Reflections

By Vladimir Brezina

WordPress has not yet posted a theme for this week’s Photo Challenge… So photo-bloggers addicted to a regular weekly Challenge have impatiently begun taking matters into their own hands. Over at her blog Where’s my backpack?, Ailsa has proposed a Photo Challenge of her own, which everyone is invited to join, with the theme of “Reflections“.

“Reflections” is a perfect theme for me. Kayaking, or just walking around after the rain as Ailsa did, inverted reflections in water are everywhere, often more intriguing and mysterious than the scenes reflected. I’ve already posted some of these water reflections here and here and here and here and here

But “Reflections” also brings to mind our recent visit to the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan. The surfaces of the memorial, and the glass walls of the towers now rising all around, are full of reverberating reflections: of each other, of the clouds, of the visitors, of memories…

More photos are here.
And my second take on “Reflections” is here.

34 responses to “Reflections

  1. You weren’t kidding when you said you had a whole bunch of reflections. Loved the mangrove swamp, hadn’t seen that post before. These shots of the memorilal are lovely. I don’t think I’ve seen that top photo before, it’s absolutely brilliant. xoxo

    • Thanks, Ailsa! I am glad they measure up to your Challenge! ;-)

      If you mean the first, smaller photo, that was actually taken from the Hudson River—can’t get that angle from land… Come to think of it, can’t ever get it quite like that again, since it was taken when the towers were only partly built …

  2. Brilliant selection Vlad! Especially like the poignant 9/11 memorial ones.

  3. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing Vladimir. :-)

  4. great reflections!

  5. Love the 9/11 Memorial ones. It’s so hard to get a shot there.

  6. beautiful, simple and yet touching pictures of the memorial

  7. I wondered what you’d bring us. Pretty mind blowing reflections, it seems:)

    • Looking at the photos again, I see in some of them reflections of buildings that in turn are reflecting clouds, and yet other buildings … reverberating reflections indeed :-)

  8. Love photos with reflections, you get two pictures for the price of one. I especially like the one of the girl looking at herself in the window.

  9. Lauren Rayner

    Stunning pictures! :)

  10. Beautiful – Wonderful pictures for the reflections theme!

  11. these are all so great it is impossible to pick a favourite

  12. Wow, these are really very clean windows :) Just joking! These photos are great, I can’t stop watching them

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  14. Great pictures of the reflections :)

  15. Your reflections are amazing. Thanks for stopping by my blog so that I could be introduced to yours. :-)
    New York, New York…

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