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!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thank God For Kids

So this is my first attempt at joining in on the Thursday Theme Song. It looks like a lot of fun, so I thought I'd give it a try. I hope you do too!

Thanks Annie for being our host, and I hope I do it justice.


If it weren't for kids have you ever thought,
There wouldn't be no Santa Claus





















Or look what the stork just brought
Thank God For Kids.

















And we'd all live in a quiet house,



















Without Big Bird or Mickey Mouse















And Kool-Aid (or Dr. Pepper) on the couch

















Thank God For Kids.









Thank God For Kids, there's magic for awhile

















A special kind of sunshine in a smile




Do you ever stop to think, or wonder why,
The nearest think to Heaven is a child!

I am sure Thankful for mine!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bridges and Shadows

My pictures this week are some that I took while out and about in our community.

The first one is from the River Walk. This bridge used to be a one lane, wooden floor automobile bridge, but a few years ago they closed it off after building the new road and bridge. It was then spruced up, and re-opened as a walking bridge. They built the rock walls and poured sidewalks making it into the River Walk that it is now. A very popular place for taking pictures, especially during Prom Season. Teens and their parents gather here for photos.

The second photo is the bridge closer to my house. It too is a one lane bridge. Local photographers use this area for photo sessions quite often. It is a less traveled road that circles back to the main road.
Local legend has it that this bridge is haunted. They say that you can stop your car in the middle of the bridge, shut off the motor and your car will roll to the other side. They also say that if you listen carefully at night you can hear ghostly sounds.
It has been a fun place to take the kids and their friends through their years growing up here. My daughter has loved going across this bridge, especially when she was a bit younger. Every time we would get close to the road leading to it she would start asking if we could drive across the bridge. Being the good Mom that I am, I usually would oblige.




She and her friends like to walk across it too. She isn't afraid of any old legendary ghost. (She is the one on the right here)


Sometimes you can hear strange sounds, but I think it is merely the old bridge creaking as you drive across, but who am I to debunk any ghostly legend. Anyway, it makes for interesting conversation, a few laughs and a few shadow pictures.

Be sure to head over to Hey Harriet and check out what other shadows have been spotted this week.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Statue of Liberty



This week I'd like to share a photo taken by a friend of mine on her recent trip to New York. She is in a Bowling League and they were participating in a Bowling Tournment in Syracuse, New York. Although, she didn't get to bowl due to having a broken arm.


I thought this was such a Great Photo.

Thanks Dianne for sharing the photo with me!!! Now I am sharing it with my Shadow Shot pals.

For more shadowy pictures head over to Hey Harriet.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Window Shadows


I woke up the other morning and the sun was shining brightly. The door in our living room has a blind on it and the sun's light was leaving shadows of the glass panes on the blind.
I decided I would raise the blind and allow the sunlight to illuminate the living room.







Once I raised the blind the shadows were then cast upon the floor. I snapped a couple of shots of the shadows that the sun was casting on the floor. My little dog, Peanut, was intriged by the shadows.

Peanut decided that he needed to investigate.
I kept trying to get him to come to the other side of the room, but I guess he wanted to be in my picture.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and that you head over to Hey Harriet to see what interesting Shadow Shots others have posted this week.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Eye Opening Week

This week I learned just how much we really notice the details of our everyday surroundings.



It was a beautifully sunny day. I was walking back from the post office, camera in hand just in case I come upon a shadow opt, when I noticed this big cross attached to the building a few doors down from our office. (Our office is the white building on the corner) I suppose it was the shadow on the cross that caught my eye. I know that the building is a church, but I had never noticed the cross before.











How on earth did I not notice this? I can't believe that I walk this street every day, even park in front of the church sometimes, yet I have never noticed the HUGE cross.


I asked my husband if he knew that the church a few doors down had a hugh cross out front. He said not that he has seen. He said it must be new.


So I did a little researching and found some street view pictures of the entire block from about a year ago. To my and my husband's suprise, there was the cross. We were amazed.


I guess sometimes you really can't see the forest for the trees.


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to Hey Harriet for more Shadow Shot Sunday pictures.