Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Weekend Reflections

The weekend after Thanksgiving! Take some time out from all the shopping craziness to sit back, relax and enjoy some beautiful photography from around the world. James at Newtown Area Photo hosts Weekend Reflections. He is even hosting this week in abstentia, as he is vacationing overseas.

These are some photos I took some time ago when I was doing a post on the difference between what the eye sees and what an artist paints. I had forgotten that there were some nice reflections in these.

This second shot is my favorite. Click to enlarge ( click again to make the shot full screen) There are a couple of little surprises there!

This last shot was actually a discard. Didn't work for the original post, but it's perfect for
Weekend Reflections!

35 comments:

awarewriter said...

I agree. All three shots are good, but the second shot is by far the best. Very nice photo with worlds inside worlds.

Riet said...

I love your reflections. Very special

Cezar and Léia said...

Very artistic these reflections, I liked a lot your idea and composition.
Happy weekend reflections
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, all of your pictures are just gorgeous. I love the boat in the water and the still life is wonderful. Your reflections are just great. Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

Marla at Always Nesting said...

I just said, out loud, to the dog who is the only one with me :), "that is so cool." Mirrors behind the vignettes? Awesome photography.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Very Nice, I like the second photo the best. Like how you incorporated the picture behind the tray as a reflection. Nicely Done.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Reader Wil said...

Your reflections are great! And especially the first one which I use as logo for Weekly Reflections.

maryt/theteach said...

Kathy, I love the idea of what the eye can see and the artist's painting. You have an artist's eye! :)

Quilt Works said...

Nice! My favorite is the window reflection!



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Blondie's Journal said...

Your pictures are fabulous, Kathy. Love reflections and you have quite a few, and some unexpected!!

Hope your holiday was great!

xoxo
Jane

Thérèse said...

I smiled seeing how the glass had been half filled :-)
Nice.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kat, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing these. The reflections are so neat. I particularly like the one of the still life and the painting of the still life in the background. You are GOOD!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Diane AZ said...

Gorgeous images with beautiful still lifes, paintings and reflections. Fascinating!

Serendipity said...

The second one is brilliant. Very, very clever.

cieldequimper said...

Excellent shots all of them, you're right, the second is great!

Dimple said...

I like the way the paintings are displayed so they resemble mirrors.
Thanks for visiting!

Icy BC said...

Great reflection photos!

Have a relaxing weekend..

storyteller said...

Lovely 'still life' reflections ;-)
Mine are at Small Reflections this weekend.
Hugs and blessings,

Malyss said...

Really beautyful! At first sight, I thought the reflections were paintings!!Wonderful shots!

Melissa B. said...

These are all amazing shots. I wouldn't judge the last one as a discard, either. Bravo!

Chef Kar said...

Very creative ~ love the "discard" as well ~ perfect for this meme.

My first effort: Weekend Reflection ~ Mussolini's Rome

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kat! I remember those paintings and your clever display! The discarded shot is very interesting...love the reflection! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

BaysideLife said...

All three are great reflections, but the second is absolutely my favorite too.

Carly said...

The reflection in the art gallery is great!

Lori E said...

I remember seeing these a while ago.
When I enlarged it I think I saw saran wrap in the wine carafe???? plus there was something I couldn't make out in the wine bottle and carafe. Both were blue?
It amazes me to see how well some people can paint.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Kathy, I love these reflections. Thank you for swinging by to see the "new" kitchen valance. I always enjoy your visits. hugs ~lynne~

xinex said...

Those are really nice still picktures for painting subjects, Kathy!...Christine

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Hi Kat, hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

This is an very interesting meme. I love the reflections, but what first drew my attention in the second one was the artist's rendition of the tray. The one in the painting is so much prettier. I'm a nut for serving trays, so I guess that explains it. lol

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Kathy!
Wonderful photos! I like the second one the best ..so artistic.

Thank you for entering my blog's teapot give away -- I'll be announcing the winner on Wednesday!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOOKS like a FAB getaway!

Stine in Ontario said...

Great post. I like seeing the closeups as well as the full picture,

Lynn said...

Fantastic still life! And YOUR reflection?!
Great shots, Kathy, and I love your music!

Bonnie said...

Hi Kathy, I enjoyed all your pictures. I think my favorite was the second one.

have a great week, Bonnie

Pacey said...

wonderful set of photos here...so creative of you. sorry for the late visit, got busy over the weekend.

Ebie said...

Wow, Kathy, actually, your discard is my favorite! I see you too!
All photos are perfect for the theme!