Mini Challange # 182 - Reflections

kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not.Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
edited February 23, 2014 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini Challange # 182 - Reflections
<HR style="COLOR: #d1d1e1; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #d1d1e1" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title -->I think some of the most beautiful photographs are those that show a reflection of some sort - usually with water, but not necessarily. Show me your best reflections, be it a pool, or a mirrored window, or whatever. Not really looking for the idea of "reflecting on the past" as that would take us down a whole different road. Lets keep it to actual, physical reflections. Looking for your best quality photography here.

DUE BY 23 FENRUARY!

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  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,621Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2014
    Stable relationship.
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    Repeated as I knew where to find it, others do it, but mainly because the original intent was to capture the reflection, rather than anything else :)

    pp

    (others might follow - but it's a difficult topic for me ... )
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2014
    A little blue bath
    JW3_7220-XL.jpg

    something I said
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    A peli can do it

    _JLJ9533-L.jpg
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

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  • Gary752Gary752 Major grins Central PAPosts: 934Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 8, 2014
    Oldest operating ferry boat system still in operation. This is at the widest part of the Susquehanna River which is 1 mile across. These are SOOC.

    #1 The Roaring Bull on a foggy morning.
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    #2 The Falcon
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    GaryB
    GaryB
    “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!” - Ansel Adams
  • lifeinfocuslifeinfocus Phils Imaging Posts: 1,461Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 9, 2014
    Time to reflect
    "Double Reflection" (Reflect on this - a reflection within a reflection - a mini lol)

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    "DOW Garden"

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    "Christmas Tree"

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    http://www.PhilsImaging.com
    "You don't take a photograph, you make it." ~Ansel Adams
    Phil
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 9, 2014
    1) Clear reflection, oriental pond,
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    2) Life Imitating Art
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    3) Plum in the Shade
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    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 9, 2014
    Balboa Park Reflecting Pond
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    Me, Myself, and I
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    Window Pane
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,082Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 9, 2014
    1. This isn't one of my best photographs ever, but it is an odd reflection that I ended up liking in spite of the images shortcomings. This was taken at a zoo through one of those (dirty, smudged with kids fingerprints) viewing windows that lets the visitor see underwater into the alligator area. This is the underwater part of the alligator reflecting back.
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    2. Vogel State Park, Georgia with Blood Mountain in the background
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    3.
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 9, 2014
    Earache wrote: »


    Window Pane
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    Back in the 60's I'd see everything like this with a little Window Pane! :Drolleyes1.gif
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    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
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  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 2,180Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 9, 2014
    Tenaya Lake - Yosemite

    IMG_1907%20PS%20and%20T%20for%20Challenge-XL.jpg

    Eastern Sierras - June Lake Loop

    IMG_2002%20Quick%20Sat%20and%20sharp%20signed%20readj-XL.jpg

    Puget Sound - Strange watercolor effect due to the 2X Extender used with 200mm lens. I decided I liked the effect. Small reflection, but it is there.

    IMG_1294%20crop%20Topaz%20detail%20and%20adj%20no%20border%20signed-XL.jpg
  • 1magineer1magineer Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 9, 2014
    Serenity Waits

    Kayak_Sue_119-2-L.jpg

    November Riverbend
    FisherMeadowsRiverBend-240DPI-L.jpg

    Christmas, Waterford Beach

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    –Mark

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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 10, 2014
    Swan Lake

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,717Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 10, 2014
    I can't hope to compete with so many marvelous photos - especially the horse's eyeball. So I'll submit a couple of ones for your amusement. Reflections are something that I have been playing with for 56 years - not only regular reflections like in water, but a whole bunch of selfies. These were picked because they are not reflections in water or in a mirror.

    This one is one of the first photos on the first roll of film that I took with my first 35 mm camera - a selfie of me when I was twenty years old in the bulletin board on the square at my college.


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    The very first photo in this roll was a reflection in a basement window but it is light struck because it was partly on the leader. (I guess some of you don't remember loading film and leaders, but in back in the day I hated to waste film - not only did we have to pay for the film, but we also had to pay to have it developed) My dad gave me the camera as a 20th birthday gift. It was a Kodak Retina Reflex.

    This next one is also a film photo from 1964 - my family (my me, kids and my husband) reflected in the hubcap of our VW bus. But it should not be considered for the challenge because after looking at it carefully - I think it was taken by my dad. It is interesting so I'll leave it in here - my dad was doing reflections in odd surfaces even before I was.

