Skywatch Friday – YMCA Sunset

YMCA Skywatch Sunset Impressions Cezanne II 58 pct

I used Topaz Impressions software on this to give it kind of an impressionistic effect and then dialed it back about 40%. I also cropped out some annoying features.

We are having some colorful skies lately here in Tulsa. I liked how the color was shining through the windows of the old downtown YMCA. A developer demo’d the interior and has the project on hold pending higher oil prices probably. I also like the reflections on the building on the left, the old Amerada Hess Petroleum building. They bugged out for Houston back in the 90’s during another oil downturn, and insurance company occupies the structure now.

Will the last person in Tulsa please turn out the lights?

I’ve been told by numerous people that the energy companies manipulate the prices of oil, natural gas, and gasoline. That may be, if so they are doing a really poor job of it. What do you think.

In the meantime I’ll be enjoying the sunsets.

I’m linking with Skywatch Friday!

17 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – YMCA Sunset

  1. sylviakirk

    And a beautiful sunset it is and a terrific capture!! Enjoy! That’s about all we can do when it comes to dealing with the oil and gas people!! I hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy!!

  2. Driller's Place

    A lot of the buildings that are currently vacant or being repurposed are a part of my personal Tulsa history. I can remember when the YMCA building was active. One of my cousins worked for Amerada Hess. I do hope that the YMCA building and the old Petroleum Club find new life.
    In the meantime, I’ll be pool side at the high school swim meets or other local sporting event. Have a blessed day.

  3. Janis

    Oh yes oil companies absolutely manipulate the price and supply. They have piles of “reasons” here in California too. “We have to steam the well, we have a surprise refinery closure…never any real reason as to why other than “The California mixture is SO costly we have to only refine it there and oops…we goofed and shut down at the right/wrong time” Sorry to vent but…yes.
    Love the sunset peeking through all the windows!

  4. genie

    I really like the way the colored light is coming out the windows. That is awesome. That is such a neat program and it worked so well here. The color of the sky is something else. Great job.

  5. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    Yup — pretty much all I can say is beautiful sky — I do not understand anything else and I freely admit it. I do wonder about North Dakota and Alaska — two states we visited where we saw results of the oil boom. What now? I guess it is the same in your State, but we did not visit the right parts of it.

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