Sunday, November 28, 2010


Reflection has many definitions.

Scott's version of reflection is defined as
Something, such as light, radiant heat, sound, or an image, that is reflected

Here's my version of reflection
Mental concentration; careful consideration

Nikon D40 kit lens
Shutter speed 1/320sec
Aperture f/4.0
Focal length 24.00mm
ISO 200

Whenever I'm near the water it seems to take me over. Giving me peace, quieting the noise in my head and giving me a moment of reflection. The fact that water also reflects like a mirror is not lost on me. Perhaps standing near the edge and seeing myself in the clear water is what allows for that quiet moment.

Capturing water right as it's forming into ice is harder than one would think. Light, as with all photos, is crucial. Harsh sun and you'll lose the details. Cloudy sky and you'll lose the reflection. So I knew I needed to head out today at the "prime time". "Prime time" or "the golden hour" the last hour of daylight, which sadly around these parts is 4pm.
Also posing a problem is the need for depth, structure if you will. Something to ground the photo. Just a picture of an ice edge is rather blah, as I found out.
As I stood at the waters edge, reflecting and thinking of what I could do to "make" a photo happen, a soft, tiny, whisper of a feather floated down and landed just beside me.

"The day is done, and the darkness, Falls from the wings of Night, As a feather is wafted downward, From an eagle in his flight”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Enjoy the moment of reflection.


  1. Beautiful shot. I have nothing else to say about it. I LOVE this photo.

  2. Wow. Just plain wow! Feel like you got your mojo back? You should!

  3. This is my favorite yet. I woke up feeling somewhere between Bill Murray in Groundhog Day and Reagan from The Exorcist. This shot took the edge off. Henry at the end concluded new peace. Thank you Sister.

  4. Excellent work B. I'm with BigDan. You should definitely feel like your mojo is back. I especially like the the gradient effect from left to right, presumably from a tree. It mirrors the gradient of the goggles from the previous picture so well. Great job B.

  5. Serenity now! Beautiful color and composition! Lovely play in the shadows and warm light.