Thursday, June 21, 2012

Another Week Ends

Hello everyone,

It is the end of another week. I trust that means that most of you will have a few days off from your usual schedule and will be able to recharge and refresh.

I was out at some large pharmacies late yesterday and decided to take some sky photos while out. The first three photos I am sharing with you were taken in the early evening on West Broadway, west of Cambie Street in Vancouver.



I like the swirling clouds in the sky.  I am not sure what the building with all the round windows is, but I think it is part of the Vancouver General Hospital complex of buildings.



On the opposite side of the street we have these interesting fountain sculptures. These sculptures have been here for years and years. I love the idea of water and fountains on a busy city street but I think it would be nicer if they enhanced the area with more gushing water and public seating so people could sit down and enjoy the sound of water.  There is a restaurant with a patio just behind or beyond the sculptures but it is a little too far away for the patrons to get any benefits of moving water.


These petunias are from my garden. I thought I would see how close I could get to the inside of the flower. My series of photos shows that once I get too close to the center there is not enough light to get a clear photo.  It was just a quick experiment. I'm sure that one can angle the flower petals differently to get better shots or one would need a better camera.











Please join in and see what others are doing for SkyWatch Friday and Floral Friday Fotos. 
Have a wonderful weekend!

21 comments:

Wanda said...

Very interesting clouds, just whispy...adds to the whole capture.

What a lovely color of flower. I visited our Descanso Gardens today with my camera...will be sharing those on my main blog soon.

Andrea said...

YOur camera is quite okay as we see the clear pollen, but a macro lens can of course really do wonders! I also am dreaming to have one.

Bev said...

Beautiful shots!!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Your Petunias are beautiful.

Sky Shots at my page, come and see. Have a great weekend.

Jama said...

Beautiful flowers!

Indrani said...

The skies are beautiful, so are the flowers.

Vores have said...

Morning Joyful. Beautiful "celestial" images and beautiful flowers you show. Hope you are well. Wishing you a good weekend. Hugs Hanne Bente

eileeninmd said...

Lovely views of the sky and clouds. Your flowers are gorgeous too. Happy skywatching and have a great weekend!

affectioknit said...

I love petunias...they're so homey to me...

~Have a lovely day!

Dimple said...

I like your close-ups; you can adjust the lighting in post-processing with your photo program. (I use Picasa, if you need one, it's free and works well for my needs.) But the focus on the center of the flower is excellent.
I like the round windows, too, they might have worked well with a zoom or extreme crop...
I would try editing before I spent money on another camera...

I enjoyed your last few posts, thanks for the link about xylitol and its relatives, I sent the page to a couple of friends.

Fashion Momma said...

Beautiful flowers.

My entry.

Joyful said...

Thank you for your visits and your photo tips! I do sometimes use a post-processing program (usually Photoscape). I think I could do a lot more with my little camera if I just spent more time. *sigh Perhaps some day but time seems to fly!

Joyful said...

Thank you for your sweet comment ;-)

Joyful said...

Wanda, thank you for your visit. It will be nice to see the garden flowers.

Brenda Green said...

Beautiful Penny!!!!
The flowers and the clouds!!

Denise said...

Enjoyed your pictures as always. Have a restful weekend, love you.

Unknown said...

Wow love the composition of your photo. And your macro shots are great! Thanks for the visit!

Mary, MI

Pat said...

Those are some pretty sky shots with the wispy clouds dancing. The petunia shots are wonderful...I like the first close-up of a petunia the best.

Jan said...

Your posts are always so interesting Penny, and your photographs delightful. I felt as if I was diving into the flower - sigh!

Joyful said...

Jan it warms my heart to hear you say that.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Lovely macros of the petunias!

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