Friday, April 23, 2010

Old Time Reflection (Weekend Reflections #31)

Hello everybody. I'm back and ready for the reflections! During my break I decided to start a six month mostly black and white project over at my Something Sighted blog. Hopefully I'll be able to improve my black and white photo skills during that time. When that project is finished I'll start another project that I'm really,really looking forward to (more details to follow). :)

"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!

75 comments:

Ebie said...

Hi James, this is so creative. How'd you do that with the B/W refelction?
It is great that you can start a project. This is very remarkable!

RuneE said...

One can find both visual and mental reflections in this one. A great find.

Sunny said...

Nice to see you back James!
This is such a creative reflection. I am looking forward to your B & W project.
Enjoy your weekend.
Sunny :)

Sistertex said...

Exellent work. I am going to have to try this sort of thing. Very cool.

Clytie said...

This picture is one of my favorites of all time!!! I love it!

sunnymama said...

Wonderful reflection and I love the combination of colour and black and white. Hope you have a good weekend. :)

maiaT said...

Beautiful B/W shot and a lovely subject. Looking forward to see future photos from your new project.
Have a great weekend!

Rebecca said...

Oh, this is just good in so many ways! Love it.

Shelle said...

what a great photo...love the b&w inside colour, but what really stands out is that you're taking the photo from the car...but no road is in sight just the grass & parking lot. (is it?)

Carolyn Ford said...

I am so amazed with this! First of all, the car was parked exactly in the right place to reflect the horse and buggy so perfectly, nothing is left out. Secondly...the black and white separated from the color! I am so impressed! Very very good, James!

Hilda said...

This is just a perfect reflection shot, James! How many hundreds of years between the two vehicles do you figure? :)

Have a wonderful weekend! I can't join again this week but I hope to do so when I get back to my regular programming.

Luis Gomez said...

This is wonderful. Great job James.

Cezar and Léia said...

Congratulations James, it is a beautiful b&w "idea"and your reflection is amazing!
*** Please forgive me, I don't know if my link is working correctly.Maybe I did something wrong.Could you check if it is working okay, sil vous plait?!Merci!
Happy Weekend reflections
Léia

Spiderdama said...

Just wonderful!!

JM said...

This is just great! Welcome back, James!

Yolanda said...

I love the contrast between past and present! Very clever, nicely done!!

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic, like looking into the past!

EG Wow said...

I think this is great, James!

SquirrelQueen said...

Well done, that is a great capture.

Beth Niquette said...

I love this photo. It just fills my eyes--I want to keep on looking. How unusual! How creative! It fills my eyes...which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Olivier said...

tu refais un remake de "retour vers le futur", superbe idée

cieldequimper said...

Hello again!
This is a time traveller's reflection. It's great.

Lew said...

Delightful reflection! I am enjoying your tour of PA farm country.

Thom said...

Welcome back Sir. Glad you are back. Your project sounds wonderful. :) I can't wait to take the ride with ya on it. This photo is excellent. I dunno how you mix color with black and white but it's beautiful. Well done :) Have a great Friday :0

Stickup Artist said...

Good to have you back James. I missed my PA fix! Excellent reflection, very creative concept.

The black and white is such a good idea. I'm sure it will be a great learning experience and I'm looking forward to following along on that journey.

Always a pleasure!

Lois said...

I really like this one James! Very nice.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

A very neatly framed reflection

Reader Wil said...

Brilliant, James! Great that you are back and as a bonus with such a magnificent photo!

Matty said...

Wonderful contrast James. Black and white inside the mirror, surrounded by color. Marvelous!

Gunsside said...

Wonderful reflections, nice shot ;)

Bibi said...

Superb! I love how you emphasized the old-time feeling in black and white.

Julie said...

Well taken but also well processed to fit in with your new project, James. That will take the second project to a starting point about the end of the year. I am looking forward to seeing what you have in mind.

Life with Kaishon said...

