I had a request from one Mr. Timecapturer, apparently the South of England has experienced an early cold snap…so he inquired if I could send over some of the Arizona heat. Ask, and you shall receive!
And so, I took it upon myself and drove downtown to City Hall, filled out the requisite paperwork and made my formal request to ship off some of this blistering summer weather we contend with here in the desert. I did ask “the powers that be” to expedite the process, hopefully it will arrive any moment now. Due to some monsoon activity, we’ve cooled down to the high 90’s/low 100’s (approximately 36c – 39c)…still plenty to spare however. lol
Always happy to help out my cyber-mates. :) Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by.
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berek (50504) 2014-08-18 22:38
a creative framing. effectively stopped in the middle of the official emblem of the sun. Features in bright pastel colors, I like it.
emka (99901) 2014-08-18 23:18
Hi Jason, I like the note and I am sure that Mr. T. will be happy to see this picture. Cool down to 36-39...
beautiful composition full of sun :).
Two weeks :)
we have quite good weather in Warsaw now, so I do not need more sun at the moment :)
Have a nice day MAlgo
jemaflor (98771) 2014-08-18 23:21
Well presented, good effect with the tilt and the Fg, interesting light capture, tfs.
Royaldevon (39660) 2014-08-18 23:26
I just cannot imagine those temperatures!
In England, we have had a very unseasonal couple of weeks, this August, grey skies and rain; just a moderate 24c would be welcomed with open arms! Thanks for the request, Brian!
A very well composed, angled shot, with clear wording and nice f/g textures, leading ultimately to focal point, that rarest of objects, the sun!
Have a great day (now a little cooler),
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-19 1:37
Hello Mr Sun-snatcher (steady!)
thanks for getting down to City Hall in beautiful downtown Feeenix and grabbing some Sun for me and all the others here in England experiencing an early autumn chill.
Appropriate that the sun should figure so prominently on the front of your City Hall and of course ironic that your temperatures should dip so alarmingly as a result of your request. Proves its working I suppose, and the sun is shining here as I type this, but it is a northerly wind that is taking the edge off!
Hey! what can I say - a big thanks mate, Oh and if Russia is getting an early autumn too, you had better pack those long thermal "insects and ants"
Cricri (120491) 2014-08-19 5:10
Hello mister Jason :-)
Sympat, mais envoi pas tout chez Brian, laisse en un peu pour la Belgique, pluie /vent, du coup la couette est revenue sur le lit...
Pff je sens la chaleur dans cette image, j'aime la présentation et la décoration au dessus de l'entrée
Un souffle de vent vers toi :-)
jhm (154490) 2014-08-19 5:20
Can you sometimes a little bit warm air, send to my also, in Belgium middle of summer 16° Celsius, almost incredible.
The sun in centre of your picture is a nice lightpoint but nice picture but no hot for me
Sharpness and clarity are perfectly, with excellent colours together.
Very well composition, nice presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (81703) 2014-08-19 6:08
J'aime bien cette composition.Elle dit vraiment tout ce qu'elle a à dire. La lumière est vraiment très belle sur le soleil au dessus de la porte. Les couleurs sont joliment saturées.
holmertz (54235) 2014-08-19 6:25
What? No people and a strong tilt :-)
Graphically this is a great shot with several eye-catching features, but it seems that the sun is very safely secured to the entrance. Maybe there will still be a way for the poor Brits to receive some of the heat.
Have a nice, cool week.
ikeharel (72853) 2014-08-19 7:35
Arizona sun is decorating the city-hall entrance, Jason, how typical for a desert town.
Nice askewed approach with the camera, added charm to the sight.
Fine details, my cong.'s.
ourania (47048) 2014-08-19 9:27
a really generous gesture:) an interesting and attractive presentation of your city's Town Hall. I like very much the dynamic, graphical layout you chose, with the inscription and the sculpture so well bound together for a strong impact. You gave a new, special role to the lines of the setting, exalted the eloquent sunshine and made the most of the colours. A striking image, it could be an advertisement:) Sunshine is one of the few things we don't lack in Greece at the moment:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Noel_Byrne (31628) 2014-08-19 12:47
So you can export heat? Hmmm, looks like I may offer to trade you more than just castles for skyscrapers, how about this. I'll offer you three rainstorms a month and three inches of snow for Christmas in exchange for two weeks of dry heat and sun at the end of August? I am off work for two whole beautiful weeks, and will be travelling the soggy isle, so if you can organise this, I will be forever in your debt. I'll even pay for shipping, but I suspect that may be expensive to ship the sun.
This is a nice capture of the golden light falling across the replica of the sun, and it says a lot that you get so much sun that you can have statues of it without fear of scaring the real one away. Te little slice of blue sky in the top right corner is very nicely left in,
Cheers as always,
macjake (69105) 2014-08-20 8:16
so....i have a question/comment for you Jason.
whats with the state of Arizona (and New Mexico)
and their love affair with this crimson/orangey/brown/red-brick/dirtcolored color?
and i don't mean it in a negative way...its a serious question actually!
the entire state has almost every building in this color! same with New Mexico.
and Las Vegas is similar but this disease is not quite as rampid there haha
its so strange...imagine visiting the state of NY, or Cali, or Illinois...and almost every building is the same color! its unheard of! yet Arizona and New Mexico just LOVE this strange 'motif'
I wonder where it comes from? where this idea originated and how it became so widespread throughout those two states.
whats your take on it? do you like it? love it? hate it? do you get sick and tired of seeing so much orangey browns everywhere? lol
fun and interesting take!
worldcitizen (8808) 2014-08-20 16:15
You can definitely keep the heat out west! We are having an amazing summer with almost no 90 degree days this year. It's heaven. :-) Nice Arizona shot, and I like the slight tilt. That artistic sun, and the words clearly telling us what this building is, are very attractive. I hope none of the recent flash floods have caused you any trouble.
Tue (38652) 2014-08-23 3:25
Great photo of Phoenix City Hall and you included the sign really nicely in this sunny view. The South of England is not that far from the Netherlands, so hopefully I can enjoy some of the sun you sent too. :-)
delpeoples (58572) 2014-08-26 6:22
How goes it? Sweltering over there in P-Land? I really like the tight framing and the rich warm colours. The slight distortion is really arty and I love all the shapes and geometries. nice work.