Friday, August 26, 2011

Weekend Reflections

Linking with James for this week's Weekend Reflections.  Press on through to see fabulous shots from around the world....but only if you don't have an addictive personality.  I've become absolutely hooked on these reflective images.

I was super bummed to miss last week's reflections post.  I think the first time I missed out since I started this adventure, late last year.  The great part, it comes around again the following week-no problem.  Maybe it's best I was away last weekend, my reflections have been a bit sparse lately.  I would have had to rummage around to find much to make a post out of.  See...things all work out.

A Country Scene
A Country Scene
This looks almost storybook, the old cape farmhouse beside the mill pond.  Probably make a good picture puzzle or something.

Abstract Reflection
Abstract Reflection
I think I like this, but I'm not sure.  It may be a touch too abstract for my taste.  I've been working strictly with a prime 50mm for the last 3-4 weeks.  I was frustrated when I couldn't include the large old mill building gleaming in the sun, with it's reflection on the water.  You see where my loyalty lies.

I usually don't think of reflected sunlight as "a reflection", but being in abstract mode, I'm going to switch my mindset on that one.  Sun is setting earlier and earlier (I'm so sad to see that), so I've been catching late day light after work.  A lovely sundown earlier this week along the shore.

Here's the view that initailly caught my eye...the moored boat, but it was the water that was most entrancing in the light.

Have a wonderful weekend.  I'm going to get my dog walked and all tired out on Saturday and then buckle in for a wild ride with Irene on Sunday.  Hope all of you in the Eastern US stay safe.


Ms. Becky said...

oh wow! I'm the first here? I've seen when someone writes that and actually someone has come along and beat them to it, they must write too long or something. like I'll most likely do here...
so these water reflections (that prove so elusive for me) are really fab. notice me using that word a lot lately? I really like it these days. anywho, they truly are. I always love your water shots. especially the sundown, golden hour ones such as the last 2. hey, are you going to be in the path of the big one? you seem so far north, but yes, I guess it could be so. hope not. be safe, be well, be light. have a good weekend Susan. I'll be thinking of you.

Lucka said...

Gorgeous series of the reflection. I love the abstract reflection. But the other pictures also have own poetry.

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, the first could be a jigsaw puzzle.
The abstract one could be a Matisse, almost, and if not a Matisse, a wonderful hooked rug.
— K

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

Sylvia K said...

Your really hit the jackpot today, Susan!! I love the farm scene, the abstract reflection is superb and the shoreline and sundown captures truly took my breath away! I do have a "thing" about these kinds of scenery/places! They are the most beautiful there is as far as I'm concerned and you did capture the beauty! Hope you and the doggie have a safe weekend. Take care. It does sound like the ultimate nightmare! What a weird weather year we have had -- all over the country! I'll be holding good thoughts!


James said...

I'm always happy to see your wonderful reflections. You really are a gifted photographer. I find myself drawn in and inspired. Beautiful shots as always!

Carol Blackburn said...

Susan, I really like that abstract building reflection. I'm not sure I like the rock though....hmmmm.
But, that's just me.

Jan said...

These are great reflections. The top one is my favorite; but the abstract 2nd photo could be the start of a great quilt!

Elisa said...

Wonderful reflections!
Well done!
Have a nice weekend
Elisa, Argentina

Anonymous said...

A 500' long fire truck??!! ;-)

I notice the wackiest details.

A nice collection. I rather like the abstract reflection! I like the idea of using a prime for a period of time. It forces you to compose differently, which is fun!

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful images Susan. Funnily enough I don't usually find myself drawn to abstract images that often but there was something about the one you captured that drew me in. Love your shots this week.

'Tsuki said...

I just love the reflection of water among the set of picture you submitted this week : the second one is so dreamy ! And the last one has a composition very unique, with this sunlight escorting the curve of the wave...

justine said...

those last two shots are fantastic. I hope you stay safe with the hurricane!

lisa said...

These are just beautiful Susan. I especially love the last two. Gorgeous colors and light!