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    I'll substitute in here a reflection in a train window in which I am a headless photographer

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    And I'm still doing reflections - this one was the sink of the bathroom on the Disney ship - June 2013

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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • kscooperkscooper Major grins Posts: 387Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 10, 2014
    Killdeer:

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    Least Sandpipers pre-dawn:

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    100 grams:

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  • ShootingStarShootingStar Major grins le HavrePosts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 11, 2014
    Some wonderful photos already!
    kscooper I am amazed by that sandpiper shot!

    Here are my entries

    1. Cradle Mountain
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    2. African Meeting point
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    3. Loving my face right now!
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    Cheers

    Claire
    Nature can be so different around the world but it is always amazing!

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  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 11, 2014
    #1
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    #2
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    #3
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    Kate
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  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 11, 2014
    Wow - tremendous work in here so far - keep them coming!
  • crevestcrevest Big grins Posts: 51Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 12, 2014
    A bit different :)

    The actual tiltle is ... "Reflections"

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    Cedric
    PS: that's a spoon reflecting a multiplication table set

    Everything is a matter of perspective
    http://www.in-perspectives.com/
  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,621Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 12, 2014
    crevest wrote: »
    ... a spoon reflecting a multiplication table set

    Simple - but effective ... nicely done :)

    pp
  • jpope42jpope42 Dazed & Confused Posts: 150Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 12, 2014
  • silvio000silvio000 Major grins Posts: 170Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 12, 2014
    So, this is going to be my first time at the Mini Challenges, hope it all goes well.

    1. The Mustang
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    2. The Double Reflection
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    3. My Perfect Reflection
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    Regards,

    Sílvio Oliveira
  • crevestcrevest Big grins Posts: 51Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 13, 2014
    Simple - but effective ... nicely done :)

    pp

    Thanks Paul !

    Everything is a matter of perspective
    http://www.in-perspectives.com/
  • crevestcrevest Big grins Posts: 51Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 13, 2014
    jwear wrote: »

    A peli can do it

    _JLJ9533-L.jpg

    Very nice ! The left wing is actually touching the water isn't it?

    Everything is a matter of perspective
    http://www.in-perspectives.com/
  • 1magineer1magineer Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 13, 2014
    Love this!!!
    kdotaylor wrote: »


    #2
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    –Mark

    "Conventional thinking is the ruin of our souls..." ~Rumi
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  • 1magineer1magineer Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 13, 2014
    Love this, too!
    jpope42 wrote: »
    Sky Boat

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    –Mark

    "Conventional thinking is the ruin of our souls..." ~Rumi
    _____________________________________________
    My SmugMug Galleries
  • 1magineer1magineer Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 13, 2014
    And loving these, too... :-)
    Earache wrote: »
    Balboa Park Reflecting Pond



    Me, Myself, and I
    i-KDHFrzN-S.jpg


    Window Pane
    Window%20Pane-S.jpg
    –Mark

    "Conventional thinking is the ruin of our souls..." ~Rumi
    _____________________________________________
    My SmugMug Galleries
  • shawncshawnc shawnc Posts: 270Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2014
    Love the reflections! Never posted in one of these challenges, I have a few reflection shot and might as well play along.

    "Last Rays" Sedona's Soldiers pass
    Canon EOS 30D
    ISO 100
    Focal Length 22mm (35.2mm in 35mm)
    Aperture f/8.0
    Exposure Time 0.04s (1/25)

    IMG_6816%20copy-XL.jpg

    Duck "Basking in the Light" Sedona's Cathedral Sunset
    Canon EOS 30D
    ISO 100
    Focal Length 33mm (52.8mm in 35mm)
    Aperture f/9.0
    Exposure Time 0.01s (1/100)

    Cathedral_Rock-XL.jpg

    "Upside Rightways" Docks near Indian rocks bch, Fl. intercoastal waterway
    Canon EOS 50D
    ISO 100
    Focal Length 70mm (112mm in 35mm)
    Aperture f/4
    Exposure Time 0.0012s (1/800)


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    Any comments welcome.
    Canon 5DII/5D/ 50D/70-200 2.8L IS/ 24-70 2.8L/ 10-22 USM/ 85 1.8/ 50 1.4 / 580ex + II /
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2014
    1magineer wrote: »
    And loving these, too... :-)
    Thanks Mark.... looks like you found lots of love just-in-time for Valentines Day... thumb.gif
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2014
    crevest wrote: »
    Very nice ! The left wing is actually touching the water isn't it?


    Thank you if you look close the frame before this one both wings were touching but it was not sharp ,the line is still in the water :D
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • marionetmarionet Bill Posts: 382Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2014
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  • kridpicskridpics Beginner grinner Posts: 6Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited February 15, 2014
    Just back from Kyoto: Heian Jingu Shrine
    Even before the cherry blossoming, Kyoto is already worth a visit!
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