Posted by Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 21 June 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.
I don't know... what do you title a city shot that has a sky behind it like this? The buildings almost looked superimposed upon the wild dervish of evening colours.
sky | dusk | clouds | toronto
Like a sting piercing the pink ceiling. Very nice & surreal skyline, like in a sci-fi movie.
21 Jun 2012 6:39am
@k@: I like the sci-fi analogy, Karine. This cloud dance looks that way to me, too. Cheers!
La beauté inévitable d'un ciel de la ville
21 Jun 2012 6:45am
@SalSa: Yes, rare is the sky that doesn't make a city below it more tolerable.
It's a terrific shot, great skyline Rick.
21 Jun 2012 6:50am
@Curly: Thanks, Curly. It looks much more dramatic and pretty from the lake, but my balcony is fixed into place!
Their scale is as nothing compared to the sky beyond . . a fabulous shot.
21 Jun 2012 7:06am
@Ronnie 2¢: Those bank towers are monsters when viewed from street level, and yet as you say, they are temporary manmade dwarfs beneath the ever changing sky. Thanks, Ronnie. Be careful with that gargantuan coffee mug of yours!
Superb composition Rick
21 Jun 2012 8:39am
@Doug: My thanks for the visit and comment, Doug. Have a great upcoming weekend.
I like -also- the one window with a light, in the building at the right.
21 Jun 2012 8:40am
@Gérard Beullac: Yes, me too. That is one of many squat low rise buildings from the 40s, filled with character and characters ;-)
Superbe ce coucher de soleil!!!! j'aime la composition!
21 Jun 2012 9:17am
@Martine: Merci beaucoup, Martine.
Wow..what a view,and what a great sky ! Really a fantástic shot Rick !
21 Jun 2012 9:18am
@Thea: I have a nice panorama that moves from this financial district across downtown to the north, and must sooner or later acquire a proper lens to take it all in. I love the skies here in southern Ontario, and since I don't have mountains or a lot of personal space in the city life, those skies play an important role for me. Thanks, Thea.
21 Jun 2012 9:49am
@Tinx: Thank you.
You makes the city pretty ! Wonderful and incredible shot ! As Gerard il like that kind of candle o, the right , Phil
21 Jun 2012 9:51am
@Phil: The sky shows are of an endless and unpredictable variety, and I love that. Thanks for the nice feedback, Phil.
Incredibly futuristic. In your next shot I expect to see Bladerunner-esque capsules darting around the skyline! The dots of light and detail on the skyscrapers create a stunning impact with this blazing sky backdrop. And the CN Tower is the perfect focal point here, Rick.
21 Jun 2012 9:54am
@Stephen: That ubiquitous tower was built for a 200 year lifespan, and it dominates basically any view of downtown. For many years I despised its ugly bland grey exterior, and it once had an old faded Pepsi logo on its restaurant level (at 1200 feet)... these days they have it lit up in colourful fun ways during the evenings, and that helps my eyes when they take in the omnipresent needle. I sure wish I had a next shot with those Ridley Scott capsules... but alas...
Great spacey feel Rick. That needle has a syringe like quality searching for a vein in the sky :0
21 Jun 2012 10:26am
@grouser: Maybe that is how the term "shooting up" began?
Spectacular image & a very good composition. Have a lovely day & Good luck !!
21 Jun 2012 12:12pm
haha, I like yours - This definitely looks unreal! Great shot, what a view! :)
21 Jun 2012 1:03pm
@B.Sully: I remember a winter afternoon when a huge sun dog appeared above the city, and I was out running errands, wishing I had my camera with me. I rushed home and it had vanished by the time I got there. Sure would have been a cool and surreal image. Thanks for the comment :)
Great shot, fierce movement in the sky
21 Jun 2012 2:00pm
@Lewis: Thanks, Lewis. The sky went from orange inferno into this pink and purple swirl, all within a half hour. The camera clicked away happily...
A gorgeous sky behind this interesting city skyline. Top flight sky shot.
21 Jun 2012 2:50pm
@Slackwater - Don: I would vastly prefer a meadow or tree covered mountain beneath that sky, but I'll settle for what I was presented with :-) - thanks, Don.
fabulous !! I could name it "Nature and men ?
21 Jun 2012 2:52pm
@Mhelene: Thanks, and yes that would be a good title.
