Clouds and Confusion

© Michelle Alton

Clouds and Confusion

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe 3/7/2012 3:57:25 AM

Fabulous work, Michelle.
You piece is so well done, opening it up nearly set off my vertigo #1448016

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 3/7/2012 4:02:57 AM

A winner in my book Michelle, hope we see this beauty again!! #10026536

Ken Smith level-deluxe 3/7/2012 4:05:46 AM

That is pretty cool, Michelle. The buildings kinda disappear into the clouds. Nicely done....and I wish you were a BP judge! :-) #10026546

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 3/7/2012 4:07:23 AM

How cool is that!! I really really love it! #10026551

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-deluxe 3/7/2012 4:08:58 AM

I'm with Fletch!
This is so cool Mickey!!! #10026557

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 3/7/2012 4:16:18 AM

Way Cool - Outstanding capture and presentation Michelle! #10026588

Jack Gaskin level-deluxe 3/7/2012 4:25:35 AM

DITTO Jeff's comments
Wondering if you had to LAY DOWN to shoot this ???

Jack #10026619

Michelle Alton level-deluxe 3/7/2012 4:28:35 AM

No Jack. Relatively speaking, my meager 63 inches doesn't amount to a "hill of beans at the foot of this building!" Stood upright with my neck like a crane operator's! #10026626

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 3/7/2012 4:28:57 AM

great tones, reflections & angle! #10026629

Mary Timman level-deluxe 3/7/2012 4:39:53 AM

Fabulous perspective and reflections! #10026662

Gary Enloe level-deluxe 3/7/2012 4:57:57 AM

Great capture Michelle. Love your POV #10026713

Daniella Puente level-deluxe 3/7/2012 5:34:36 AM

Cool perspective and details Michelle! #10026783

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 3/7/2012 5:56:32 AM

Awesome eye for this! Love it! #10026821

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 3/7/2012 6:14:42 AM

Awesome to me, too - I almost got dizzy just looking at it! #10026879

Linda M. Walker level-deluxe 3/7/2012 8:00:58 AM

Excellent the POV and the reflections! #10027069

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-deluxe 3/7/2012 8:06:35 AM

Beautiful in every the lines and the reflections of the clouds in the buildings. Hope to see this one again !! #10027078

Ann Coates level-deluxe 3/7/2012 9:45:25 AM

This is an incredible shot Michelle, the colours, the reflections, the POV. I bet we see this again. #10027193

Mike Clime 3/7/2012 12:39:17 PM

Wow, this is so cool and a terrific pov, Michelle! It's like a skyscraper to heaven! PS - used the dark night filter on today's post. #10027382

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 3/7/2012 4:04:55 PM

I REALLY love this shot, Michelle!! It's a fave! Couldn't be any better! #10027616

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 3/7/2012 4:43:28 PM

Very cool Michelle, wonderful abstract #10027662

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 3/7/2012 9:26:56 PM

This is awesome Michelle!!!!!! Love this one! #10027895

Rona L. Schwarz 3/7/2012 10:04:30 PM

Marvelous, marvelous capture, Michelle - I like this a lot! Terrific perspective, wonderful lines and great abstract quality. A favorite - hope we see this again! #10027934

Neal D. Hatcher level-deluxe 3/8/2012 5:35:31 AM

Fantastic-Awesome-BEAUTIFUL-Favorite #10028450

Barbara Budzinski level-deluxe 3/8/2012 6:15:30 AM

Excellent ! I love it !!! #10028500

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 3/8/2012 2:04:12 PM

Wonderful capture, Michelle -- looks for all the world as if you added the cloud filter. So cool that it is natural. Well seen and taken. #10029159

Marijana Fajgl level-deluxe 3/8/2012 2:07:58 PM

Outstanding capture, Michelle! A winner! #10029173

Sharon Sawyer level-deluxe 3/8/2012 9:32:44 PM

Absolutely brilliant, Michelle!!! LOVE IT! One of my favorites and hopefully a winner!!! #10029684

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 3/10/2012 1:20:11 AM

Wonderful lines with amazing reflections. #10031354

Glenn E. Traver level-deluxe 3/10/2012 5:54:23 PM

This is a wonderful composition Michelle, well seen and photographed ~ GT #10032376

Songbird Cline level-deluxe 3/11/2012 8:39:57 PM

WOW!!! VERY COOL!! Fascinating!! #10033843

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 3/13/2012 9:57:29 AM

Strictly fabulous, Michelle!! Huge gorgeous WOW!! #10036510

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 3/20/2012 11:46:15 AM

That is Awesome. Cool perspective and reflections #10046562

Karen Walzer 4/13/2012 4:17:27 AM

Amazing shot Michelle! #10088459

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Normally we equate clouds with confusion as in "My head is filled with clouds!"
This might be Nature's way of illustrating that abstraction. It was shot while standing at the very base of the Comcast Center--the tallest building in Philadelphia. The soaring building has a glass facade that is ever changing. I've seen it looking sleek in shades of charcoal grey, or cobalt blue as it mirrors its surroundings in myriad ways.
In mid-afternoon on this late February Day, there was almost no distinguishing the brilliant natural "cloud show" from the Comcast walls.
It was a DIZZYING confusion of absolute endless beauty from where I stood.

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 320, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 3/7/2012 3:54:31 AM Editor's Pick

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