Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Tree Has Eyes

My computer space is in the sunroom which has a set of sliding glass doors on one wall and a large picture window on another. When the temperature drops outside I'm often cold sitting at the computer while I do my blogging.
Hubs came home one day with a heat lamp that he clipped to a piece of furniture behind me. One day last week I got up from the computer and noticed the light reflected in my picture window. I grabbed my window thinking I might get a reflection shot of some kind. As I played with the angle of the camera and the reflection I found the oak tree outside looked as if it had eyes. Since the window is double paned there were actually two reflections and pointing just right with the camera gave me the fun result you see here.
One more thing. Hubs playfully calls the lamp my 'chick light'. You see it's really a brooder light used for keeping baby chicks warm! And, all that lovely snow you see is now gone!
For more Weekend Reflections join James here.

26 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carletta, That is a great reflection. You did SUPER.... Bet it is kinda cool in your sunroom --but the view has to be pretty, looking out at the snow.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gattina said...

Lol ! now that's a real fun effect ! At least the tree doesn't have a cross eyed look !

diane b said...

That is a neat photo because it doesn't look like a reflection. Keep warm chick.

Neal said...

Your hubby wants to keep his chick warm. :)

Interesting picture...all that tree needs now is a nose and mouth. :)

JunieRose2005 said...

Carletta,

That looks cool!! Reflections are fun to play around with! (LOL_ my header , for example)

Have a great weekend! Now-I need to go see if I can come up with a reflection shot I haven't shown before!


Junie

Becky Chalet said...

Could be celebrating the Chinese New Year with red lamps pinned to it.

'Tsuki said...

That is a funny one... It looks a little like owl's eye, in fact... Fitting perfectly with the theme of the tree, of course !

Malyss said...

Great idea and funny result!in the dark, it can even be a little scary!

Woody said...

This photo really makes me smile and that's what it's all about!

Cezar and Léia said...

You have great eyes and a creative heart!This picture is amazing, you are right the relfection gave a special touch in the tree like "eyes"!
Wonderful work dear Carletta!Congrats!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

George said...

Your photo gives new meaning to the phrase "Here's looking at you, kid". What a wonderful picture.

Sylvia K said...

This is fantastic, Carletta! How fun!! George is right, a whole new meaning to "Here's looking at you, kid!" I love it and you're so creative! Have a fun weekend!

Sylvia

jeannette said...

Yo have an inventive hubby! Since my hubby is that way too, I know how blessed you are:)
My daughters both thought that all hubbies are like that, but they found out the hard way that that is not necessarily true:):) Keep WARM in the weekend!

joo said...

It's superb!
Have a nice weekend:)
Joo

Serendipity said...

They really do look like eyes!

Dianne said...

that tree looks like it would be a good quiet companion :)

ρομπερτ said...

warmth.


may your all weekend be alike.

daily athens

Kala said...

Very cool reflection - that tree trunk does look like it's staring at me!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a fun reflection! The tree appears to be watching you. Great work on this capture Carletta.

Dimple said...

I like this shot, and the "chick light!"

The barn-billboard in the previous post is cool, also! :)

Pat Tillett said...

that is such a cool and whimsical photo!

Lew said...

Whimiscal indeed! I have seen faces attached to trees, but nott reflected eyes staring at me.

Ebie said...

So far, the best post I have ever seen on this meme! Cool photo! And the red lamp stands out in the snowy background.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great picture -- Your husband is sweet and very inventive to come up with that perfect warming light. With the "chick light" added, your room is a perfect one -- I love looking out the window when I blog. (I think the reflection I have here washes out my pix sometimes, so I need to look at them in other light before I post.) Still it's worth it to have the view. I hope the melting snow means spring is on the way for y'all.

Rose said...

I like it!!!! We have new snow this morn...the weatherman said just slight accumulation of maybe up to an inche...we have 3 or 4 inches!!!

jeannette said...

Carletta,
Am back just to mention that my reply to your comment of Weekend Refl. is out of order:)