Thursday, July 30, 2009

Flying the Manx Flag- Skywatch

Three legged doubled edged crane



Last week I had pretty pinks and purples washing over a satin look river sunset. This week a little more down to earth. A laid back, subtle, muted early summer evening sky. You can see the gentle blues are about to be overpowered by the gathering greys of the swirling rain clouds. You can see too by those proudly waving flags that we had more than a gentle breeze. We often do.




Not gone for beauty tonight, but for more a dramatic statement. A two crane fingered salute or maybe peace sign with the flag of the Isle of Man displaying. Or maybe it's just Ramsey Harbour on a dull evening, a bland sky and I just got lucky with the billowing wind fluffing out the flag to add the icing on the composition cake. I hope the "transport lady" enjoys this little offering from the person who photographs the town, shows the world all good and bad anonymously. Wonder what she has done for the island lately other than moan about visitors? You want to come back sometime and see here to put the image in context. A picture says a thousand words of course and v signed cranes to me are just about the most perfect ones tonight. Not born here, but I live here now amongst the three legged people flying the flag.




Want to see more from around the virtual world. Click here for more skywatch images. I seem to have got these weird double spaces again. No idea why. Always seems to happen in draft form.
Oh well, never mind.

83 comments:

Bim said...

Great light. I love port photos...I do think there's beauty here...but I grew up next to a harbour :)

RuneE said...

And that red flag made it almost perfect!

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Texas Travelers said...

I Like your post.
Great photo, colors and description. Peace.

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Sylvia K said...

Love the light in this one, Babooshka! And the V for victory or whatever, looks great against the sky.

Have a great weekend1
Sylvia

Pam said...

Well said today and yesterday.

Mojo said...

Perhaps we cold run yer friendly passenger up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes.

Nice shooting as always Babs!

clairz said...

Thanks for the glimpse into your world.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the Peace sign idea Babooshka & I love the stark bright white of the biulding as well. A nice dramatic statement indeed!

bowledover said...

Hi and thanks for yet another glimps into your world.
I injoy this weather show, one needs the dark and threatening to appreciate the brighter weather.
I wondered if the crane operators were enjoying their salute to all.
Have a brilliant weekend.

Martha Z said...

The peace sign, the red flag and the light glowing on the building; it all adds up to a great photo.

dd said...

I get the point B. Keep at 'em.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Hey, it is appealing. I like photos with action.

Carver said...

I love the way the cranes and flags look against the sky. Great shot!

Photo Cache said...

I enjoyed your post, as always. I like to think the cranes are giving us the peace sign :)

Peace and enjoy the weekend.

melanie said...

Ooooh, les couleurs sont vraiment splendides, tendres, apaisantes et gaies.

Anonymous said...

V for victory.

Gaelyn said...

That's a very interesting way to fly a flag off the cranes. Great capture. Peace!

Barb said...

The red flag is just right for setting off the gray sky. A bit of hard and a bit of soft in this pic.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Is this really a two fingered salute to the woman on the bus?! Great shot - great light too. And one from the heart, i feel!
Janice.

Quiet Paths said...

This is a very unique and creative SWF post! What a cool flag.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful composition.
Luiz Ramos

Sally in WA said...

I like the peace sign idea myself. :-) Have a great weekend!

Babooshka said...

Janice I couldn't possibly say, could I, but it could be seen that way. Ok yes it is.

J Bar said...

Good shot of that grey sky.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Dewdrop said...

I like the idea of the cranes making the sign of peace. Very good thought. Beautiful in its simplicity and raw life capture.

Dewdrop said...

Stimulus yuck is painful...

Carletta said...

Love the analogy of crane and peace sign!

Love the little pops of color - the red flags, the yellow, the green door - my eyes are drawn into the photo - not just to the cranes.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Good for you.

Pearl Maple said...

Great photo of the sky and its lovely colours across the horizon. Thanks for adding to Sky Watch Friday.

erin said...

like the mottled sky there...and the cranes set it off just perfectfully.
have a lovely weekend.

Jon, Ramsey said...

Very different to last week. I prefer this one it smacks you in the face more. Don't know how you get away with your text?

Danton said...

The cranes accented the sky view in a very meaningul way.

A Scattering said...

