Friday, May 6, 2011

Hooded Stranger (Weekend Reflections # 85)

Newtown Pennsylvania (Tyler State Park)

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

A hooded stranger, trees and the setting sun reflected in a puddle of water. (The hooded stranger was actually a teen riding a skateboard. :)

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59 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

Only the bottom of the frame gives away that this is a reflection. These get cleverer by the week!

Pat Tillett said...

A great photo! It has a very sinister and spooky look to in B&W.
Have a great weekend James!

JM said...

So sharp! Awesome, James.

Martha Z said...

Amazing, I wouldn't have thought that a reflection, great capture.

Hooked on Memes said...

Very dramatic! Hoods give a sinister vibe. Reminds me of the Devils of Loudon.

Dorian Susan said...

Love this silhouette against the trees.

Cezar and Léia said...

Really good one, it's perfect!
Also reminds me some movie scenery.Nice to know he is a teen enjoying the day! :)
Léia

texwisgirl said...

thanks for clarifying that! it was rather ominous!

Thérèse said...

I like both: the picture and the explanation going with it!

awarewriter said...

Another fine image James. Love the mood, the trees, the hooded stranger...

Gine said...

J'ai dû regarder deux fois pour comprendre que ce n'était pas une ombre ... J'aime bien les surprises, et celle-là est belle !

snowwhite said...

Oh, this reflection looks very mysterious and enigmatic. It look like the first scene of a detective story! Always I am amazed with your photos, as they are so clear and vivid. James, have a nice weekend.

Franius said...

The puddles are always a source of inspiration...

Nice shot!

Jan said...

Very clever, indeed. I squinted, until I got it!

Lucka said...

Amazing photo!

Dyche Designs said...

I love how ominous this image feels.

Alexa said...

Oooh, kinda spooky—and very cool! Probably not an easy image to capture. Well done!

Carola said...

A hooded stranger and trees, all in a patch. Fantastic.
It could be a book cover from a crime story.

Beth Niquette said...

I'm having a lot of trouble uploading a picture for my blog's link for Weekend Reflections.

I love this reflection picture, James. It is quite lovely.

Beth Niquette said...

Hello, again! I was successful in uploading In a Dragon's Eye--could you delete link Number 47? That was my unsuccessful try at uploading the thumbnail.

Take care, and thank you again for hosting this wonderful weekend meme.

'Tsuki said...

So spoky, James ! I just love it... And I'm quite surprise by the actually technical quality of the picture : the reflection is so clear, so neat... Nice job, once again...

(Is everything okay with the boxes ? I hope you won't hurt your back again... You must be excited : moving day is coming, isn't it ?)

jeannette said...

Looking mysterious James -and with great precision! Have a good move:)

fjällripan said...

Very beutiful photo in black and white! Have a nice weekend :)

Francisca said...

Very cool subject... and that it's a reflection makes is doubly cool.

Luis Gomez said...

Absolutely beautiful James!

Leovi said...

Excellent backlight with beautiful reflections on the snow.

Kay L. Davies said...

"Hooded stranger" — perfect, as Snowwhite says, for the opening of a mystery, although I have a niece who looks like that sometimes.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Inger-M said...

What a beautiful perfect reflection!

Sylvia K said...

What a great, mysterious capture -- love the hooded stranger and how fun to find out it was a skateboarding teenager! You do find the great ones, James. Sorry to be late -- the move is over for the most part, but really getting settled into a place and a new area as well takes a little more time! Hope you have a great weekend and that your move is going well.

Sylvia

jennyfreckles said...

James - thanks for fixing my link - I'm having Blogger problems generally today.

Dimple said...

Neat photo James. I like the shadow legs that almost complete the reflected ones!

Antonette said...

My choice for Weekend Reflections is posted.

Happy Early Mother's Day to all the Moms out there.

~Antonette

Lynette Killam said...

oh, that's just a stunning photo, James...had to be quick to catch that one, I imagine! Very cool....

Margaret said...

How FUN. Genius, in fact!

Dianne said...

very cool
it could be a movie poster

Mama Zen said...

That is really cool!

EG Wow said...

This reflection is fun, James!

Stickup Artist said...

Your images so often conger up a story. One wishes they would move through space and time to reveal their secrets. These are the kinds of images that stay with you long after the window is gone from the desktop.

Have a safe, fun, and photo filled trek across the U.S. I will be avidly watching from my computer to follow along if and when you get a chance to post from the road. Happy Trails!!!

Shirley said...

I love the lighting in this photo. You'd never know the individual in the photo was on a skateboard. Nice shot.


The Gardening Life

Lily Hydrangea said...

If you didn't explain the reflection I would have thought it was someone walking beyond a small bank of snow. The pavement looked like icy snow to me - before I read your post.
Very cool!

Matty said...

A perfectly hidden skateboard. The angle and lighting create a mystery.

Regina said...

Wow how awesome!
Have a wonderful weekend James.
Regards.

Bibi said...

James, SUPERB photo!

Gattina said...

Beautiful, but scary too !

Irene said...

A great photo! Have a great weekend!

Boonie S said...

Fascinating capture.

Have a great weekend, Boonie

Elisa said...

Hi James,
I´ve posted my reflections of Times Square, in Broadway, New York City.
An amazing city...
Greetings
Elisa

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Would make a great cover for an adolescent literature book! Fabulous!

Dina said...

Every week I come here, see your photo and gasp and think "This is James' best photo ever!"

As they say, the best just got better!

Kaori said...

Ooh, very mysterious photo! Love this gorgeous photo!

Pat said...

With the bare trees this looks very scary! Boo!

♥~Judy~♥ said...

It does have a mysterious look. It would make a clever book cover.

Carolyn said...

Stunning photograph! Happy Mothers Day to all our moms.
Smiles

anjoe playhouse said...

Let us hope, the teen remember Mom's Day - if not he is going to take a long ride on the skateboarder :-D

...jeannette got me on this Weekend Reflections ;-)

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I like the ambiguity!

Rosie@travel-i-tales said...

Great image for the cover of a mystery novel, I think.
Rosie

Owen said...

I'm spooked !

Elisa said...

I´m happy you had great souvenirs de Times Square James :)

T. Becque said...

Great composition! All shadowy and mysterious.