Friday, April 30, 2010

Fenced in Reflections (Weekend Reflections # 32)

I walked a few feet past the mill in my last post and came across an old stone arched bridge. There was a wonderful reflection of the sky and trees in the water under the bridge but there was a fence that blocked my view. So I decided to make the most of it. The view is looking down the chain link fence. You can see the blurred reflection of the sky and trees as well as the reflection of the vertical lines of gate that runs across the arches. You might also notice the two seed pods on the fence and the reflection of one of the arches. It's easy for me to decipher this strange photo because I took it. I hope it translates well.

"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!

73 comments:

Johnny Nutcase said...

this one's super cool, James! Love it! (I accidently put up the wrong link in my first attempt - sorry!)

Malyss said...

The result is strange and very graphic..The eyes are getting lost, it gives a kind of vertigo..I like that!

Clytie said...

Very unique shot! I like it. There appears to be a very small bug near the bottom of the fence as well!!!

Sistertex said...

At first I thought that was a mirrored object doing the reflecting, after reading your post again it is the water! I must have been looking at photos with mirrors doing the reflecting way too much. ;) Love how you can see the grid going across the water. Nice.

Sunny said...

Dizzyingly cool and creative!
Sunny :)

Regina said...

Superb and fantastic angle.
Great one James.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow it's amazing, a creative composition James, well done!I'm learning a lot with you!Many thanks,and
Happy weekend ,
hugs
Léia

Woody said...

Neat shot!

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice picture. I like its feel and colors. Have a great weekend.

Lois said...

It's a wonderful shot James! So much to look at.

Malyss said...

Dear James, I was working near my computer, waiting for the hour to join your M. Lincky; Here, the time is 5 P.M. to join you. Suddenly, I saw a first name, then a second one..and in less than ten minutes, the list was already long! And I suddenly realised that all over the world , at the same moment, we are many people joining here!And I found that very moving! I know you will say I'm quite sentimental, but this idea of a human chain all through the world seemed fantastic to me.And this is because of YOU! Thank you,and be blessed for that!I just wanted to share my feelings!

EG Wow said...

Unique, James! I'm glad you added the explanation.

Gattina said...

That's a very creative photo !

Greyscale Territory said...

The fence creates a rather unusual dimension in the photo! A dramatic tension is created by the fence detail moving the eye in one direction, while the eye also is attracted to the changing colours within the fence shapes! Very creative!

Lew said...

Delightful reflection! Would be even beter from the other side of the fence.

cieldequimper said...

You certainly made the most of it, it's intriguing!

Thom said...

WOW what a photo. You have an eye for the beautiful my friend. I love this reflection. It is truly unique :) Have a wonderful Friday :)

SquirrelQueen said...

A very novel approach to the problem of a fence. Well done, the result is quite interesting.

Spiderdama said...

Very cool shot James!:-)

Dianne said...

you really did make the most of the fence
I love this shot

happily retired gal said...

Nifty capture through the fence ... love the added dimension and unique perspective on your reflection shot this week.
Hugs and blessings,

Sigh ... I'm not sure why, but your blog doesn't want to accept my Happily Retired Gal Wordpress ID this morning so I'm using my Blogger ID instead but have included the link in my comment. Hope that's okay ;-)

maiaT said...

I like your reflection, it is a very interesting idea to see it through the fence and break out of the usual.

T. Becque said...

I like how the fence is in your face - it's an interesting angle.

Christine said...

Having the courage to use what is in the way to get access to your subject brings out the creativity in you. I really like this photo.

VP said...

A great image and a subtle reflection. Another great idea and a shining realization.

Dina said...

You DID make the most of it. Came out great.

Xavi said...

Nice capture and perfect angle.
Have a great weekend, James.

Loree said...

That's a very unusual photo but it works perfectly.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Almost abstract..nice mellow feeling- Cheers!

kaye said...

interesting angle

Jeanie said...

You inspire me James! Love that you captured the seed pods.

awarewriter said...

And make the most of it you did James. Powerful image. Instead of the chain link fence being a distraction, it pulls this image together and puts into another plane. High five!

Mama Zen said...

