Saturday, September 15, 2012

Building Blocks: Saturday Snapshot


My son took this shot of the L.A. skyline. I love the haze caused by sunglare. Back when I was his age (in the 70's) this L.A. skyline would have been shrouded in smog. Thanks to the governments epa standards that has changed considerably over the years.
I also love the simple geometry of it - it looks like a ghostly version of the building blocks cities he used to build when he was a a little boy.
Post your own Saturday Snapshot then add it to Mr. Linky over at Alyce's At Home with Books Saturday Snapshot meme.

21 comments:

  1. That is a great shot with the sun behind the buildings. It's great to hear that the smog problem has improved over the years.
    My Saturday Snapshot

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  2. That's a great shot! Sun in the background makes it magical.

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  3. The sun and glare make the city look full of promise!

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  4. The title captures the spirit of the morning greeting the geometrical landscape.

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  5. Hey, we're on the same theme here with our Saturday Snapshots!
    See... if you were right in the bustle of those buildings you picture there -- as you walk down the streets, you'd be able to see tall buildings line up with each other, in remarkable ways. It's sort of a difficult concept to describe in words but the vertical edge of a building in the foreground will, from time to time come just the perfect angle [from your vantage point] to compare it to the vertical edge of another building in the distance. If you stop walking and [it helps to wink one eye] you can see them absolutely seamlessly FIT with each other. I don't mean one in front of the other, I mean just the sides of them, meeting. It's truly remarkable, how absolutely seamless it is. In other words, how perfectly constructed in the vertical plane.

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  6. I like the way the sun and the glare contrast against the solidity of the buildings. Thank you fr visiting my blog.

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  7. Love he way he captured that haze feeling. Looks indeed like building blocks, I miss those days, don't you?

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  8. A blog about movies based on books? That's my area of interest... books into films. You're on my Blogroll! And, what a wonderful pic of LA. You son sure has an eye for photography! So glad you stopped by Ripple Effects. I'm sure there will be many more mutual visits.

    The next big screening I'm going to is the premiere of Midnight's Children here in Western Canada (I'm in Alberta). Just finished a MC Read-Along for this purpose. And presently, I'm hosting another read-along, and that's to prepare for the upcoming film adaptation of Anna Karenina. You're most welcome to join us. Here's the info post.

    Again, thanks for stopping by Ripple Effects. I'll definitely check out more of Chapter 1- Take 1 -- love the name!

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  9. What a great shot! I haven't been to LA in about thirty years. I'm sure it's much different nowadays.

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  10. Awesome shot of the skyline...and it is great that the smog has lessened.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  11. You're right, it does look very ghostly...and the sun gives it an unearthly glow.

    Here's my Snapshot.

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  12. It's so great that progress has been made on the smog, I remember the smog from a visit in the early 90s- looking up the coast from La Jolla was just disgusting and brown. Sadly coming into Sydney some days looks like that now. I like your photo, as it loaded I thought it looked a bit like a modern Stonehenge at first.

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  13. Nice comparisons in your post. I think it looks a little eerie, like there might not be anyone in the city. Here's Mine

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  14. I love this shot so much. The sun coming through the buildings and causing glare is really cool.

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  15. Great shot! Not a traditional view of LA, which I appreciate. Thanks for stopping at my blog!

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  16. Cool shot! I like your comparison with the building blocks.

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  17. It's nice to hear that the regulations have made such a difference in the air quality! And a very atmospheric photo (totally didn't intend to pun there, but oh well).

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  18. That's cool to hear there's improvement to the haze in such a big city! Amazing, actually. Beautiful picture. It's like the grit of the city disappears in the sunshine for a morning moment. Nice.

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