Friday, December 10, 2010

Skywatch Friday --The lion keeps vigil

A statue of a lion, bearing a few carved initials, keeps watch over the Danube and New Belgrade. And I guess he's watching the sky, too.

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25 comments:

Ken Mac said...

great colors

Erwin said...

Very impressive image, very special, almost graphic.
Great skywatching,

Erwin, BE

Lorac said...

He looks stone cold! I like this capture.

Luis Gomez said...

Looks really good! Great job.

J Bar said...

Great monument. Great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love your new banner! Miam-miam

This is a classic photo with the aged lion keeping guard over the river and city in the distance. Just beautiful...

Bises,
G

Z said...

OH WOW! That's amazing! Very strong lion and image!

Kris said...

I like what you've done here.

Steffe said...

Looks almost like two combined photos.

Gaelyn said...

I was thinking the same as Steffe.
Sure looks like an old well weathered lion.

Jacob said...

He's majestic and looks strong enough to take on all comers. The bridge in St. Augustine, Florida had two very beautiful lions guarding it. Then "they" got the bright idea of building a new bridge. I think the lions are gone.

Alexa said...

And I was thinking pretty much the same as Genie. You almost get the feeling that the lion is musing on old and new—and a bit angry about the carved initials!
(My WV is "cardio," and this photo does have heart.)

Bob Crowe said...

Very nice. It has a fantasy or science fiction feel to it. Time to clean the light sensor, though! (The bane of my photographic existence.)

Randy said...

I agree with Erwin. It does have a graphic feel to it. Stunning photo.

Olivier said...

magnifique traitement , on dirait que le lion surveille et protége la vallée

Bibi said...

Hello, readers! Steffe, it's just one photo, HDR-d a bit to bring out the very dull sky.

Bob, the HDR also brought out my little dirty spot, which I tried to fix but did so, badly! Yeah, got to get it cleaned...!

Chuck Pefley said...

Almost looks like the Space Needle in the distance. Is that fog covering the sky?

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

yes..i lke the statue..impressive! best regards

Y. Ikeda said...

Nice composition and interesting statue!!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Ola said...

I wonder how he feels:)

Daryl said...

Nice shot ....I like the 'effect' you used

Virginia said...

This is beautiful Bibi. Almost like a painting. Bravo.
V

knez011 said...

That lion must have seen a lot... I suspect at least two wars and the time when across the river there was nothing, but sand and wetlands... Great shot!

jeannette said...

That's a great angle in your pic for Skywatch!Sorry I'm late with my comments:)
And your header -do I see it right -marzipan??? One of my weaknesses!

Kristin said...

The city guarded by the lion! Nice skywatch!