2.11.2007

Looking Down

View in the Puddle
February 2007

This morning started out as a very cold Sunday with gray skies. By noon, the sky was as brilliant a blue as I had ever seen it. It was beautiful. We have been going to a church that is a five minute walk from our home. As the five of us made our way there, I nuzzled my chin down in my coat shielding my face from the freezing wind. When I did, I got this wonderful view of the trees reflected in the puddle at my feet. Don't they look pretty? Of course I pulled my camera out of bag and started shooting.

I sure am glad that was paying attention as I looked down because I like this image a lot.

Have a great week everyone!

24 comments:

Anna said...

I'm pretty sure I would never think to take a picture of a puddle..but its a very neat picture! I guess that's why I'm not a photographer. ha!

kenju said...

Tree branches make such lovely patterns and we'd hardly notice by looking up - but in a puddle - they seem better than ever.

Ex-Shammickite said...

That's a very cold looking puddle. No puddles here.... all is frozen until April!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Ooooh this is a nice reflection, well seen and captured.

The changes in the weather in London always used to amaze me. I would go into Sainsbury's to do my shopping and it was pouring with rain black clouds the works and half an hour latere I would walk out and the sky was bright blue and not a cloud in sight LOL.

Puddles can be interesting subjects and if you crouch down or get closer to the ground you sometimes get better reflections than if you are standing over them shooting down. I watched my cats at the puddles and found that if I crouched I got their reflections far better in the puddle than id I was standing up.

Lori

Mike said...

It took me a few seconds to work this shot out. What a great capture. This is another shot that I would have gone past...

Mr. Althouse said...

That's pretty cool. it took me a moment to get mt orientation down.

Mike

Awareness said...

anna.........beautiful reflection. I love it.

I think God gave you a wink from the cosmos........ :)

Ben said...

Great Blog.
Thanks for stopping by at my space.

Elaine said...

Very nice. I like refelction shots.

srp said...

I love unexpected reflections, most of the time, unless it gets me taking the picture in it. I was taking a picture of my daughter's room at Christmas. I was outside and her light was off except the Christmas puffy lights we had around the mirror on her chest of drawers. It was just after sundown but not completely dark and superimposed on the lights was the reflection of the sky and the trees behind me. I haven't posted it yet though.

busybusymomma said...

Great photo! A reminder to me not to get so focused on where I'm going that I don't look around, or up, or down. :o)

Nicole said...

You take the coolest photos. I am like Anna, I would NEVER in a million years think to take a picture f a puddle. It is amazing though.

Libbys Blog said...

Thank you for popping across to visit!
The reflection shot is super, I particuarly like the milk bottle photo, not something you see alot of nowadays!!

photowannabe said...

Excellent shot. Thanks for being observant to everything around you. Its a great picture.Glad you keep your camera with you at all times. Thats the way to get those special shots.

Ash said...

Very cool!

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh I say what a fantastic blog, wonderful photos.

Came here via AB, my neighbour.

Do pop over for a glass of champagne!

LADY LUXIE said...

fantastic!...and I love the story of you walking..then seeing beauty in a puddle!..Not everybody can view beauty that way...

Memories Catcher said...

Great picture.Beautiful reflections.

Ashley said...

Thats gorgeous, I have been trying to get into photography but they always look dull.

Sharon said...

Thanks for visiting my PAD blog. Lovely reflections in this - it's been really wet here today - ugh!

talj said...

Hi Anna, it seems we are passing one another around others blogs but I have some how missed you!! You are added now and I will be sure to pop back!!! :o) What an interesting image you have within your puddle! :o)

Corey Bienert said...

interesting. I like it.


I'm a good friend of Evan's (HAHARadio Photography).

I like your work.

Let me know what you think of mine of you get the chance. :)

James Copland said...

I really like this one. Im a big fan of nature shots and being outside with a camera and..nothing else, not even clothes! im just kidding. but thank you for that random comment a while back. It was good even though i hate those pictures.

-jimmy

Sarch said...

Fantastic!

And of course you spotted the shot. I'll swear, between you and Carmi there isn't much that gets by in this world! Your eyes are open in more ways than one my friend.