Friday, November 15, 2013

Focus on Life: Reflect.


This week, we received the following from Sally Russick who has been coming up with interesting ideas for us to use as photography inspiration points for almost a year.

  REFLECT: The start of the Holiday Season is coming up quickly whether we are ready or not, so before jumping into all the hustle and bustle let's take a moment to slow down and reflect on all the joy, peace, happiness and love we already have in our life. 

I reflected on this theme, and decided that I would go for the literal photographic interpretation...I love photos of water reflecting light, foliage, and the sky. I also found an opportunity to show the moon reflecting sunlight, and the clouds reflecting the moonlight. And, as my husband pointed out, without reflection, we wouldn't see anything. Deep, no? 

But that thought is about as deep in thought as this blog goes.  I'm not sure how I would reflect my reflections on life in these pictures, but I hope they prove to be soothing and a suitable lead in to our busy holidays. 

Monday I went out in the morning to look for reflections. 

First I found a really cool effect of the sun reflecting off of power lines.

Then I found a small stream, you wouldn't notice it but for the reflections it showed.

Reflecting on this guy, he was so cooperative, letting me take tons of pictures.
He is a Muscovy duck, likely a pet, because these ducks aren't native here. 

A traditional "upsidedown trees" shot. 
But today, I tried something a bit different, I was looking for reflections at the other end of the day. 

If you look closely, you can see that there are geese in this picture,
 and they generate a little pool of reflection around them. 

Sunset on the water. Enough said. 

Moonlight reflecting on clouds, seen through the last of the leaves.
Goodnight Moon. 

See what the others are doing with reflection. 


  1. Looks like you have a lovely place to take a walk and reflect.

  2. LOVELY PICTURES... We had a lot of wind this week.. Of course this morning is totally calm and the tide is in! (we have 28 foot tides... so even when it is calm I don't always get reflections!)

  3. What wonderful reflections! The power lines almost look like they are lit up for the holidays. Uncanny! Little duck was beautiful too with his little red visor.

  4. Oh what cool reflection photos! I especially love the ones with the water - those always 'reflect' so nicely and make you think! (at least they do me, anyway). I also like what your hubby said - it's deep for sure, and so very true! Great post!

  5. Lovely, peaceful photos Beti...I especially love the sun off the power lines, and the sunset photo...gorgeous!

  6. Beautiful collection of reflections and wonderful post.

  7. Wow Beti you took an awesome group of photos.

  8. What a wonderful photo gallery. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  9. Wow, stunning photos! I think this is my favourite post of the week - and I love the little photo captions :)
    Thank you for stopping by already and for leaving a lovely comment - sorry, I'm really late replying... But I HAVE just made it before the next FoL post :)

  10. Beti, what a beautiful post! I absolutely love your collection of reflections - the ones with the water, especially the stream are just so beautiful. I would have gone in this direction too if I had participated - reflections in photos as opposed to the "deeper" kind! :-)