Friday, May 14, 2010

Looking Down to see What's Up (Weekend Reflections # 34)

This is the reflection of the blue sky and some sunlit branches in the shallow part of a pond. I focused on the reflection and left the water grass blurry. To be honest I was hoping to capture the reflection of a bird flying over but no luck this time.
One year ago today May 14th 2009 did my first post on this blog. I'd just arrived in Pennsylvania after a long journey from Texas. However I was already a 2 month blogging veteran since I started Something Sighted in March of 2009. Now a big Thank You to all of you! You've made this blog and Weekend Reflections way more successful than I ever imagined. I would also like to say that Pennsylvania is even better than I thought it would be. It's funny how things happen. A year and a half ago I didn't know anything about Pennsylvania, blogging or photography. :) Have a great Weekend!

"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!

69 comments:

Gattina said...

My time has come ... already !

Ebie said...

You have done a very magnificent job on your blog. I remember the first time I visited thru Bonnie Bonsai. Little did I know that we come from the same home State (hehehe, I am a transplant).

Congratulations!!

Sistertex said...

Awesome!

Gattina said...

With that I forgot to comment ! Congrats to your 1st blogging year with this blog ! Love your meme and your picture is very creative !

Sunny said...

Congratulations James! How lucky we are that you discovered blogging and photography. You certainly have blessed us with a bounty of wonderful pictures.
Happy weekend.
Sunny :)

Malyss said...

I like the idea to look down to see what's up!
And CONGRATULATIONS, dear "Veteran"! Ü We never know what life will offer to us after the next turning point.That's why we have to go on! curiosity and desire are the best motivations during our journey on this little planet!
Blessed be the day you decided to blog!

cieldequimper said...

Congrats! Hope you enjoy blue sky this weekend!

Beth Niquette said...

Oooh, how lovely. I can hear the wind--see spring.

Heather T. said...

Bird or no bird, James, this photo shares such a refreshing tone. Beautiful colors and shine :)

Doreen said...

nice!! I almost posted something similar. love reflections!!

JM said...

Amazingly sharp! Great shot!

You are so right about Madness! The drawings do remind of the album cover! :-)

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I love these reversals of looking at the world and
it happens in Manhattan all the time. So, it is
very refreshing to visit a natural occurrence like
yours. Thank you!

Laura said...

a beautiful photo James!

happily retired gal said...

Happy Blogoversary ;-)
I always enjoy your beautiful reflections ... and this is no exception. I love your other photos too though I don't always find time to comment ... especially of late since life's taken me in new directions away from the computer. Here's to many more years of 'reflections' ...
Hugs and blessings,

Woody said...

Your photo is a great tribute to your anniversary, congratulations! Pennsylvania isn't so bad. There's a lot of history here, so plenty of opportunities.

Joanne said...

Thank you James for stting up this blog, it is wonderful to come here every week and look around the world! You have done a good deed:)
Wonderful picture, so defined, incredible!

SquirrelQueen said...

Congrats on the one year anniversary. I'm looking forward to more fun here in the coming year.

Great shot, emphasizing the reflection itself worked beautifully.

Olivier said...

magnifique profondeur de champs, j'adore

Regina said...

Love the colors James. Beautiful one
Happy weekend.

Lois said...

Congratulations James! I have always enjoyed your blog. This reflection is lovely!

Thom said...

Beautiful photo my friend and the reflection is wonderful. Love it. Congratulations on your one year with your blog. How wonderful. I have to tell you it must be a connection we have. 9 years ago today my Grandfather passed away. I did a post today on my Flash 55. I think that and your starting this blog on the same day must have been some kind of karma. A good one at that. :)

Luis Gomez said...

Congratulations! Please do keep them coming. I truly enjoy your work. Beautiful shot. Great looking colors. Let's celebrate!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you James for hosting this meme. You are appreciated! And I love your own pictures.

Stickup Artist said...

Well James, you're a quick study! Fantastic job on all three pursuits, Happy Anniversary!

Dianne said...

Happy One Year James!
I can't believe that's all the time it's been, your photography is art - I assumed your were a seasoned pro

I'm so glad I found WR

Love your post title, and of course the photo is beautiful

Biana said...

Beautiful photo! Congratulations, your blog is awesome, inspiring

Tulsa Gentleman said...

It didn't take you long to put down roots. I enjoy your weekend reflections. Here is wishing you a happy year 2.

T. Becque said...

I like the blue reflected in your pond. Congratulations on where you are in life right now (move, blogging, photography, etc.), sounds like you're happy!

Dina said...

Learning so many good things so fast--what a pleasure for you.
Happy first birthday to the blog.

Thanks for starting this meme and drawing us all together.
Shalom James!

MOO said...

Congrats to you, and thanks for the forum!

A Capitol Reflection

Jan said...

Your photo has me all topsy turvey, I thought I was looking at the sky, and couldn't figure where the reflection was.

Congratulations on you blogiversary. You started a great meme, with Weekend Reflections.

Riet said...

Happy anniversary James. I don't know you for a very long time but I always love your pictures and I love the reflections meme.

Stickup Artist said...

Hey James. I'm there. It was for last week. Thanks!

