Friday, February 11, 2011

Melted Snow (Weekend Reflections # 73)

Newtown, Pennsylvania (Tyler State Park)
I saw my reflection as I walked by this puddle of melted snow so I walked back and took this shot. That's when I noticed the cool tree branch reflections.

I haven't had much time to take photos or blog recently. I hope you all had a great week!


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69 comments:

Johnny Nutcase said...

Lot of cool stuff happening in this one, James. I like the self portrait!

Fabien said...

Superbe image du dégel et auto-portrait en noir.

Ebie said...

I see James taking a photo. Love its natural color!

'Tsuki said...

You are so lucky to have so snow... At least you have something interesting to capture... As htis lovely self portrait in this puddle...

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice James!
Who is that guy under the water? LOL...

Joanne said...

Chilly out there! Very cool:))

Woody said...

Rumor has it well above freezing next week, there will be plenty of puddles for reflections :-)

Dianne said...

I like the piece of ice smack dab in the middle of your reflection, almost looks like it could be your camera
and I always love bare tree limbs

Reader Wil said...

I have the same kind of reflections as you have: icy and cold! I took these 2 weeks ago.

Hooked on Memes said...

Cool! The black and white is very effective!

JM said...

This would be great hanging on my wall! :-) What a beautiful image.

imac said...

Gotta hold my hands up to you James, its a super reflection shot.

Malyss said...

You seem to be about to dive into your own picture!Beware of cold! :o)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Fabulous, James... it almost looks like you are drowning in the water and ice... glad that is not so! :-)

Bon weekend,
Genie

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful James! It looks fun as well.

cieldequimper said...

Bonjour James! Cool selfportrait of sorts, love it! Happy weekend!

Gine said...

Super réussi ! J'aime beaucoup cette photo, avec le gel dans les arbres, ou vice versa !

Lew said...

Looks like you are diving right in! The tree makes it look like a scene out of an Edgar Allen Poe story.

Mama Zen said...

Cool!

Sunny said...

At first glance, I thought you were being held up! (Just kidding!) Very cool shot, love the branches.
☼ Sunny

awarewriter said...

I like it James. Lovely tones and textures to go with the reflections. B&W rules!

jeannette said...

Hope it's a good sign that at least the snow is melting (and hope you won't get another load of the white stuff:) ). The branches are a ice contrast in form and color

Franius said...

Nice B&W, I like it very much

Maria Berg said...

Still snow and winter but you do light up my evening when you visit my blog, thank you. I love being here again, MB

Jan said...

James, this is a cool self portrait and groovy reflection.

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful effect! The silhouette of branches and a self-portrait look stunning! Like an icy mural!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love your self portrait and, yes, it is a groovy one!! Amazing where we can find ourselves, isn't it! Thanks as always for the weekend fun! Hope your weekend is fun, too!

Sylvia

joo said...

Fabulous photo!
have a great weekend:)

ρομπερτ said...

For decades now already, I wonder where all the white goes, once the snow did melt away.

May the weekend be filled with only warmth for you all.

daily athens

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

That worked out superbly! Great contrasts! Love it!

Leovi said...

Very original, great abstract from nature, a great work, I love the frame. Saludos.

Karen said...

I love puddle shots. This one is really interesting with the ice and snow in it, and I love it in b&w.

GVK said...

A thoughtful shot.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

the floating ice adds dimension to this reflection - nice shot!

Vernz said...

perfect monochrome...

lotusleaf said...

You look very handsome! Have a great weekend!

Becky and Gary said...

This is so good! Looks cold too.
have a great week-end.
B.

Kat said...

I like this shot a lot James! One of those unexpected moments that make a great photo. Glad to see that the snow is melting! Kat

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

This photo reminds me of a fractal. So much to look at!

MarieElizabeth said...

I love this! Anything that indicates melting of all this snow is just beautiful to me right now.

Lily Hydrangea said...

you really did position yourself perfectly in this shot James. Nice catch!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

As always, a beautiful photo. I like the way the branches are in two zones.

Cezar and Léia said...

My friend James,
You are very talented.I'm enchanted by this picture, you add some mysterious when you choose b&w, it's beautiful and I'm curious about the colour version, if the sky is blue and the branches.
It's also a cool portrait!
Hugs and a nice weekend,
Léia
*** sorry for this late comment, I got a terrible cold and last night I fell asleep !

Francisca said...

It's exhilarating when the eye catches a moment of beauty. Good for you for acting on it.

Boonie S said...

I enjoyed your reflection shot.
Thanks for organising this Weekend Reflections thing for us.

All the best, Boonie

DawnTreader said...

Great picture. We had thaw going on here but then a new snow storm hit us and we're back to white and frozen!

Marie said...

Your photo is very beautiful but it seems to be very cold in your area :-)

Gattina said...

Very special picture, I hope it stays melted !

Halcyon said...

Nice! A reflection with a bonus self-portrait. Keep warm!!

teresa said...

Awesome photo!

snowwhite said...

James, again you surprised me with your innovative idea! Nice to meet you. Half melting snow is making an interesting pattern. Perfect reflection!!

Elisa said...

It´s absolutely fabulous!
Have a great weekend

Carolyn Ford said...

This is an absolutely fun self-portrait, James! It all came together to be a real keeper!

EG Wow said...

Very cool, James. This photo turned out exceptionally well!

tapirgal said...

It's a wonderful photo, and I also enjoyed your comment. Sometimes what we're looking for blots out something so obvious. One my favorite reflections (that I took) is of a tree reflected so realistically in my car window, and yet, I didn't see it at first. I was only looking to open the car door!

KaHolly said...

That is an incredible photo. It really spoke to me when I scrolled the page down. ~karen

stardust said...

Nice to meet you, James. I'm amazed that this photo makes it possible to see solid half-melted snow in a flat, two dimensional screen. You've made me realize that melting snow creates interesting patterns and reflections, too.

You host such a nice site where each participant tries to capture the best reflections. Thanks for this opportunity.

Stickup Artist said...

You look like you have one big focused eyeball. Like a cyclops. This is a very creative and unique image with so many shapes, textures and properties to enjoy but also so well orchestrated. Love the rich tonal range too. Beautiful and mysterious. I really like it.

Sar@h said...

Good idea this selfportrait. You seem like in a cloud !

Rebecca said...

Pretty neat look.

Becky Chalet said...

Shaved ice on a black and white photo. Save it, quick!

Owen said...

If the snow is melting now, there is perhaps some cause for celebration ??? Spring could be around the corner...

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

What a super winter photo. And perfect in black and white.

Lucy Corrander said...

The terror that you might drop it!

Lucy

Isabel said...

You have beautiful pictures here, congratulations. I'll be following your work

Cheryl said...

I like this photo very much. And, I saw lots of little hearts scattered through out it! I have been behind in blogging and am slowly trying to catch up with all of them.

Randy said...

Wonderful photograph!

Dani said...

amazing shot. I love the small hearts.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Grande foto.
Mi piace molto questo effetto...
Buona serata :)
Myriam