Friday, February 12, 2010

Sparkling Cold Reflections (Weekend Reflections # 21)

I'm living in an icy world so here are some little worlds and even the sun reflected in upside down icy drops.
The power finally came back on! So I'm able to post a picture. Thanks for the concern and nice comments. I think that I mentioned before how unprepared Vicki and can be. We did finally get a snow shovel which I used for about an hour Thursday simultaneously digging out the car and throwing out my back. We didn't have any candles so with just a small flashlight it was a cold and dark Wednesday night. I bought a couple of battery powered lanterns today so now we're better prepared. On the bright side the food in the refrigerator didn't spoil since it was so cold in the house. That's done, now it's time for reflections!

"Weekend Reflections" rules are simple:
1)Post a photograph taken by you that contains a visual refection.
2)After I post my Weekend Reflections photo, add your name, country and link to MckLinky
3)Be sure that your link goes directly to your Weekend Reflections post.
4)Link Weekend Reflections to your post so other will know where to go if they want to join
5)Comment on other Weekend Reflections participant’s blogs.Feel free to be creative.

Remember this meme is for any type of reflection photographs.This meme runs Friday 11 am EST through 11pm Sunday, so feel free to link your post anytime within that time frame. Join the fun!




72 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Isn't it just ridiculous how we rely on electricity? I'm glad you're back to normal, the heating I guess is the main problem...

Now James, how did you take this photo? I'm nonplussed, it's gorgeous but how do you do these things? :-)

Icy BC said...

That's an excellent capture, James! Hope your power is back soon!

Carolyn Ford said...

This is amazing! I am baffled by the two droplets...how did you ever catch them so perfectly? What an impressive shot!! I hope your back is okay! Just be careful. People from Orange County don't know how to do the "snow and ice" things! Remember that and be careful...I am serious. I hope the amenities of daily living are restored quickly in your area. Take care!

Carletta said...

Wow! That one big drop with the reflection is very cool!
With all that glistening going on it must have been a beautiful day.

Here in the country we loose electricity often. It's not fun.
Round The Bend.

Stine in Ontario said...

I see water droplets are jumping for joy that your power is back on.

Maria said...

That image is really impressive.

Sunny said...

Very cool picture...no pun intended!
Take care of your back and keep warm.
Sunny :)

RuneE said...

Snow and ice can be fun - in ,ore ways than one. At least you got a great picture. Good luck with the snow (shall i lend you my snow blower? :-) )

Regina said...

Beautiful captures James!
Looks refreshing.

Woody said...

Pretty amazing shot! Glad to hear you online, sorry to hear about your back.

I purchased a generator a few years back. Fortunately, I've only used it once.

Spiderdama said...

Excellent and beautiful shot!:-)
Have a nice weekend!

Lew said...

Fantastic shot! I hope your back is okay now and glad your power is on!

awarewriter said...

The drop dripping up instead of down reminds me of a ball of mercury. Neat Idea well implemented James. May as well take advantage of the insane winter weather.

SquirrelQueen said...

Glad to hear your power is back on, but stock up on batteries and flashlights for the next time. Hubby works for a large power company so we over prepare, lol.

Love this shot, a very cool illustration of perspective. Well done.

Thom said...

That is soooo beautiful. I love this capture James. It's so different and just inspiring if you ask me. I'm sorry to hear about your back. I heard on CNN that when you shovel snow also throw the snow to your right. It helps not put so much pressure on your heart by throwing left. I hope your power stays on. Another thing to invest in is a portable radio. Have a great Friday my friend. Hope you and Vicki are doing well :) TBK

Sistertex said...

Awesome! That new lense is really working for you well James. Of course there is some talent involved... :)
Great shot!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

That is a brilliant photo. I've got an icy shot too but it is a few weeks old. Good luck coping with all that weather.

Malyss said...

You make me remember the time when , being a young southern girl, I went away from my sunny shore to live in the big north of France...Ü
I learned a lot about how to drive a car in snow, how to use a shovel, how to have candles at home...Then, I enjoyed much more being back to south!!
Your picture is sooooo great, I like the "bubble" of ice and the reflection in it! that's magyc!

mbkatc230 said...

This is a crazy amazing shot James! The clarity is gorgeous, and that does look like a ball of mercury. Hope your back heals up soon, and that your weather calms down - what a crazy winter! Kathy

Diane AZ said...

Marvelous image! At first I thought that big drop looked metallic. Stay warm. :D

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful, cameo reflection in the water! Love how there seems to be a meltdown of snow and ice and water! Gorgeous!

Dina said...

What a marvelous photo!

Rinkly Rimes said...

And here I am sweltering as I join the group!

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent James. Creative, colorful and fun.

maryt/theteach said...

So glad things are back to normal, or almost normal, James! Sorry about your back. I hope it heals quickly! Your upside-down icicles are outstanding, defy gravity!! :)

m_m said...

Wow! This shot is excellent! So great composition!

byron said...

