Spring in Philadelphia

© Michelle Alton

Spring in Philadelphia

Bojan Bencic level-classic 3/11/2012 6:15:07 AM

Fantastic light and POV, Michelle. Funny story, too. #1448897

Michelle Alton level-classic 3/11/2012 6:20:38 AM

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Great pov and cityscape capture!
3/11/2012 6:14:42 AM
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Gord MacEachern level-classic 3/11/2012 6:35:46 AM

Lovely urban spring capture Michelle, LOL, at your info, and I think sadly very little is sacred anymore!! #10032856

Monnie Ryan level-classic 3/11/2012 6:50:55 AM

Too funny (but a terrific city scene)! #10032866

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 3/11/2012 9:09:05 AM

Beautiful capture of City Hall Michelle, love the point of view at which you took this photo. #10033004

John Connolly level-classic 3/11/2012 1:55:59 PM

Wonderful light, color and depth here Michelle! You certainly have your keystone effect under control! #10033298

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 3/11/2012 7:39:00 PM

LOL!
Would not mind following you around for a day in Philly, Michelle! Another spectacular image, my friend! #10033764

Terry Cervi level-classic 3/11/2012 8:45:35 PM

You are definitely a busy lady, Michelle. A wonderful pic and interesting story! #10033850

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 3/11/2012 11:00:36 PM

So many one-liners come to mind...I'll just say it's a lovely springtime capture, Michelle!! #10033956

Tiia Vissak level-classic 3/12/2012 2:56:59 AM

a wonderful shot! #10034071

Antonio Amen level-classic 3/12/2012 5:02:46 AM

Very nice scene, well done. #10034295

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 3/12/2012 7:00:32 AM

BEAUTIFUL city scene and capture, Michelle! <>< #10034511

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 3/12/2012 8:33:55 PM

That is too funny, Michelle! But your capture is not - it's a wonderful composition - love the foreground of flowers that so nicely frames City Hall. Can't believe you have so many flowers already! #10035494

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 3/14/2012 5:21:09 AM

Beautiful cityscape Michelle. Great capture.
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Susan D. Royce level-classic 3/20/2012 2:06:58 AM

Haha! Funny story. This is a beautiful shot of City Hall in the spring. Wish I were there! #10045833

Karen Celella level-classic 3/28/2012 12:13:25 PM

Lovely cityscape, Michelle! #10063414

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This was yesterday. I had attended a fascinating afternoon performance (NOT as a photographer) at the magnificent Free Public Library on Logan Square, and was walking back to the train station on Ben Franklin Parkway. This was City Hall, looking straight through "Love Park." You can just barely see the famous red "LOVE" sculpture in the distance.
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Here's another little tid-bit. That's William Penn on top of City Hall, sculpted by Alexander Calder. From this view, the scroll that Penn is holding in his hand may appear to be, well, "something else."
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I first learned of this "view" two years ago when I was photographing the building. A sneering middle-aged man asked me if I was taking "dirty pictures" of William Penn. And then I found the explanation on Wikipedia. You must be standing on Ben Franklin Parkway to discern the "joke."
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Jeepers. Is NOTHING sacred?

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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 23.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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