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Pay Your Water Bill Here!

Posted by
Jerry (Tampa, United States) on 3 March 2007 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Here is the new City of St. Petersburg Municipal Services Building! The people of this city are paying much higher water bills to support this type of structure!!! Use that water citizens!

Canon EOS 30D 1/80 second F/22.0 ISO 100 21 mm

Bronnie from Christchurch, New Zealand

No cynicism at all, hey Jerry!!
That blue is out of this world - amazing!

3 Mar 2007 8:03am

@Bronnie: Many thanks Bronnie - much appreciated!

Mike Cash from Kiryu, Japan

Lovely shot of a lovely building, but like you I want my taxpayer-funded employees to work in adequate conditions, not in opulence.

3 Mar 2007 8:49am

@Mike Cash: Thanks Mike - you view it the way most of the people here do - you should see the inside - decadent...

dYe from Cambridge, United States

The colors are so vivid they almost hurt to look at. The building may be excessive, but at least it afforded you a good photo-op!

3 Mar 2007 8:52am

@dYe: dYe - good job on turning lemons into lemonade! Thanks for the kind words!

Anne from White Rock, Canada

I forgot - you are almost in the tropics where you live - that blue is as incredible as the skies I shot in Mexico. Use the water you say - but what if the well runs dry? Our water comes from reservoirs in the hills which are filled by melting ice and snow from the coastal mountains, oh! don't let me forget the rainfall. But, we do get water shortages in the summer when it is hot and dry.

3 Mar 2007 10:27am

@Anne: Many thanks Anne - the sky we often have here are amazing to me....That's the city saying use the water so they pay for this new lovely building that they work in....Have a wonderful weekend!

anden from Malaysia

huhu....i think this picture lacks a point of other words theres no focal....thats my opinion....but then again...what do i know....

3 Mar 2007 10:31am

@anden: I see your point anden! Not being one of the people that have to pay the higher water bills to pay for this grand building, it would not mean anything to you...Your opinions are always welcomed and valued!

kaveh from TEHRAN, Iran

That is such a superb Architecture shot! the color of sky is nice!!

3 Mar 2007 12:50pm

@kaveh: Thanks kaveh!

Shuva from Hyderabad, India

A little more cropping on the top right would have helped. It always catches my eye, which is not good.

3 Mar 2007 12:52pm

@Shuva: Shuva - you have such a great eye - thanks for keeping me on my toes! I took your suggestion and re-cropped and re-posted - check it out! Thanks again - you help me learn!

Jen from Jessup, United States

Amazing blue sky! Nice perspective on the building!!

3 Mar 2007 2:32pm

@Jen: Thanks Jen - much appreciated!

Martine Lapointe from Québec, Canada

The Florida sky... allways beautiful!

3 Mar 2007 3:51pm

@Martine Lapointe: merci!

Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

great colors here,

3 Mar 2007 4:29pm

@Nick Passantino: Many thanks Nick - always appreciated!

Anne-Marie Pilon from Montréal, Canada

And I should add, Use that water wisely!... Very good catch angle and saturation!

3 Mar 2007 4:40pm

@Anne-Marie Pilon: Thanks Anne-Marie!

DTW from Orlando, United States

I like the vivid color. Nice shot.

3 Mar 2007 5:43pm

@DTW: Thanks DTW - I appreciate the encouragement!

M.E. from Encino, United States

love the angle and the sharp colors!

thank you for your visits & comments while i was away! i was happy to read them all.

3 Mar 2007 6:24pm

@M.E.: Thanks again ME - always appreciated!
Love your work!

Evie Sears from Fairfax, VA, United States

Nice perspective and colors. That is a tall building!

3 Mar 2007 7:58pm

@Evie Sears: Thanks Evie - I appreciate your encouragement!

Alexandra from Hungary

Nice colors! I love the blue!

3 Mar 2007 9:08pm

@Alexandra: Thanks Alexandra! Glad you like!

shar from Regina, Canada

I love the feeling of "looking way, way up". Well done!
I thought I would check out your blog as you commented positively on mine. I love the whole blog experience! Surprised to see you get so many comments! You have a real following. I'll be watching you!

3 Mar 2007 11:50pm

@shar: Thanks Shar - I always appreciate the encouragement!

Vahid from Bø, Norway

Hey Jerry! It's awesome! Such a blue sky! It's a long time I haven't seen it! :(

4 Mar 2007 1:33am

@Vahid: Thanks Vahid - much appreciated!

Michael Zhang from New York City, United States

Yea i agree with sky. It's so beautifully vivid. And the tree jutting out is a nice compositional balance. Great work.

4 Mar 2007 4:53am

@Michael Zhang: Always appreciate your kind remarks Michael!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

The Sky is really nice!. To everyone, lets do our best to try not wasting our resources, I think we are all feeling the consecuences of environmental problems!

5 Mar 2007 6:45pm

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thanks Alfredo - you are right - we make most of our own problems!

Veena Shivanna from Bengalooru, India

Real tall one, wonder how you fitted that into your camera lens! Amazing capture...

6 Mar 2007 5:20am

@Veena Shivanna: Thanks again Veena - I actually stood out in the middle of the road....

Lindsay from United States

the sky makes the building look fake. it's crazy. great photos, hombre!

10 Mar 2007 3:56pm

@Lindsay: Much appreciated Lindsay!

Canon EOS 30D
1/80 second
ISO 100
21 mm