Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Pyramids



Take a look at the picture below. It has not been edited in any way. No super imposing or Photoshop type of effects were used.








My question is this:

How was I able to get a shot of these pyramids with a real maple tree in the foreground?

FYI, maples do not grow in Egypt

25 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

Oh yes, I would love looking at that view...great picture!! Now, really...is it at your backdoor, you lucky Jeff? Oh, and I'll be posting the recipe for the biscuits tomorrow afternoon...even you can can make them!
Sandi

david mcmahon said...

V E R Y clever. I'd say the ``pyramids'' are your neighbours' roofs .....

Ron said...

HA!!!!

As Mr. McMahon has answered...they are NOT pyramids...but the roof's on houses!

Nice try, though!

Roger said...

Great photo Jeff! The rooftops are very well masked!! Have a good weekend!!

Jahooni said...

that is just... well beautiful.
makes me want to wrap up my hubby, my daughter and myself near a warm camp fire and wish upon the stars...
well except for the power lines of course ;)~

Jeff B said...

Sandi- I'll be sure to try out your recipe. The view is from my upstairs window.

David- You my friend were the inspiration for this picture. A different view of an ordinary object.

Ron- I was wondering what body part you might see in this shot?

Roger- I'm fortunate to get some pretty cool sunrise shots from the comfort of my own home.

Jahooni- That stinking wire messes up some otherwise great photo oppertunities.

katherine. said...

that is your neighbor? I didn't know you lived in Egypt?

beautiful picture Jeff!

buffalodickdy said...

My guess is that they are not pyramids...

Anndi said...

Where are the sandstorms?

Beautiful sky!

Rhea said...

I'd guess the pyramids are roofs also. GORGEOUS photo though! Love it....although, are we sure they aren't giant, Madonna-like conical bras in the distance?

Mel said...

What a pretty sky.
And what a lovely view.....

And how glad I am that Ron kept it clean.....LOL

Leighann said...

Those are some mighty erect rooftops! ;)

Matt-Man said...

Ha. Good One Jeff. Sounds like some kind of Pyramid Scheme to me. Cheers!!

Annie said...

What a glorious sky, set off by all the "Egyptian" shapes you captured there.

R.E.H. said...

I was gonna say that you brought the trees with you to Egypt in your luggage... guess I was wrong :(

Nice shot anyway!

Doc said...

Those power lines are close to the maple tree and the "pyramids" too...

Odat said...

Never knew you had King Tut for a neighbor!!
Peace

That's a great shot!!!

Sherry said...

Those pyramids seem to have a 'roof' like shape to them.

Jeff B said...

Katherine- Ya, it's my winter home.

Buffalo- Just not in the traditional way.

Anndi- Tha only sand around here is in the bottom of the riverbeds.

Rhea- If those were bras, they would hold some hold wome big ones!

Leighann- They are definitely proud aren't they?

Matt- Ba dump bump bump! Nice one.

Annie- It's hard to go wrong with a sunrise or sunset.

REH- It's hard getting those things through customs.

Doc- I wish those trees would get with it and go wireless!

Odat- His place is kind of small. We call it the Tut hut.

Jeff B said...

Sherry- "Who let the dogs out...Roof, Roof, Roof, Roof, Roof."

Akelamalu said...

There's no maple trees in Egypt?

Only kidding I knew that I've been to Egypt.

Great shot, you'll be giving David a run for his money! :)

CrazyCath said...

Great shot. My guess is they are not pyramids (as in Egyptian ones!). Interesting take on a skyline.

Over from David's.

the teach said...

Oh Jeff, I'm so annoyed I missed this little guessing game! You are right, David's blog is an excellent one and his photos are certainly professional, well, he is a professional! But I like this and glad you explained in your most recent post! Thanks! :D

Anna said...

Lol Jeff, backlight can do wonders. But I am cheating because I read your latest post. Thanks for sharing, this is really good photo. Anna :)

Jeff B said...

Akelamalu- Maple syrup maaaaybe, but definitely no maple trees.

I think I have quite a ways to go to catch David.

Crazycath- Thanks for stopping by

Teach- David's is a great place for photography and to get connected with other bloggers. I really enjoy his friendship.

Anna- Just having fun as an ameture.