Friday, June 12, 2009

Skywatch: This Stairway to Heaven Closed

This Stairway to Heaven Closed

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This staircase at the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park climbs to the clouds, literally and figuratively, but you can't go up there just now. The green sandwich board says it is closed for the night. Up top you can walk over to the colorful art installation called "Seattle Cloud Cover," part of a pedestrian walkway over a major railroad corridor. Here we have literal cloud cover at twilight for [swf3.jpg] Friday. Click the link to view skies around the world today.

I will be hosting one of the Seattle Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walks here at the OSP on July 18 from 5:45-7:45 PM with a dinner/dessert get-together after. So, if you will be in town, consider joining us for a fun evening of exploring with our cameras. There is also a SK Photo Walk in the Fremont neighborhood that same evening. Seattle is a photo paradise, so come enjoy. Or check for a SK Worldwide Photo Walk in your city. You might consider hosting one yourself.

19 comments:

nobu said...

Stairway to amazing beautiful sky.
That deep blue just like Hiroshige Blue.

Becky said...

Oh, what a beautiful picture. It really does look like it's taking you straight up to the clouds above. Great eye!

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Denise said...

An awesome photograph. The worldwide photo walk sounds great. I'll have to check out those links. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Small City Scenes said...

Super shot. That sky is very ominous---but still no rain. MB

this too will pass said...

nice shot

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Very clever and imaginative eye you have to see such a unique photo in such a usual mundane view.
Well done!

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Faye Pekas said...

That is a gorgeous black sky behind those stairs.

Regina said...

Very creative. Perfect shot.

Michelle Johnson said...

I'm thinking Stairway to Heaven. Your photo is stunning. Hope all is well. Have a great day/ weekend.

Queen Anne Mama said...

I was at Olympic Sculpture park yesterday too! I took the kids to Myrtle Edwards for the first time. They loved it - but just as we arrived, I broke my camera! It was heartbreaking. It literally fell off my lap and BOUNCED. I've never heard a more horrifying sound! It seems to actually have survived... but how makes a 3 second grinding noise as it starts up. :( My new lens was only 2 months old. :(

Karen/Svenska Studios said...

Kim: Scott Kelby is lucky to have you on his team. I didn't realize that we could do it at various times during the day on July 18th. I am going back to check out his requirements! Wish I could be in Seattle for this as your walk will be one of the best!

Virginia said...

What I wouldn't give to be on your tour!!! Sorry we don't live closer, Kim. This photo is just gorgeous and love the title!
V

Hilda said...

Beautifully lit staircase and an awesome sky! Wonderful photo, Kim.

And good luck and have fun with the photo walk! I was too late to sign up for Manila's — got filled up so fast. I hope I can join next year.

The Steve said...

This is a great perspective, and you captured so many colors ! I love this, great shot !

Baruch said...

Very creative and beautify SWF entry

storyteller's other blog said...

Lovely find ... beautifully photographed and shared ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Jilly said...

Love the title of this post and the photograph.

Tash said...

Perfectly splendid post.
Ooh, I so wish I could be there for your Photo Walk (my K-state on-line Photo class used Kelby's book). I liked seeing your photo on the link too.

Amanda said...

this is a great photo