This sky shot is beautiful ! It looks as though the clouds are merging in the background. Great photo !!!
21 Jun 2012 4:01pm
@Irene: I see these types of swirling rising cloud formations from time to time, and call them "genie clouds"... love 'em, and am glad you like them too!
I would call it beautiful! :-) A great skyline indeed with such dramatic color behind what looks like a monochromatic skyline. Beautifully framed and captured!
21 Jun 2012 4:21pm
@Steven: The fading sunlight gives that nice reduction in saturation around the buildings, but really makes the cloud colors pop... I love a free show like this. Thanks, Steven.
Night Striations. A magnificent monent, with the sky ablaze with colored bolts of light,
very beautiful photo rick, sometimes that just works when everything else at naming
it fails !~
21 Jun 2012 4:44pm
@Phil Morris: "Striations" is such a quality word. Perhaps my title should have been "wordless (irony)", along the lines of how "No Name" grocery store products are still nonetheless named! :-) , thanks Phil and please go get that amazing television that you featured today and add it to your collection !
The only thing better would be three or four shots stitched together so we would be surrounded by the colors as you were when you took these! Beautiful, Rick!
21 Jun 2012 6:09pm
@Judy aka L@dybug: I sure wish I could share the whole view just as I saw it. Thanks for having a look, Judy.
I definitely agree with Karine Rick, truly sci-fi ! The city of the future and a surreal sky ! Beautiful.
21 Jun 2012 7:19pm
@Florence: As I type this reply, the skies are clouding over in a hurry as an evening of thunder and lightning prepares to arrive. I have the tripod set up and am ready! Cheers, dear Florence.
Beautiful city scene and amazing colors in the sky ~ fantastic capture!
21 Jun 2012 7:21pm
@RBL: Thanks a lot!
Yeah, like did you Photoshop that sky in behind the cityscape, or what? It is too incredible to be real! Fantastic, really!
21 Jun 2012 7:50pm
@LauraS: Ha ha... even if I had the software and know-how, I wouldn't dare hoodwink my brother and sister Am3-ers! Thanks for looking :)
this is brilliant, rick, surely one of your best! the combination of this wild sky and this impressive skyline looks almost like a photo-montage !!!
21 Jun 2012 8:15pm
@franz: High praise from an esteemed Aminus friend : many thanks!
These gorgeous sky colors highlight the amazing city skyline !!! Excellent photo ...
21 Jun 2012 8:43pm
@Baldwin VW: Thanks for those kind words.
21 Jun 2012 10:35pm
@john4jack: Right on, Jack :)
Truly beautiful, Rick. I cal it beautiful. You know, I REALLY like the reflections of this gorgeous sky coming off that smallest of buikdingd- the glassy one that looks more like a house! That really stands out, I think...Great stuff!!
21 Jun 2012 10:49pm
@Denny Jump Photo: Great feedback, my friend; thanks! Those taller towers are so huge, the one that you refer to is actually about 400 feet tall, ha ha... I'm not a big fan of a lot of the newer towers going up (the tall one four to the left of the CN Tower is Trump's new building) but sometimes they make them pretty with unusual exterior finishes.
Oh yah, I forgot to say how much I truly love the Canadian Tower!! That and the Space Needle are head and shoulders above all others :-)
21 Jun 2012 10:51pm
@Denny Jump Photo: Yeah, I like Seattle's needle too. The CN Tower recently added a new feature where people can walk around it, OUTSIDE, with just an angled netting/fencing to protect them from a very very far fallllllll ..... anything to keep those tourist bucks coming in ;-)
Yes, right now I have found a spaceship that was designed by the same genius that
designed the enterprise, that reminds me I must tell Jason !~
21 Jun 2012 11:10pm
@Phil Morris: Wow, really? Jason's gonna flip out :-)
fantastic skyline with great looking sky and clouds - magical colour tone that make for a superb backdrop!
22 Jun 2012 1:56am
@DarkElf: Thanks very much!
It certainly is a gorgeous image that it is a pleasure to behold.
22 Jun 2012 6:10am
Nice composition and beautiful colors.
22 Jun 2012 10:15am
Wild dervish of a sky....your description is as great as the image.
Here's a sister skyline/image.
23 Jun 2012 4:33am
impressive sky and colours! wonderful!
26 Jun 2012 8:41am
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