Friday, January 04, 2008

UFO Alert

Have The Martians Come To Take Me Away?

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


It might look like there's some alien craft hovering above me, but it's just the normal view of the sky from one of the alleyways at Clarke Quay in Singapore. The picture below gives you a completely different perspective of the same "sky umbrella" and the cloudy Singapore skyline, taken from across Read Bridge.

50 comments:

imac said...

Funny that, Ive just reported to the Police of an Abduction case of a one David Mcmahan haha. lol.

See my Sky watch and Angel wings.

Lee said...

Those are gorgeous shots, David. Thanks for posting more from this place again. When I went looking for Clarke Quay, after your earlier post on the two colored corner, I saw these same sky umbrellas in many different views. They must make for fascinating photography experiments. Bet you had a lot of fun taking those shots!

Peace!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Stewart,

I hope the Plods said they were going to come looking for me!!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Lee,

Yes, I remember that you Googled Clarke Quay - it's an amazing place for a photographer.

Yes, I have many more shots to come. I took 1000 photographs in a day and a half in Singapore!

Keep smiling

David

dot said...

Hi David! I was looking through your pictures yesterday and thinking what great pictures of unusual things you post. Today's sky pictures are great also. Mr. Linky is up if you'd like to sign in.
I posted a UFO also but it's on my Thursday's post.
Couldn't help but laugh at Imac's comment!

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh I could use one of those in the summer over here - it could cover the whole house :) Great angle and composition David.

Wurzerl said...

Hi David, I never have see such a sky umbrella. It must be very interest to do a lot of shots near this fascinating subject. I' m sorry, but my English isn' t good. But I try to be better one day!
Have a great New Year!
Wurzerl from Munich in Germany

Barbara said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. There is envy when reading about your temperatures ;-) !! Wonderful!
I'm so glad I have found your blog too, it is indeed very interesting and so varied with all your great pictures! My compliments!
Bye bye,
Barbara

Tammy said...

That is so cool! It really does look like an alien space craft, or at least what I imagine one would look like.

Seamus said...

What a wonderful structure! Makes for a very interesting subject!

bundle-o-contradictions said...

I got a big kick outta that! Thanks! :)
And thanks for stoppin' by, too.

Colleen said...

What does a sky umbrella do? Does it keep the rain out? I've never seen such a thing.
p.s. been enjoying all your shots from Singapore...I was born there, but have no memory of it! My Dad STILL calls me his Singapore Girl :)

Queen of My Domain said...

Two great shots from very angles. I'm very much enjoying all your Singapore pictures. Take care.

kate said...

I've spent some interesting time scrolling through your blog and enjoying your photographs. They are amazing.

Sky umbrellas are a new concept to me ... I would love one over my back garden to keep the snow out.

Andrea said...

Interesting structure you have captured. Great sky watch picture.

Ornery's Wife said...

David;
I was just looking at the title bar on your blog, and reading the words, "Totally committed to encouraging excellence in others." You do it so incredibly well, and much by example.

One of the highlights of 2007 for me was being "discovered" by Authorblog and being a blog of note. You do indeed encourage excellence, and I have appreciated your challenges in weekend wandering, and often in your daily posts. I have enjoyed meeting many of your faithful readers, too.
Blessings!
TM
PS Ornery says he will reply to your email concerning those rolls on my neck. I don't EVEN want to know what he has to say! :-)

onthegomom said...

Thanks for coming to my blog and commenting!

I have been looking through your blog and all of your amazing pictures. Since I live right in the middle of the US, those are places that I just fantasize about. Love your blog and will be back!

Sharon said...

Those are very interesting pictures! I love the colors of the buildings against the gray of the sky and umbrellas. Good shots!

Jammie J. said...

I think I'm getting dizzy from looking up! :)

Seriously, though, wonderful shots. Have a great Friday.

DigitalShutterMania said...

I love the first one. It likes UFO that gonna land on the roof.

Cheers,
DSM

evlahos said...

Happy new year. beautiful shots, very interesting construction

Ida said...

Seemed a little bit dramatic at first.... ;)
Great shots!
Singapore must be at beautiful city to visit! :)

K M F said...

wounderfull shot

Casdok said...

Thats really cool!!

RuneE said...

When I saw the first one I thought it was a form of antenna for radio astronomy, so the title might be relevant.

Anyway - you won't get wet with so large an umbrella!

Great shots.

mrsnesbitt said...

Great picture David, from an unusual angle too.
Great to see you back, hope you are feeling better. Hope you are still onboard for ABC Wednesday, we will be starting from A soon.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I rather like that sky umbrella!

Marie said...

Interresting and gorgeous photos!

Angie said...

Hi,
Great photos.Talking about Martians,did you know they landed in Wigan? Well according to the Houghton Weavers,a Lancashire folk group, they did!

Sandy Carlson said...

Oh, that's stunning. Thanks for the tour, David. Perhaps the aliens simply built it and went away, as they did the pyramids?

Ali said...

The first photo of the sky umbrella is fantastic David, thx for sharing

Kerri said...

Very neat and Original skywatch post! I have never seen one of these before.

Nessa said...

Very cool.

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great subject to capture, a great Sky Watch David

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That is neat... looks interesting looking up towards the sky like that... great photos.
~Michele~
Rocky Mountain Retreat

Paulie said...

jhjbqSky umbrellas like that are something new to me. very interesting!

Ms. Tuesday said...

so... the big sky umbrella is no geet all the cloudiness off of the people of Singapore? LOL!

Sharon said...

What an interesting contraption! Feeling much better I hope? :)

San said...

The two perspectives--each is compelling in its own way. That dark sky tells me they erected the sky umbrella in the nick of time. Get under there quick!

Akelamalu said...

I love it, it reminds me of the roof of the sunlounge in the hotel we stayed in last year! I'll email it to you if you like - the photograph not the roof! :)

Dick said...

Are you still there? Or did they take you for a ride? Nice shot.

Dan Mega said...

David,

Take me to your leader!

Anonymous said...

Earth calling David. Are you there?
Mathures

Misty Dawn said...

Those are fantastic and unique photos, David! Since I have found your blog, you have managed to inspire me every day - I truly look forward to visiting your blog and getting inspired throughout 2008!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

This looks a bit scary but at leest it wud keep the rain off!

Happy new year!

:@}

GAWO said...

I like too see things in a different view.
Happy New Year!! :-)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wonderful

KaiBlueCreations said...

I lived in singapore in 1968..It still amazes me!
As do your pictures..
Peace, Kai

Andrée said...

That is such a neat structure! It does look a but UFO-ish. My Sky Watch Friday is here.

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