Friday, February 5, 2010

To the Stars (Weekend Reflections # 20)

Last week was the Sun and Moon so this week I'll take you to the stars.
This photo is hard to explain, but I'll try. This is the rectangular center section of a restaurant in Munich. The glass is see through but very reflective and you are seeing the tiny lights (plus their reflections) that are hanging above the open air shopping mall below the restaurant. The bigger lights are the restaurant's lights and their reflections. To the left is a food counter and some tables, the tables and lights surround this glass center section. look down and you'll see the shopping mall, straight ahead is another building. The sky could be seen above but only as a reflection in this picture.


"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!

67 comments:

Ebie said...

How clever! The tiny specks look like the galaxy or the Milky Way! Bravo!

Malyss said...

Your picture makes me think about the ceiling of the dining hall in the school-castel , in the Harry Potter's movies!!Same magyc, same beauty!! Great !!

Carolyn Ford said...

I was thinking the tiny specks looked liked a galaxy too. Whoever designed this really knew how to work with glass and artistic reflections! And, then you came along and caught the perfect image with your lens! I say "Bravo" too!

Sistertex said...

WoW! A starburst....really very interesting to look at...compelling.

Cezar and Léia said...

hi James,
It's really impressive, I can see several reflections.Well done my friend, it's beautiful!How I could lost this beautiful place when I've visited Munich?It's kind a dream!
Léia

maiaT said...

Beautiful, a whole drapery of sparkles and lights.
Very tricky image but with your explanation it comes all together.
Nice and difficult shot.

Regina said...

Wow how splendid!
Fascinating reflections.
Well done!

Have a great weekend.

Thom said...

What a wonderful reflection. You captured it very well :) Have a great Friday :)

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous reflections, James! Love the colors in this photo!

Guy D said...

Wow that is fantastic, I love unique reflections like this.

All the best
Guy
All the best.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

awarewriter said...

Warp factor 6 Mr. James. Take us home. Neat shot. The universe is crowded with stars.

Lois said...

Such intricate reflections James! It's beautiful.

Carletta said...

John was very clever in his remarks.Your image definitely looks like a great sci-fy image.
A really great capture James!

Melissa B. said...

It's like New Year's Eve all over again! Love the capture...

Riet said...

What a beautiful capture , so very special and with your exlanation it is all very clear,

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful refelctions, James! The tiny lights look fantastic. You captured a lot of reflections in your photo, great eye!

cieldequimper said...

Mind boggling photo and very good explanation!

VP said...

The explanation was needed, I can't figure out this without it, but now I can say: great, bravo!

Luis Gomez said...

James, This one is definitely a beauty. What a wonderful image, great eye. I just keep on looking and looking at it.

maryt/theteach said...

James, this is an amazing shot! I can understand why it's hard to explain it... :)

Mama Zen said...

That is really cool!

mbkatc230 said...

This is such a cool shot! My first thought was the dining hall at Hogwarts too! It's every bit as magical. Wonderful capture James. Kathy

Thérèse said...

You must have spent a beautiful time here! Beautiful view and beautiful capture!

VioletSky said...

a mesmerizing view, to be sure!

Hilda said...

This is so cool!

Even without the explanation, it would have been very pretty, but it's even more awesome with it.

Have a wonderful weekend, James!

Bibi said...

Yours is a much more beautiful representation of a photo I attempted this a.m. through my windshield (dirty...) while trying to shoot a traffic jam in front of me. Mine didn't turn out so well...instead of the traffic jam I got my dirty streaks.

Happy Birthday...!

Woody said...

That is an amazing collection of reflections!

Serendipity said...

Fabulous reflections!

sunnymama said...

Definitely needed the explanation! Great reflection. :)

Diane AZ said...

This is one of the most fascinating reflection images ever! The colored lights are mesmerizing and I like the sky colors too.

Lindz said...

the reflections are very tricky, creates many lights, so enjoyable to look at

ruma2008 said...

I seem to be breathed in to a light shower such as the illusion.

Becky and Gary said...

It DOES look like outerspace. I love it!
Happy week-end James.
B.

Dimple said...

Really beautiful! I love the lights, there are so many of all sizes!

Gallow said...

James, that's spectacular. I like the complexity, and the patterns.

Gallow said...

Congratulations on the new lens. I look forward to seeing your work.

The 50mm lenses are so much fun.

Pat said...

Your reflection shots always give me pause......sometimes I REALLY have to look at them to SEE them! Those tiny lights look like raindrops on the window. Cool shot!

JunieRose2005 said...

very interesting and beautiful!


I have one for you this time!

Junie

kaye said...

It feels like I'm standing in a rain of light!

I think this is the best picture you've posted since I started following.

Ann said...

Looks like rain drops to me. I hope the beautfiul place makes the food taste beautiful too.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Happy Birthday James! Mine is Sunday.
Don't you love being an Aquarian?
Your photo is really really beautiful.
& the post before it,... wow! that guy (I'm assuming it was a guy) is a real dare devil eh?
I'll always wonder if he made it back too. Seems impossible, yet there are some people that are able to do these things so easily. It must be a gift of sorts.

Gena D said...

Excellent capture .... really lovely reflection image - another good one to inspire the mind and the eyes to see things other than the obvious!!
Thanks so much
Gena @ Thinking Aloud
a photoblog
South Africa

Lew said...

Reflections of reflections! Very nice capture! And I bet the beer was superb.

Gattina said...

It gave a gorgeous effect !

raf said...

Dazzling, James! A feast for reflections. Well done!

Greyscale Territory said...

A stunningly beautiful capture of realities melting together! Fascinating!

Evelyn Howard said...

Wow, I would love to see this. A really nice photo.

Jientje said...

Beam me up Scottie! It looks like a painting, very clever!

Julie said...

This image is mind-altering, James. I love its complexity. How difficult was it to avoid having your own reflection in the photograph?

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Is this a galaxy far far away? a Meteor shower? or even diamonds in the sky? Great reflection photo.

Thérèse said...

I came back to wish you a Happy Birthday!!!

Pam said...

James, that is an one amazing photograph. You must have been thrilled when you spotted it with that photographic eye you have. Your explanation is great.

Thanks for hosting Weekend Reflections.
and...
Happy Birthday, James... have a good one and many more!

imac said...

Captivating.

Dianne said...

I love that you described it all

it is a magical image, made me smile

storyteller said...

Marvelous photo and illuminating explanation ... I've had mixed results with such indoor shots, but I keep trying ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

RuneE said...

A nice one with lots of possibilities for interpretation.

m_m said...

Lovely photo. Really good work! Congrats!

Halcyon said...

This is a really neat reflection. Very different!

Eden said...

hello, James!

Such beautiful reflections. Well captured. Love it.

Louis la Vache said...

Very fine! What a visual treat!

Cheryl said...

This is such a joyful photo!

tapirgal said...

I don't believe the explanation. I think it's fairy dust and magic.

SquirrelQueen said...

Awesome reflection, it is like a magical curtain of stars. Beautiful shot.

Rebecca said...

This looks magical!

Kcalpesh said...

Bow to thee; The Master of Reflections! This one's a really stunning shot! Lights and lights everywhere, it's Diwali time :-)

Pixellicious Photos

Nishant said...

.really very interesting to look at...compelling.

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Life with Kaishon said...

This picture is just magnificent.