Friday, June 18, 2010

Looking Back (Weekend Reflections # 39)

This is a reflection of a farmer with a team of horses or mules plowing his field near the road. There's also the top of a silo, a tree and the side of my car. It's all reflected in my side view mirror.

"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!

66 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

wow James, it's beautiful, a frame image of a farm, so perfect reflections.You know...I love horses!They are good friends!
happy weekend
purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna and mommy Léia

Sylvia K said...

What a great reflection for the day, James! I love being able to capture a picture like this from my car's rear view mirror!! Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for the weekly fun!

Sylvia

T. Becque said...

What a great reflection! I'm surprised to see horses being used.

Sunny said...

I'm just going to have to steal your great creative idea! Ha-ha!
Very cool picture.
Happy weekend!
☼ Sunny

Dani said...

great shot as always! I really love road shots.

Happy weekend

Woody said...

Hard to believe that the fields get plowed that way, such a simple (get challenging) way of life. Beautiful reflection.

Dina said...

What a wonderful pastoral scene of the old ways, reflected in the mirror of a modern car.
Great that both can exist side by side.

Regina said...

Love the countryside and the reflections. So classic.
Beautiful capture James.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Luis Gomez said...

Truly nice country side. Great reflection!

Dianne said...

you composed this so perfectly
your mirror is a wonderful frame for the scene
there is something about the sense of moving away from the farm that makes the photo so touching

Malyss said...

The modern frame of your car for an old fashion farm scenery..Great!
Do you remember the movie "Witness", with Harrison Ford?Same mood!..

Carletta said...

An awesome rural scene framed perfectly in that mirror!
I'm assuming that might be an Amish farmer with his horses.

Mine's on my photoblog this week - Carletta's Captures. :)

ruma2008 said...

The undulation lets me feel Nature.
Yes. It is very quiet scenery.

Thank you, JAMES.
ruma

Lew said...

Great composition! And the tree adds much to the scene. We went through PA last weekend and saw some of the beauty in the hills along I-78.

Stickup Artist said...

Another great shot James! I like the title too because you are not only "Looking Back" in your mirror, it seems that you are looking back to an earlier time and place of history. I simply love looking back to my past through your lens. Amish Country was always a favorite of mine too when I lived there. Makes me misty-eyed...

EG Wow said...

Nice of the countryside. :) It's nicely framed by the mirror.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a lovely, peaceful scene you have captured James. Well done.

awarewriter said...

Nice one James. I must carry my camera in the front seat from now on.

Diane AZ said...

Nice contrast of low and high technologies in the reflection.

Louise | Italy said...

Fabulous to see that team of horses at work. Nice shot, James.

Olivier said...

beau reflet, comme quoi des fois il faut regarder derriere soit ;)

jabblog said...

That is just lovely. A beautiful capture - I hope you were stationary at the time or at least someone else was driving ;-)

Ebie said...

I saw your reflection too! Nice contry side settings.

Owen said...

Pennsylvania Dutch ?

Yolanda said...

Love the "old/modern" references in this reflection! Very clever and thought provoking!

Sunny said...

I love your photo reflection ! makes me "homesick" for Michigan, but I just like to sit and look at it, thinking ~

Melissa B. said...

Love this shot! You know, every time I try one of these, it never comes out as pretty. Must be the scenery...

Cosmo Girl

Bibi said...

Nice one! I'm always on the lookout for a rear view mirror photo. Posted one a while ago I wanted to show you, but I can't find it!

maiaT said...

Lovely composition and scenery, beautiful clear reflection too.

Riet said...

Wow James, that is a beautiful reflection and scenery. LOve that sight, very peaceful

imac said...

Great capture.

Matty said...

So much, in such a little space. And it's all pretty too. I love the country setting.

Eden said...

Beautiful reflection shot. Love the country setting too.

Have a great weekend!

Pat said...

I love your "looking back" reflection! The countryside is beautiful!

P.S. I hope you weren't driving!

Greyscale Territory said...

A beautifully framed rear view! It is a little like reflecting on a wonderful memory!

Hilda said...

I like it that the horses are moving away from you, and you are moving away from them. Adds a poignancy to the image.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Ploughing with a team of horses captured in a
modern mirror and what a great perspective! This is
a unique view of a work of art in the farming
tradition.

ρομπερτ said...

Who knows, they might be nearer than they are. Wishing you a wonderful start into the weekend.

daily athens

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW!

!LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this reflection!

But I would-it's country! :)


Junie

Lindy MacDuff said...

What a wonderful reflection! That certainly looks like an enormous field to plow with a team of horses. A grand look back.

Gattina said...

Views in the rear mirror, often gives wonderful results ! here is the proof !

Sciarada said...

Hi James, what beautiful and original idea for this pic!

Halcyon said...

I like these kinds of reflections. But mine never seem to turn out so well. :)

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

A terrific view of the countryside capture at a car rear view mirror. Good job!

hip chick said...

Great shot. I love that it is so clear. And, remember, objects in mirror are closer than they appear.

fredwrite said...

It's early spring. He's made only a few passes. It's last year's stubble. He's just making a new start. I'm a farm kid from Kansas. I used to drive a semi from Columbia, Missouri to Newcastle, Delaware. I loved taking those two-lanes out of Harrisburg. These farmers and their teams always used to make me catch my breath.

fredwrite said...

I do believe the farmer and team are reflected again in the window of the rear door of the car.

Clytie said...

How do you do it? I think every single one of us has taken one of those 'rear view mirror' shots - but yours is so much more!!! You show an entire WORLD in there!!

Vernz said...

This is so nostalgic... perfect capture! love it!

Eleonora said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful capture

Ciao

Lily Hydrangea said...

I've done this with the side view mirror too. Unfortunately it doesn't look anything like this!
Well done James!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

That is beautiful!

Serendipity said...

That's fabulous. I love how crisp the reflection is.

Beth Niquette said...

I had to take another look--what an extraordinary sight! The horses--the silo--so beautiful. Fill my eyes to the brim, James.

Pam said...

A beautiful reflection of where you've been, James. A peaceful country scene.

Reflecting back reminds me...hope all is well with your back.
be well, be Happy ;)

Sara Chapman said...

Very nicely done. Photos done in car mirrors could be a whole meme in itself. I remember a self portrait I did once in one that was one of my top faves, as it had a wonderful scene also. Nice capture!

Ann said...

How many horses were there? Did you frighten the horses when you drove past?

I happen to go past a horse and rider yesterday, but my camera was too slow.

Mama Zen said...

Unbelievable shot!

maryt/theteach said...

One of the best shots into the sideview mirror I've ever seen, James! :)

Cheryl said...

This is just fantastic James!

Jan said...

James, love this type of shot. Good one.

Carolyn Ford said...

I sure don't see this scene in so. California! What a beautiful sight it is...Beautiful composition, James!

Gattina said...

For when are you planning your vacation to Brussels ? If I am home we could have a drink together. Waterloo is only 15 km from Brussels it's rather considered as a suburb. If you want to read more about Brussels and Belgium you should go to my travel blog http://gattinatravels.blogspot.com/ In the sidebar you will find an index.

Thérèse said...

Where cars and tractors meet...

Gattina said...

For me there is no problem, I am retired anyway, and have all the time of the world ! The only thing is I might be on my yearly holidays in Egypt at that time to escape the horrible weather we have here in November (hopefully it's still nice for you in October !) This year everything is a little different because I will become a grandma in November ! So I can't make big plans. My son and DIL live in Amsterdam.
It would be very nice to meet ! Antwerp too is a beautiful town !
BTW don't you have an email ? It's easier to communicate.

Martha in PA said...

Great picture!