You are so creative : )

Gattina said...

What an original reflection !

T. Becque said...

What a fabulous reflection shot! I absolutely love b&w photography, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you've got for us!

Lindz said...

that's very nice

Jan said...

James, this is really cool. Great editing, for today's theme.

Dina said...

Great photo. Never seen a carriage like these.
Good luck with your new projects.

T. Becque said...

James, I'm sorry, I think I've done it again, would you mind deleting #49? I entered my entire blog address on that one, instead of just the posting. Thank you!!

Michael said...

Wow. Looks like you have a haunted wing-mirror. I like it.

kaye said...

--is that a time travel mirror?

One of the best pieces I've see.

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent study in contrasts, James!

ruma2008 said...

It is the artistic moment when past and present is mixed.

I learned splendor of the photography from this work.

From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma

Mama Zen said...

Wow! Beautifully done!

MOO said...

What a wonderful reflection! Have fun reflecting this weekend!!

Date Night

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the mono framing and the touch of colour background!

awarewriter said...

Outstanding shot James! I really like the juxtaposition of color and B&W, of new and old. Perfect framing. Ya done good!!!

I'm late today. I was out on my bicycle for hours today. Went for a long ride to visit my mother. I had one of my Nikons with me but I wasn't in the mood so I didn't take a single picture.

Becky and Gary said...

We live in Amish country, but I never thought of this! Excellant James.
Becky

happilyretired said...

I love what you've done with this one ... so clever and unique ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Evelyn said...

I love the reflection - fantastic bw in a colour photo - clever!!
Good to have project/s that you are excited about - good luck.

Halcyon said...

This is such a good one. A blast from the past!!!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Welcome back - this is really neat James!
I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us.
; )

Chuck Pefley said...

Interesting historic treatment in bw enhances the time difference. Nicely done.

Ann said...

Very clever.

Tash said...

An awesome image, James. I love the meeting of 2 eras.

B : ) said...

Holy Cow!! Words cannot describe how wonderful that shot is! Amazing. I just love it.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Don't know the photo shop magic to get the mirrored reflection in monochrome but I want a lesson!!! What a way to start the day-- seeing that photo!

Jan
GDP

Pam said...

This is a marvelous photo, James... It is so unique and well done. I think 'creative' is your middle name.

I wish you and Vicki a wonderful weekend :)

jaydubblah said...

Love it, great idea,

Melli said...

That would have been a great shot - even all in color! But making the reflection b&w really takes you back in time...

Alexa said...

Fantastic! Looking forward to your b&w project—and the one to follow!

Susan at Stony River said...

I love that shot! Not sure which I like best, the image or the symbolism - but I love what you did with it.

Happy Weekend James, and thanks for a fun meme!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I like this shot! I'll have to go take a look at your black and white photography. :-)

This is my first post to this meme. I hope I can come back often. Time isn't always working in my favor.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

That is really startling! Can't imagine how you did it!

raf said...

Beautiful work with this image, James. Look forward to more of your project!

judi said...

Thanks for hosting this fun meme.
I'm finding myself looking for reflections everywhere now.

byron said...

Fantastic work James!

Gena D said...

Another fantastic reflection image!! thanks again James for the opportunity!
enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Gena @ Thinking Aloud

Doreen said...

I like what you have done with the reflection. very creative! I will be checking out your b/w.

Kaori said...

This photo is amazing! Beautiful reflection into the past :)

noexcuses said...

Wonderful how you combined black & white with color! It is a great example of two different worlds that exist together inside of one picture.

Ann said...

such a sharp reflection. Reminds me of when I went to New York, and rode in a horse and carriage at Central park.

VP said...

A really creative and original way to use B&W in a color picture. Great idea, perfect image.

Joe said...

Muy buena composición y muy buena conceptualmente.

Saludos! Joe

Sammy Thorley said...

Wow what a reflection how did you do it its amazing.