Friday, July 9, 2010

A Troll's view (Weekend Reflections # 42)

This is different type of bridge reflection. I was under the bridge taking pictures of this reflection when I heard a couple walking and talking on the bridge above me. I was reminded of the stories that I heard as a boy about trolls under bridges. This time it was only me trolling for reflections. With the exception of the leaves in the top left corner and some floating patches of algae every thing in this photo is a reflection on the water. I turned it upside down because I think it looks better this way.

"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!

57 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

Dani said...

this idea is really cool. love it.

Have a great weekend, James.

Ebie said...

Beautiful capture! Those floating algae look like floating islets!

It was a blue and sunny day to be outdoors!

Sunny said...

You are so creative!
Have a delightful weekend.
☼ Sunny

Dianne said...

it looks amazing that way
as if you're under the water
I love the things you come up with

have a great weekend

Dina said...

So what were they saying?!
Just kidding.
It's too bad the "real" trolls never had cameras. :)
Great shot and imagination, James.

Clytie said...

Okay, you got me! I did NOT realize it was a reflection until I read your comment!!! Wonderfully done!

awarewriter said...

I like it Mr. Troll. So where where you standing? Or should I say lurking James?

Cezar and Léia said...

Impressive James, I think you are always so creative!
You got a perfect reflection shot!
Léia

T. Becque said...

Perfect title! This is so neat to look at!

Carolyn Ford said...

So very cool, James! So you are a troll now...HA! It almost looks like you were under water shooting up. See what turning it upside down does to me! I like this. You have blue sky...we haven't seen blue sky in days and days. Maybe today will be better...June Gloom at its NOT so finest!

Riet said...

THis is such a good idea. Great shot

maiaT said...

Very beautiful, the colors are amazing. What a huge reflected area.

Olivier said...

beau reflet, on a l'impression d'etre sous l'eau

Sylvia K said...

You are creative indeed, James! I love this! but then I always love yours! Thanks for the weekend fun! Hope yours is a great one! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Beverley Baird said...

What a great shot! Love your take on the experience as well!

Woody said...

Great shot and great minds think alike! Check out my Weekend in Black and White post. Similar vantage point, different bridge.

http://2zars.blogspot.com/2010/07/these-shots-are-of-mill-road-bridge-bet.html

Thom said...

That is just beautiful my friend. So different.

Regina said...

Wow fantastic and awesome James.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi James,
questa è veramente una foto fantastica !!!
Bellissima :-))

Lew said...

Beautiful reflection! You got the view the troll gets when standing on his head. And I am partial to bridge pics.

Naturedigital said...

Amazing photograph James.
Costas

Matty said...

It's a masterpiece.

Lois said...

So cool James! At first I thought you were under the water.

Eden said...

What a beautiful reflection, James!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I was trying to figure what was being reflected when I found out that the whole picture is actually a reflection! Turning a picture up-side-down is such an ingenious idea.

byron said...

I like the algae(?)... It makes the photo looked scarred...

Greyscale Territory said...

The photo creates a feeling that earthy landscapes are floating in water worlds! A beautiful shot!

Hilda said...

Hmmm… you seem to be in a children's stories roll this week. First the crooked house, now this. :D

I just love how creative you are with your reflection photos! I don't think I would ever have thought of doing anything like this on my own. Fantastic result, including the algae!

Louis la Vache said...

Troll?
Don't talk about «Louis'» Congresscritter that way!

See you again Sunday.

Rinkly Rimes said...

That's lovely! And yes! it does make me feel like a troll!

Pat said...

FE, FI, FO, FUM, I smell the blood of an Englishman!

Oh wait. That's the wrong fairy tale!

Anyway, I like the idea of you being the troll, even if it were for only a few minutes AND you were a a NICE troll!

Excellent reflection, too!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

A striking shot - love the creative approach!

Mama Zen said...

Neat shot!

Lily Hydrangea said...

great idea James! though I did have to imagine what it would look like upside down. A great shot either way I think.
Have a great weekend.

Gattina said...

Fortunately you gave some explanations, I was looking for the reflection, it's so perfect !

Francisca said...

Fun perspective... looks like you're shooting up out of the water. DO you have Scandinavian background? I didn't think too many American children heard about trolls.

Fred Miller said...

Like Diane and some others, I thought you were underwater with a $50K camera. You actually have to get involved to view this shot. It's kind of like a Hitchcock movie.

cieldequimper said...

Oh non James, you haven't become a troll, have you?!! Love this!

JM said...

This is just great, James!

Halcyon said...

Very original! I also think it looks better this way.

Beth Niquette said...

I absolutely love the whimsical nature of this photo--and it fills my eyes. Wonderful, just wonderful!

Kaori said...

Looks like you're looking up at the bridge from under the water! Very cool photo :D

Stickup Artist said...

Such vibrant summer colors! You just reminded me that it's good to change perspective from time to time and learn to see the world anew. Sometimes being upended can be an opportunity for learning.

raf said...

Looks great up or upside down, James. Enjoy your frequent creative touches with perspective!

Irene said...

Great shot! And I know about the fairytail too!

happily retired gal said...

Love this perspective and the memories your experience conjures up in my own mind today ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Cheryl said...

Wonderful, I really like this shot!

tilden talks... said...

I think I may have to visit Buck's County soon!

tapirgal said...

Very creative and very good. It's relaxing to look at, too.

katney said...

I missed the Linky List by an hour as we've just got home from the mountain. You'l;l see my mountain reflection next week, but if you want to see my this week reflection it is here.

Your bridge shot is awesome and the story fun.

Jiggy said...

It's beautiful, nice shot.

芸茂芸茂 said...

朋友是一面鏡子............................................................

Carla said...

That is a reflection and a half. Great to see a reflection from another angle. Looks amaazing took me a while to work it out. Carla

imac said...

Nice one Mr Troll.

Martha in PA said...

Very nice. I hope you are well. The past weeks heat has been incredible hasn't it. Not even in FL was it like that! I have enjoyed the rainy days!

Anna said...

James very interesting concept.
Anna :)