This week, Miriam, our guest host over at The Showers of Blessings, is looking for Reflections for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. On a recent trip to Volo Auto Museum, I was so impressed by how bright and shiny all the cars are and, looking at the resulting pictures, I can see how I inadvertently captured reflections, not so much of images but the lights of the various showrooms that brought out the meticulous care and attention to detail that is lavished on these beautiful machines.
The more I age, the more I tend to avoid looking in mirrors, so you won’t see too many reflections of me in my photo files, except perhaps this one, taken at the Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City. I got two for the price of one with this picture as I was shooting the outside of the museum and ended up capturing a nice reflection of the mountains.
The image above was also captured in Salt Lake City, in Temple Square. Just right for Jen’s choice of topic for the Weekly Photo Challenge on The Daily Post which this week is Mirror.
Still in the Salt Lake City area, the weather wasn’t quite so bright when we were forced to bring our visit to Antelope Island to an abrupt end as a storm moved into the area. Despite this, however, the lake managed to reflect the ominous mood of the clouds as they gathered overhead.
I couldn’t let this challenge go by without posting at least one picture of an actual mirror reflecting the ornate plasterwork in a room at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.
For more on the Weekly Photo Challenge go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/mirror/
Sue’s Word A Week Photograph Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-reflect/ is Reflect.
Our eldest grandson catches sight of his reflection in a shop window as he goes ‘trick or treating’ at the local mall.
Our granddaughter studies her reflection in the mirror as she applies some make-up while visiting the Hamill Family play area at Brookfield Zoo.
Our youngest daughter checking out her reflection from every angle at that crucial last-minute dress fitting just days before her wedding.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on Cee’s Photography at http://ceenphotography.com/2013/10/29/cees-fun-foto-challenge-reflections-and-shadows/ is Reflections & Shadows.
Usually I try to avoid shadows as they seem to play havoc with the camera’s automatic lighting system and I just don’t have the patience or the know-how to diddle around with all the knobs and buttons. I rarely take pictures of shadows deliberately but there have been the odd times when they may have unintentionally added something to the shot. Pictured above, a pavilion in the Ottoman Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis.
Soft shadows under an arbor in the Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Shadows and reflections; a water lily in the Heritage Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
There were plenty of night-time reflections in the various pools at the Missouri Botanical Garden during the Chinese Lantern Festival.