Sunday, October 14, 2012

An Art Prompt or Challenge via Jeff and susanna!

Jeff and susanna, of Owen Sound, Ontario, sent me these delightfully layered and reflective images.  No photoshop involved, just a little point and shoot digital camera.  

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Being of a philosophical nature I studied these photos and wondered about the nature of reality and our perception of reality. I realized that for me part of the beauty of these exquisite images is that the reflections and the actual objects seem to shift in my mind's eye.  I can get a little dizzy looking at these, but a very pleasant dizziness.

Immediately I wanted to rush out with camera in hand and see where I could find this sort of layering of reality and reflections.  So here's the challenge.  Find and record (camera, drawing, painting, etc) images where reflections and reality merge.  Let us know how you make out!

PS - It's a lot harder than it looks.  Some of us at 14 Secrets are playing with this prompt and here's what we have so far:
From Barbara St Jacques taken at the Peace Pagoda this August.

From Carol Ingram Moore


 And from me:





I tried this outside, and I like the reflected color!
This one feels quite peaceful.
I also tried taking a photo of a mirror.  Interesting.
(People don't seem to realize you are taking their picture if you do this.)

4 comments:

basia said...

Remarkable photos...thank you for sharing.

Lani Gerity said...

Yes, aren't they beautiful?

Bill said...

These are so beautiful! We certainly can't improve on the wonderfulness of nature.

Lani Gerity said...

Have you seen Gretchen Miller's Birthday post?
http://gretchenmiller.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/strengh-in-hand-merging-the-perception-of-reflection-with-reality/