Friday, March 18, 2011

Tree designs (Weekend Reflections # 78)

Newtown, PA (trees reflected in a puddle of melted snow)

Thankfully, I have lots of photos in my archives because I've been off of my feet because of chronic back problems. I like the look of bare trees reflected in water and I usually make photos of them in black and white, but the reflected colors of the sunset were to nice to hide.


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56 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

There is just something eerie about bare branches in sillouette! Nice James! Thanks for hosting this everyweek...

Sunny said...

So sorry to hear about your back, hope you're feeling better soon.
I really like this picture, super reflections :)
Take care.
☼ Sunny

Clytie said...

Those trees are so clear they don't seem like they could be part of a reflection!

Woody said...

Sorry to hear your back is hurting, be well soon, the weather is finally getting good.

Excellent clarity in the reflections!

Sylvia K said...

Do hope your back is feeling better quickly! This is such a superb capture/reflection! I, too, love the clarity! Take care and hope you have a good weekend, James!

Sylvia

Dina said...

So lace-like and feathery! Beautiful.

Back pain is so painful. I hope it goes away.

Luis Gomez said...

Once again a beautiful one James! Have a nice weekend and take care of that back my friend.

Dianne said...

a lovely image
trees are such wonderful artists

feel better James, I have scoliosis so I know a bit about back issues
they can really knock you out

have a restful weekend

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Beautiful - hard to be sure if it is looking up or down - guess there'll be an excess of up with your back down - do rest and get better soon.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I think that you were wise in selecting the color for this one... soft and lovely, James.

I am hoping that you will rest and follow doctor's orders... The camera awaits your recovery!

Bises,
Genie

Fabien said...

Nice and enigmatic composition, great.

Dimple said...

Sorry your back is bothering you again, I hope you feel better soon!

I would not have guessed this was a reflection, except for the context of the meme, nice job!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful photo, hope your back feels better soon!

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh James, so sorry about your back, I hope you can feel better soon!
Please take care!
Your picture is wonderful, I think the color is the right choice!
Hugs
Léia

Martha Z said...

Sorry to read about your back problem, that can be very painfull. It's good that you have such great photos in your archive.

kaye said...

so other worldly--get better soon.

JM said...

Fantastic image, James! The colours are beautiful.

Riet said...

That is a great photo James. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Malyss said...

The way your picture is framed gives a feeling of something not realistic, a little like in a dream..

I Hope your back will be better soon..

Gattina said...

Didn't realize that was a reflection !

Wish you all the best for getting better !

'Tsuki said...

The colors on this particular shot are stunning... I really like the blury effect of the background (the dept of the puddle, I guess) : the granularity gives such an interesting aspect to the picture... Nice one, James !

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful shot, I have a thing for trees.

jeannette said...

If I wouldn't have read the text, I wouldn't have known it was a reflection!
Sorry to hear about your back -it can be pretty debiliating. I had a pretty bad back 2 years ago (people suggested a wheel chair!), but losethebackpain.com really helped me (it's run by a physical therapist and a chiropractor)), combined with a lot of prayer I'm now pain free.
Take care:)

cieldequimper said...

Get well soon!

This feels like I'm already asleep and dreaming. Gorgeous.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

James, can you delete my first entry as the link is broken... I added it again as #37... merci!

Genie

Lew said...

I'm glad you left the color in this one! I have enjoyed your b&w shots, but the color really makes this one special. I hope your back les you up, out and about soon!

sunnymama said...

Oh that melting snow tree reflection is amazing! Hope you are feeling much better soon. :)

Alexa said...

Really glad you have backup shots to share, but really sorry you're having to use them. This one's fabulous! Take it easy and feel better soon, James.

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful soft skies enhancing this artistic wild tangle of braches! Stuning!

Lucy Corrander said...

It's one of those 'Am I looking up or down?' photos.

Hope your back is a lot better soon.

Lucy

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi james,
mi poece questa immagien così soft !
Buona serata.
Myriam :)

Carola said...

Trees in the water, perfect reflection.

Jan said...

Great capture, James, strangely eerie.

marina said...

fantastic photo: I thought it was the actual trees, until I read your caption....

lotusleaf said...

What a beayutiful reflection! It says something profound.

tapirgal said...

James, so sorry to hear about your back. I may have something of interest if you want to drop me an e-mail: oregontapir@yahoo.com. Meanwhile, don't we love the archives? I've been using mine, too! Yours is a winner.

Stickup Artist said...

For me there is something very primordial about this image. Networks forming from the seemingly formless and chaotic soup of the universe. This image really sparks my imagination!

I am so sorry to hear your back is in pain. I sincerely hope you find relief immediately and can get back out there soon.

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful job James! I'm glad you have archives too.
Hope your back gets better soon.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, this is spectacular!

Regina said...

Wonderful and delightful!
Happy weekend.

Nature Rambles said...

Beautiful photo!

Boonie S said...

I like your reflection shot this week.
I hope that your back's soon better.

All the best, Boonie

Marvin said...

Great reflections. Hope your back is better soon.

Francisca said...

I relate to you back issues, James. I just found a chiropractor here in Bucharest to realign that mountain highway of a spine of mine. In the meantime, good reflection find in your archives... but I hope these are the last signs of winter.

Evelyn said...

Interesting shot. The branches are so crisp that I began to wonder which bit is reflected.

Sorry to hear about your back. Good luck and I hope it recovers soon. Take care, Ev

Thérèse said...

Time to rest James! Be patient,I am sure you are.
Today it's time to reflect for a change! :-)

Halcyon said...

Another beautiful reflection! Hope you are having a happy weekend!

TheChieftess said...

Love your shot James! I really enjoy this meme...some very interesting reflections and interpretations of reflections!!!

I couldn't find my thumbnail so I entered my stuff again...ooops!!! now I've got two up there and can't figure out how to delete one of them!!!

Margaret said...

I love that sky through the branches. Hope your back is feeling better soon!

Marie said...

Sorry to hear that your back is bothering you. I know what you mean but I have felt a million times better since I stopped eating and drinking milk products.

Your photo is really "impressionnante."

T. Becque said...

I like this! I did something similiar awhile ago with a puddle (one of the few we get here!) in bw too, I like your tinge of color here.

Carolyn Ford said...

It looks so much like a normal tree with a cloudy sky...it's amazing how reflections can look so real at times. So, this means that the snow is melting...yay for the East Coast!

Owen said...

Hey James, so sorry to hear you're having back problems, I sincerely hope this flare up will not last too long, and with the blooming Spring season you'll be out and about before long.

Your tree reflection here is awesome, really great image that draws us in and makes us wonder how we are perceiving what we are seeing, not many clues that it is a reflection, except around the edges...

Take good care of yourself...

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Your archive shots are always welcome. Hope you are all better soon! Bare branches around here, still. But I did see a few pink trees beginning. My shot is also an archive one, but a good one, I think:

http://www.lovethatimage.com/blog/2011/03/fishing-pier/

Sar@h said...

Wouah ! Magic Capture … I see it like a dream.

♥~Judy~♥ said...

I am so glad you didn't hide the colors. They are awesome.

So sorry to hear about your back. I find turmeric to be a wonderful anti-inflammatory to relieve pain.