Tuesday Photo Challenge – Reflection

Is it live, or mirrored?

Welcome to Week 130 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

The inspiration for this week’s theme comes from a photo that I took yesterday during a break in training at my work’s company headquarters in Raleigh, NC.  So I took a look to find out, if I used this theme before, and, much to my surprise, Reflection is a fresh theme!!  I don’t have to tell you that this is a theme that creates many an interpretation, ranging from the actual physical Reflection to the metaphysical and deep thoughts!

Therefore, take your creative license, polish it up and let your thoughts and lenses wander wherever they may take you; have fun!  I look forward to seeing your creations!

Here’s the view toward the sky from the 8th floor patio…

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Reaching for the Sky

It was a wonderful, balmy day in Raleigh, NC, as you can see from the cloud pattern above; the reflection is in the windows of the Red Hat Tower.

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)!!

I’m definitely looking forward to see your reflections upon this week!

Three Line Tales – Overhead

Escher’s vision

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Twenty-Three of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 123: a strange reflection in a puddle
photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin via Unsplash

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M.C. Escher looks,
Puddle inspires art’s vision.
Reflected heavens.

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

With Rain comes Sunshine!

Reflections on eclipse day…

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the wonderful theme of ooh, Shiny!; after a first foray into this theme with a moment from Chiusdino in Tuscany, I thought there might be another one in the catalog…

Sometimes, as we walk along the sidewalk, a shiny bit catches our eye; after a rain shower, there might be plenty of opportunity, particularly, if the Sun has come out from behind the clouds to announce its presence…

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Shine on the Street

Another simple iPhone image to catch the radiance brought by the Sun!

Hope you enjoy!

Reflecting Overhead

As promised, here is at least a second entry in this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Reflecting, which is one of my favorite things to bring into a photograph.

In this image, there is a bit of a different reflection, as it connects the leaves to bring them back into touch with the tree, from which they departed during their autumnal journey…

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Thoughts of a Time Passed


These leaves are looking to rejoin their original trees, a fight against the indomitable force of gravity, which they cannot win.

Reflections of Note

Sky’s reflections!

Well, am I pleased that this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge happens to be on the theme of Reflecting?  Yes, I am!!

The only problem that I have with this topic is to decide which ones of my images to select, as I have a fair amount of photographs that use a reflection.  So I may do a number of posts, upon which we can reflect.

The first contribution is one of my favorite HDR images…

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Water and Sky

This image came about a number of years back, when I was photographing an agility event in Skowhegan, Maine.  As we were done around mid-afternoon, and I had noticed that there were some nice skies, this spot came to mind for photographing.  It is the hydroelectric facility in the middle of the town, where the Kennebec river flows through it.

Enjoy!

 

Warped Wednesday – pt. 10

A dreamy view across the river…

While I’m still in Israel for a couple of days and missing a beauty of a snow storm that is battering New England, I thought there might be time for a quick Warped Wednesday before we get to Thursday haiku (yes, I’ve been writing them for over a year now and some are pretty decent).  As I was poking around through some of my more abstract work, my eye caught one shot from December 2016 that could use a bit of a treatment.

This image was taken during a walk through Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, which I always enjoy.  The swollen Nashua river provided a rich source for adjusted reflections…

Monet on the Nashua

The contrast between the branch rising above the river amidst the reflections of trees on the opposite shore caught my eye enough to capture this image.  What I did with it in post processing is to add a bit of surreal, dreamy quality to it in PhotoShop Express on the iPad; this lends it a bit more ability to draw in the eye and allow it to keep this loosely focused ephemeral grasp on the mind.

Hope you like this treatment and have a dreamy day!

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…

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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!