Friday, March 5, 2010

Magic Bokeh Pot (Weekend Reflections #24)

On Thursday I saw a large flower pot filled with water that reflected an antique decorative iron fence. There were antique statues and old iron fencing all over the place. I shot this with an aperture that was wide enough to blur the pot and enhance the reflection. I left some depth of field at the top left to show perspective.

We had another record turn out last week. Thank you to everyone for making this a really fun meme. I enjoy looking for reflections, I think it helps my "photographer's eye".
I also like looking at and getting ideas from other people's reflections.

Let the fun begin!

"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!



62 comments:

Woody said...

James,

I absolutely agree that reflections improve your eye. I'm constantly finding new reflections that I might have otherwise missed.

This reflections is wonderful!

Sunny said...

Very creative shot, James. I am discovering that there are a lot of reflections out there!
Sunny :)

Dianne said...

it is as if the wrought iron can be touched through the pot!
wonderful!!

and the bit of white iron so clear in the corner adds so much to the entire scene

Malyss said...

The reflection among its surrounding seems to be an opened eye on future or past! great composition!
PS: thank you for the icelandic bench!(i'm wondering where you found it?..)
Bon week-end, cher ami!

Carletta said...

This is super!
Your 'Magic Bokeh Pot' is a terrific title. I'm pretty sure I couldn't blur the pot,enhance the reflection and leave a little depth of field all at once - nice work on all those elements.
Mine’s here: Round The Bend.

Louise said...

Wow! This reflection is really out of the ordinary! Congratulations on a great shot. Greetings from Italy, and thank-you for another edition of Weekend Reflections.

cieldequimper said...

Reflections may improve our eyes but yours are already at perfection level. Fantastic.

Carolyn Ford said...

That is unique! The iron is so clear and I love the bokeh that frames it. I really like how you composed this photo to include the white iron in the corner. This is a grand example of a keen "photographer's eye!"

JM said...

Very clever, James! Great shot indeed!

Regina said...

How awesome!

kaye said...

very magical--and now I need a dictionary to see what bokeh means :)

lazyclick said...

Beautiful composition.

Lois said...

That's a pretty one James and interesting too!

RuneE said...

Water is the best!

Mama Zen said...

Wow! That is really stunning!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting composition!
God bless you!
Cezar

Hege said...

Extraordinary shot! Great! :)

SquirrelQueen said...

A very beautiful reflection, love the post title.

Jan said...

James, this is a gorgeous shot.

Thom said...

What a beautiful photo my friend. I could never do something that spectacular. I love this. Well done :) TBK

Bibi said...

Very clever. I enjoyed your '50mm' series, and this one is just great, too.

Rebecca said...

So much cool' in that shot. & the bokeh, love it!

Matty said...

You sure do have quite the eye for things. I'm glad you add the description.

Riet said...

This is a wonderful shot James. Love it

Spiderdama said...

Great and creative shot!:-)

Rinkly Rimes said...

This view has the look of an antique brooch!

Diane AZ said...

Creative reflection, timeless and dreamlike.

Johnny Nutcase said...

i give this one thumbs up, love it! :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Extraordinary, beautiful reflection! It looks like a magic eye!

Evelyn Howard said...

Wow, a nice capture! It's so crisp, really nice. Happy weekend James.

eileeninmd said...

James, you are really good at finding the reflections. Great eye and photo!

noexcuses said...

Beautiful shot. I really like it. I don't think Mr. Linky and I are made for each other. My name on the list won't take me to the blog, but says it doesn't exist. What am I doing wrong? I can click on "homepage" and the name of my blog, and then it goes to the most recent page of my blog.
You can delete this comment, as well as least one of the "Bizzy Miss Liz" names. Thanks!

maryt/theteach said...

Wow, James, marvelous shot! Complicated shot! But worth the difficulty I think! :)

maiaT said...

Beautiful work and rendering.
A great finding too, you have a good eye to find interesting reflections.

awarewriter said...

I really like this one James. You're firing on all cylinders now. Great work!

I feel like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland today. I'm late, I'm late...

I shot my pics yesterday, developed the film this morning and had to wait for the film to dry before I could scan. But I'm here now. LOL -- ready to join the fun.

ρομπερτ said...

Would like to express once again how glad I am to have found this day and its theme, providing much joy to use the sense of sight.

Which is able to provide something new every time I take a look at your photography, impressive indeed.

Please have a wonderful weekend.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Love that you are so into this & that this meme is really catching on.
I have to say looking for reflections has been a big challenge for me, one that I am really enjoying.
You are a great inspiration in that department. It seems like it would be an easy thing to do, but it's really not.
Yours is perfect this week! I love the blurriness of the flower pot.
Thanks James!

Gattina said...

That looks great ! I must say that since I participate in this meme I see reflections everywhere, lol !

raf said...

You're on the money with this one, Cap'n Jim. Sharp reflection with a rich bokeh. Bravo!

VP said...

Wonderful! I won't add more...

Ann said...

What is a Bokeh Pot. Bokeh sounds very Malay to me, the Sultan of Brunei is Bokieh, i think.

Jientje said...

Reflections are everywhere. I remember a challenge I participated in a long time ago where I had to look for reflections for the first time. I found it so hard to do! LOL! Now looking for them has almost become a daily routine!

Hilda said...

This is such a lovely photo, James. I think I would have enjoyed wherever it was you went. I love wrought iron.

Sorry I couldn't join this weekend. We were scheduled to go out so I wasn't sure I could go visiting. Ah well. There's always next week. :)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wonderful picture, James!
I am glad I found your blog and join this weekend.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wonderful picture, James!
I am glad I found your blog and join this weekend.

Halcyon said...

Another original reflection. You really have a good eye for them!

Melli said...

James... that is GORGEOUS! I love the bokeh effect! Really beautiful!

Life with Kaishon said...

Just beautiful James.

Clytie said...

Great eye, fantastic subject, Wonderful photo!

Helena said...

Very cool reflection again!

I have to admit, since I started participating in this meme every week I find myself searching out reflections everywhere I look.

Susan at Stony River said...

I *am* seeing more things, and different things, thanks to this exercise!

James I looooove your photo this week, with that lovely contrast of focus between the reflection and the pot itself, and those wonderful sparkles. It's lovely!

Yolanda said...

I definitely make it a point to find reflections when it gets to be the weekend!

Love the pot of bokeh - what an interesting shot with such unusual perspective and focus! What a great capture!

Serendipity said...

That's a fabulous shot!

Quilldancer said...

This is such a cool shot! I love it when moments like this come along. Well captured.

Lucy Corrander said...

Lots of bits and bobs and textures and mushroomy colour.

Lucy

m_m said...

Looks amazing! The photo is full of mystery:)
Regards,
m_m:)

imac said...

Super shot my friend.

Thanks for your continued visits and comments.
A week in wales now showing on my blog.

Buck said...

Yeah! Nice catch - I would have missed it.

Renee said...

Like your majik bokeh! ;-)

Tash said...

Niiiiice...extremely creative. It's so much fun to spot unusual reflections like these and make them art.
Wish you a good week.

ruma2008 said...

Another world seems to spread out in a circle.

Carolyn said...

James, I have to say that I'm gob smacked at the variety of depth of field in this photo. I can't figure out how you did it and I'm in awe.

I'm also happy that your meme has really caught fire. It's fun and must give you great satisfaction. I also thank you for your encouraging comments. I have a question for you. Would it ever be possible to attach a thumbnail photo à la CDP with each link on Weekend Reflections? Or am I just showing my ignorance about how difficult this is?