

textures, angles and sky come together in a really fine composition here. is this today's sky then, has the dust cleared?

Dawn said...

I really like how the frame of the other building frames the crisp chimney against the sky.

Julie said...

Thank you, Friends.

BC: This was taken on Monday, before the dust, which was Wednesday. However, by the afternoon of Thursday, I heard that the particles-in-the-air count was better than a normal Spring, the wind had been that strong. "They" are warning of more dust on Saturday - but this could just be the media hyperventilating. At its most extensive, the dust cloud was 400km wide and 2000km long.

Linda Jacobs said...

I like all the angles! And those three chimneys against the sky are like sculptures!

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot. Beautiful texture.

Riet said...

Very special picture. Good shot

James said...

That is a really good photo. I really like the looks of the chimney

Jacob said...

It's interesting the way they painted the chimney to what, the roof line and then stopped. Which is probably a good thing; a pale green chimney just wouldn't do it.

Do you know why there are three of those whatchamacallits on top of the chimney and why not just one?

How the heck is Santa going to get down those skinny things?

J Bar said...

Great chimney.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

LV said...

I have never seen such a chimney, but guess I would not in my country. Very interesting and great photo.

Japa - cbanga360 said...

The chimney spouts look very well-crafted piece of artsy thing, complementing a beautiful sky.

Lois said...

Wonderful composition!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Isn't amazing a photographic eye sees by chopping things down to small part. Nice shot.

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, gorgeous! Delightful, bright photo.

Virginia said...

Oh we're on the same wavelength. I photographed some chimney pots at a shop today! I like yours in context best.
V

Gaelyn said...

Nice composition and interesting chimney to contrast against the intensely blue sky. Great capture.

Regina said...

Interesting! Beautiful capture.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot ! Great Post !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

magiceye said...

beautifully framed shot!

Firefly said...

Now there's an interesting chimney.

Smom said...

Wow the picture in your last post is just surreal! Nice chimney too.

Kitty said...

A photo full of contrasts. I think old chimneys like this one are wonderful - so full of character, compared to the usual modern city skylines.

Vogon Poet said...

Lovely and original chimney, we don't see many of these around.

Emily said...

Wonderful color against all that weathered brick. Thanks!

JM said...

Great framing, Julie!