Saturday, January 24, 2009

Brenda's Photo Challenge "Looking Upwards"

It's time for Brenda's Photo Challenge and I am the hostess today. Go here to see who's playing. Who would have thought when I picked the theme of "looking upwards" that I would be diagnosed with what the doctors called top shelf vertigo, which basically means I sometimes get dizzy when looking upwards and doing other things. LOL But that's the way it goes, so I picked out a few photos from my files instead of making myself dizzy taking new ones. :-) This first photo is the ceiling of our Union Terminal here in Cincinnati. The Union Terminal used to be a train station here in Cincy, it is now a museum and is well worth the visit if you are ever in Cincinnati.


This photo is of the ceiling at the Vatican in Rome. I took this a couple of years ago when we were there. An amazing place to see. I would have loved to get a photo of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel but the guards who are there didn't like that idea. :-)


Here's another shot of a landmark in Cincinnati. This is our Fountain that sits in Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati. I just liked how it looked at night looking up at it.


And this last shot was taken this past September at about 730am one morning. I was backing out of my driveway and seen the moon looking so big in the sky and I was trying to get a decent photo when this plane just came along and it looked like it was sitting right on top of the moon. I probably should have zoomed in on it some more but it happened so fast I just took the shot. Our house is on a flight path so I have seen Air Force One fly over and the Concorde when it was still in service.

My good buddy Donna from Cottage Days and Journeys has agreed to be the next hostess for the photo challenge. I can't wait to see what theme she'll pick!

Have a great weekend and I am out of town so I'll be by to see everyone's photo's when I return!






17 comments:

Wibeche og Rune said...

Amazing pictures:)

Wib.

Just Joni said...

These are all wonderful, I especially like the moon shot...what a happy accident! Thank you for hosting this challenge!

Donna said...

WoW!!! Look at These! I especially like the moon shot! Good Camera you've got there sweetie!! Well done! Thanks SO much for hosting this round...I enjoyed it!hughugs

Jeanne said...

Excellent shots as always. That station is beautiful, what color. And that shot of the moon and plane..wow!

Sally said...

GREAT pictures! I love them all. :)

TCKK said...

Your pictures are awesome. I love Union Terminal and the moon shot! Wow!!

Becky said...

Girl.....you know I LOVE the picture of the plane with the moon. Too cool! Hope you're having fun in Florida!

Lille meg said...

Great photos, Joan! You are clever!
Have a nice weekend!:)

Brenda said...

AWESOME "Looking Upward" photos! I love the creativeness of your shots! I would sell James's right testicle for a shot like that of the moon and a jet! Most excellent! And the Vatican, Wow, it's amazing!

Donna said...

You never fail to wow me with your pictures! Every single one is spectacular. Lighting, composition, you think of it all. You're a natural. And once you get that vertigo under control, you'll have soooo much fun with your new camera!

Butterfly Gardener said...

You have some great unique pictures. Thanks for picking such a great theme, it has been fun!

Maria said...

Hallo Joan, thank you for the wonderful theme, it was really exciting to make and select the photos!
Your pictures are very beautiful, I love the fist one best, but most exceptional is the one showing the plane hovering above the big fat moon! Great!
Have a nice weekend!

Wibeche og Rune said...

I have tagged you with an award:)

Wib.

Sharon Ellery said...

What great ceilings! And that moon shot is such a fluke and an amazing photo. Well done.

Sharon

April said...

love them all!! and really enjoyed the challenge theme. my first time in!!

Karen M said...

What great pictures! I can't find a favorite...they all are wonderful. Thanks for a really fun theme.

justabeachkat said...

All of the photos are great, but I especially love the one you captured with the plane. Wow! How ARE you feeling with the dizziness now?

BTW...I need some help with Super Bowl decorations in my formal dining room where we'll be putting the food this year. I've posted some pics of the room. Help! You always have great ideas.

Hugs!
Kat