My last pool photo is now beneath the fold (or the scroll), so here’s a different shot. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Judge Elihu Smails: “I want the entire pool scrubbed, sterilized and disinfected!”
– Ted Knight – Caddyshack
About this image: Digital Photograph, lightly modified
I like this, very cool. Makes me think of foreign films for some reason… no, I cannot explain why.
Thank you very much, Nigel!
I thought the narrow proportion with the addition of the black bars at top and bottom were reminiscent of watching a widescreen film, too.
I like this SIG and I completely understand and agree with what nigel is saying. It has a slightly eastern look (to me anyway)…I think its the tiles
I can see that, too Astra…
the geometry in those tiles does feel a bit eastern to me as well!
Thank you very much, sir!
I like it, too, very much. Almost abstract and altogether rather elegant. One of my favourites, SIG.
I’m very happy to hear you liked this one, S.E…
it reminded me of you in a way. I kind of liked the crescents of light on the stairs, too…
Oh, that’s nice. 🙂 I really like the sweeping space with the skinny stripe of detailed tiles. And the colours. Looking over the comments, I’m surprised; I find this image to be peaceful, soothing.
You know, some times I find empty pools to be a bit sad or even eerie, but I didn’t feel that quite as much in this shot.
Thank you very much, S.E.!
Mmmm….. lovely pale colours
Thank you very much, N.M.!
love the bluish tones in contrast to the black and the lines. great comp!
Thank you very much, J.G…
I had a lot of fun playing around with this one!
You want to clean that thing? Yuck.
‘It’s no big deal…”
*in my best Bill Murray/Carl Spackler*
I keep waiting for a small gust of wind swirling the leaves along the pool floor. I like it!
I’ve always found pools interesting (which is a bit strange considering I sink much better than I float)!
I love this one too. And I agree; reminds me of a movie. So crisp and clear, and great lighting.
Thank you very much, Dishy!
This kinda’ reminded me of a movie, too (I keep expecting the camera to start panning around…).
it feels like there is a story there. cool shot.
That is wonderful to hear!
Thank you very much, U.M.!
Well done ! Most people vacuum the pool while there is water in it. Then again, the camera shot would have been a bit trickier.
Thank you very much, sir! Hahaha… I was getting a bit nervous hanging around there with my camera (because it’s a shared pool at our apartment complex which had been drained for repairs). I kept expecting someone to come out and start asking me what I was up to!
Everything is better with Caddyshack!
That’s a really nice shot. 🙂
Hahaha… ah, yes! A fellow gopher! Er, golfer!
Thank you very much!
I thought it might have been Gaddafi’s spa.
I guess that would explain the armpit hair.
I was thinking back hair…
Nice shot, but like someone said before, empty pools are kind of sad.
Thanks you very much!
I agree – they can be both a bit eerie and sad…
Nice graphic element to it SIG!
Thank you very much, sir! When I saw this pool was empty I couldn’t resist taking a few shots!
My 1st thought was “Needs water”
now from concentrate…
pools can be a rela secret if drained of water. so sbandoned and empty without anything in it. depressing picture
That’s true… fun to take photographs of, though.
Thank you very much for stopping by, Saigon.
Even empty, that pool looks cool and inviting. I’d like to lay across the bottom of the empty cool pool and stargaze/take a nap.
I’d sweep a clean spot first though.
I think I saw a Swiffer back in a pile-o-life preservers…
Great shot. The water is so clear, it almost looks like the pool is empty.
Hahaha… amazing what ‘the kids’ can do with ‘the water’ now-a-days, isn’t it!
I can’t swim so the depth of that pull looks just right 🙂
I can’t swim either, Mel, so I definitely agree with you on this one. One of those extremely rare times the pool looks less intimidating than the deck!
I wonder why an empty pool is so creepy. It doesn’t seem like it should be… yet somehow it is. Hmm. Interesting. I like it, creepiness and all!
Thank you very much, Annabelle…
I was wondering and thinking the very same things!
Is that the latest design of swimming pools for aquaphobe’s.. lol… Quite the moody shot again SIG.. Very nicely done..
Hahaha… could be! Finally, a pool design for guys like me who have better luck sinking than floating!
Thank you very much, F.S.!
My issues with pools is one of the weirdest things about me, I think. I loooooove them. But I need them to be absolutely perfect. No chipped paint. No leaves. No bugs. And CERTAINLY no broken filters. These pictures are giving me nightmares!
Oh no! *dun dun dun*!
When I took this the pool had been drained because of a filter problem. They fixed that, but then a few days later it was closed again after being ‘vandalized’. I would have liked to have taken my camera back over there, but I figured after the second ‘incident’ my lurking around might look even more suspicious than usual.
You make dirty pool look good.. Well done!
Thank you so much, sir!
When I saw this pool had been emptied I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a few photos!
This is an excellent shot – it’s spare, but graphic and intriguing.
Thank you very much, J.P…
I think there can sometimes be an elegance to very simple forms…
This photo makes me want a pool. Then realize I would never clean it, so I should probably avoid pool ownership.
Hahaha! Pools cramp my style. A bit. Okay, maybe it’s not the pool… maybe it’s the full-floatie body suit I have to wear in them.
Love the detritus, Inky!!
Thanks, Mr. B – I have to admit was pretty happy to come across this!
Something very eerie about an empty built in pool with dried leaves it it. This shot would look great in a psychological thriller. And I’m still not sure why. It’s a great shot!
It was an unusual scene… I was very happy to have my camera along at the time!
Thank you so much, Ms. A!
Ah, the perfect end of the summer photo… of course it had to be from you!
I don’t know if I’m ready to think about winter yet, Juana… maybe I should have waited a few more weeks to post this one!
Thank you so much – that is incredibly kind of you!
vintage, gorgeous, fabulous and hauntingly beautiful!
I have to admit I was pretty happy I had my camera when I came across this pool! Thank you so much for stopping by, T.U… and for your very kind comment as well! I really appreciate it!
I could ramble on but…. This shot ROCKS!
I was pretty fortunate to have my camera along at the time (I think this pool was only drained for a day or so) and I couldn’t resist!
Thank you very much, sir!