(Red Rock Canyon.  Colorado Springs, Colorado.)

Today’s Photo Friday challenge is Reflect.  I’m not officially entering the challenge but I do think it makes good fodder for a blog post.

(Pond reflections.  October 2008.)

There are so many different ways to capture reflections.  I could probably fill a month’s worth of blog posts with photos of reflections.  It would make a good theme for NaBloPoMo (if they haven’t already done it).

(Pond reflections II.  October 2008.)

Water is one of my favorite sources for photographing reflections.  It helps to have a nice, calm day when the water is like glass, but I’ve captured some interesting, abstract-like reflections on windy days when the water is rippling.

(An Autumn day in Pennsylvania.  October 2007)

You don’t need a big body of water such as a pond, lake, or river, either.  The puddle from an overnight rain provided reflections in Red Rock Canyon (the top photo in this series).

I have a large collection of reflections on water, windows, mirrors, and a variety of shiny surfaces (including just-washed cars).  I may make this a regular feature here at Life in the Bogs.  It would be worth exploring just for fun and to see what comes up.

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.

~ Ernest Holmes

8 Comments on “Reflect”

  1. Karma says:

    Love the autumn shot. As much as I hate to say goodbye to summer, that photo is a reminder of the beauty available before mean ol’ November takes it all away!

    • Robin says:

      Karma: Autumn is my favorite time of year so I’m sort of glad to see summer go (although I suspect summer isn’t finished with us just yet and we’ll still have a few more warm/hot days before October rolls around). I agree with you about the beauty of autumn (and the meanness of November…lol!).

  2. OmbudsBen says:

    I love how the first pool is caught between rock or canyon walls.

    • Robin says:

      OmbudsBen: I like the perspective on that one, too. When I look at the larger version, it’s almost like I could walk right into it.

      The walls are actually part of a quarry.

  3. Anna says:

    Lovely reflective photos and the autumn one is wonderful in its colors. I like reflective shots too and haven’t taken as many as I would like. That would be something to explore, for sure. Like that quote!

  4. Meredith says:

    I like the Pennsylvania one the best, but they’re all gorgeous!

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