Hi all 😀 The crazy moderators at LAPC have given me the honour of hosting this week’s challenge.
Seeing double is all about reflections—probably one of my biggest photographic obsessions. I tend to see them everywhere & actively seek them out when they’re not readily apparent. My reflection hunting started shortly after I got Snappy, my DSLR, 12 years ago with some poolside reflections.
This shot shows reflections of objects not seen in the picture, in this case, Malibu’s Serra Hills behind the house.
Modern glass-fronted buildings allow for numerous reflections within the city landscape. This first shows a ship, the Glenlee, reflected in the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.
In metropolitan areas, we often find old architecture sitting alongside new.
Rippling with Possibilities
A slightly rippled surface can have an intriguing effect. In the case below, elongating the reflections in the Clyde of the Glenlee & surrounding buildings.
Whereas here, the ripples hint at the trees & blue sky at Broadwood Loch in Cumbernauld, Scotland.
Reflections can be found in unexpected places, such as the ceiling of Glasgow’s Kibble Palace distorted in the ripples of a Koi pond.
…or a waterlogged beach.
Weather for Atmosphere
I often use my forecasting skills (yes, I’m a weather nerd 🤓) to get out on still mornings for crystal clear reflections. On this particular morning, a thin layer of mist lent an ethereal quality to the landscape at sunrise, softening the reflections.
Canals Were Made for Photographers
The Forth & Clyde Canal, nestled in the Forth Clyde Valley, is often well sheltered from the wind, making it perfect for capturing reflections of the landscape surrounding it…
…along with local flora & fauna.
And, as you’d expect, canal boats.
Reflections are all transitory in nature; they’re not permanent but can be captured forever. Some, such as trees reflected in a puddle, are more transitory than others. This next shot shows the Kelpies after a prolonged period of heavy rain had formed a large puddle in front of them, a rare occurrence. This reflection was broken up a few minutes later when a Labrador hurtled through the puddle, repeatedly 😂
It Wouldn’t Be Complete Without…
For those who follow me, you’ve probably been expecting Lensy to turn up; & of course, I would hate to disappoint 😂 Some of my favourite reflections are ones where you invert an image & it looks almost the same. Add in Lensy & even I get confused about which way is up! 🤣
This last reflection within Lensy can pretty much be looked at inverted with few discernible differences from the original image.
This has been my take on reflections & what they are to me. Now it’s your turn to share your photos. They can be any reflections you come across; landscapes, cityscapes or chance ones in a puddle. I look forward to seeing all your entries!
Last week’s responses to Aletta from Now At Home, with her challenge of Treasures, were fantastic, with so many amazing examples. It’ll be Andre of My Blog–Solaner, thinking about Summer Vibes next week, so make sure you get over to their site.
July 23 – Tracy, who posts at Reflections of an Untidy Mind, has chosen Surrealism.
July 30 – Sarah Wilkie, who hosts Travel with Me, asks you to share Three Favorite Images.
A new challenge prompt is posted each Saturday at noon EST. If you’re new to the challenge, click here for more info.
As always, please link to this post either as a comment or as a pingback and use the Lens-Artists tag.
I’ll leave you in peace now, but hopefully, I’ve given you something to reflect on for your own posts 😂
Have a great week,
Jez Braithwaite & Lensy