Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 43

Positive reflections abound!

Welcome to this week’s round up, of the 43rd installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. All of you put your reflections to work in creative ways for this week’s theme of Mirror.

There were a great number of fantastic landscape images with water reflections, some really cool uses of mirrors in photos, as well as some great out-of-the-box thinking.  This just tells me that you should check out all of the entries for this week and leave them your thoughts!

Since I posted something new with the mirror theme during the week, I’m going back to a bit of reflection from about 12 years ago…

Geese on the Quinapoxet

The way, in which this image came about, is just one of those things that tells you there there are some interesting connections in the universe.  As I was driving home during this Autumn day, I noticed the Sun and immediately had the urge to go to the Quinapoxet river in West Boylston, as there had to be something worthwhile to shoot.  When I got there, there were a number of photographers who had set up on the bridge, so I decided to go for a low angle and go right to the edge of the river.  It took me about 30 shots to get these geese to line up, but it was worth the effort!

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • ladyleemanila was first again this week with her entry that covered quite a bit of water and includes a reflection under water!
  • Ron’s post in his excellent blog, Progressing into Solitude, has some stunning reflections that you’ll have to check out!
  • Stella gives us a variety of interpretations of this week’s theme in Giggles & Tales; all off them are wonderful!
  • Xenia brings us two entries this week, with the first one a Haiku of Divine Love mirrored in the eyes in WhippetWisdom and the second has her wonderful whippets reflected in WhippetWisdom!
  • Candace brings us back to Scotland again in Netdancer’s Musings; this time we get a beautiful sunset in Skye…
  • Charles’ mirrored cuties in his post in charlesewaugh are just entirely too precious for words!
  • pensitivity101 shows us how she mirrors her mother, in an absolutely lovely post!
  • Georgie shares some gorgeous photos with us in her cool blog, Third Time Lucky!
  • that little voice is a great blog to check out and the photos for this week’s theme are beautiful!
  • Black Body takes us to Chicago’s Millennium Park this time with an excellent photo of the Cloud Gate sculpture.
  • Bullyboy’s brings us a couple of great reflections in his post in his blog, Travel387.
  • Pins N Ashes presents us with an excellent photo that reflects well on her!
  • Emily’s post in her blog Zombie Flamingoes takes a very interesting, creative route to the mirror; let’s count how many ways we can figure the use of mirror in her photo…
  • Marie’s post in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect has a very unusual photo that is really cool.
  • This week, Miriam’s takes us to Spain in The Showers of Blessing, where she finds beautiful reflections in some of the architecture.  She also bring sun a second post in The Showers of Blessing, with a magnificent chandelier!
  • Dennis’ blog, A Trivial Mind At Work, has some stunning photographs, and his contributions to this week’s theme certainly are among them!
  • Mac brings us some more gorgeous images in her blog, Southern by Design; it’s good to be around water!
  • Following Him Beside Still Waters brings us some beautiful trees reflected in a lake.
  • In Thoughts of Words, Sangbad has a beautiful poem to go along with a great mirror photo!
  • Leaking Ink‘s contribution tho this week’s challenge is simply stunning; go look!
  • Judith’s post in Nature Knows Best is definitely not for the hungry, as you’ll want some pastry after seeing it!
  • Cee went very literal in her post in Cee’s Photography, as each has a mirror in it, in various creative ways!
  • Maria’s post in her blog, CitySonnet, gives us a couple of magnificent reflections with quite a bit of flair!
  • Judy gives a good variety of mirrors in her entry in her blog lifelessons.
  • Miriam brings us some wonderful landscape reflections in her entry in Out an’ About;  of course, she caught herself very well in the mirror as well 🙂
  • Debbie talks about recognizing her talents and gifts in ForgivingConnects; it’s a stunning post with a great photo!
  • Khürt’s post in Island in the Net shows that some of our minds work alike, as he included a reflection along the lines that I caught this week; his second shot is super cool!

Thanks again to all for your wonderful posts!  Now, to work on tomorrow’s theme…This was certainly a wonderful set of posts with great images; I already have this week’s theme in mind….

Mirror is the wall…

Mirrored transparency

One of the interesting side effects of doing the Tuesday Photo Challenges, is that I also will keep the theme floating around in the recesses of my mind.  What this causes is that, from time to time, I’ll catch something that I might not have noticed otherwise.

Such was the case on Wednesday, as I went to Cambridge, Massachusetts, for my guitar lesson at the Passim School of Music (great place!);  as I was early, I stopped at the Starbucks across the street from the school and sat down with my Venti Triple Non-fat Latte (aka pretentious drink 🙂 ).

And voila…

Reflecting the city

I caught the interplay between reflections and transparency, so I moved my iPhone around until I got the view that I wanted; then, as I noticed the oncoming car, waited to get the car in the frame as well.  I figured that the motion of the car would add another little bit of interest.

Shadowy figures move down the street and are waiting at the crosswalk, while the Border Cafe (good and reasonably priced Mexican food) stands out sharp among fuzzy reflections (double-pane glass).

Just a little bit of fun!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Mirror

Reflect well upon the world!

Welcome to Week 43 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Last week’s theme of Land received wonderful responses that were a joy to read and see.  Thank you all!

This week, I’m taking you on a little bit of a different route with the theme of Mirror.  This is another theme that you can take into various directions, as you could use a mirror in your image, or you can mirror something.  Whichever approach you take, feel free to be as creative as you like and use poetic license to your heart’s content.  Have some fun with this one.

In the image that I include here, I’m mirroring the sky and trees.  During the week, I’ll add a new image that uses a mirror as a key component…

Quiet Reflection

On a quiet Autumn morning, I chanced upon this lovely scene of Rocky Pond in Boylston, Massachusetts.  The contrast between the gray sky and the color of the trees really caught my eye.  The glass-like reflection adds to the overall ambience.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Can’t wait to see what deep reflection you’ll include in your mirror images!  have fun!!