Clouds and Confusion

© Michelle Alton

Clouds and Confusion

Karen E. Michaels Student 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 3/7/2012 4:02:57 AM

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

Ken Smith 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 3/7/2012 4:07:23 AM

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

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

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

Jeff W. Robinson 3/7/2012 4:16:18 AM

Way Cool - Outstanding capture and presentation Michelle! #10026588

Jack Gaskin 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 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 3/7/2012 4:28:57 AM

great tones, reflections & angle! #10026629

Mary Timman 3/7/2012 4:39:53 AM

Fabulous perspective and reflections! #10026662

Gary Enloe 3/7/2012 4:57:57 AM

Great capture Michelle. Love your POV #10026713

Daniella Puente 3/7/2012 5:34:36 AM

Cool perspective and details Michelle! #10026783

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

Awesome eye for this! Love it! #10026821

Monnie Ryan 3/7/2012 6:14:42 AM

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

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

Excellent work...love the POV and the reflections! #10027069

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

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

Ann Coates 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 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 3/7/2012 4:43:28 PM

Very cool Michelle, wonderful abstract #10027662

Renee Doyle 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 3/8/2012 5:35:31 AM

Fantastic-Awesome-BEAUTIFUL-Favorite #10028450

Barbara M. Budzinski 3/8/2012 6:15:30 AM

Excellent ! I love it !!! #10028500

Nikki McDonald 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 3/8/2012 2:07:58 PM

Outstanding capture, Michelle! A winner! #10029173

Sharon 3/8/2012 9:32:44 PM

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

Heather Loewenhardt 3/10/2012 1:20:11 AM

Wonderful lines with amazing reflections. #10031354

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

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

Songbird Cline 3/11/2012 8:39:57 PM

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

Ellen Hodges 3/13/2012 9:57:29 AM

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

Stephen Zacker 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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Description


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Normally we equate clouds with confusion as in "My head is filled with clouds!"
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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.
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In mid-afternoon on this late February Day, there was almost no distinguishing the brilliant natural "cloud show" from the Comcast walls.
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It was a DIZZYING confusion of absolute endless beauty from where I stood.
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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

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