Friday, March 12, 2010

Weekend Reflections: Cattails

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These were taken last week. We actually had 72 degree weather yesterday so the snow is long gone. Yeah!!
I liked how the cattails were reflected in the water along the shoreline.
This was a much closer shot and when I downloaded the photos of that day I was totally surprised. It looks like I was looking through glass. It reminds me of looking through a glass shower door, you know, the kind that you can never seem to get clean. :)
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33 comments:

Quilldancer said...

These are cool. I like the second one best!

Janet, said...

That second picture is really neat. I love cattails!

Rose said...

You described the second one just perfect--like looking through a shower door.

Nice shots.

Clytie said...

Beautiful reflections! I love the shower glass ripples.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Great ones! I tried to take a cattail reflection recently but the picture was no good - I like yours much better :) I like the second one too, ripples make stuff look pretty cool. 72? Lucky!

Rebecca said...

That last photo looks like artwork.

James said...

This why I like reflections on water. A slight change in wind or something else and you get a whole new wonderful look. These are great.

Carol said...

What beautiful rippling reflections...especially the second shot.

kaye said...

beautiful shots! I love the rippley one

moorebloglife said...

Gorgeous reflections Carletta I still am glad I am not in all that snow but you certainly do have great beauty around you!

Sunny said...

Your reflections are stunning, the little icy patch in the first one adds additional interest. I'm very familiar with those darn shower doors! Ha-ha!
Sunny :)

Reader Wil said...

Carletta, these photos are like beautiful paintings! Have a great weekend!

Dianne said...

they're both so pretty
one is so clear and the other has incredible texture

LOL about the shower doors, I scrub mine like crazy and they still look grimy

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely!

Thom said...

That is just beautiful my friend. The reflection you described to a T. Excellent and well done :)

Pam said...

Your reflection shots are wonderful. I like how you captured the wind doing a dance on the water. Well done!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures and reflections, Carletta. the second shot is my favorite.

Tes said...

Beautiful reflections!

awarewriter said...

The first shot is a nice one but the second is a work of art -- way better.

Thanks for stopping by. Thinking in B&W is thinking about forms, textures and tones, about light and shadows without the distraction of color.

Here's a quote for you: "If you go to some distant hill and look out across the expanse and see the play of light on the fields or hills, and see the patterns of grasses or the glisten of the backlit road that cuts to the horizon, you are seeing in black and white." Richard Olsenius in "National Geographic Field Guide -- Digital Black and White with film techniques explained." Hefty title and a good little book. I borrowed it from the public library.

Matty said...

Both pictures are nice, but that second one is great. The pattern in the water is quite a scene.

SquirrelQueen said...

Both are lovely reflections but I especially like the second one. Your description of the glass shower door is perfect.

Ebie said...

My favorite is the second shot, it looks like a frosted glass!

P.S. I do not know why comment luv did not work. But anyways, I will always find you in cyberspace!

Enjoy your weekend!

Eden said...

Gorgeous reflection shots, Carletta. I especially like the last one.

Gattina said...

Nice reflections, but it looks sooo cold, lol !

Patti said...

Beautiful reflection shots, Carletta. I enlarged both of them. The second one is like a painting.

JunieRose2005 said...

Cool reflections, Carletta!

( I hope to get back into the picture projects soon!)


Junie

Joops said...

The last shot is awesome!

Please take a peek of my sister's PETS

Stephany said...

Great reflections of the cattails. The bottom one does remind me of a glass shower door.

Marina said...

the second one really seems like a painting: beautiful!

mbkatc230 said...

These are really nice, the second one is my favorite. Great description, I have one of "those" shower doors :) Kathy

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful reflections...

Shannon said...

Your shower door comment was spot on! haha Thanks for your comments on my blog. Enjoy the emerging spring! =)

George said...

These reflections are beautiful. I like your second photo -- it does remind me of a glass shower door.