I didn’t have anything very exciting to post this week, so I went for a walk this afternoon – and found this (and some other reflections. Truly, the most important photographic accessory is… a pair of eyes.It's kind to share!
Most of you who drop in and view this blog will know about my fascination with reflections. I took this shot yesterday (Saturday) evening, at a nearby marina. The geometric effects created by the shapes of the boats and pontoon intrigued me. ‘Magic Hour’, the hour after sunset, always adds its own character to photos.It's kind to share!
Some of you already well know my fascination with reflections. This one caught my attention the other day; the rather surreal look is due to a thin film of ice on the surface of the water of the lake. I’m not always fond of winter, but this kind of thing makes me feel it’s worth braving the cold weather, and going for a walk!It's kind to share!
Today I wanted a cheery picture for the tail end of autumn, and I spotted the effect of sunshine on this pelargonium flower. The reflection in the window glass behind it gives an artistic feel – this was quite accidental!It's kind to share!
OK… So today (Saturday) was the day of the local flower show. This caught my eye as I stepped out of my car. I’ve given you the whole image, as I took it – this isn’t cropped. I think the negative space adds impact. Somehow, what I saw seemed strangely symbolic of modern life; one solitary fallen,but beautiful bloom left abandoned in the hustle and bustle of setting up the exhibits. A strange poignancy – what do you think?It's kind to share!
I noticed this young swan in Wollaton Park today. I love the effect of broken reflections such as those in this shot. If you enlarge the picture, you’ll find interesting patterns in the swan’s feathers, too. You can even see a drop a water, falling from its beak – I couldn’t have captured that if I’d tried!It's kind to share!
Quite often, pictures really are about noticing the moment, and recording the beauty. This water drop, hanging from a seed-head, arrested my attention one morning this week. For this picture, I’ve cropped down the original image, leaving enough background to harmonise with the reflection in the droop itself.It's kind to share!
Some of you already know my passion for reflections. They seem soothing, somehow. I always look out for scenes like this. Sometimes you can even turn the shot upside down, and crop it, to make a picture that looks like a painting!It's kind to share!