Friday, June 4, 2010

Weekend Reflections

While visiting our daughter last week Hubs and I visited some old places we knew when we lived in the Tidewater region of Virginia. We had gone to look at the dismantling of a drawbridge and had to stop at a crossing for an approaching train. The train was moving forward and reversing and I was trying to get a shot of the engine. Upon flipping through the photos to see if I should keep shooting I noticed the reflection in the rearview mirror. The reflection is the railroad bridge in the up position that trains use to cross the river that was behind us.
Train and railroad bridge - a perfect combo and I couldn't have been more pleased.


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32 comments:

James said...

You're right this is a perfect combo. You have a good eye for photography. It's also nicely framed by the car window and the telephone pole.

Malyss said...

Great! I love this one!

Sylvia K said...

I love it! And you do indeed have a great eye! Perfect reflection -- looks like a framed picture! Hope you have a great weekend, Carletta!

Sylvia

Carolyn Ford said...

Reflections and more reflections, they are everywhere! Very cool bridge in that mirror! I posted a side-mirror reflection last week. I found that by accident too.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a beautiful and perfect work in this picture!You are very talented and creative!Wonderful composition!
Happy weekend
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

cieldequimper said...

Uh huh, very nice! ;-)

judi said...

It is a great shot! serendipitous reflections are the best.

Regina said...

How awesome Carletta!
Again happy weekend.

Thom said...

This is a beautiful reflection photo and how cool is it that both of these are just perfect compliments of one another. :) Excellent my friend. :)

mactheweb said...

That is a great combination of subjects.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carletta, Isn't it amazing what we sometimes get when taking a picture???? You captured a fabulous shot of the drawbridge--without even knowing it... WOW--I love it...

Hugs,
Betsy

Pat said...

Cool beans - even if it was by mistake! LOL! It has all the right elements in it! Some of my best reflections have been from the sideview mirror of our truck!

Janie B said...

That is so cool! You are really clever with that camera.

Dani said...

marvelous moment...love it

Spiderdama said...

This is really great and cool!

Carol said...

What a great reflection shot and composition.

Rebecca said...

Well, that was being at the right place at the right time. A perfect reflection combo. I am impressed.

Patti said...

What a lucky capture, Carletta! Great reflection shot and story to go along with it.

eileeninmd said...

Cool photo and capture! Love the bridge in the mirror and the train.

Becky and Gary said...

That's a perfect catch Carletta. I love it! Good choice for WR.We see lots of Norfolk Southern trains up here.
Have a wonderful week-end.
B.

Carole said...

cool reflection!

and hobbit music came on when I first popped in. love it. :-)

kaye said...

how creative . . .

Robin said...

Great catch - isn't it fun when you're in exactly the right place at exactly the right time - and you have your camera in hand too :).

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Stephany said...

Great reflection and wonderful composition!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Picture perfect too!

awarewriter said...

Neat composition Carletta. I agree the juxtaposition is perfect!

Ebie said...

A three-in-one shot! Marvelous capture.

Rose said...

I would call that two shots in one...and each without the other does not equal the sum of the two together.

JunieRose2005 said...

Wow! That's really cool, Carletta; just a perfect combination!


Junie

EG Wow said...

WONDERFUL! Your subconscious must have known that was a great photo. :)

rapunzel said...

Awesome capture, as usual! Love the horse on the front of the engine.

Matty said...

Now that's a different picture. Nice idea.