Friday, January 29, 2010

Weekend Reflections - Underpass Abstract

The weekend is finally here, so it's time to visit James at Newtown Area Photo for another edition of Weekend Reflections. Be sure to visit all the participants, you will see some breathtaking photos from all over the world.

A few weeks ago on a jaunt to South Texas, we saw an old trestle bridge. While walking across the bridge, you could see the new overpass running beside it. Not too interesting....

Until you look under the overpass....

I wasn't too thrilled with the quality of these shots - day one of using the new camera. But I loved the almost abstract pattern of the reflections under the bridge.

Make sure to visit James, you'll be glad you did. And have a great weekend!

43 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, I love the way you notice every detail in a picture. I love the reflection. Way too cool. Hugs, Marty

awarewriter said...

New cameras are like you shoes. You love the newness but they can hurt your feet until they are broken in and you are comfortable.

Pam said...

I think they are terrific reflections. I enlarged you photos and they look very clear and sharp.

Kathysue said...

Kat I have always said that good photographers can see things we don't and they can capture moments. I think you have the eye my dear friend. I love these post seeing your subject through your eyes. Hugs Kathysue

Lori E said...

I like shots of hard surfaces. Nice lines and shades of gray and then that punch of blue.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love looking at your reflection photos....always something surprising and cool!

xoxo
Jane

Deb said...

I lov bridges...if you get a chance go by and see my post on bridges...

Woody said...

Suite Judy Blue Eyes put a smile on my face, thanks!

I think your shots are very nice.

The Muse said...

...your "eye" will never be the same...you are searching/scanning...trying to see what is hidden in plain sight...


I am loving your discoveries.

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty photos Kathy! I love the reflection.

Thank you for entering my giveaway sweet friend! ~Melissa :)

Regina said...

These are awesome find! Great capture and reflections.
Enjoy the weekend.

RuneE said...

If one uses the eyes, there is always a good subject to be found. You do.

Rebecca said...

OH how fun a new camera...I got a new lens at Christmas and was surprised at the learning curve involved. Have fun!

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful reflections, I love them both!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hui Kat! Love your reflections "under the overpass"...also love saying that! lol I scrolled down to get caught up and I LOVE the pic of Cait and Sax!!! Cute! I know Sax is happy to have her best buddy at home again. Isn't that just a cozy, happy sight? Happy wekend...hugs...Debbie

Marla at Always Nesting said...

As always, your photos are stunning! I wish I could "see" what you see.

Hubby just picked a camera as a service award and I'm hoping a new camera will boost my eye for photography. I never thought I'd be waiting anxiously for a camera.

eileeninmd said...

These are wonderful reflections, the sky looks so blue. Well done and congrats on your new camera.

wenn said...

very nice reflection!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Yes, looking under the bridge is fascinating - very interesting reflections, indeed! Good for you that you
have a new camera - I am still trying to figure out how-to stuff on one I have had for about a year!

ksdoolittle said...

Beautiful captures. When I first got my camera, it changed my whole world. I noticed everything, even dust floating through the air. I found I had to have it with me every where I went, even if I was just going to sit on the steps for a few minutes of breaktime, because you just never knew what would be there! Enjoy your new camera. Be patient while you learn how it works. They are all so different. Thanks for visiting my blog! ~karen

Dianne said...

thank you for your kind comment on my first reflection entry

I love your shots
I'm always reminding myself to look up, I need to look down too :)

VP said...

You could find a good subject everywhere, this a nice reflection shot.

cieldequimper said...

Oh I like this, it's unexpected!

Eden said...

simply gorgeous! great shot!

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice silhouttes in reflection.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great reflecting Kathy. It does look abstract. laurie

xinex said...

Hi Kat! I like how that reflection is captured. Cool!...Christine

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Love the deep blue color of the water!

James said...

Good eye. That looks great! The blue is wonderful.

Gattina said...

I don't see any quality defaults but only a beautiful reflection !

Ebie said...

Ah, you made me smile with these photos, just lovely.

And I remember pretty well when I had my first camera!

Congratulations!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely reflection - enjoy the new camera!

Stine in Ontario said...

It's always exciting and frustrating to use a new camera! I think you did very well!

Shellbelle said...

A new camera? Way cool! I know it takes some getting used to, but you'll knock that out in no time and it looks like your off to a great start!

You take such great photos, your next purchase needs to be Photoshop Elements, I know you could do some amazing things with that program.

Chari said...

Hi Kathy...

Just read your sweet note! Hmmm...love these photos that you took in South Texas...I know of a similar overpass...this wouldn't be on Hwy 37 just before you get into Corpus would it? It sure looks like it could be the same place! Love the reflections that you were able to catch in the photo!!!

You asked about whether or not we had cars that we enter in the car shows...yes! My honey restores 2nd generation camaros. Right now we have a 1970 RS camaro that we play with...attend car shows throughout the year. Also we have a 1953 Ford that we play with as well. In fact, we hare driving the Ford to Las Vegas for a big car show in April...I will get to meet Gloria from Happy To Be. Her and her husband are meeting us out there...I'm so excited! Was just wondering since you asked about the car shows if your husband does the car thing? So nice to hear from you, my friend...

Have a super Sunday!
Chari @Happy To Design

Spiderdama said...

I think the last one is great:-)
Have a nice evening!

Lori said...

I think your photos turne out nice.

We shovled snow all day. I'm sore! We can now get our cars out the driveway. We got a heater and put is somewhat under the house to get our pipes un frozen. Now washing cloths. ugh! They already closed school at 10am this morning. I might go to work later in the day. I'm not going at 6am that is for sure. Have a great week...

maryt/theteach said...

Kathy, it's great you caught those reflections! Great job! :)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Kathy, that reflection is amazing. It is so clear and beautiful! Linda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful reflections Kathy. I found them to be so serene and peaceful... hope all is well your way darling..hugs ~lynne~

DesignTies said...

Isn't it cool what you can find when you look beyond the obvious?? :-) Very cool shot :-)

Sorry I'm late with this, but thanks for the congratulations on my home office win :-) I ended up not going with the $30 burger to celebrate -- I went with the $40 steak instead!! Eeek!!!!

Never say never.... you just might want a purple room one of these days!! ;-)

Kelly

Low Tide High Style said...

Who would think that something so mundane could be so photo worthy! Very cool shot!

Also, thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday!

Kat :)

Tardevil said...

How cool! I think the picture looks great. That bridge picture would be cool for one of those pictures where you write words with pics you've taken. That, of course, would be a "T". Have a great week!