Friday, April 11, 2008

Sky Watch Friday/ Spiderman??


Not long ago my friend Andrea asked me if I'd ever taken a picture and found something I didn't expect. While in south Alabama a few weeks ago I took a picture of this water tower while standing in the middle of a Winn Dixie parking lot. When I got home and loaded the pictures onto my laptop I didn't even notice what I had caught. Later when looking at the pictures again I saw the man but wondered if that was really what I saw. It's much smaller on the lap top. I showed the picture to my brother and he thought it was a man too but my sister said no it was something to let the air out of the tank. So the next time I went into this town I checked the water tower and there was nothing there. Then when I got home to Georgia and enlarged the pictures I could definately see the man up there. He must have been doing some kind of repair work.

95 comments:

luiz.ramosforest said...

Your tower subject is always magnifico.

david mcmahon said...

What an amazing shot. I admire his guts.

Carletta said...

What a catch - I'm like David, gotta admire the guy! Hope he got paid well.

quintarantino said...

Amazing shot. Hope he doesn´t fall!

Snap Catch said...

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.... mine's up too... hope you can drop by....

Kostas said...

Really very strange photograph, I did not believe that these towers of water are so much big, but also are astonished with the person-spider, rather as skier appear!

Craver Vii said...

That's more than a little scary. I wouldn't do it. Not because I'm afraid of heights, though. A fall from that height won't kill most people... just that sudden stop at the very end.

Old Wom Tigley said...

'Water' shot that is... ha!
I like the idea it was something to let the air out... that made me chuckle Dot.

the teach said...

Whoa, dot! I'm glad I don't have a job like that! :D

starnitesky said...

That is amazing, I would not like to be up there, very brave man.

Marie said...

WOW! AMAZING!

Carol said...

That guy is crazy!

Nice shot!

Thanks for your comments on my poems in With Images.

Marcos Santos said...

Crazy!

John said...

That is amazing!

Daniel J Santos said...

excellent photos, well catch.

imac said...

wow well caught for sky watch.

Mine are on show now

Rose said...

He can have that job! Great catch on capturing it...I quite often take a picture and then when I download it notice something I had not noticed when I took it.

Tom said...

You could not pay me to do that job.

said...

This is wonderful.What a courage. Very nice and lucky shot.

SandyCarlson said...

That guy up there has lots more courage than I do! Wow.

deborah wilson said...

He's braver than I am - I couldn't do that kind of work.

Susan said...

I think you found that painter's best side!! I love to find something that you didn't expaect

mrsnesbitt said...

WOW!
Considering I am wobbly on the second rung of a ladder this spaced me out!
Great stuff Dot!
Thanks for the comments re stuff...really appreciate you.
Dxx

Champ Townboy said...

This is a fantastic post ... great skywatch, great pictures!

This is no joke: I took a picture today of a water tower from a Winn Dixie parking lot, and only because of you!!! I am very serious!

Glad you get me, too.

cocabixinhos said...

Good catch!! I always photograf people on roofs

ellen b said...

Ha! You always have the most interesting objects in your photos! I'm glad to see that guy is tethered in some way so he doesn't slide off!! Have a great weekend...

andrée said...

Wow, that is one scary job! He's brave.

I was just thinking of you the other day as I drove past a water tower. I hadn't seen any of your great tower photos for awhile, so this is special!

The Texican said...

Nice surprise. Just dropping by to say hello from south Texas.

guild-rez said...

Spiderman??
Wonder what he was doing?
Perhaps painting over rust spots??
A great picture with a secret:)
-Cheers.

Judy said...

Neat shot. I don't think I want his job.

fishing guy said...

Dot: It doesn't matter how you got it, it came out great.

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh my goodness!

I didn't notice the man in the first one!

:) It's funny too, that I also take pictures of water towers- have several from different places !


Junie

gmj said...

Fantastic!! I love this kind of suprize. Its like suprizes in water drops now on water towers. Thank you so much for the info. Im going to do it in the early morning hours when I can't sleep.
Seeing as some folk I live with frown on the vaccuming at 3am. :)

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice shots! He was not afraid of heights;)
Have a nice and fun SWF:)

napaboaniya said...

That's a real gutsy man up there! My legs would have turned jello-like :P
Happy SkyWatch !!

diXymiss said...

As my piXies would say, "Waaay Cool!" ;-)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Whoa, that looks pretty scary. Not a job for me, that's for darn sure!!

Texas Travelers said...

Well, this was interesting, amazing and way cool.

Nice SWF

Mines up, come visit

Alan said...

Nah, he's spray painting "I love Betty Sue" in John Deere green paint. :)

Chrisss said...

very good shot...sure takes a lot of courage.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my gosh Dot, what a great shot and the post is so fitting.Loved it

Kelli said...

Wow! He looks so tiny up there! I'll bet he's not afraid of heights. LOL
~Kelli

Picturing of Life said...

oh boy...I don't dare stand like that in that tower :D

My SWF few from balcony in here Thanks

juliana rw said...

Nice shot!

Will you visit my SWF Thanks.

Dancin' Fool said...

Blimey! A love of heights required. Good shot!!

Ida said...

I can see the man. He must be working - yes.
I can see his rope as well.
A very brave fellow!
A special catch Dot.

RuneE said...

I'm glad he seems to have some safety equipment - not a job for me.

Angie said...

A great shot. I must say he's got more nerve that I'd have!

Anne-Berit said...

It`s a man allright,looks scary to be up there,great photos.Thanks for visiting my blog!

oldmanlincoln said...

Looks like a man with a long line holding him in place. Nice shot.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

gardenpath said...

