Friday, January 4, 2008

Sky Watch Friday


Below is a shot of a statue at the historic site of the Mission Nobre de Dios in St. Augustine, site of the landing of the Spanish and first mission in what is now the United States. The statue is of one of the former heads of the mission, but I forget his name. He is now either:

a) joining us all in Sky Watch Friday,
b) praying,
c) directing air traffic for landings, or
d) meditating and pondering his insignificance in the vast scheme of things.

I think I prefer option C. :)

And here is the same view, zoomed in a little bit closer. Always a good idea to take multiple shots of the same subject from different distances and angles, especially with modern digital cards that hold a bajillion photos (bajillion is an actual number meaning a really, really lot... look it up).



20 comments:

dot said...

It's a beautiful statue. I wish I could see the face. I've been to St. Augustine but that was many years ago. Maybe I've even seen this statue.

Sharon said...

Very nice photos! I love being able to have a bit of info about things like this. a bit of humor never hurts either.

DigitalShutterMania said...

Great composition. Thanks for your recommend about taking multi shots. I will use your technique.

Cheers,
DSM

Ida said...

Nice shots.
I will go for your option also.

I have a bajillion photos on my computer as well..... ;)
Just like you, i beleive.

Wishing you a nice weekend.

RuneE said...

In this case I prefer option a) and the second picture (it is less the top leaves - not enough of them to make a proper frame)

mrsnesbitt said...

I like option A too!
LOL!

Marie said...

Very nice sky watch! Thank's for your advice about taking photos!

Angie said...

Hello,
These are absolutely beautiful.

Sandy Carlson said...

It is beautiful and full of hope. I often wonder what it was like to be one of those folks. What courage. God bless.

Kerri said...

Love the shot...and it really does look like he's directing a plane to come in for a landing :)

Happy Skywatch Friday!

Old Wom Tigley said...

This is another great Sky Watch for sure.. and the other thing I like Alan is your humour... thank you for making me smile today.

Dick said...

Nice photo of a "skywatcher".

Paulie said...

I would choose another option for your photo: praising God for the beautiful sky! Neat shot!

Sharon said...

He does look like he's waving a plane in...he just needs some flags or lights or something :)
I have a bajillion and a half pics on my computer, so Mikell bought me a an external drive. It's half full already.

Misty Dawn said...

Cool photo! I think he's obviously joining us in Sky Watch Friday ;-)

Anna said...

I pick option a - he's definitely watching the sky.

I take a bajillion pictures. Then I have the hardest time figuring out which one(s) I like best.

Debbie365 said...

Paulie, that was a great additional option! I've seen this statute a bajillion times...but once I'd like to catch him with a bird on his hand...wouldn't that be cool?

Andrea said...

Nice statue. Pretty sky.

NYCindividual said...

I think I like the one that doesn't close up best. They're both great photos! I love taking photos of statues, often from behind! They really do make great photos!

Andrée said...

So that is where they landed. We in New England like to think ourselves the oldest in the US but you have it beaten by a couple hundred years! My Sky Watch Friday is here.