Friday, October 17, 2008

Skywatch Friday #2: Crystal Blue Persuasion


"Crystal Blue Persuasion"
Raleigh, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

Sky Watch Friday

This structure stands right behind the parking garage I park in every day. I say "structure" because I've never really been sure what it is. It's not a "building" in the usual sense of the word. And it's not part of the parking garage either. I think it's part of the heating/air conditioning system that serves buildings in the state government complex in downtown Raleigh. I know for sure that there's a monstrous condenser that you can see from the second level of the parking deck, but I don't know if there's more to it that's housed inside this "building" or if this is actually something else.
For my purposes though, it doesn't matter what's inside the building that matters. It's the striking line it creates against this field of flawless Carolina Blue. And rest assured, this isn't the last you'll see of this building -- or this sky.
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34 comments:

Picturing of Life said...

nice blue sky

I hope you stop by at my SWF post also in HERE. Thanks

ilanadavita said...

That's a very blue sky, unlike ours here at the moment.

Pea in a Pod said...

That's a very beautiful blue sky! WOW! Mine is posted HERE. Happy SWF!~

bobbie said...

So very, very blue! Beautiful sky.

Louise said...

This is nice. I'm glad it's not the last we'll see of either!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the shape of the concrete building. Nice photo.
Happy Sky Watch!

Leora said...

I like this. I always enjoy when great architecture makes shapes in a perfectly blue sky.

Carver said...

I love the way you framed the beautiful carolina blue sky. Carver's Photoblog

Photo Cache said...

I like how you put it Carolina blue.

Kimmie said...

Looks much like the sky here in South Carolina this week. What a wonderful shade of blue. The building adds an interesting contrast indeed. :-)

Sara G said...

Awesome blue sky!!
Thanks for commenting on my blog!
Take care and have a GREAT weekend.

bowledover said...

Its great having a limited picture content, which allows you to look in detail at what is presented.
So blue so deep. hanks for sharing it with us.

Carletta said...

Crystal Blue Persuasion and Carolina Blue - had to smile at both of those!
Great shot!

kjpweb said...

That really is as blue as it gets! Cool!
Cheers, Klaus

P.S.: For MyWorld Tuesday!
Maybe you can have a friend go enter your post? Should be a piece of cake!

Doctor Err said...

that is a damn blue sky and a neat (yeah, i said neat) pic. i like you for saying you don't know what it is. :)

vincibene said...

What a blue sky!

ellen b. said...

Nice contrast! Looks like your Carolina skies were much the same as my So.California skies...

Ida said...

Smooth....
Very nice! :)

babooshka said...

Nice clean lines, sharp colours, and excellnet perpective.

napaboaniya said...

I like how the clear blue sky is against the building.

Mimi Lenox said...

You do know how to photograph a sky....or a moon.

Dianne said...

It does create a lovely line!

You have the eye of an artist

Laura ~Peach~ said...

lovely blue sky and if it is like the water towers that heat and cool buildings downtown here it is amazing inside too!

fishing guy said...

Mojo: A wonderful view of that sky with the neat building shape.

Indrani said...

Sometimes we forget to observe the places we visit everyday!

Dirk said...

Lovely blue sky! Nice picture of a (probably) ugly building ;-)

BNS said...

Now that is MAJOR blue! Love it.

Bobbie in Hawaii

John said...

Beautiful sky.

Live said...

That's a cool structure - the vertical lines and the curved top against the blue sky make a beautiful combination. Very nicely captured! (www.reluctantfarmchik.com)

D Herrod said...

Very cool composition.

Daryl said...

thanks for the earworm ... i like this ..the 'angle' is pleasing


:-Daryl

Catherine said...

What a sky color!
There's an expression where I live : 'arrondir les angles' literally 'to round off angles'. It is translated by 'to smooth the rough edges'.
That's what your composition of that Structure against your sky appeals to me. Life is so pleasant with (figurative) curved lines

Jeannelle said...

Striking contrast.....the beautiful blue sky and the cement building!

Happy SkyWatching! Greetings from Iowa.

M said...

Wow! That's beautiful.

Thanks for commenting over on my blog :)