Friday, January 14, 2011

Weekend Reflections: Boat Building

I showed the headquarters of the Phoenix Insurance Companies -- known locally as the boat building -- in September.

It seems almost too easy bouncing some nearby office buildings off the boat building's sensuous curved surface for Weekend Reflections.  I should be ashamed.  (But it IS pretty, isn't it?)

If you like to see shots of other reflections, you can find more of them at James' blog Newtown Area Photo every Friday.

36 comments:

Steffe said...

You are excused!

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

I'm sure that was the architect's original intention! Lovely!

Regina K said...

Yes, it is quite pretty. Wonderful photo. Happy weekend.

Youth_in_Asia said...

That really is a pretty shot, Jack. Sort of like Hartford's version of the John Hancock tower (Boston). I like the building. It looks a lot like something you'd see in a modern European city. You do have an unfair advantage. But we're all the beneficiaries so no complaints.

Halcyon said...

This is a wonderful reflection. What a nice building!

Lois said...

You got some pretty cloud reflections in there too! It's beautiful.

billyB said...

What's wrong with easy?

lizziviggi said...

You should be ashamed if you DIDN'T share this striking building with us!

Malyss said...

A fabulous reflection! very impressive!

Sylvia K said...

You're definitely forgiven and billyB is right -- nothing wrong with easy! This is fantastic! What terrific reflections! And they cover the entire building!! Superb! Hope you have a great weekend, Jack!

Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks like a whole street inside the huge building!
This picture is wonderful, congratulations! :)
Léia

Sally in WA said...

Marvelous reflection...buildings, sky and clouds, its all there.

Sunny said...

It reminds me of a lovely blue mosaic. Great reflections!
☼ Sunny

cieldequimper said...

Oh don't blush, it's gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Looks like the perfect spot for reflections.

James said...

Wonderful reflections! If that building was closer I'd take a few shots myself. :)

Clytie said...

I'm with James on this one - I'd be out there taking photos of it myself! This shot is wonderful!

RedPat said...

Simply fabulous! No wonder you couldn't resist.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Fabulous, Jack, and the only reason you should be ashamed is for running away from the BIG snow in Hartford!

Bises,
Genie

VP said...

You could use it as many times you want, this is a building I like and I am sure that every time you'll get something different and even better.

Karen said...

Oh Jack, it's fantabulous!

Jacob said...

Why would you be ashamed of pulling off such a stunt? You should be proud! You walk out the door, point your camera at a boat building and bingo, you've got a great reflection shot (whether you need one or not!)...

Re your comment on Cedar Key: I'm guessing that older woman was the younger woman's mother or grandmother...

Hope you're having fun. Almost warm enuf to play golfs!

EG Wow said...

This is a wonderful shot, Jack! I wish it were mine. :)

JM said...

I wonder if the architect already had the reflections in mind. Awesome, Jack!

Serendipity said...

It certainly is - very pretty!

Farmchick said...

Love the reflections!

Randy said...

Nice design with some pretty impressive reflections.

Tash said...

Easy and pleasing...the best combo.
I like the wide angle, distant view - and the different heights of buildings. Most of the reflections on buildings I've seen were more close up.

Regina said...

Beautiful reflections!
Happy weekend.

Mo said...

Sure is

SRQ said...

Sweet...well done! (Btw, I don't know either how Lee County is staying afloat with baseball. I'll for you at a Twins game!)

Kate said...

The vertical buildings in the reflection really stand out!

Karl said...

WOW, wonderful picture wit these fabulous reflections! Really well seen and done!
Have a nice weekend.

Antonia said...

Your picture is great! Thank you for the visit! Cheers!

greg urbano said...

great captures, catching reflections is always fun

this too will pass said...

nice one!!