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The same abandoned farm yard as in Monday's blog.  After taking Monday's picture, I turned 90 degrees to my left - taking this picture due north. What I find amazing is how the blues of the sky can differ in the different directions. No fiddling with the sky colours, only a distortion corrected and a crop.

I have noticed the different hues of a clear sky - especially outside summertime - before. I believe it is one of those things that you only notice when walking around with a camera.

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  • martie
  • United States
  • 29 Apr 2009, 02:36
Nice! That is an amazing sky - and I really enjoy looking at the little flowers.

My parents used to have something very similar, but it was smaller and the shower!
Louis: Pics like this is about memories as well - although not mine in this case smile
  • Rmi Ct
  • Canada
  • 29 Apr 2009, 03:09
Amazing vestige in such nature.

Beautiful blue sky. Do you use a polarized filter?
Louis: Thank you Rémi Côté. Yes the polarizer was on and kept the sky from washing out.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 29 Apr 2009, 03:54
The stand looks like it could have held a bigger tank at one time. Love the sky and the flowers.

Even a few minutes can make a difference to the sky. We were at the beach for the day with beautiful blue skies, but there had been a haze over the distant city skyline all day then at approx 3.30pm it suddenly lifted.
Louis: Time and direction can change an ordinary blue sky quite a lot. I was wondering at the time how long the tank will remain up there. Thanks Aussie.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Apr 2009, 08:07
Louis: Thank you Ray smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 29 Apr 2009, 08:07
Lovely sky Louis, since l started photography l have looked at the world through different eyes, there is so much beauty out there that l used to never notice.
Louis: My observation as well. Walk with a camera and see things you most likely would have missed. Thanks Tony.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Apr 2009, 08:18
Wonderful sky those flowers are amazing
Louis: Thank you vintage
Just superb Louis. The sky is amazing!
Louis: Thank you richard
I hope it wasn't drinking water looking at the state of the outside of the tank. richard
Louis: It held drinking water, about 50 to 60 years ago
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Apr 2009, 18:59
What an amazing sky, I never thought of such a deep sky-blue, no, heaven-blue- like on medieval illumiations!
Louis: It is something else. Thanks for the comment Philine.
You really notice blue sky variations when you stitch up pictures for a panorama. This sky looks like one from Tiff's shed:p
Louis: My first ry of a pano was a sunset. I learnt that I shouldn't shoot on automatic - the camera settings change. Sky and other variations are almost nil when you shoot a pano with the sun over your shoulder - that was lesson 2. Nothing from Tiff's shed here smile
You have an eye for photgraphy Louis. That's why you notice these details. Great shot.
Louis: Thank you Albert, it is kind of you to say so.
This looks rather fragile to me.
Louis: You are right, there will come a time ...
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Apr 2009, 10:13
Wonderful picture...
Love that rusty colour.
I wonder though how did they get any water in??????
bucket by bucket?????
It will be evaporated before they even reach the top...grin
Louis: As I took this picture, there is a windmill pump behind me, that was used to pump the water. Trust Astrid to see the mechanical side of the equation smile Thanks for the comment.
  • DDT
  • South Africa
  • 30 Apr 2009, 14:14
wow on the color in this image, great shot
Louis: Thank you Dunico
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Apr 2009, 20:26
I would never have known!
Louis: Oh come on, even England has blue sky during some summers smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 1 May 2009, 02:03
I can picture a safari walking by any minute now, Louis!
Louis: Oi, people in this area would laugh at safari's. Something like "Hey man, don't you have a truck?" smile
good composition
Louis: Thank you Chantal
This is rather like a modern sculpture- evocative of something so different from the natural habitat.
Louis: A sculpture in a field of flowers - that could just be. Thanks jamoula.
My first thought was - this is an abandoned place for sending up rockets....well, I doesn't know much about reservoirs, that's for sure...
Louis: Well, rockets also have reservoirs for fuel smile
Wonderful blue sky wich gives a very nice contrast !
Louis: Thank you Zebigleb

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