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October 10, 2011

Reflections


The reflection of clouds in the window was a bonus when I took this photo.

This is the first picture I have taken that I really like. I have this picture as wallpaper on my computer and I see each crack, each space in the bricks, but most of all I enjoy the clouds reflected in the window.

Reflection has a different meaning for me for the past few years. When I look in a mirror, or think about my actions and reactions, I am open to seeing the true reflection of my inner being. What kind of person am I really? What things do I still need to work on to be healthy and happy? (Besides not freaking out when I see a large spider).Do you check out your reflection as I do mine?

36 comments:

Ms. A said...

When I see my reflection, I can't help wondering where that old woman came from!

Shanthi said...

That's one fantabulous picture!!! The rustic wall, the window and the clouds - everything is so picture perfect :-). True the word REFLECTION brings a smile on my face. My beloved always says - I am your reflection - if you are happy I am happy, if you are sad I am sad. Sweeet isn't it?

Rock Chef said...

When I see my reflection I just think "Ooooh yeah!"

If you believe that you will believe anything!

Great photo - thought it had been Photoshopped at first!

Shadow said...

yes, i do. yet how hard it is to look at our own reflection and be truly objective. but a worthwhile exercise nonetheless. there are so many hiddens, does one truly see them? do they all show? or are they a part of a facade we've built... lovely post. and lovely picture!!!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Yes, a very vivid cloud indeed!

Brian Miller said...

nice...i think reflection is good as long as you dont get stuck there...this is a great pic techno....the clouds in the window are so vivid it makes it almost surreal....

DJan said...

That is just a great picture. The clouds are perfectly aligned with all the other photo elements. And yes, I do look at my reflection, and I enjoy pictures of myself. Does this make me vain? Or just trying to be friends with that reflection?

LL Cool Joe said...

I have a very hard time seeing my reflection. It still shocks me, like it did as a youngster.

Lovely photo.

Stickup Artist said...

Fantastic shot! I never paid much attention to reflections until I learned to see in new ways after taking up photography. Looks like you have the mojo!

There's a meme called at Weekend Reflections hosted by James that focuses exclusively on reflections in photography that you may be interested in visiting.

Kristina P. said...

No, but I really should more!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Great shot!!! LOVE it.

Eileen said...

I love your photo! I love anything sort of shabby and anything that looks like it has a history, and that photo looks like it has a good story to tell! Oh that beautifully weathered and tattered window frame! Wonderfully surrounding the reflection of the clouds/sky. PERFECTION! And then the loose bricks are good company.
Gosh, you have a great eye! Enjoy!
All the best,
Eileen

Barbara Shallue said...

Constantly! Especially since I turned 50 a few years ago.
I love that photo - the window and brick wall by themselves would be great, but the cloud reflection is wonderful!

blueviolet said...

Actually I think I avoid my reflection. :(

Mama Zen said...

That is a truly beautiful photograph!

Hilary said...

That's a beauty of a photo, TB. I love what it meaans to you.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Awesome photo, Techno. I enlarged it for a better look and the detail is stunning.

Seeing your inner being is a wonderful ability-- It takes a lot of work to be able to get to the point of accomplishing that. High five.

xoxo jj

Arnab Majumdar said...

The reflection of the open sky amidst the broken and cracked bricks of the wall almost feels like an allegory of the desire to break free and fly away... Inspiring shot.

Cheers,
Arnab Majumdar on SribbleFest.com

Shrinky said...

I just clicked to "embiggen" that image, and it's amazing - the clouds are so vivid!

Hmph, I'm with Ms A here, every time I gaze in a mirror, I find my face replaced with the worn out one of my mother! Sigh..

oceangirl said...

The picture is wonderful Technobabe. The clouds look like they are looking out the window.

I can't say I am too happy with my reflections :) Well sometimes yes, sometimes okay, sometimes not.

secret agent woman said...

That is a good shot. I take reflection photos because I like the idea of the once-removed nature of it. BTW, I answered your question about the plant with a post today.

terri said...

Oooh, that's a GREAT shot! I love it!

I reflect on who I am a lot. I may see a different side of myself, depending on the day ... the happy me, the sad me, the anxious me ... I think it's good to contemplate who we are. It helps us become the person we really want to be.

lisleman said...

I often reflect but not necessarily on my reflection. nice pic

EcoRover said...

Your H Woods quote on the header brought this line to mind (Decemberists tune): "Hetty Green/ Queen of supply-side bonhomie bone-drab".

TexWisGirl said...

what a great provacative post. congrats on your POTW!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful framing in the shot.

Zuzu said...

LOVE this photo. Just gorgeous!
~ Zuzu

Eddie Bluelights said...

When I look in the mirror I definately do not say, "Mirrir, mirror on the wall. Who is the fairest of us all!" LOL I look and say to myself, "It can't be me!! my nostrils are back to front. LOL
I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I admit our personalities are the real 'us' and that lies beneath the surface - thank God LOL

Nezzy said...

Thing is...we're hardest on ourselves and never see ourselves as others see us.

That is one magnificent photo sweetie!

God bless and have a splendid day! :o)

Attila The Mom said...

Oh such a gorgeous pic!

Enchanted Oak said...

The habit of self-examination is helping me stay sane in a world full of things and people I can't control. Like you, my serenity level is proportional to the work I'm willing to do on me.

Jayne said...

Love the sentiment here. And like that beautiful photo you snapped, when I see my reflection I'm reminded of the fissures of age, but also, the interest of an old thing.

Congratulations on your POTW from Hilary. :)

Syd said...

That is a great photo. I do check out my reflection and see what I am reflecting to the world.

Moannie said...

Great picture: Congrats of POTW

Lately my reflection is that of my mum...oh dear.

Stinkypaw said...

Love this pict!

...and I often wonder the same thing as Ms.A

Clare Dunn said...

Excellent! Excellent photo!

Don't you just love the 'Happy Accidents'?

xoxoxo, cd