I like your narratives almost as much as your photos. Keep up the good fight!

kaye said...

I laughed so much at your link. What a nasty woman. I am glad you are still blogging just sad that people had to rip your images off so you only show a small version now.

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful. The crane looks as of it is heading to the sky.

alicesg said...

Nice capture of the crane with the flag flying high. Have a nice weekend.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great picture and interesting commentary.

napaboaniya said...

Great shot with the flags swaying against the wind :)

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Well I immediately saw 2 fingers lol, whatever that may say about me! Great shot :-)

Pietro said...

Very fine image, Babooshka.
I always like your photos accompanied by the texts with your interesting thoughts and reflections.

B SQUARED said...

Always enjoy the copy that accompanies your photos.

Jim K said...

V for victory.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

B-shka

I'd thought I'd done commented but guess it was just a wee look. Love the boldness of the foreground. Save this great photo for V on the alphabet game!

lazyclick said...

The sky in the background of the cranes is beautiful.

Hildred and Charles said...

Great posting, as always.

loulee said...

I like the idea of saluting the woman on the bus, she's the sort who gives us locals a bad name!
Great picture and thank you for promoting this beautiful and mostly harmless and friendly island.

Louis la Vache said...

Nicely framed photo, and, as always, interesting commentary, Babooshka!

Anonymous said...

Nicely done.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so a fantastic post !! I appreciate the big cranes !! Thanks for sharing really big things..Unseen Rajasthan

AKO said...

I must say that I like this kind of sky as much as the pink and purple ones. Nice framing! :)

Mo said...

Lots of cranes in the skyline here. Guess there will be until the olympics. What are they building in Ramsey. A hanging post for the rude lady?

Rob Inukshuk said...

Wonderful industrial shot against the grey background with that fab shot of colour of the flag. A great shot well spotted.

Lori Lynn said...

Very Cool!
Love the heavy equipment.
LL

SandyCarlson said...

Down to earth, real, beautiful. I like!

Hyde DP said...

love the metal harvey-smith!

Brett said...

Hay your a winner!!!!! Can you email me your email address and i can get the voucher sent out to you.

Small City Scenes said...

It's a great shot, showing us a breezy grey day, workers and the lovely flag showing itself off. MB

Kris said...

Stick it to them B.

magiceye said...

love this!
stark beauty!

mountain.mama said...

You definitely succeeded in getting a dramatic statement in your picture. Cheers!

Gattina said...

I never took a crane for a peace sign, but on your picture it is indeed ! Beautiful sky too !
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jabblog said...

I enjoy watching cranes at work or anything in a harbour.
Hope you've got the dreadful woman out of your system now. Nasty remarks always last longer than compliments it seems ;-{

chrome3d said...

Who has unearthed the flag of long gone Soviet Union and then put it hanging from the cranes? The light is excellent, which makes it all understandable.

lv2scpbk said...

I like how the light is on the house.

I also started a new meme called Craft it Wednesday if you do anytype of crafts.

Tom said...

I like the symbolism is the saluting cranes... considering what you have been put through of late by some... I hope all settles down now.. A great image..

Tom :O)

Jan K. said...

Great shot. You were there at the right moment, the light was beautiful.

Dan said...

Beautiful shot and great composition.

Have a happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Well done chuck.

Babooshka said...

Tom-I do my bit despite the idiots. Wait 'til I tll all about the rude... no next week.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a neat look at the cranes in the sky.

cast in the name of god, ye not guilty said...

Thank you for your nice comment Babooshka! I got a few more shots of it that are posted on my personal blog, here: http://wittlemelody.blogspot.com/2009/07/drama.html

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget theme day.

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Mike said...

Nice shot. happy weekend :)

marley said...

I like the two fingered salute! Great sky watch, even better statement ;)

Pam said...

Funny. Why does the flag have 3 legs?

Lisa Wilson said...

Very nice!! I get those double spaces sometimes, too and I try to edit them in HTML. It drives me nuts.

Arija said...

Edward Scissorhands eat your heart out, these days they do it with cranes.

Stephany said...

Wonderful lighting! This is a beautiful photo.

Anonymous said...

Well said.

Tranquility said...

Very pretty lighting!

Anonymous said...

Fighting back.

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