Friday, April 16, 2010

Another Abstract Reflection (Weekend Reflections # 30)

I took this picture in the same park as last week's Weekend Reflection photo. It wasn't the best time of the day for photography but I had my camera and I noticed that this rock's reflection in the creek looked better than the rock itself because of the bright sun. It reminds me of something I just can't figure out what. :)
"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!


60 comments:

Sunny said...

Great picture! It's interesting that the reflection actually shows more detail.
Have a great weekend.
Sunny :)

Malyss said...

The reflection is more beautyful than the subject!A kind of strange iceberg without ice ...

Cezar and Léia said...

It's so beautiful!For me it reminds Three Islands" by Martha Pan
on the lake behind "La Coque" in Kirchberg - Lux.
You are also a fabulous artist dear friend! :)
And the nature as well!
Happy WEekend Reflections,
and thanks for this meme
Léia

Louis la Vache said...

The rock reminds «Louis» of the Rock of Gibraltar.

«Louis'» weekend reflection post publishes at midnight Paris time. He linked to McLinky too soon...

Clytie said...

Absolutely beautiful - I'm amazed that the reflection is such a different color!

Sistertex said...

So between a rock and a 'watery' place there is a beautiful reflection! :)

cieldequimper said...

Not so abstract but the beginning of a story...

Lois said...

You are right, the reflection does look better!

Pam said...

Simply stunning reflection, James. The colors of nature are beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Lew said...

Great reflection! The dark blue really sets off the rock.

Coffeedoff said...

Wow that is a great reflection! so clear.

Regina said...

Fantastic reflections James.
Have a great weekend.

maiaT said...

That's a gorgeous, warm reflection. A little bit of sunshine and a skilled photographer, make wonders or any subject. Wonderful work James.
Have a nice weekend!

mirage2g said...

I love how reflections make a half into a perfect whole...Happy weekend!

Viennadaily

Johnny Nutcase said...

Perfect reflection - the whole thing looks like an arrowhead! cool :)

Thom said...

That is beautiful. It reminds me of the Pyramids for some reason or one of those hats (I wish I knew the name but I can picture it in my mind) I like this a lot and when the reflection is better than the original I like it even more. Very nice photo my friend. TBK Have a great weekend :)

Pat said...

That looks like a piece of art right there! Nice capture! Bee-u-tee-ful!

Beth Niquette said...

I was noticing the reflection has more detail than the actual rock. How very lovely. In fact, stunning. This photo has a feeling about it I can't really put into words.

Carolyn Ford said...

This is great and the fact that the reflection looks better than the rock actually showcases the reflection, I think. It's similar to the rock reflection I posted last week from Yosemite's Mirror Lake/Tenaya Creek.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. This is beautiful. I love it.

SquirrelQueen said...

Love the lines and angles. the reflection is beautiful. Great abstract shot!

Heather T. said...

Really nice capture!! I like the "arrowhead" look that the rock and reflection creates :)

awarewriter said...

You are right about the time of day James. The extreme contrasts are near impossible to capture especially with digital or color transparency film.

It's still a good shot and you were there with a camera. How could you not take this photo?

Now imagine this scene with early morning (or late afternoon) light. Warm with long shadows. Maybe you'll have the opportunity to return. Meanwhile let's enjoy this fine image.

T. Becque said...

What a perfect reflection! I love the shape, lines, and simplicity of it.

Julie said...

It is reminiscent of the pyramids in Egypt for me, Jame. A really good example of a reflection.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful shape and colors. Together the rock and its reflection look like the profile of some animal's head, maybe a dog.

happily retired gal said...

Yup ... I'm often surprised at the detailed beauty of reflections too. Nifty capture ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful colors and reflection on that one:-)

Loree said...

The reflection is simply awesome. there's so much detail in it.

Michael said...

I've notice that the reflection sometimes trumps reality too. Nice shot

Doreen said...

nice reflection! gotta love sunny days.

Greyscale Territory said...

Stunning detail in this reflection! The lighting is so woderfully bright!

Clueless in Boston said...

The hightlights blew out, but the reflection is perfect. Nice shot.

Virginia said...

Dang, you can make a rock look good!
V

Irene said...

That's a nice one! Have a great weekend!

Marina said...

I love it! so zen-y
:-)

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Woody said...

I love the reflection! A CP filter would have taken the exposure edge off the face of that rock and it would be interesting to see what it would have done to the reflection.

mbkatc230 said...

I love this, I have a fondness for abstract looking water shots :) I agree with Louis, it reminds me of the Rock of Gibralter. Kathy

Becky and Gary said...

Awesome James. Truely unique.
B.

Lily Hydrangea said...

wow, that is cool. the reflection looks like a wet rock!

Anna said...

Excellent!
Anna :)

Ann said...

The texture in the reflection is beautiful.

Ebie said...

The light of the day makes the colors of water so blue and the reflection of the rocks so brown.

It is beautiful. I won;t pass up the chance.

diane said...

Great crystal clear reflection.

Jientje said...

ROFL!!! I love this James, you managed to take an interesting photo, despite the light at this time of day!

VP said...

As I have already wrote many times, this is my favorite kind of reflection and a really great image.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful reflection, James! The detail is stunning.

hip chick said...

Beautiful looking reflection.

lazyclick said...

Beautiful capture.

Ann said...

How usual, even the stone is unusual with the sharp edges.

B : ) said...

What a magnificent shot!!

Mama Zen said...

Pretty!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Keep meaning to tell you, James, the contractors on the jail being built in Greensboro are from Newtown!

Thanks for hosting Weekend Reflection. It gets me thinking about photography in a new way!

Jan
GDP

Halcyon said...

I like this one. It almost looks like one big rock.

Stickup Artist said...

Are my eyes playing tricks on me? To me, it looks like floating lips!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Beautiful James..and it looks so distant- This is a wonderful abstract!
Thank you-

maryt/theteach said...

Marvelous photo, James!

Cheryl said...

I too like the reflection better than the original subject.

ρομπερτ said...

Looks like a psalm to me.

Please have a wonderful Sunday.


daily athens

Chuck Pefley said...

It reminds me of stepping stones, which make another kind of "bridge" across the water -:)