Monday, October 5, 2009

farmingdale water tower


please click on photo to see tower up close



I've passed by this typical long island water tower a zillion times over the years. I don't think I've ever seen it look so pretty standing there in the sky. this reminded me of a Thoreau quote I recently came across over at
sylvia's blog, "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
check out some typical new york city water towers here and one up close, here, not to mention this unique one here.

this post is a part of my world tuesday. to share a part of yours or just see more of others, please go here, thanks to klaus for hosting with his team of helpers, sandy, wren, fishing guy and louise.

13 comments:

Naturegirl said...

It certainly does look wonderful against that blue sky!

Sylvia K said...

A great shot against the sky. But all of your shots are great, Lilly! And you're right, it's all in what/how we see things that make them beautiful! Thanks for the tag to my blog, glad you enjoy the quotes!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

magiceye said...

looks like a UFO!
great capture!

Shell Sherree said...

That's a great quote {thanks, Sylvia!} and a beautiful photo, Lily. I love the aqua colour.

Wolynski said...

Yes, the changing nature of light is what makes a photograph. Some things only look pretty for 3 minutes a day. Lovely photo.

chrome3d said...

What I see?...a round rescue boat that was hung high up there. Can´t help it, that is a rescue boat.

bobbie said...

I do love that Thoreau quote!

Jack and Joann said...

Water towers---not all are in the shape of Mickey Mouse. Nice skies over Long Island.

Paz said...

Oh, I like that quote very much. I'll have to remember it. I like the looks of your water tower. I see something very nice. Thanks for sharing the other links, too. Happy Tuesday!

Paz xoxo

Daryl said...

I love water towers like that, they always make me think of space ships, alien ships landing .. the sky is wonderful and makes the tower POP!

Quilt Works said...

YOu did a great job with the contrast not to lose the beautiful sky on the sunny day! Did you use a polorizer?

Consider adding photo information - exposure, lesn, filters. This makes it more interesting for photo geeks like me - not only to admire but to learn what works or does not work.

Janie said...

I like that Thoreau quote. Beautifully framed shot.

Erin said...

like the capture...and yes, it is all in how we see things. that's the best part of photography, at least to me.
have a good week.