Friday, July 22, 2011

Surreal Waterfront (Weekend Reflections # 96)

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, Ca

The two people walked into the reflection and I'm glad they did. If you look very closely you might be able to see the black statue of a boy sitting under the tree at the top of the stairs that lead to the water or in this case the land because this is upside down.
In case you couldn't tell, almost everything in this photo is an upside down reflection on water. :)


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59 comments:

'Tsuki said...

That is a fabulous picture, James... I had to stare at it several seconds to get it... Very tricky, and very clever : I simply love it !

Jack said...

I like this one. Very clever and unexpected.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love your upside down reflection, James! How clever you are! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

awarewriter said...

Way cool James. I really like the composition. Glad those two walked into your image.

texwisgirl said...

nicely done!!!

Sivinden said...

I had to consentrate to understand this reflection. Great photo!

Lew said...

Delightful reflection! That certainly is water front living.

Woody said...

Very clever and your title is spot-on, very surreal.

I bet you don't miss the weather here, the heat index @ 11:30AM is 118 DEGF!!!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Very artistic! The bobber or buoy is what captured my attention at first.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

o very neat and nifty indeed

cieldequimper said...

One of your best lately! Happy weekend!

Dianne said...

I love surreal and this is so wonderful!

Rob and Mandy said...

I absolutely love that shot! Took me a little while to figure out the 'flying' ball!

Francisca said...

This conveys a feeling HEAT! As if the air was thick... Very nice, James! (I've got an upside down image waiting in the wings... inspired by a much earlier post of yours. LOL!)

Ms. Becky said...

this is soooo trippy. I love the float. thanks for hosting reflections every week. hope you have a grand weekend James.

Alexa said...

Wow, James—that is SO cool!

Sunny said...

Way cool!
It took me a minute to figure out the buoy.
Have a great weekend.
☼ Sunny

Luis Gomez said...

EXCELLENT!

Stickup Artist said...

Hey James, I was lured back by Weekend Reflections and this very surreal post. I don't feel so bad now after reading Sunny's comment up there. That buoy just had me mesmerized. I was actually trying to turn my laptop upside down in an effort to decode this! I looks like you are really enjoying being back in SoCal and taking full advantage of all the amazing watery reflections right in your own backyard.

JM said...

This is brilliant! I confess it took me a second to figure it out... :-)

Thom said...

What an eye you have my friend. This is spectacular. It took me a minute to get it in the beginning but the beauty of your photography shines through after looking at this for a while. Brilliant. Have a wonderful weekend.

Malyss said...

I especially like the buoy.. it seems to be strangely floating. It's the disturbing detail that gives sense to the picture!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a perfect way to show a reflection, James. It's wonderful.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Fabien said...

Un cliché impressionnant, bravo une fois encore.

Clytie said...

I had the same moment as several others who have commented ... the buoy threw me off for a minute! I had to chuckle at "Stickup Artist" turning the laptop upside down!!!

This is one of my favorite Reflections pictures ever, by the way!

EG Wow said...

I thought it was upside down but I'm glad you confirmed it. :)

Dorian Susan said...

This is so cool.....I'm still trying to figure it all out. Great shot James. Happy weekend to you.

Bibi said...

Agree 100% with 'Tsuki: stupendous shot.

Avi said...

wow! this is the most interesting shot I've ever come across with. this is worth a spot in a gallery!!! Very nice!

Mama Zen said...

That's a wild shot!

Leanne said...

Very cool shot!

namaki said...

How nice ! That's funny because I have hesitated whether I should turn my pic upside down ... you did it with yours and it looks great ! happy weekend !

Gemma Wiseman said...

The reflection is fascinating with many cameo stories happening simultaneously plus a dreamlike quality! Beautiful!

joo said...

Wow, surrealistic indeed! Love this photo:)

Magda said...

Love this shot ! This is very neat and clever ! Bravo !!!

Dimple said...

Neat shot, James. I knew it was upside down, but the figures are so compelling, that I wanted to think of it as though it was taken through wet, ripply glass!

Shirley @ The Gardening Life said...

Incredibly clever! It didn't occur to me at first that the entire photo was a reflection! Terrific capture!

Karen said...

That's pretty cool James!

Owen said...

It certainly disrupts our perception of the scene to see it upside down, like watching Hendrix play guitar, backwards... Continue please to escort us into your wonderland...

Ann said...

The reflection of the kayak looks brighter than the Kayak itself.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Wow! cool reflection James. Looking at it I felt like I was solving a puzzle!
Have a great weekend.

Evelyn said...

Nice. I thought my glasses need adjustmwent at first :). Happy Weekend James.

lizziviggi said...

That is just brilliant! Beautiful and oh so trippy!

Eden said...

Fantastic shot, James! I love it.

Joanne said...

Very clever:) Great shot!

Roan said...

Now that's an amazing reflection!

Judy said...

That is really neat.

Kaori said...

I always like your upside-down photos! :D

imac said...

Neat idea James, thought my eyes were blurred to start with,lol, then it dawned on me cause its upside down.
Great shot.

T. Becque said...

This is the coolest photo! I just had to stare at it for a while to figure it out.

That's so awesome you get to go to Europe this year! Fill me in on where you decide to go. I'll just live through you for the time being :)

If you can remember the html for larger photos that would be great, but don't worry about it if it's too time consuming. I know how those types of things can go!

Lali said...

I like this shot ! It's amazing.
Sorry for my english...
J'aime beaucoup cette photo qui m'a réellement laissée perplexe le temps de comprendre...
Ma 1ère participation sera en ligne dans quelques minutes.
Bonne nuit !

Rosie@travel-i-tales said...

I was wondering why you had posted such a blurry shot until I read your caption. Clever!!
Rosie

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour James,
Clever reflections, your picture is wonderful!
Léia

Elisa said...

Great reflection James!
Have a nice weekend
Elisa, Argentina

♥~Judy~♥ said...

What an outstanding shot. It is amazing and the water so clear!

Pat Tillett said...

Amazing photo James!
Upside down or rightside up, it has a very surreal look to it!

olivia said...

this is a really cool photo! LOVE it!!

nelson RN said...

simply wow.
im a new follower :)

Elisa said...

Thanks James!
I thouht I´d lost your blog!
Have a nice day
Elisa