Friday, May 21, 2010

Family Fun on the Other Side (Weekend Reflections # 35)

Last weekend I was walking along a creek and I noticed a family standing in front of the water on the other side. This is their reflection. From left to right ( 1. a little boy looking at something in his hands, 2.) a women in shorts bent over holding a red leash, 3) a man in white walking toward the scene with a drink in his hand, 4) the black dog on the red leash, 5) a little girl poking a stick in the water, she's about to be licked by the dog.) You can also see the reflection of the trees and the dirt.
I rotated this picture because I liked it this way better.

"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
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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!

76 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

That is a very detailed and complete reflection caught in the moment! The colors are great too, so warm and in the comfort zone...summer is upon us so soon. Another nice one, James.

RuneE said...

You have made a this reflections in the spirit of the French impressionists. Well done!

Lois said...

Wow James, that is an amazing reflection! I love what you did with it too!

Luis Gomez said...

James, what a great reflection! Just love it.

Naquillity said...

this is a cool reflection. it looks almost like a watercolor painting. have a great weekend.

Malyss said...

RuneE said what I was about to say! Your picture is looking like an impressionnist painting; I find it absolutely great!!With little touches, you give birth to a summer feeling, plenty of joy, laughs and happy times;My oscar for this week!

Sunny said...

Amazing reflections. Almost a ghostly feel.
Have a great weekend.
☼ Sunny

Clytie said...

Ah! I wondered if you had rotated the picture ... it threw me off a bit at first! I agree with RuneE - this could be an impressionist painting! Superb!!!

Woody said...

Very clever! Excellent!

Cezar and Léia said...

James you are an artist my friend, it's wonderful! :)
hugs and happy weekend!
Léia

Dianne said...

I love the way it looks rotated! it's a beautiful complete scene

Riet said...

What a beautiful picture James. It looks like a MOnet with it colours.
Fabulous.
Have a good weekend

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love these watery shots! They do indeed look like an Impressionist painting! Such a fantastic capture! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Sistertex said...

Truly awesome! What a catch, always need to keep your eyes and mind open to capturing such beautiful scenes! Absolutely love it.

®osadimaggio63 said...

HI,
fantastica questa foto.... sembra che invece dell'acqua ci sia uno specchio molto vecchio, che distorca un poco l'immagine.
Effetto molto reale.
Buona serata.

Lew said...

Looks like a Matisse!

Thom said...

What a clever reflection and I love the colors. This is just stunning my friend. You always have such awesome scenes. :) Brilliant!!

Beth Niquette said...

That is just extraordinary! It looks like a painting by the masters of old. This just fills my eyes--oh, my, I just want to keep on looking and looking....

cieldequimper said...

If this had been black and white, it would have been almost spooky but I love it in colour. It's an impressionist painting.

Jane said...

It looks like an oil painting, nice image:)

tapirgal said...

That's very cool. The rotation was creative. I like it, too.

SquirrelQueen said...

Very nice, I love it when the breeze creates this rippled effect on the water and the light is right. It makes for delightful artistic photos.

Dina said...

Your title adds to the spookiness of the image.

Matty said...

I like what you did with this one. Love the ripple effect.

Jan said...

Very deceiving capture. I really like it. I stopped by, even though I'm not posting, today. Have a great Weekend.

maiaT said...

Amazing reflection photo, nice work.

Rinkly Rimes said...

What an amazing reflection. And the tweaking made it perfect.

Alexa said...

This one is beautifully done! (Several others have already said it, but it really does look like a painting.)

Bibi said...

This is really one your best shots, James. I love it.

Kcalpesh said...

Brilliant Photography James!! I was wondering how you did it until I read you flipped it upside down! It sure looks awesome this way!!


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Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

nice work you've done with this James.

Gattina said...

Amazing ! it looks like an Impressionist painting !

Guy D said...

Wonderful colours, great shot.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Doreen said...

Wow!! very ingenious of you. I love it!

Loree said...

That is amazing. It reminds me of a Monet painting. Really cool reflections.

Greyscale Territory said...

The reflection looks as if it represents a beautiful scene of watery sunlight! Fascinating and stunning!

Louis la Vache said...

Quel impressioniste!

ρομπερτ said...

Looks like a Fata Morgana - probably one of the best reflections ever. Chapeau !

Please have a wonderful weekend.

Eden said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Have a great weekend.

Halcyon said...

A very interesting reflection. Someone should write a story based on this photo!

José M. L. said...

Hermosa, sin dudas una visión diferente. Felicitaciones!

Saludos desde Argentina! Joe

Vernz said...

Wow, this looks like a painting .... very nice..

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maryt/theteach said...

You tricked me James. I couldn't tell which end was up! Thanks for explaining it! A trompe l'oeil, right? Mine's up! :)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Reminds me of Claude Monet famous impressions.

James, I wonder if my entry post has entered. It looks like Mr Linky told me that I have entered mine twice.

This is my new meme blog: Australia: Nature's Gifts in lieu of Australia:Quadrat in Focus. I was having problems there.

Becky and Gary said...

Absolutely awesome James! Very unique.
B.

Stickup Artist said...

It's odd how each person seems so singular, caught up in their own world. This is one of the most interesting shots I've seen in a long time. Love the ethereal quality. Great Job!

awarewriter said...

This is fantastic James. It looks like an impressionist painting. Lovely colors and composition. I love it!!!

Jeanie said...

Interesting! Love it! You caputre the best moments!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

This looks like an oil painting, a masterpiece of art!

Ebie said...

Its a beautiful shot. The reflection tells of a family life, parents teaching and children learning.

What a great photo.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Well done James! Nice choice & idea to revert the photo. thanks for the explanations. I can see most everything you pointed out but the added details add to the story.
: )

allhorsestuff said...

That has to be one of the coolest reflections!Love it!
KK

Jientje said...

I love this one James, it looks like a painting from Degas!

JM said...

Absolutely brilliant, James! I second those who said this could be a painting.

Kaori said...

Great reflection of the family! They look like their having fun by the water :-D

hip chick said...

awesome and interesting photo!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

You are the Monet of photographic reflections. Simply breathtaking!

Jan
GDP

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

An intriguing reflection - Wow! It did not occur to me that it was rotated until you said so!

noexcuses said...

What a delight to the eyes! You are amazing!

happilyretired said...

What an WONDERFUL capture ... just like an impressionistic painting! Beautiful ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

katney said...

Impressionism!

Eleonora said...

Oh this is absolutely wonderful! And Impressionist indeed. At first glance I thought it was a game of cricket!

Perfect, in every aspect.
Ciao

Tash said...

Love the figures and the colors. Super reflection.

raf said...

A masterful touch to your wonderful reflection, James. Bravo!

T. Becque said...

A very clear reflection - it does look like a painting!

Benikos place said...

Congratulations! the best reflection till now, looks like a painting from Monet :))

ER said...

I agree, i think this is your best reflection yet. Well done, you! :)

ruma2008 said...

The smiles of the family seem to appear on my eyes.
The reflection is heartwarming...

B : ) said...

oh my goodness - that is one of the best shots of anything I have ever seen anywhere! Fantastic!

imac said...

What a novel idea, I love it.

Buck said...

This one makes me come back for another look. And another. And another...

marcaval said...

Wonderful image and above all wonderful message!!

Evelyn said...

James
this is FANTASTIC.

Regina said...

Fantasctic reflections!

(I've been busy last week).

Regards James.

Ania said...

Is there any button or logo for this meme I could use?

marcaval said...

my photoblog
... the second picture is perfect for your blog .... at leat i think that!! :-)

Ciao Marco