I realize this is coming a bit after the actual day, but I wanted to contribute something to the TE birthday bash. I've only been here for a few months, but it's amazing how quickly TE became part of my daily routine, and how much I've learned from the amazing photographers and people who make this place what it is. So, I offer this shot to the birthday celebrations - far from my best, but in the spirit of the site: Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a long street in Philadelphia's downtown. The Franklin Parkway connects two of the city's most important and well known buildings - The Philadelphia Art Museum, which will be the subject of tomorrow's post, and Philadelphia's City Hall, pictured here at the end of the row of flags. The flags themselves commemorate the many nations represented by the city's vibrant immigrant history and culture; there are 109 in total stretching the length of the Parkway. TE to me has a similar strength, in that it is a place where people of many nationalities and cultures come together for a common goal: to learn more about the world we all inhabit through photography. Here's to another ten years of the same!
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macjake (39207) 2012-10-07 9:38
yes, TE will become an addiction for you, just wait and see!
and you're also right about it becoming part of your daily routine, you'll find a way to get those critiques in there :)
again, its nice to see the city of Philly, its all new to me. I'll probably travel there to go see a live NHL game, I'm a huge sports fan.
although the lighting and conditions were not ideal for this photo, i enjoy the city scape and what it has to offer.
enjoy your day
fabbs99 (5334) 2012-10-08 4:15
Nice shot from Philadelphia with the skyscrapers standing very tall and clear.There was one thing you could have done is that you could have raised the f-stop a bit higher to get the blue tone of the sky to give more depth of field.Well done.
marabu61 (3869) 2012-10-08 9:51
a flag parade for the birthday child, how thoughtful from you.
Nice perspective how the lines of flags disapear in the background. They seem to go on for ever.
Have a good time
maloutim (8590) 2012-10-08 21:04
Better late than never ! In any case, I think we could celebrate for the whole of October ! One month is not too much to celebrate the past ten years, and the ten years to come :-) This photo of the flags is a good idea to commemorate the founding of this international site. The contrast of their bright colors stand out well against the neutral colors of the background buildings, which also give us an idea of Philadelphia Down town.
Are the flags always there, or is it a special occasion ?
Thanks for sharing and have a good day.
jemaflor (68837) 2012-10-09 11:56
Well framed, nice perspective and tower well placed with these two lines formed by the flags, tfs.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (5729)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor AF-S 50 m/m f/1.8 G
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Anniversary 10 years of TE- October 2012, Flags [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-07 7:34