Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shadows From The Fifthteenth Floor





Last weekend we took a trip to Louisville. 


Our hotel was a couple of blocks from the river, and our room was on the 15th floor. It was a nice view. I loved the small lighthouses on top of the Galt House West Buildings. Being a lighthouse nut, it was neat to see these looking out our window, especially at night.




It is amazing how many shadows you can see from the fiftheenth floor.

Like this little tree which was in the parking lot across the street from our hotel.







Or the tressel on top of the Convention Center.




 







I just had to zoom in on it so it would show up in pictures more clearly.









The objects on the street below looked small, especially the fire hydrant in between the street posts and the shrub. 










But, once I zoomed in on them, they looked more realistic. And, had such clear shadows.

After I took this picture, I looked to my right and about 100 birds were flying over the roof of a building below and as they flew over they were casting the most wonderful shadows on the roof, but by the time I got my camera focused in that direction they were gone. It would have been such a great shot.


My daughter and I did a little sight seeing while we were there. We walked around and did a little window shopping and then decided to walk down to the river. It was very hot and humid so we decided to walk through the pedways. We had to follow them through the Convention Center, a parking garage and two hotels, but we thought it would be better than walking in the heat and full sun outside.



The first one weren't too bad. The sun was shining through the glass, but there was air conditioning too. And, of course where there is sun, there are shadows. We thought this was much better than walking in the hot sun, plus we got to see a bit of the buildings we were walking through. 









 

As we went from one building to the next the pedways changed. This one was glass on both sides. You could feel the warmth of the sun shinging in, but there was still air flowing inside so it wasn't too bad. 



 



Until we reached this one. It was like stepping in to an oven. There was NO air what so ever stiring, and you could hear it pop as you went through it.






We finally reached the river walk. It took longer than I thought it would because of all the buildings we had to go through and the different floors we had to be on to follow the pedway. I think it would have been quicker to have just walked the street.

This is the walkway down to the river walk.







With all the walking, our feet were tired. On our way back my daughter took off her shoes while in the pedways. I couldn't resist taking a picture of her and her shadow.

Hope you enjoy the pictures and that you head over to Hey Harriet to see others Shadow Shots for this week.

Have a Great Week Everyone!!

12 comments:

  1. The lamp post shadow I like best...but all are great. BTW, I say LOU EE ville. LOL

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    Have a terrific Sunday.

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  2. I have often wondered how to pronounce the name of that city - however, after looking at the neon sign, I still do not know...

    A visit to a different city is often an eye-opener, because we want to get the flavor of the city and have little time to do so. In a digital age, take as many views as possible!

    The variety of sky walks in Louisville s amazing, I prefer the more enclosed walk with A/C. You captured your daughter is a charming pose!

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  3. I love that Louisville sign in the top photo!

    You found some really good shadows on your trip. :)

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  4. I love those photos! I don't know which is my favorite, there are several to be sure. The lamppost is a strong contender but the next shot of the long hallway with the shaft of light there as if leading one to the end of the corridor is realy nice as well...great job!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  5. Fantastic collection of shadow shots.

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  6. You've certainly captured some great shadows there, I too like the lamp post shadow. Have a great week :0)

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  7. Great shadow shots!

    Have a great week.

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  8. Fantastic shots! Thanks for your visit.

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  9. You found shadows everywhere! Have a great week!

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  10. Love the shadows and perspective in the glass walkways, and that neon sign is a hoot.

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