Sky Crane

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

Pictures shot with a DSLR Canon EOS Rebel T2i with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II prime lens hand held in Panama City, Panama.


7 thoughts on “Sky Crane”

  1. Hi Barbara,

    During the dry season there are beautiful blue skies in this part of the world. Nice fluffy white clouds too which contrast aesthetically against the deep blue sky.



  2. Hola Omar,
    When we were in Caracas in 1984, the sky crane was the national bird of Venezuela. 🙂 The oil boom had burst and Venezuela had “petróleo plantado como su único cultivo”. All the building projects stopped in midstride and the cranes were left standing (they may still be there?).

    Panama is doing a much better job of putting money in many projects. As for the job of operating these cranes, NO thanks. Too scary for me.

  3. Hola Jim and Nena:

    It’s very sad what is happening in Venezuela. Even as we speak, Mr. Nicolas Maduro is a loose cannon and will tear the country apart. With the price of oil on a free fall, there is no way he will able to pay for all those absurd social projects designed by Hugo Chavez and continued by him.

    Yes, Panama did not put all its eggs in one basket. The economy is pretty well balanced. Soon the expansion of the Panama Canal will be completed and a fresh flow of money will augment the country’s GNP. This will happen during the first quarter of 2016.

    I would not operate these cranes for any money in the world. It’s too risky, my dear friend. 🙂



  4. I love watching cranes work, although most of them that I’ve been around aren’t for highrise construction. They were everywhere after hurricane Ike, pulling boats out of the water and loading them on trucks for hauling away. Some of the “boats” actually were yachts, and big — up to 100′. Heavy.

    I do love seeing this one as a huge, yellow bird, with very, very long legs!

  5. Hi Linda:

    That is what I saw, a giant yellow bird against a bright deep blue sky. The word “crane” can be; either a tall mechanical lifting device, or a large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world. Same word—two different meanings.

    Yep, English is a strange language difficult to master.



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