Friday, October 7, 2011

A reflection in the Crowd (Weekend Reflections # 107)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I think this is what they call shooting from the hip. I was walking on a crowded sidewalk in Philadelphia last year when I noticed this mirror. I clicked off one quick shot and hoped for the best.
Thankfully no one bumped into me from behind and  this lady was in the perfect spot for a reflection.

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57 comments:

EG Wow said...

I LOVE it that your quick shot turned out so well!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

I really love this shot, very cool capture.

Malyss said...

What a good catch!and very clever, as the pretty girl matches well with the mirror.

Gine said...

Le reflet est plus vrai que la réalité ! Bravo !

Leovi said...

Magnificent shot, accurate and clear, really masterful.

awarewriter said...

Fantastic shot and timing James.

Karen said...

I tried shooting from the hip on a crowded street, all I got were hips! A terrific shot James!

Sylvia K said...

I'm with Karen -- all of my shoot from the hip shots were just hips, too!! Yours is fantastic! Great looking young woman!! Hope your weekend goes well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

helps that she's an attractive model too! :) great catch!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

oh wow what more can one say

Dorian Susan said...

That was one fabulous shoot from the hip shot!! Well done. I need to learn how to do that.

Alexa said...

Hey, Quick Draw—well done!

Pat Tillett said...

Nice! And I'm sure it's just by chance that you captured a hottie in the reflection....
Just kidding James, it's awesome!

JM said...

Perfect timing, James. Very cool shot!

Dianne said...

how fantastic that you captured such a great moment!!

Reader Wil said...

Have a great weekend, James! Your photo is stunning!

Rebecca said...

Very cool photo. The linky keeps timing out on me. WIll you add my link? http://thedustycellarshoots.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-reflection-at-green-lane-park.html

Thanks.

Rebecca said...

Never mind....it just opened. lol. Thanks.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, talk about luck. Fabulous shot, James!
Just getting my post ready to put up.

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

Karl said...

Hey James, this is a fantastic reflection!!! Very well seen and DONE!

Tina´s PicStory said...

very nice mirror shot :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

A unique creative shot! The reflected woman seems lost in her own world as she walks and the mirror highlights her mood!

Phyllis said...

very nice shot - and aren't you fortunate that the person walking by was an attractive, eye catching woman!

Joanne said...

As always a very interesting shot!

joo said...

Superb photo James!
Have a great weekend:)
j.

Dianne said...

A well framed reflection James - it's like she just walked into the picture and you snapped her - great photo.
"Adelaide and Beyond"

Valerie said...

Perfectly framed James. Now that's capitalising on an opportunity!

Halcyon said...

A very nice catch! I like it.

Ebie said...

She looks so unaware! Perfectly framed.

Thanks James for the favor, we are here in the Eastern Sierra for some hike and photo shoot.

Stickup Artist said...

You nailed that one! If you got lucky once or twice I'd chalk it up to luck. But I think you just have great instincts. Timing is everything...

lotusleaf said...

Cool!

Kim, USA said...

Oh my gush these is perfect!! I can't imitate this lol!! You are the only one who could do this you have a very good eye to things very beautiful!! ^_^

Rose Reflection

Lew said...

Great reflection! Nicely framed.

Eden said...

Love it. Well done!

J Bar said...

Clever capture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

raf said...

Excellent, James! As good as it gets for a serendipitous capture.

Gattina said...

I wonder if it was the mirror or the girl which attracted you, lol !

namaki said...

Lucky you !!!

Nature Rambles said...

What a pretty picture!

s.c said...

Really great shot. I like it

Judy said...

Sometimes those quick shots turn out to be pretty good ones, just like this one is.

Marie said...

What a great shot, James. You are a champion.

My garden haven said...

Sharp-shooting!
Rosie

Limar said...

What a great capture! :D

Cildemer said...

Beautiful capture!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Hope you are having a nice and happy weekend****

Mrs4444 said...

Fantastic shot. Well done! Thanks for hosting :)

ladyfi said...

What a creative shot!

Mimmu said...

This is a brilliant mem, thanks for hosting!
Sorry, but I did not manage this time with my name and place, nut I will do it next time :)

Happy Sunday to you!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

A gorgeous shot on the street. Great capture !

DawnTreader said...

Nice one!
Silly me. I put up my reflection post yesterday but forgot to link. I think. If I have now happened to link twice, please excuse me.

♥~Judy~♥ said...

She sure cast a lovely image and just in time for your shot.

Anne-Ma said...

Un très joli reflet :-)

imac said...

Nice shot and great reflection from a brave man,lol.

Nita Davis said...

Great from the hip shot. I was lucky to get a similar shot at the local art festival.

Owen said...

Amazing how she showed up at just the right time... serendipity...

Couldn't make it in here this weekend, but will be back, will be back, Weekend Reflections is too much fun.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! what a great reflection!
i love your creative photography.

T. Becque said...

Nice job on the composing! I tried this in France and was caught, the guy wasn't very keen on the idea :{