Friday, January 24, 2014

Open Space (Friday My Town)

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Just behind where I live, there is a wide open space in the form of a football ground.

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The view from my kitchen window across one end of that same field is one of the reasons why I live where I live just now. (That view was one of the things I immediately loved about this flat when I first came to have a look at it; which will be six years ago in April.)

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On rare occasions in the summer, I’ve been able to see a full rainbow (or even a double one!) stretching from one end of that field to the other.  There a few things, I think, that give as much impression of “open space” as a full rainbow… (For the camera to do it justice is another matter!)

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Water and sky meeting is another of those “openings”  that make your mind stretch the usual boundaries. This is from the lake outside town near ‘the House’ (where my parents lived in their retirement years, and my grandparents before them, back in my childhood).

I have to confess though, that while I love looking at water and skies… I really prefer to have my feet on the ground, and civilisation just round the corner.

Friday My Town: Open Space

SkyWatch Friday

Weekend Reflections

28 comments:

  1. I love the last view. It's a good job we are not all the same.
    The double rainbow is a beauty.

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  2. Coming back after (at least partially) after my absence, it is wonderful to see how many of my FHTSO friends have honed their photography skills. Your colors are magnificent. The double rainbow is a rare find. And what is that huge pipe with a spiral on the top in the first picture??? I love it, no matter what it is. A giant pencil from an alien planet.

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  3. cool, clear skies and bright colors - fantastic!

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  4. A double rainbow! How amazing.

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  5. Gorgeous scenery and a fabulous rainbow!

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  6. Love the rainbow & the sky & the clouds in the last photo are beautiful!

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  7. You rainbow is perfect ! Great pictures this week again.

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  8. What a lovely view from your flat. I remember once years ago when we lived in Santa Barbara, there was a huge double rainbow...people were actually pulling off the highway to get pictures of it.

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  9. Nice rainbow - and the perspective on the final shot is great.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  10. These are all so beautiful. I love the rainbow a lot and I agree with Stewart about the final shot. Excellent!

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  11. I really like the "water meets sky" shot, really beautiful.

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  12. Great pictures, Monica! I love wide open spaces as much as I love neglected, forgotten and ruined (in the way of "life after people") places, although for different reasons.
    Rainbows are so hard to photograph! I've taken a few myself, but they never really look like what I saw with my own eyes.

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  13. I love that last water and sky shot, my kind of place, it looks so serene with the soft clouds reflections.

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  14. Thanks, I spelled my own name wrong, that's why I removed the first comment. I really love your double rainbow as well as the color that changed from sky to reflection in water. Barbara

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  15. Beautiful pictures. We can see the town baseball diamond from our kitchen window also and in summer watch the games while we eat our dinner.

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  16. Nice pictures and that last one particularly appeals to me.

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  17. That last shot really blew me away, such gorgeous view!

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  18. Love that last photo! This is what I'm missing when not joining the FMTSO challenges, I definitely will be back next week.

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  19. I love photo 3 + 4! Great shots! Thanks for sharing and Sunday greetings, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | Mein Fotoblog

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  20. These is a great series of photos! The rainbow is stunning and the reflections of the sky so beautiful! Absolutely amazing!

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  21. Thanks all for your comments. Some of you wondered about the "pipe with the spiral on the top". It's a chimney. The trees grow on the edge of a small hill, and down below, there is an industrial area. I'm not really sure what exactly the chimney belongs to, but I think it might be something to do with district heating. For a chimney, it's rather decorative :)

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  22. I do love the colours and beauty of the open spaces where you live and, of course, it's a far more practical place to live than the area near The House especially given that you do not drive. However for me the remote beauty of the countryside near the lake would be too much of a draw over an urban area to ignore.

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    1. There are sooooo many different aspects involved in the choice of where to live, though... At this point in life I most certainly would not want to live in the remote countryside; and I'm not really sure I ever did.

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  23. These are all so beautiful and inviting. I especially love the last one.

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  24. Hi. I have selected this post in our weekly "Friday My Town Shoot Out" Spotlights, which you can view here. Thanks for your contribution, and we hope to see you post again this Friday!

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