Whoa! That almost makes you dizzy!

eileeninmd said...

It looks cool, James! You did great!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, James and you did great indeed!

Luis Gomez said...

WONDERFUL!

Jan said...

James, this is so cool, very clever!

Eden said...

It's beautiful, James! Love it. Great job!

Joe said...

Con tu explicación la terminé de entender. El punto de vista me parece muy original, es una buena foto.

Saludos!

sunnymama said...

That's a really dramatic image! Fantastic shot. :)

MOO said...

Oh, I've always loved photos involving chain-link fences, for some reason. Cool capture!

ruma2008 said...

James, you are very good at discovering a beautiful subject.
I feel warm weather of the spring.

Pam said...

It translates very well, James. Its an ingenious angel on this intriguing shot.

Owen said...

Feeling fenced in ? At least the reflections can get out through the links in the chain link...

Finally got my act together to participate here, which is always a pleasure...

An excellent weekend to you !

Carolyn Ford said...

I like it. The reflection is definitely the focal point but curiosity about the exact location prevails! The fence adds great texture...great color and light...it all adds up to a big "wow!"

Lily Hydrangea said...

I think it translates very well. I love this photo's abstract quality. There are so many different aspects that make it so interesting to look at. I also like how one part of the chain link is in focus.
Nice!

Joanne said...

Good eye, it is amazing how trained your eyes become when you start to really practice photography, I wish I had more time to do so... thanks for the nice comment, I glad you enjoyed it!

Bibi said...

Super shot! Enjoy your weekend!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

An unusual angle that works making the fence as
interesting as what can be seen behind it! Quite
poweful.

Halcyon said...

Another original reflection. I like the framing of the fence.

wenn said...

great! Happy WR!

Doreen said...

interesting shot!

Lindz said...

very nice, very unusual

Evelyn said...

James, a very interesting shot.

Piyush said...

That's a very nice shot. The fence add a little extra!

Beth Niquette said...

What an incredibly unusual photo. This fills my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give.

I love the textures and the way my eye wanders throughout your picture...

Stickup Artist said...

I think it translates beautifully. I love the way the pattern starts out big on the right and disappears into the small infinity to the left to finally get lost in the watery reflection.

JM said...

Fantastic capture! Very clever, James!

Diane AZ said...

I think the chain link fence adds to the complexity and fun of this image. It's quite mesmerizing and I love the colors too.

tapirgal said...

It doesn't need to translate. It IS beautiful. The gradation of the size of the links, the color, and everything really make this special. I like what you did with the frame - it's so subtle.

ρομπερτ said...

Light and the colour green of hope, impossible to be fenced in.
What a "talking reflection" - Chapeau !

Please have a wonderful Sunday.


daily athens

Cheryl said...

Great James!

slim said...

Strong graphic . . . interesting depth of field.

Melli said...

THAT is amazing! I'm not sure I even would have NOTICED it! Surely would NOT have thought to go with that angle... I love this!

Serendipity said...

Very cool shot - I love the angle!

louciao said...

What an intriguing shot. The fence in the foreground really lends a depth to the composition. I also like the eye shape of the scene behind the fence. Looking out/looking in.

maryt/theteach said...

Love your shot, James! Very clever! :)

byron said...

What else can be said James? The list of comments tell all.... Cheers!

tapirgal said...

Heehee, no kidding? This is the first "reflection in the eye of a tapir" photo??? :) Thanks for your nice comments.

Misalyn said...

Nice angle shot.Cool.

Rebecca said...

This is a great photo. The kind I love to take-something unexpected in the shot. I missed WE Reflections, we were busy round here.

I laughed at the comment you left on my post about forgetting white balance and ISO...I forget ALL THE TIME! And I have a little label I put on the camera to remind me and I still forget. Nothing is worse than getting home and having over exposed photos and thinking 'Why the heck did I shoot at the aperture and ISO on a bright sunny day?' I can't tell from my in camera previews if it is overexposed. I can usually tell if WB is not correct and adjust that which then reminds me to adjust the others.

Dave said...

Clever use of angle.

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely perspective ... draws the eye in to search for hidden details.