Title: Rooftop Swimmers

Top Image:
Capture Date/Time: August 21 2005 13:38
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 200mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/6.3 - 1/100 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: None

Middle Image:
Capture Date/Time: August 21 2005 13:38
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 140mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/8 - 1/1500 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: None

Bottom Image:
Capture Date/Time: August 21 2005 13:14
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 200mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/8 - 1/800 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: None

After spending the last 7 days trying to bring my workstation back from the dead (memory upgrade gone bad) I have finally returned! Hopefully I'll get this thing back into full operating condition soon so I can tackle some of the new images that I have shot in the last couple days. Today's post is a series of condo rooftops with pools that had caught my eye when I was at the hancock observatory. It totally makes me think about the Sims computer game. Thanks to all of you that have managed to check in regularly for an update, I'm sure you will miss Tiffany Taylor being the current post but I'll do my best to keep your ADHD from kicking in :)

11 commentsAdd yours

09.07.05/09:21 AM One hour photo said:

have you taken this photography from a helicopter?

09.07.05/10:06 AM david jones said:

Those are cool.. except i kept wanting to click on the people and make them do stuff.

09.07.05/10:42 AM aramzis said:

Archie you told me we couldn’t hang out last weekend because your helicopter was being repaired and that your town car was also out of commission because your chauffer/pilot crash landed the chopper onto your tennis court. I really think you should keep separate personnel - a driver for the limo, a pilot for the aircraft, like normal people do. Anyway, seems like it's all a lie seeing how you were out and about in the helicopter all weekend. If you don't like to hang out with me, just say so, why all the lies? Nice photos though. Really. Call me.

09.07.05/11:33 AM Ariela said:

Awesome series, I especially like the middle one with it's bold lines and colors. I hadn't thought of it at first, but now that you mention it these really do remind me of the Sims! Now I want to play the game again. :)

09.07.05/01:48 PM Mike said:

Archie, this is the real reason to have a high-megapixel camera. Come'on... admit that you zoomed in real close when you were post-processing these! Nice assortment of shots. Very unique to chicago.

09.07.05/02:19 PM Archie FlorCruz said:

Hehehe actually these are uncropped/unzoomed shots ;) Cropping during post-processing is something I seldom do!

09.07.05/02:54 PM Turfdigger said:

The second image is especially Sims - 'OK, here's what we want the game to look like...' :-)

Perfect proof that life happens whether we can witness it or not.

09.08.05/02:38 AM Paulo Ribeiro said:

This is so amazing... It's really fun to watch every detail in the photos!

09.08.05/12:29 PM Lady of the House said:

Wonderful photos with amazing angles. I'm glad you post explanations for your posts.

09.11.05/01:27 AM Monkeygirl said:

WOW, this is so cool, the middle one really looks like Sim City!!!

10.17.05/06:01 AM Stephane said:

Fantastic pictures!!!
If you look close at the first shot, you can see that Tiffany Taylor is sunbathing.