Friday, May 16, 2014

SkyWatch Friday


I took this picture last fall when the Goodyear blimp passed directly over my head as I was going into the grocery store. It was a Saturday afternoon and the blimp was in town for a Florida State University football game that was being televised later that night. The blimp provides those panoramic shots over the stadium you see when you watch a game on TV and it usually arrives a day or two beforehand and flies around town, especially if the weather is nice. It's always fun to see, but I think this was first time I had ever seen it this close before. Click on the picture to enlarge it and you will get a better look at the pilot's cabin and the American flag on the bottom of the blimp. Linking with SkyWatch Friday.

17 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

Many years have passed since I've seen a blimp here around, beautiful shot for this Friday!

Lowell said...

Superb photo of the famous blimp! A few years back we had a Navy blimp flying over Ocala. Then it disappeared. I don't know why.

Have a great weekend.

carol l mckenna said...

Great shot and creative of the blimp for SWF ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sylvia K said...

I do love those blimps!! And what a great shot, Lois!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!

biebkriebels said...

I first thought you had seen a flying saucer! How special, iI don' t know this.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks excellent pulled in closer Lois, does it show the scores on the side when they're playing?

VP said...

I have never seen blimps over here, only noisy planes. I would like to spot one, once in a while...

José Mendonça said...

What a very sharp shot! Well done, Lois.

Marleen said...

I have never seen one of these here. The pilot's cabin seems so small!

cieldequimper said...

That literally makes me want to fly!

Nowy Sacz said...

With me still raining, but the rivers of water no longer comes.
Lois, or match, about which you write is an American football or soccer?

William Kendall said...

I can't recall ever seeing one. Hot air balloons, quite often, but not one of these. Good capture!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That's an amazing thing to see as you walk into the store!! Great photo.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice shot. When I lived north of Houston, Texas there was a blimp hangar there right off the interstate and I never got tired of seeing them.

Birdman said...

We've even get the BLIMP flyin' around these parts one in awhile. Pretty cool.

Halcyon said...

Nothing beats a big blue sky!

Beth Niquette said...

I have been fascinated by Blimps since I read about the Hindenberg. I have a video which explains why the disaster happened...Seems to me, this lovely way of transporting folks should be done again today! Now that we know why and how the disaster happened.