Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekend Reflections

Mr. Limpet is in my pond!
(much better enlarged)

For those of you too young to remember 'The Incredible Mr. Limpet' was a fantasy movie from the 60's that mixed real-life and animation. Mr. Limpet was played by Don Knotts. Henry Limpet's fondest wish was to be turned into a fish. As a talking fish he assists the US Navy in hunting German submarines during World War II. When I looked at the reflection Mr. Limpet immediately came to mind. I can remember lying on the floor of my parents living room and being mesmerized by his adventure.

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39 comments:

Thom said...

That is just picture perfect. Love that fish and the stillness. Beautiful.

Quilldancer said...

I actually have a DVD of The Incredible Mr. Limpet. I won it in a blogger contest.

This photo looks a bit fishy to me [grin] but I like it!

judi said...

he does have a Don Knotts kinda quality to him. makes me smile.

Sistertex said...

I *do* remember the Incredible Mr. Limpet! Haven't thought of that movie in ages. Wonder if my grandson would enjoy seeing that. I will have to see if I can find it someplace. Very nice reflection!

Carolyn Ford said...

Great one, Carletta! The images are perfectly captured in that water.

Xavi said...

Thanks Carletta, you're very kind. I follow you always.
Have a great weekend.

Malyss said...

Funny and well done!

Johnny Nutcase said...

great post :) I remember hearing about the movie, but i've not seen it, sounds kinda fun. The fish is cute, as is his little reflection!

Stine in Ontario said...

Don't know the movie but the reflection is still fun!

Dianne said...

I remember that movie
sweet silly Don Knotts
great photo

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely fish and very nice reflections too

Pam said...

Great reflection shot, Carletta. Its a perfect mirror image.

Carol said...

Memories...and a really nice reflection shot...

Evelyn Howard said...

Very clear reflections

Mimi said...

I don't remember Mr Limpet, but I sure enjoyed your picture. Your pond is lovely, Carletta.
You should enter this pic in "Yardart on Thursday" over at workofthepoet- link is in my comments if google doesn't get you there!

moorebloglife said...

I remember the movie he made that funny sound in the water! this is a great reflection it would also be great for the "Yard art" meme!

George said...

I remember that movie -- it was pretty good. Your fish reflection is wonderful.

awarewriter said...

Had to be Don Knotts. Nice shot Carletta. Thanks for stopping by. I almost put the third shot first but then I kept the photos in chronological order.

I shot these using Ilford FP4+ B&W film. All 25 shots (I squeezed an extra on the roll) came out. I like to shoot B&W because I don't need to convert and I can process the film myself.

Regina said...

No idea about the movie.
Great one Carletta.
Happy weekend.

mbkatc230 said...

This is a really neat shot! It does remind me of "Mr. Limpet". I loved that movie and haven't thought of it in years! Kathy

James said...

Very cool. I can almost hear him saying "I wish, I wish, I wish I were a fish" Great reflection.

Pat said...

I love Mr. Limpet in your pond! Very cool!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carletta, I don't remember that movie--but I love Don Knotts. I'm sure that was a great movie.

LOVE the reflection.... Mr. Limpet is a 'cutie pie'....

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot. Very lovely reflection.

kaye said...

I remember that movie . . .
nice shot of Mr. Limpet

Ebie said...

I don't remember the movie but sure did see a lot of Don Knotts shows. Beautiful capture, looks like he is singing!

diane said...

two kinds of reflections, pictorial and imaginative.

SquirrelQueen said...

I remember that movie, I loved it. Your little fish does remind me of Mr. Limpet.

Have a great weekend.

Eden said...

I am not familiar with the movie. But I love your Mr. Limpet and beautiful reflections too.

Rebecca said...

Hmmmm...I'm old enough but I don't remember that movie. I bet it was funny with Don Knotts in it. Great photo reflection too.

Beth Niquette said...

I have always loved the story of Mr. Limpet. Great choice for Reflections Weekend!

Gattina said...

That's really cute, I didn't know Mr. Limpet but I would rather prefer to be turned into a cat and not a fish, lol !

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh ,YES! I remember that movie! Always liked Don Knotts!

Your pond and fish are neat!!


Junie

happily retired gal said...

Yup ... I remember the film well and your photo is lovely. I enjoyed your St. Paddy's Day Yard Art too!
Hugs and blessings,

Lew said...

Great reflection! And only Don Knotts could play a talking fish.

Serendipity said...

That looks great enlarged! Great capture :)

Stephany said...

What would I do without you to take me back into the past? I remember Mr. Limpet and his thrum! This fish does look a bit like Don Knotts with his bug-eyes. :) Wonderful reflection shot, Carletta!

Kiki said...

Woaaah...very cool! I love this. Fabulous job..as always!
Kiki~

Twisted Fencepost said...

I remember watching that when I was a kid, too.
I cried horribly when he turned back into a fish.
Guess my mind couldn't grasp the fact that he fell in love with a female fish. LOL