Thursday, February 26, 2009

Parabolic Sky Watch

Some are watching the sky without really knowing it.



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45 comments:

Anemone said...

Åååå velkjent sak... morsomt bilde og smart tekst.

Husker dette dalførets første parabol jeg, sikkert 5-6 meter i diameter tenker jeg, om ikke større, for et skjemmende syn.
Men så trødde kjærringa der til, proselensmaleren, malte landskap i tallerkenen??? tror du det ble bedre??? folk kjørte søndagstur bare for å se kadaveret....
(nå følte jeg meg lutselig 100 år du...) vel, happy SW :-))

RuneK said...

Kult bilde Rune :o) Ja, hva skulle man gjort uten slike installasjoner? Happy SkyWatch!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

AH, yes. Clever, Rune!

Juliana RW said...

lovely...

My SWF entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

Lyst på livet said...

Lekkert....eller ikke :-)
Kult bilde

naturglede said...

Det var et talende bilde. Kreativt:)

Bradley Myers said...

A different but good take on sky watch, good post.

Champ Townboy said...

Excellent!!

Carver said...

Fun and interesting shot.

Carletta said...

An unusual Sky Watch - I love it!
Wish I'd thought of it. :)

esnorway said...

ja fint bilde. ja formen har blitt bedre

Arija said...

Love the sky, the technology leaves me cold.

~~Randi, Hverdagsprat~~ said...

Artig vri på SWF. Kult!

Photo Cache said...

Isn't that the truth. Happy weekend.

vincibene said...

*gg*

Beautiful view!

Ida said...

De vet det nok, men tenker vel ikke over det.... ;)
Morsom komposisjon dette, Rune. :)
Jeg er glad for at vår "tallerken" er tatt ned. Den er byttet ut med en Riks TV boks, som jeg nesten aldri ser på..... ;)
Slik er det å være blogger. Hehe.
Hørte nettopp Truls Zimmer på P4 nyhetene, forresten.

VALKYRIEN said...

Hehe - den var fin! Den har jeg faktisk aldri tenkt på - kommer til å tenke på dette bildet hver gang jeg ser en parabol....og de er det jo blitt mange av etterhvert! Huff - hvordan skal jeg nå klare å riste dette ut av hodet, har jo annet å tenke på! :)

Ivar Ivrig said...

Or some are watching us without us knowing :-)
Kreativ vri på SWF. Ha en finfin helg.

Tarolino said...

Ha ha. Så kan man ju också tolka saken. Fin bild fast jag föredrar den fina himlen där bakom det där fatet samt det lilla hörnet med framskymtande natur.

Marie said...

Kreativt :)

John said...

Artig bilde men lækkert er vel ikke en parabol. Har montert noen av disse men aldrig på en pipe for det tror jeg faktisk ikke er helt etter forskriftene. Tror ikke brannvesenet er glad i det.

imac said...

Sky - all the way - my friend.

Happy day to your Father-in-law, and Congrats for the post of the day from David.

NovaS said...

this is amazing... the sky is clear behind that satellite...

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Lene said...

Sky channel? Hohoooo :) Knall ide og bilde, og jeg gliser her :)

Jeg glimrer med mitt fravær på nettfoto`n igjen, men kommer alltid sterkere tilbake. Er ute i 6 ukers praksis om dagen, og jeg kan love det sliter på topplokket.

Håper det bare går bedre og bedre dag for dag :) Ha en fin kveld og super helg :)

Anne-Berit said...

Artig bilde,en får vel inn himler fra alle verdenshjørner på den der:o)

Katney said...

Is that a rock on the top of the chimney?

Serendipity said...

That's an interesting shot!

Lew said...

With radio waves, you get a different image to see!

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is one big satellite dish reaching for the sky

Hilda said...

This sure made me smile! Lovely blue behind those fluffy clouds. Happy Sky Watching!

ArneA said...

Or the sky is waching you

Mediterranean kiwi said...

this is very funny

raf said...

Your SWF post is bringing in a good signal, Rune, that your are steady on the mend. Take good care!

Mckay K said...

Interesting photo. Beautiful sky. Get well soon.

Atlântico Azul said...

AWSOME! It captures bits of Sky and puts it inside our televisions!! LOL!!

Daryl said...

LOL .. so true!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Runee

beautiful image of sky and intelligent note!

Luiz

RennyBA said...

Great pic and wonderful contribution to the theme!

Wishing you a great end to your week :-)

RennyBA's Terella

Ackworth born said...

we call them Sky dishes here because the broadcast company is called "Sky"

Alan said...

No satellite for us - our TV comes through cable. But nice choice for SWF.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

It may not be a true parabola.
If the receiver was directly over the center of the dish it would be a parabola.
I think it is a portion of a parabola. To get my meaning, if you rolled out pastry on the kitchen counter to 30cm and then used a pastry cutter of say 15 cm, and cut out a section at the edge of the big circle then asuming the pastry is parabolic you would have the same profile as the dish on the roof.
sorry to get technical, being an astronomer, I get carried away with this stuff.
Did you see the comet this week, a fuzzball in 10x50 binocs.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Hi

I was wondering about that chimney in the picture, is the rock the only thing holding the top on the chimney and could a strong wind dislodge it. Is that stone or concrete under the rock?

My chimney is a stainless steel pipe with a cover that is also stainless steel, I will post a picture of it?

We could have a challenge where people post unusual chimneys.

Tarolino said...

Hej. Tittade bara in för att säga att jag har en gåva åt dej i min blog. Du behöver dock komma själv och hämta den :)

RennyBA said...

You know I love your photos so I could not resist tagging you on my last meme :-)

Dick said...

Haha, that's a good one.