Most of my reflection photos come from nature, and I have posted some of them before. Most of the following were taken within the last year. They tell the story of the weather this past autumn and winter.
I start with icicles. This winter has been brutal here in the Midwest – record cold temperatures for several days in a row, 3rd snowiest winter on record. So it’s not surprising that icicles this winter were larger than ever and often interesting to photograph.
Later in February, there was a brief thaw. The ice and snow began to melt and sidewalks flooded with water. I took these pictures of the reflections of trees in the pools of melted water:
Taken in August 2013:
Going backward in time to earlier in the summer, my husband and I took a trip down south. First we visited a friend in Austin, Texas. Here you see her and my husband reflected in a mirror, taken in the childhood home of Lyndon B. Johnson.
I especially like this picture I took in the mansion from the top of a stairway surrounded on all sides by mirrors, reflecting multiple images of the people descending the stairs.
What trip to Graceland would be complete without visiting the exhibit dedicated to Elvis’s cars? This black car was made more impressively glitzy by lights reflecting all over its surface.
Reflections of images, people or animals, or created by the colors of a setting sun or by manmade lights reflecting on a surface are great opportunities to photograph the different effects that light creates.