He can have that job! Your story sounds like a good plot for a mystery. Great catch!

GMG said...

Hi Dot. Glad to land here again...
Amazing picture! Also loved to see your yellow project!
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, where you may now see the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. Hope you enjoy it!
Have a great weekend!
Gil

Sister--Three said...

So cool!

Kerri said...

What a GREAT capture! I LOVE coming home after taking shots and finding something I didn't expect!
Happy Friday!

smilnsigh said...

WOW!!!!!!! I may get "sick" from heights, just looking at this! Wow!

I agree, it's a man. Someone has to make repairs, I suppose. Hope he gets paid well!!!

Miss Mari-Nanci

Anita said...

My dad used to paint things like water towers, grain elevators, smokestacks... it's not inherited, though, as I'm afraid of heights!!

Great shot!! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jonna said...

LOL. I liked your story. That made your photo even better. Good thing he had a safety wire!

marcia said...

How fun good catch

USAincognito said...

Whoa! Now that is one brave man!! No way would you ever for any reason find me up there!!

Gattina said...

I saw the man even without reading your post, he is attached to a safety cord, but what I noticed is more the name of the tank that's too funny because a "minette" is a little cat in french or also a sexy girl but not in a flattering way, lol !

kay said...

Dot, thanks for visiting me. Yes, we are relatively close. I'm in Dothan in the southeast corner of AL. I can see from your map where you are. I stumbled on your site, and I have loved the photographs. I am a photography newbie, and I have only a point and shoot sort of camera--Canon SD 1000---but I want to learn to "see" things. I think the Sky Watch community is a great place to do that.

lv2scpbk said...

That tower looks huge. I like your yellow photos of the bee and butterfly.

evlahos said...

what a great structure!!!!

Andrea said...

I see he has his safety harness on. Smart man! I can tell he is not a plumber......he isn't showing his.......well you know....as he is bent over. You had told me you captured something you didn't realize until you loaded it on your computer. Lucky you.....amzing shot.

Kim said...

I didn't see it at first either. Nice eye :)

Ash said...

Interesting!

Sharon said...

Oh wow, I could NEVER do that!! Great shot :)

Misty Dawn said...

That is SO neat! I've done that a few times - got something in a photo that I didn't realize at first... but never a person hehe! What a neat story and picture!

Suzi-k said...

hehe, nice capture Dot, even if it was a lucky one! I don't know about spiderman, more like just plain CRAZYMAN!

Petunia said...

WoW! I wouldn't dare that! Looks like he is skiing!

Petunia's SWF

granmal said...

What a great hidden capture. I wonder what he thinks or if he even knows how many of us have view him. He is certainly brave to be a top that tower.

Nessa said...

That is scary.

Dick said...

Hi

Good skywatch, I wonder what he is doing, maybe painting!!!!
I didn't have much time last week and the next few weeks it won't be better. DON'T FORGET ME!!!!!!
Have a great weekend.

gmj said...

Thanks for the help come see what I can do... I am as excited as a kid in a toy store!!

DeeMom said...

Fabulous shot…

Lana G! said...

Oh my word! I want to shout "Don't jump!"

Great catch!!

Stacey Huston said...

He has more guts than I do.. thanks for sharing.

Lyn said...

stoppy by.. great sky watch!

eyestothesky said...

I love it when you find little surprizes! Great shot!

Jane Marie said...

It's amazing how small he is in proportion to the tower. What a serendipitous shot.

sandy's notes said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have to tell you that when you mentioned kudzo, my heart sank. I lived in Dunwoody Georgia for one year. I fell in love with it within two weeks. I know the problem kudzo was back in 1982, not sure what it's doing now. But my heart is in Georgia, and I'm so glad I found you, or perhaps you found me. I'll be visiting again!

sandy's notes said...

oh and by the way, that guy up there. I know exactly what you mean. I took a picture of a flower once, and couldn't figure out what the dot was on the flower, when I enlarged it 300 fold, I found the tiniest of spiders. Your man on the water tower reminded me of my itsy bitsy spider.

sandy's notes said...

oh and by the way, that guy up there. I know exactly what you mean. I took a picture of a flower once, and couldn't figure out what the dot was on the flower, when I enlarged it 300 fold, I found the tiniest of spiders. Your man on the water tower reminded me of my itsy bitsy spider.

sandy's notes said...

sorry for the double entry, I'm not sure what happened. What a great way to meet someone, just put so many comments on their blog that they'll want to run from you! Sorry.

Denise BC said...

Amazing picture, great shot.

Denise BC

Rick said...

85 comments??!! Your a "supastar" Dot!! ;-) Been a while since I have seen that tower or been there. Brings back the memories..

Quiet Paths said...

This is an epic water tower pic!

Randi said...

wow...is it possible?? a great catch!!

CherryPie said...

What an unusual find :-)

Carla said...

Wow...that's a cool photo!

Many many years ago my parents retired to Gulf Shores, so I'm somewhat familiar with a lot of those pretty small towns in south Alabama.

Nancy said...

How amazing to capture the guy on top of the water tower.I see that he has a safety rope attached.You would never catch me up that high.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Great post1

I didn't want to be that men, bear the sky!!!!

I'm very weighty!

Santilli

chanpheng said...

Interesting story behind the picture. It's nice to get a surprise when taking pictures!

Dewdrop said...

I love it when you are shooting one thing and find something totally different. Glad you fared well in all the weather. I love checking your blog. You have such interesting posts and pictures.

D Herrod said...

Nice.

Sorry it took me so long to check out your blog. We had gone to your fine state of Georgia this weekend. Just got home today.

DH

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