Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Steeple Reflection

66 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

This is only my second puddle reflection I’ve shot. We haven’t had a whole lot of rain this year.

This church had its parking lot repaved over the winter. The contractor has been back twice to repair, but deep puddles are still forming after wet weather. I hope he gets it right, as it’s mostly the elderly who attend the church.

So, on the way home from music lessons, I saw one puddle left in the lot from the rain the night before. I had to stop and take this shot, as the skies were so blue that afternoon. I did one wee bit of “post processing” here. I flipped the picture over, as the original was shot with the steeple upside down. :o)

There’s really not too much to say about today’s photo, so I suppose you can just leave a note with what’s for dinner tonight.

*my turn – Tuesday night is breakfast dinner at our place, and tonight’s dinner is homemade waffles. I better remember to buy buttermilk this morning.

Konica Minolta 70 Kodak Gold ISO 100 1/20 f-8 Aperture Mode Sigma 70-300mm zoom

7:33 AM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

interesting, nice shot

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Matt said...

It's funny... before I read the description, I thought maybe it was taken through a frost-covered windshield which was just beginning to defrost. An interesting way to look at it. ;)

As for my dinner, I'm not sure... I know for sure that I'm having teriyaki Yakisoba noodles for lunch, though! Mmmm~... love that delicious high sodium content. :P

7:44 AM  
Anonymous navin harish said...

Nicely composed.

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Otto K said...

Very nice shot. Good color and detail in the reflection.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Philotranpik said...

Ha! I been takin a couple shots like that...I really like the deep blue there. Nice Composition and Framing!

10:16 AM  
Blogger DAVE (theendofdave.com) said...

Beautifull composition.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

Beautiful! Love the vivid colors :)

10:39 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

Great framing. You got it JUST right!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Really well done! I like this one.

Breafast for dinner? The BEST! Eggs over-easy, bacon, hashbrowns and toast. YUM!

11:02 AM  
Anonymous BobC said...

Yes, before i read the description I thought it was a ohotoshop made up job, I can see how you took it now. Very imaginative and a great shot.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Very nice, what good shapes and composition

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anders said...

Very nice - first reaction was "painting?".

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Beautiful way to capture a church steeple. I love it. As for dinner...Pasta Fagoli, an Italian dish I've learned how to make since I've been here in Italy and it's wonderful. You'd think that beans and pasta wouldn't go together, but it's excellent and can be cooked so many different ways.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Timmybomb said...

I love that shot. I'm gonna have to try some photos like that myself. I thought it was a Photoshop job as well, until I read the description. Very cool!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I love it! The "abstract" shape of the puddle creates a really cool effect.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

Magical.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous michael said...

Nicely done. I always find that the focus is difficult to get right on "puddle" shots, but you seem toa have it just spot on.

3:01 PM  
Blogger samcam said...

WOW! Great shot micki! Just awesome..

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Paky said...

Is is a fantastic scenary. Good colors.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Leisa said...

Brilliant micki:)

3:41 PM  
Anonymous emma said...

wow - loving this one micki!

3:56 PM  
Anonymous lee said...

Wow this looks really mythical.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

That is really cool! Well Done!

4:46 PM  
Blogger Dustin said...

WOW!!!! Absolutely stunning Micki!!! I'm a great fan of reflections, and this is one of the best I've ever seen!!! I'm so jealous :-(

5:13 PM  
Blogger askme2flashU said...

First impression, Photoshop. Love the composition and the framing, focus is right on the money. Realy good work Micki. I've gots to find me a puddle.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Gavin said...

LOVE this, I love reflections and this one is perfect. The colour and Point of view is amazing.

5:34 PM  
Blogger phil said...

This is an amazing result. I had to take a good look-and read the note- to understand what it was.
Yesterday, I had mussels "marinière", tonight I don't know tetbut I'm sure it will be delicious ;-)

5:36 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

That's a double take, wow, what is that. Ver eye grabbing. I could see it as a cover on a novel if that doesn't sound insulting.

Can I eat at your house!!?? I love waffles for dinner. I'm thinking pizza maybe. Last night I had Cheerios late. That just won't do...

5:47 PM  
Blogger 壁虎 said...

