Friday, June 24, 2011

Weekend Reflections

Linking with my blogger friend James for this week's Weekend Reflections.  Can't wait to see what beautiful image James has for us this week.

I love reflections.  The other day my mother said "oh you and your reflections" sort of in a scoffing way.  She is totally missing the point.  She's the one that once said, "isn't every sunset basically just like all the rest?"  I've got to train that woman to start seeing differently.  She's missing out.  On the redeeming side-she knows how to choose good wine and understands that "one bottle of red basically isn't just like all the rest".  There's hope.

I'm always on the lookout for reflections.  It's become habitual, but in a good way.  Here's my mixed bag from this week.

Car Reflections
Tuesday was June 21....the longest day of the year.  Likely my favorite day of the year.  I was out chasing evening light and saw the sky reflected in this SUV....didn't even notice the dent until I looked at the photo at home.  Glad that's not my car.

Private View
Private View
On Monday I got a call for help from my best friend who'd lost her keys.  I had to drive about a 1/2 hour to rescue her, but it put me in a great place at a great time to shoot photos.
I found a back road that led to this....the sign said "town resident parking only-other's towed", but no one was there.  I don't like to overstep, but someone ought to be taking in this view from the little rocky beach-don't you think?

Deja Vu
Deja Vu
And when I looked in the opposite direction....another gorgeous view.  See?  Really, the town residents are keeping this for themselves and not using it.  This view reminded me of some beautiful vistas I saw while traveling in Croatia in 2007.  Wish I'd been a photographer then.

And this was the view straight ahead.  Such a gorgeous spot....except for the herd of mosquitoes.
Maybe the residents are smarter than I've given them credit for.

Frozen Food Aisle
Frozen Food Aisle
When you're shooting reflections in the grocery....."Houston, we have a problem".  It's all James' fault.
I was happy to catch the woman walking by (who probably thought I was a nut).

Thanks for giving my reflections a peek.  Happy weekend to you.


Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic variety of reflection shots, Susan!! I love them all -- particularly the watery ones! Hope you have a lovely weekend!


Fabien said...

Jolie série, très variée

Crunchy Diva said...

what a great bunch of reflections. the boat with the mast is my favorite! i think your mom will come around as she knows there is a difference in bottles of red

Dyche Designs said...

Stunning group of reflections, you have a great eye.

Jane said...

These are all such wonderful captures. I read recently that when everyone around you is photographing the view ahead, turn around and see what lies in the other direction. You obviously apply that philosophy and with great success. Love the sailboat shot. As for the frozen food aisle shot, ingenious! Although I can see why your mother might make the comment she did, but then I also agree she is missing out :-)

deb duty said...

Beautiful reflections and very creative ones too! I enjoyed your post. I can so relate. I was standing in my yard yesterday evening looking at the beautiful light and how it was making all different shades of blue, pink and white in the sky. I'll have to try to start keeping a better eye out for reflections!

Anonymous said...

Tell you mom that a sunset is like a fine wine, the best ones are red.

Gorgeous reflections.

Ms. Becky said...

I think my fave is the frozen food aisle shot. but as I always do with your photos, I go back for second and thirds, so now I'm liking the sailboat an awful lot too. and the car window. if that were my car I probably wouldn't even notice the dent! your water shots are so serene. have a great weekend Susan.

Kay L. Davies said...

I was thinking how right you were about the residents missing out on these gorgeous views, until you mentioned the mosquitoes. Right! Good reason not to be parked there.
I haven't tried taking photos in a grocery store yet. What a great idea, however! I must try that, while my husband does the shopping.
Love your photos, can't believe you haven't been doing this all your life.
— K

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

Anonymous said...

I'm laughing, Susan....because I understand about how tricky it can be to take photos in the grocery store and not look like you are trying to plan for a robbery later that night. I usually just smile and say "I'm an artist." We shouldn't feel that way because we are in public, which by the way means open to use by all, the last time I checked. I don't know if it ever gets any easier...........:)
Anonymous aka Carol B.
(big sigh)

Scrappy Grams said...

I love your reflections! 1st I thought, oh, this car will be the best. But Mother Nature just cannot be beat for her beauty, reflections or otherwise!

Karen said...

A great series of shots! I'd love to be on that sailboat.

Ashley Sisk said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous shots!

Katie said...

These are wonderful!!! I never thought to find reflections at the grocery store! :)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

They all 'REFLECT' beautifully. :)

lisa said...

These are wonderful reflections Susan!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

James said...

These are really great I love the lighting and creativity. I know I should have warning labels about reflections being addictive. :)