Friday, January 6, 2012

Downtown Santa Ana (Weekend Reflections # 120)

Santa Ana, California (photo taken on top of a parking structure)

I took this picture a few months ago after it rained. It rarely rains here, so I try to look for reflections when it does.  Who am I trying to kid, I'm always looking for reflections. :)

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49 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really nice in B&W!

awarewriter said...

This is one of your best James. B&W is a treat.

Woody said...

A rare occurrence in SoCal. Neat monochrome, I like the skyline.

Rajesh said...

Very nice reflections.

Cezar and Léia said...

Reflection on a puddle, it's beautiful and great idea.I also like your choice b&w for this picture.
hugs and happy weekend!
Léia

*** By the way James, your French is great, congratulations!

Tanya said...

nice!

barbara l. hale said...

Terrific photo! I'm a sucker for reflections, too. I should find one to add to your list.

Clytie said...

Beautiful! I too love this one in b&w!

Malyss said...

L'endroit est désert, il vient de pleuvoir, le paysage est très graphique..Une atmosphère étrange, un peu comme la fin du monde..j'adore!

Pat Tillett said...

Nice! I think that's the structure I parked in when I was on jury duty...

Deb said...

love it...

Dorian Susan said...

Holy Crap Maestro!! Amazing reflection. You have processed this beautifully...and yes, I know you are always looking for reflections-same as yours truly. happy weekend James.

Gine said...

Parfait ! Belle pluie - un vrai lac !

Dianne said...

perfect in B&W
a wide vista of reflections!!

heyBJK said...

That's a beautiful shot, James! I love the black and white.

This is my first post for Weekend Reflections. TexWisGirl suggested it to me.

Ms. Becky said...

that's a WOWzer shot. I thought it was street level and wouldn't have figured it out had you not written where it was taken. Perfection. thanks for hosting WR each week. and a happy happy everything year to you James.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice reflection James.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Great reflections James.
Happy New Year.
Costas

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture as always, James! You are inspiring! Thank you for the weekly fun as always! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Francisca said...

For better or for worse, you've got me hooked on looking for reflections too! :-) You got a nice one here. I like the lines and the composition, and the monochrome diminishes distractions.

Antonette said...

Very nice in B&W! My reflection shot is up. Stop on by!

~Antonette

raf said...

Excellent in B&W, James.

Leanne said...

Great reflection-looks good in B&W

Gattina said...

Perfect reflections !

Gemma Wiseman said...

The monochrome defines so much detail! Beautiful crisp reflection!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

oh yes you reminded me I must experiment with black and white. Great reflective opportunity!

NixBlog said...

Wow! Great photo with the B&W working well with the rather stark cityscape and reflections.

Carola said...

Awesome reflections, perfect in b&w.

Ebie said...

The b/w treatment makes the whole scene very pretty! The photo is so crisp and clear.

Happy New Year James, and to the rest of the family!

GW Bill Miller said...

Great shot. It has the element of surprise. You do black and white extremely well.

lotusleaf said...

Great shot of a rare event!

Becky and Gary said...

Perfect! I love water reflections..
B.

Lew said...

And that is a nice reflection, but it looks more like a Philadelphia sky!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful, clean shot!

jeannette said...

Even after the rain, you'll get out to get the reflections!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Excellent outcome in black & white.

s.c said...

Next time I shall look in a puddle to but we have to many now and then you ignore them. Still great reflection and thanks for showing.

Irene said...

Great shot ... looks very nice in B&W!

Halcyon said...

Fantastic reflection. Everything is so crisp and clear. And the b&w here works!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent reflection. Excellent idea. It rains here an awful lot so I become immune to puddle reflections. I guess I'd better pay attention. MB

Redruby said...

such a perfect reflection..very nice!
my entry

Sara Chapman said...

My hat's off to you. I love your perfect sense of composition, and your ability to find not only reflections, but beauty, in so many unlikely places. Thank you.

TheChieftess said...

Wow!!! Love this shot!!!

imac said...

Best thing about the rain eh James.
Next wednesday I'll have my new Header up, reflections,lol.

Owen said...

I don't know anyone as focused on reflections as you are James ! May your reflections findings continue to surprise you always... sometimes one sees them when least expecting...

Stickup Artist said...

A fantastic composition James! Love that cozy emptiness which is SoCal in the rain. Your photography is wonderful and the reflection idea so unique. You are the real deal, a stand-out.

Elisa said...

Have a nice weekend James!
Greetings from Argentina
Elisa

namaki said...

That's an awsome reflection ... and be comforted to know that we, also are looking for reflections ... at least me !

namaki said...

That's an awsome reflection ... and be comforted to know that we, also are looking for reflections ... at least me !