This picture looks very surreal to me which I don't really like it, but I like how you framed it.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Danie said...

This is by far one of the best reflection shots I've seen. Nice work Micki!

And for dinner? I am thinking stroganoff hamburger helper! MMMMM!

5:59 PM  
Blogger photo-effe said...

Great composition and tones

6:42 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Well seen and worth the stop to photograph - as for dinner... after your announcement of waffles, I'm sure it will involve some manner of breakfast fare :-)

6:49 PM  
Anonymous sinem said...

Dreamlike reflection cleverly captured!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Looks surreal!

8:50 PM  
Anonymous G said...

Great photo!

I agree with others who refer to it as "surreal" or "dreamlike". I think it's the deep blue of the sky, with the edges of the puddle and surrounding pavement lending a "cloudy" feel to the framing of the church.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Roger said...

Great photoshop work Micki. Haha just kidding. Had to give you a hard time. I know your a film fan. This is a really nice reflection shot. It works so well it looks like a photoshop post. You have a really cool shot.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous MikesRightBrain said...

Hi Micki- Great site here! This shot is definitely surreal... very cool. I love reflective shots like this. Puddles make great mirrors. Do you have an RSS feed? I'm having trouble keeping track of your blog...

10:34 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

wow shot!!...excellent capture...my favorite shot for today:-)

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Keith said...

Staggeringly brilliant reflection shot. I bow in your general direction. I have a couple i am pleased with but this knocks them into a bucket. A real crackingshot!

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Marius Muscalu said...

nice reflection !!!

11:31 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

Totally awesome! I had no idea it was a reflection in a puddle. Thought you had added some sort of frame around a regular shot of a church. Wow, very cool!

11:54 PM  
Anonymous andy said...

Masterful shot!! I thought it was a poster for a fantasy movie at first. Then I read the title and it all clicked. This is really wonderful, and a great way to photograph a subject that is all too often rendered flat and boring in photographs. I'm so glad I saw this today.

11:59 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

What a fantastic eye you have! Great capture!

12:16 AM  
Blogger H.O said...

Hi Micki. nice shot I love this color .:)
and please take see this shot my friend ben's photo.
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ben1967523/c/935ed869670bc6dbb5f6cc6321f87773

12:56 AM  
Anonymous david said...

very creative Micki!

1:11 AM  
Anonymous johnz said...

I love reflection shots and this is one of the best in my book. I am switching from johnh to johnz.

2:51 AM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

Just stunning!

5:14 AM  
Anonymous Nick said...

Great effects here - good framing in the puddle and even the garbage looks like seagulls or something! Like the wysiwyg approach to the photoblog as well.

5:22 AM  
Anonymous david said...

fantastic reflection - my first thought was that it was one of those castles in the sky type of paintings!

5:28 AM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Fantastic! What a nice reflection !

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Lovely as always. Different, but lovely

6:25 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

So Dreamy. Over 50 comments. WOW.

6:33 AM  
Anonymous clarence said...

Awesome reflection, you've done a great job here!

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Superb reflection, well spotted.

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great reflection shot! Well done!

~Chris
www.mydayinlondon.com

3:20 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

This is awesome!! Very creative, when I first saw it I thought it wasnt a real photo, very nice :)

6:37 PM  
Blogger jj said...

too beautiful for word...

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Just too cool.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous alex said...

Great image -- I love reflections in puddles as well. Nicely done.

6:20 AM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

And to tink I almost missed this *gasp*

Not much left to say here. I love puddles. I really LOVE them, even moreso when something's reflected. And yours... oh my, I'm even too stumped for words to express my delight and joy. Definitely favourite material!!

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Philipp said...

Hi Micki! This is a truly great reflection. I´m amazed again and again how sharp reflections in puddles can turn out on a photograph. The composition and the colours are great as well. Great shot.

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Lito said...

I'm also a fan of reflection-pictures. This one is nice. Well done!

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Paxton Prints said...

Wow! Nicely done.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous MrC said...

i love reflections ... & this is stunning, simply stunning!

great stuff!
;)

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Julien [J.R. Photoblog] said...

I didn't notice this one, i really like it.

12:17 PM  

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