Friday, 1 August 2008

Theme Day - Metal and Sky Watch Friday!

It's Theme Day time again and its also the ever popular Sky Watch Friday today. I wasn't feeling inspired about this months theme but I wanted to try to post a photo that would cover both events. Up until 11pm last night I had a metal themed photo but it meant I couldn't join in with Sky Watch. I was talking over my useless ability to be organised with Phoebe, she said it would have been good if I had a weather vane to show. A little light bulb went on in my mind! I had one! And here it is.

This is the weather vane on top of Cheltenham Ladies College. It is made from cast iron and lead (I think!) and the sky in the background really was that grey, its not a black and white photo!

If you want to join in with Sky Watch Friday, and to see the other Sky Watchers offerings, head over to the Sky Watch Friday blog.

And click here to view thumbnails for all participants of this months City Daily Photo Theme Day. There are 182 blogs taking part, so take some time to pay them a visit.

Seeing all of those metal and/or sky photos should help pass the time on a Friday afternoon! Have a good weekend everybody and thanks for the inspiration Phoebe!

36 comments:

Dewdrop said...

Gorgeous... I love the weather vane... such a beautiful place. I hate grey skies when they are like that, but it does create a B&W nostalgic effect.

bobbie said...

I thought it was black and white until you told me, but now I think I detect a slight bronzey color. I don't really mind gray skies. they can be beautiful too.

babooshka said...

A double whammy too. Excellent, idea, works so well.

Rambling Woods said...

Always nice when you can come up with one photo for two. I like the weather vane against the sky
Rambling Woods

Greyscale Territory said...

What an interesting combination of metal tower and sky! The grey cloud resonates well with the metal, enhancing the detail! beautiful!

USelaine said...

Yay Phoebe! And I like the framing of this.

Rachel* said...

this is great, and the black and white was the perfect color for this capture

Knoxville Girl said...

Oooh, great idea, and I love the photo.
btw, the Geek Squad is a company that goes around to businesses and fixes their computers.

magiceye said...

Good representation of the theme! Lovely combination with skywatch!

Rambling Round said...

Fancy weather vane and a great skywatch!

• Eliane • said...

Nice!!! Phoebe had a good idea indeed. I like how you framed it and the the black&white here.
Happy August!

Tash said...

A perfect selection! That's a very elaborate and intricate weather vane - quite impressive. I really like the gray on gray.

Isadora said...

what a majestic steeple - great photo!

Hyde DP said...

well done in combining the two themes and this is an excellent photo of the weather vane - the grey sky is very appropriate.

Murphy_jay said...

That's a very nice combination, my friend!!

Happy Theme Day!

Jilly said...

you combined the two really well. Impressive spire.

Keropok Man said...

Killing two birds with one stone!

But the birds wont be flying around with such dark skies though...


Happy Theme Day!

Anu said...

Nice idea! The skywatch and 'Metal' theme together. Nice photo.

Mo said...

Well done. I opted for theme day and didn't particiapt in skywatch this week.

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see black and white, even though a colour photograph :))

Sally said...

Weather vanes are terrific. Don't see too many here.

Sydney Daily Photo

Bibi said...

Great idea to combine Sky Watch and Theme Day! Lovely spire.

Ham said...

Buy one get one free!!!

AphotoAday said...

Interesting photo -- nice composition.

Dusty Lens said...

A 2 for 1 deal, well done and congratulate Phoebe for this great idea!

slim said...

Oh I really like this one, Marley! Phoebe had a great idea and you pulled it off. Beautiful b+w or is it sepia? (I'm getting my eyes checked on Monday.) Enjoy the day!

Jackie said...

Cool picture! I'm featuring some Grey sky tomorrow (definitely merits the capital G) - whatever happened to August?!

D.C. Confidential said...

I knew you'd pull it off, Marley! And two themes in one even! Well done. Great photo! I really like the detail on the steeple. BW was a excellent choice for this.

Happy Theme Day! And have a great weekend.

Janet

Pietro said...

Very fine composition, great atmosphere.

Pietro Brosio Gallery

Ming the Merciless said...

Killing two birds with one stone.

Ingenius!!

esnorway said...

great shoot have nice weekend

Chuck Pefley said...

Marly, I just have to say your photo is in"spired" :)

Hilda said...

Yay for Phoebe! Love the weathervane, but that sky looks downright depressing.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Fantastic combination here.

Forgive this part of my comment as this is done by Copy & Paste.. but with over 300 to visit and check I am sure you will understand...
May I thank you on behalf of the Sky Watch team for your post this week and for helping to make Sky Watch special.
Tom :O)

lv2scpbk said...

A good combo with theme day and skywatch.

Catherine said...

The beautiful weather vane goes so well with the grey sky! A beautiful sky~watch capture!
Great how you combined the two themes!
Happy sky~watching!
Cat

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