Smart.

Müge Tekil said...

Superb reflection and very successful close-up!

maiaT said...

This is a gorgeous shot James, like always. That big water drop hanging in the air is amazing and the little one is it's echo.
Sorry about the bad weather and all the problems it involves.
Stay warm!

Michael said...

That's a super picture.

Serendipity said...

Stunning shot. I like the ice man too!

happilyretired said...

What a KEWL capture ;-)
I'm wondering how many times you tried before you got it just right?
Hugs and blessings,

ρομπερτ said...

Beyond words.
Impressive.

please have you all a wonderful weekend.

Becky and Gary said...

A marvelous picture James! We live in the country, and lose our power often. We have a generator and tons of candles. We also heat with wood in the winter, and with 2 blowers on the wood stove we can't be without electricity very long.
Have a great week-end, and stay warm.
B.

JunieRose2005 said...

This is a Super- Cool pic, James!!


Junie

katney said...

Hey, James. I really need to get ahold of you. I tried e-mailing you a while back, but didn't get a response so it might not have been the right e-mail. Please contact me. My e-mail link is in my profile

Evelyn Howard said...

Very nice photo.

Gattina said...

Gorgeous picture !

Poor you being without electricity is the worst ! No heating, no light no nothing. It happened twice to us this year, but only for 2 h. That was already terrible, it just happened for supper time ! and I too wasn't prepared. The second time was better, lol !

Lew said...

NASA scores again! See a reflection of the Endeavor launch also.

Lindz said...

How I love this shot, spectacular

Rosidah Abidin said...

It's good to read that your electricity is back. That is a very beautiful shot! I love it. Have a wonderful week. I hope the snow doesn't get so high again and everyone stays safe and sound.

Lily Hydrangea said...

You surprise me every week, this is amazing!
Glad to hear your power is back on & you & Vicki are warm again. A house without heat is no joke this time of year.

diane said...

Amazing reflection in the bubble!WOW! Sorry to hear about the power outage. Must be awful without heating.

Kcalpesh said...

Something I'd have never had thought to do... Very creatively shot. What's amazing is that you shot it upside down which makes it look like a water splash drop...

Pixellicious Photos

VP said...

A fantastic image, you was able to concentrate the essence and the beauty of the ice in this picture. You have to tell us something more about how you did it...

Jientje said...

That new 50 mm lens and you are a match made in heaven I believe! The sun flares and the blue sky make this picture like something out of this world! Very clever!
I'm glad your electricity is back on. Keep warm and have a great weekend!

Cezar and Léia said...

Awesome! I'm always impressed by the richness of details in your images!
God bless you!
Cezar
P.S.: turning the pic upside down was a nice trick, it added a lot to the overall effect!

eileeninmd said...

SO happy to hear your power is back on! I love your reflection in the droplet. A wonderful capture!

Jientje said...

James, can you please remove the first link? I accidently submitted last week's link! The second one is the right one. Thank you!!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I love your reflection on the water drop and icicles.

Thérèse said...

Quite a take James!
The computer is playing so many tricks on me these days... no time to post much.

Yolanda said...

What a clever shot! I love that it is upside down - it has a nice surreal quality to it, and I love love love the tiny reflection in the tiny drop. Excellent capture!

imac said...

Love the shot.

Quilldancer said...

This is outstanding! The reflection in that little drop is amazing and the sparkle on the ice juzr dazzled me.

Helena said...

This is a very cool shot! I love the reflection in the little droplet. Amazing!

Halcyon said...

A very novel reflection. I like it!

Eden said...

Stunning shot, James. Love it.

Louis la Vache said...

WOW! Fantastic image!

Cheryl said...

Glorious!! Oh I am so in awe of this photo James!

Carolyn said...

Such a "titillating" shot!
Stay warm.
Smiles

ruma2008 said...

I see another world in a drop of water.
It is the best moment.

Sara Chapman said...

I totally love the world in the drop. And I am really, really glad your power is back on. You will definitely be more prepared in the future, I am sure. So not fun.

Hilda said...

This is such an awesome capture, James!

I'm glad you and Vicki didn't turn into icicles during the blizzard and power outage. Please keep warm and take care of yourselves.

Bibi said...

That's a beautiful shot...I enlarge ti to see if I could see you in the drop...

Sorry I didn't join this weekend, but will be back!!

Irene said...

Amazing shot! Cool with the picture upside down!

Nessa said...

Your photo is beautiful. I am falling up.

Rosemary and Reflections

Kerri said...

Awesome reflection! This is my first time participating. Hope your weather has improved ;)

Life with Kaishon said...

I love this picture James. So beautiful! It inspired me to go and take a picture of icicles! They are melting off the roof of the house as I speak : )

Tash said...

The drop reminded me of this:
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour." (William Blake)
Magical and moving photo.

Ida said...

Fantastic photo!
Amazing! :)

tapirgal said...

That's really clever - and spectacular!

AB said...

Great, gravity-defying icicles