Happy February! That means I’ve got 31 photos in my Project 365 gallery, 4 weeks of Project 52 completed, and it’s time to share my first monthly creative exercise. These creative exercise themes are posted at Clickinmoms and some of us have formed a blog circle, so you can follow the links and see many interpretations of the theme.
I struggle to remember monthly themes, but this time I found myself noticing reflections quite frequently! Unfortunately, most of the time I didn’t have my camera handy. I do carry it with me a lot, but there are still times when taking a photo isn’t possible. But I got at least one reflection I really like. And after I gathered these 7 reflection photos for this post, I noticed they were all either water or glass. I would like to keep exploring this theme and try other reflective surfaces.
It’s funny that my favorite is from my first photo session during which I remembered I wanted to capture some reflections. This is the icy Rappahannock River a week ago.
The next day I actually pulled off the highway (Route 3 near King George) to photograph this pond.
Then I drove back into town for some more Fredericksburg pictures for last week’s Project 52 theme. I found yet another water reflection and a couple of glass reflections. This is the Rappahannock River again, just below the William Street bridge.
I practiced my patience at the apothecary to try to get a good reflection of the flag.
And then I remembered to look up. Actually, I just wanted to show some of the architecture for my Project 52 theme. I didn’t even notice the reflection at first.
With the next photo I was actually experimenting with shutter speed, but I’m including it because it has a reflection too! I’m standing in the doorway of our t.v. room. The t.v. is on the wall to my immediate left and is reflected in the framed star chart on the wall above my girls on the sofa. It’s kind of neat being able to just walk by the room and see what’s on the t.v.
Finally, this idea needs a lot more work, but I like the idea, so I’m sharing it. This started as a portrait session of my lunch, which you can see at the bottom of the reflection. Do you see what device is doing the reflecting? Hint: Look at the logo at the bottom. All three of my children as well as myself are captured in this image from last Monday afternoon. I’m on the far right with the camera in my face LOL, my older daughter is reading in the big chair nearby, my second daughter is on the floor playing Solitaire (with cards because her sister is using the iPod! LOL) and my son is using a laptop at the far end of the table. He is the only one I spoke to for the picture. I had taken several shots to get my settings right and when I was all ready I just called his name. He popped up asking, “What?” and, click!
Thank you for visiting! Remember to continue on the blog circle to see more reflections!