Greyscale Territory said...

A delightful, bright reflection! Beautiful scene!

And congrats on your Blogoversary! It is exciting to achieve so much in blogland! Well done!

maiaT said...

Congratulations for your first blog anniversary.
I don't know about Pennsylvania but Weekend Reflection is the only meme theme I am envious of, thanks for hosting it.
Your've captured a beautiful sky and tree reflection in this photo, even if we can't have always what we want (like the bird).

®osadimaggio63 said...

Happy Blogoversary !
Molto la foto :-))

Cheryl said...

Congrats James! I am so glad I found your blog! And the photo is beautiful.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

well done John for helping make blogging fun - keep reflecting.

Gunsside said...

Lovely pfoyo ;)
- gratulation and thanks for this meme ;)

Eden said...

Beautiful reflection shot and Congratulations, James. Your photos are amazing and inspiring. Have a great weekend.

Clytie said...

A beautiful shot - I had to look at it for a few minutes to orient my mind!

Congrats on your blogoversary. I want you to know - I look forward to Weekend Reflections all week long. I see things differently now - constantly on the lookout for beautiful reflections. I thank you for opening my eyes a little more to the beauty in the world around me!

eileeninmd said...

Congrats, James. I've only been around Weekend Reflections a short time but have found it to be a lot of fun. Thanks to YOU!

Pam said...

Congratulations James! You have become a fantastic photographer and blogger. Its always a pleasure to visit both of your wonderful blogs to see what new and innovative surprises you have in store for us. Thanks for 'Weekend Reflections' and taking us along on your beautiful journeys.

PS, Your Reflections are great this Weekend!
be well, be happy :)

Hilda said...

If I didn't know that this was Weekend Reflections, I would have thought this was a regular shot of trees against the sky — the reflection's that clear!

Congratulations on NAP's anniversary! I'm glad PA exceeded your expectations. You're a wonderful blogger and photographer, and I hope you keep both up for a long, long time! Have a wonderful weekend, James!

Lew said...

Congratulations on a year of Newtonw photos and on the sucess of Reflections! I have enjoyed your photo journey through Texas and Pennsylvania.

Louis la Vache said...

Congratulations on your "Blogoversary"!
What fine blogs you have, James! It's always a pleasure to visit and also to participate in your Weekend Reflections.

AL said...

Congratulations, it's my first time to post for Weekend Reflection and it happened on your first year anniversary. Nice reflections, the colors are very soft.

ruma2008 said...

Congratulations.
Your all grand success.

Thank you.
Your all grand works, and Kindness.

I learned a lot from your photography.

Of course still now...

From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma

Regina said...

CONGRATS James on your first year!
A celebration!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I am so happy for you that this meme has been a great success James! This is one of my favorite memes. & your reflection is beautiful as always. I love the blue.
You will be surprised to see where I got this weekends reflection.
: )

Bibi said...

Very pretty; love the colors. And congratulations on your one-year anniversary!

Jientje said...

Happy Blogoversary, time flies doesn't it? Love your photo James!

VioletSky said...

Has it only been a year!?
Congratulations .

Halcyon said...

Happy blogiversary! I am glad your reflections series has grown as well. I really enjoy participating and seeing all the creative reflections from around the world. :D

Melli said...

Well! You've come a LONG way Baby! :) Congratulations! I would have been hoping for a bird to fly by too!
But it's lovely as is...

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Congratulations and Happy Blog Anniversary! Great job.

katney said...

It looks like you have done a great job of figuring out all three. ;-}

Serline said...

Fantastic shot! Can't wait to see your next entry...

maryt/theteach said...

Congrats, James! You've been a wonderful host! I've enjoyed posting for WE all this time! :)

Mary Ann said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm new 'round here, posted for the first time.

Serendipity said...

I love the blur reflection :)

awarewriter said...

Excellent image James. You'll get the bird next time. Congratulations on making it through the first year. You jogged my memory and I just looked at my first post. What a coincidence!! My first Aware Writer post was on May 14, 2009. Ain't that a hoot!

Hard to believe it's just been a year James.

imac said...

Congrats James, it is also a beauty pic of reflections.

B : ) said...

Wow - what a shot. I think I'm all turned around!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Carver said...

That's a beautiful reflection. I love reflection shots and have thought about participating in this theme but haven't yet since I do several weekend themes already between my two blogs. However, since my mono posts are often reflections, I may starting doing both themes in one throw. Thanks for visiting Carver Cards and for your comment. I always enjoy the photography on your blogs.

Spiderdama said...

I like the color in this.
Congrats, James! I love reflections shot, and I`m very happy for weekend reflection:-)

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm totally puzzled by this image and the post's title! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Owen said...

Hey James, I think it's fabulous how this has really taken off, like a whole flock of birds, even if no bird flew by for the photo, they are flocking here...

Wonderful... perhaps next week I'll have a reflection ready in time...

Oh, also, I noticed you mentioned Pennsylvania here a couple of times. If you have a moment do drop by my place to see the photos of a war monument the state of Pennsylvania had put up in France, commemorating WWI fallen. Being from Pennsylvania, I was quite surprised to find it...