Just a reminder of summer, sunshine, and activity in nature. It didn’t fit a ‘gallery’ prompt, and I’d posted a bee photo for my ‘Silent Sunday’ the previous week. So I’m sharing it now, in grey November. And yes, it took loads of shots before I got this one.
Objects with reflections, or objects which make reflections, can add tremendous intrigue, interest, and creative punch to everyday photography. I find, as a rule, these reflections fall into three groups:
First of all, there are accurate, true reflections from smooth, flat, shiny surfaces such as very still water. One spring evening gave me the chance to get this picture…
Then there are distorted reflections from curved objects, which can make fascinating study; where and when does reality become surreal?
(Open air musical performances are great subjects anyway, of course.) Then we get broken reflections from irregular surfaces such as moving water, like this:
So there’s a few ideas for you. Carry a camera, keep your eyes open, and experiment. Building up your photographic technique is an incredible journey. A journey with no end. But the views along the way are, or should be, amazing…
The autumn leaves remind us of a growing season over.
There are berries in the hedgerow, but no flowers on the clover.
From cottage chimneys wood-smoke curls, and daylight sooner ends –
Lamps shine out from windows, for family and friends.
A drizzle falls in droplets fine –
Makes pathways shine.
This post was inspired and prompted by the ‘100 word challenge’ here.
(Just fifty words, plus the three ‘prompt’ words, were allowed this time.)
As this is a late entry, it seems fitting to have something at the other end of the scale, size-wise, from Tara’s lovely opener. So here it is: an example of the ‘small’ in ‘All creatures great and small.’
This shot was taken not long ago, near to where I happened to be working on a Saturday after noon.It's kind to share!