Up in the Air

(Rebel XSI, Tamon 17-35 2.8, 24mm, ISO200, F5, 1/1600)

So this post title has changed since I published it just over an hour ago. I told my wife that I went with Far and Away as the movie title for this image, and she said…”Hmmm, I would have gone with Up in the Air.”

Argh! She’s always right, she’s better at this than me…and I’ve decided that now I will run all my Movie Title Wednesday photos past her first to make sure I pick the right film.

Thus, for the first time in the history of this series, I’m completely changing the name of the movie AFTER I’ve published the article. First off, I am not sure how much I really liked Far and Away anyways…but Up in the Air was brilliant. George Clooney and an awesome cast…a story about a guy who does nothing but travel on an airplane for most of his life, an empty apartment with nothing in it and failed relationships. This is a relatively newer movie compared to other ones I choose, so if you haven’t seen it, go check it out. Awesome stuff.

And of course, the film’s title is a great one to describe a photograph of one of the more iconic downtown Phoenix buildings, Westward Ho. It was built in 1928 when it was the the tallest structure in Arizona.

I just love the building. In fact, I plan on trying to finagle my way into some interior areas of the place because I know it’s gotta hold some secrets.

I snapped this photo right before a shoot at the Civic Space Park. The clouds were just amazingly fluffy and the sun was playing off them beautifully. There is nothing more beautiful to me than soft, cotton-candy-clouds like this, especially with a foreground as iconic as this one.