Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Zig Zag II


A few weeks ago when I was down under 1st Avenue North at the Sloss Furnaces Iron Pour, I noticed this stairway in silhouette.  Apparently it goes up to 1st Avenue.  I'm not sure why.  This was one time I was smart enough not to try and  find out! 

Two Great Things That Happened Today!  
*I am pleased to have 2 blogger friends staying  chez moi.  Janet, (D.C. Confidential) , and Maya ( Maya Photography ) , are here,  and we are planning an excursion to Cullman, Al today to see the amazing Ave Maria Grotto. Stay tuned for photos and a few tales I'm sure!!

* I received word that I had won 2nd Place in the Samford University Earth Day Art Exhibit!

31 comments:

Ramadhani said...

take the picture every day..
have a nice day

Ramadhani-Indonesia

Tash said...

Excellent photo, V.
How wonderful to have Maya and Janet visit. You guys will have a blast!

alice said...

Another possible title: "crocodiles" ;-)

james said...

Wow! A fellow Birmingham photographer! Great photo :) I don't know why I never thought of it! I stood on that staircase to get a few shots at the "cupola competition" April 1! I look forward to seeing more. Glad to have found you!

Judy - So California said...

Virginia, I know you'll have a GREAT time with Janet and Maya BUT CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd place award in the Samford University Earth Day Art Exhibit!! What did you submit - or did I miss that?

Julie said...

Wuhoo! You're smokin; girl!!

And can I say that I really like the grittiness of your posts at the moment.

Juergen Kuehn said...

Marvelous captured zig-zag silhouette, Virginia - nearly a very artful sculpture.

Virginia said...

Julie,
Gritty, that's me!HA

Judy,
" A Foggy Day in Birmingham"

James,
Great, a fellow photographer right here in town. Going to Magic City Art Conn. this weekend?

Tash,
We are having a great time. Lot's of photography "talk"!

Rambling Round said...

Simple yet intriguing!

Y'all have fun in Cullman, and congrats on the award. What did you enter for your exhibit?

MrsDr said...

Congrats, mon amie.
KD

james said...

Won't be able to come to the MC Art Conn. I'll be in Nashville all weekend.

Marie-Noyale said...

Yesterday we were in the basement..today thanks god you give us the stairs to come up again..
Have a great time with your blogger friends.

Halcyon said...

Congratulations! I hope you'll show us your award-winning work.

Babooshka said...

Do you know you are my third prodigy on the blog circuit who has won something in a comp. Kelly Geneva, and Misty Dawn. I can spot talent a mile off. Mega congrats. It's the balance between light and shade and man made and nature, the trees peeping through. Classy. Hotmail is a mare but hopefully you have a few french pics in your inbox. Sure you are giving your guest a great welcome. Have fun.

Virginia said...

The header today is the photo I submitted for the Earth Day comp.

altadenahiker said...

wow, did that catch my eye. Hey, throw in your best menu too.

Wayne said...

Tip that image on it's side and it's 3/4s of the way to to being a W.

Let's go for dinner V. You're buying.

Nathalie said...

Virginia, no wonder that photo won a prize at the competition! When the page loaded, that top photo just jumped in my face. It's incredibly powerful yet so soft in colours, and rich, deep and full of mystery...
Congratulations!

And now I hope you have a wonderful time with your blogger friends. We both know how much fun can be had on these occasions. Enjoy!

Nathalie said...

And I just HAD to compliment you also on your Solitary Cell and Tom Rat's Room gritty photos, I love them!

Nathalie again said...

Can I just give you a tip? In French you wouldn't say "at chez moi" because chez moi already means at my place, so in effect you'd have the word "at" twice.
We would say "I am pleased to have 2 blogger friends staying chez moi". But the use of chez moi may have taken on a life of its own in the USA?

FireLight said...

V, I really love your winning photo. My father who was stationed in England during WWII used to comment, "We are having an English sort of morning"...or afternoon...or day...when the weather looked like this.
Have fun with your visitors!

You may have done this already...but I was wondering if you had been over to Ross Bridge to photgraph the piper who plays a sunset every day.

marley said...

I hope D.C isn't causing you too many problems! Lol! I'm sure you'll have a fab time photographing together :)

Congrats on the 2nd place too, great achievement :)

Harriet said...

Félicitations on your award!

Really enjoying your photos!

Maya said...
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Maya said...

Congrats on the award! It's been so fun visiting with you and going on photography expeditions! I can't wait to see what you end up posting.

Ken Mac said...

congrats V! Nice straight lines today.

Daily Chicago Photo said...

Great shot. I love silhouettes and geometric shapes.

Congratulations on the Earth Day Art Exhibit Award!

Bob Crowe said...

Monster jaws! But I'm going with your banner photo today, which is just plain fabulous.

-K- said...

I guess I'm sort of speechless - That is one beautiful photo, Virginia. What more can I say?

Well, I guess I ask you to say hello to Janet. She and I are linked via Debi. I don't know how everybody knows everybody else...its not all thru the blogs, is it?

Virginia said...

Thanks everyone! We've had a busy and fun day, so sorry I couldn't answer you all.
V

Dusty Lens said...

Picturesque and perfect in B&W! Man I like these industrial places. Fun to spend time with fellow photo-bloggers. Hope you all had a great time!