Friday, April 8, 2011

Soft Rain Reflections (Weekend Reflections # 81)

Newtown, Pennsylvania A tree reflection captured in a rain puddle. I was able to take the shot just as the rain begain to fall, before the reflection was disturbed too much. We've had lots of clouds and rain but springtime colors are on the way. If needed, please click the link in the top right corner for Weekend Reflections instructions. Now, lets have some fun with Weekend Reflections!

57 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I do love your rainy day captures, James! And the raindrops are delightful! Enjoy you day!!

Sylvia

Rajesh said...

Great shot of ripples and refection.

Lynette Killam said...

A wonderful shot, James! Rain reflections are my favourites, and I love the row of concentric circles you captured along the trunk....

Dyche Designs said...

Love the ripples that you captured. Have a great weekend.

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely!

sunnymama said...

Gorgeous shot! :)

awarewriter said...

Doesn't get much better than this one James. Excellent!!!! I love it.

Stickup Artist said...

Absolutely lovely. Sometimes the "simplest" but most well timed, toned, and composed shots are the most arresting, as you have done here. I love the ripples over the linear aspects of the tree!

EG Wow said...

I love the raindrops in your reflection, James!

Le Journal de Chrys said...

Merci pour tous ces reflets à visiter!!!

Gunsside, Norway said...

Your shot is beautiful, even if its raining ;))

Wind said...

Wonderful!
I wish you a great weekend!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

How wonderful to get a shadow, rain, ripples and a reflection all wrapped up in one great shot! I love your Paris shot as well. Hope you are doing better...

Bises,
Genie

jennyfreckles said...

That's a really creative shot - all that from a puddle.

DawnTreader said...

For a rainy puddle picture, that's really lovely!

Cildemer said...

A great capture! Love the little circles in the water;o)
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a nice weekend****

Olivier said...

superbe b&w

'Tsuki said...

We have such a nice weather here at the moment that it is quite difficult to remember what winter looks like...

Thanks for reminding us what it was like...

Brrrrr !

You did capture its cold spirit perfectly with this shot : awesome !

(Nice to have you back, with your back.)

Genie said...

Rainly day pictures are some of the most beautiful, I think, and especially when they are in black and white. Your capture of the water rings is superb. Quite a fine shot this week.

Thom said...

It looks almost like snow and very cold. Wonderful capture my friend. Have a great weekend :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour James, how are you?
I hope you are feeling better!
This picture is beautiful James, BRAVO! ;)
I also hope the weather is better there during the weekend ;)
Hugs
Léia

Mama Zen said...

That is really pretty!

Francisca said...

The raindrops really made the shot. Nice, James.

Halcyon said...

Amazing reflection today. :)

Dina said...

The perfect concentric circles on the irregular tree branches are a great combination. Lovely!

jeannette said...

Taking that pic would require a LARGE puddle! Hard to find in CA! Hope your back is better:)

joo said...

Superb photo!
have a nice weekend:)

Ebie said...

Love the droplets too!

Dorian Susan said...

What a pretty gentle image. Love it in black and white.

Greyscale Territory said...

Haunting reflection in monochrome! The droplet patterns are highlighted beautifully!

Carolyn Ford said...

the monotone brings out the dreariness of the day...but...those reflections are awesome on any day!

hip-chick said...

that is one of the prettiest pictures I've ever seen.

Antonette said...

Yep that's pretty much what NJ looks like today. However, I wasn't taking beautiful photos like you were. I was grocery shopping. Yuck!

~Antonette
http://jottingsfromjersey.blogspot.com/2011/04/weekend-reflections-81.html

Dimple said...

It is a beautiful image. I like the few rain circles a lot!

Evelyn said...

James,
ahh, very nice. Love those little drops of rain.

Happy Weekend, Ev

Becky and Gary said...

Excellant, and talk about being at the right place. Perfect timing.
B.

raf said...

Well done, James! rainy days do indeed offer good reflection ops.

Lily Hydrangea said...

lovely reflection James!
Thanks for hosting this wonderful meme.
: )

teresa said...

Don't you just love puddles? Great photo!

Ankush Samant said...

Loved the picture of a puddle. I felt like jumping in it and splashing all over...still a child at heart :)

forgetmenot said...

James, Lovely reflection and the "soft raindrops" just make it that much more perfect. Great shot. Mickie :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful monochrome reflection shot

♥~Judy~♥ said...

I love the movement in the water within the reflection.

Ever Green Tree said...

Beautiful picture.... It reminded me of a post I did some time back after the rains here in India. Have included the link.. hope you like it.

Crafty Gardener said...

Wonderful reflection in the rain. I've got trees as my subject this week too.

Marie said...

Great reflection ! it looks as if it is not so warm in your area as it is along the Mediterranean for the moment.

AMALTEA said...

Could be a wonderful representation of a neuron.

Greetings.

Thérèse said...

It would be the perfect day in Arizona today to take this kind of picture... though it would be difficult to match!! You have such a startling file of reflections!

...louciao... said...

Quite beautiful! I'm loving the ciruclar ripples, the dark lines of the branches against the silvery surface of the puddle, the rough texture creeeping in on the left, and the polka dots (that remind me of fallen cherry blossoms) adding their own rhythm to the whole dynamic.

Pat said...

What a gorgeous reflection. I love the concentric circles and the reflection of the barren tree. Just lovely.

snowwhite said...

James, ripples are gentle and soft. The rain is benevolent spring rain. I love this warm image. Have a great weekend.

Ann said...

I can see the ripples, presumably from the raindrops from the tree?

Martha in PA said...

So much rain lately... it is a very appropriate and awesome photo!

The Willows

Rosie@travel-i-tales said...

Very artistic!
Rosie

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

belongs in a museum! great reflection shot

Pat said...

James - you commented on my blog on "CARHENGE":

"That is really cool! I'm going to be driving across the country next month but my route will be South of Nebraska. I wonder if they have anything as interesting as Carhenge in Kansas? :)"

My favorite website is www.roadsideamerica.com. Click on the State of Kansas and see all the odd/weird attractions you can find! You'll be amazed!

Tanya said...

beautiful reflection!!