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!

22 comments:

  1. 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.

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

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  2. 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.

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  3. Your Petunias are beautiful.

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

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  4. The skies are beautiful, so are the flowers.

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

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

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

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  8. 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.

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    1. 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!

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

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

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

    Mary, MI

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  12. 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.

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

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    1. Jan it warms my heart to hear you say that.

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  14. Lovely macros of the petunias!

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

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