Your view

by Eszter Hargittai on May 23, 2006

Evanston sunrise x3
Andrew Sullivan is trying to get to know his readers by asking them to send him pictures of the view from their windows. Not surprisingly, photo-sharing site Flickr has a group devoted to this topic linking to a whole separate Web site on window views. Kevin Drum responds with a view from his window. I’m afraid on this one, I win. If you post on Flickr, tag your photo with viewfrommywindow or add it to the group and post a link here. Alternatively, post a photo on “view from where I read CT”.



Richard Harlos 05.23.06 at 8:37 am

Okay, I’ve uploaded three pictures from my window at work (flickr name: merwyck).



Steven Crane 05.23.06 at 11:31 pm

I’d love to post, but the view from my window is…a brick wall!


Eszter 05.24.06 at 10:29 am

Thanks, Richard, quite different from many other people’s views.

Steven – a brick wall can make for an interesting abstract photo.:)


Peter 05.24.06 at 1:35 pm

The view from my window at work (Hudson Street, NYC) ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous. The sublime = the spire of the Empire State Building. The ridiculous = a couple of skells living in refrigerator boxes on the sidewalk.


Steven Crane 05.24.06 at 6:40 pm

Which stop do you live at, Eszter?

I get off at Davis semi-frequently, mainly to go to Prarie Moon.


ArC 05.24.06 at 7:05 pm

I don’t post on Flickr, but if we’re going to pick our best view-from-home photos no matter how rare the situation then this is my best (low editing) and this my other best (lots of photoshop work).


eszter 05.24.06 at 8:06 pm

Steven – this one.

ArC – I like the trees, the rain not so much. What kind of editing did you do on the second one?


ArC 05.24.06 at 8:48 pm

I ran two Curves adjustments on it in Photoshop, one to vastly turn up the contrast (and bottom out almost up to the original midtones) and the other to punch up the blue colours a bit. I went back to the original just now and it’s an okay photo, but not nearly as dramatic.


Jacob Christensen 05.27.06 at 8:58 pm

Okay: Here goes, even if I am cheating a little and posting a photo from 2005.

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