Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #87 – Reflections

We welcome another guest blogger this week, Miriam of The Showers of Blessings.  She suggests we find reflections to share.

Believe it or not, but I found myself in some of mine…even though I never do selfies.

Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens

Today, International Women’s Day, we might just change his quote a bit…and put in woman and women too.

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?

― Charles Bukowski

Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him?

Bill Watterson 

Bewilderment increases in the presence of the mirrors.
Tarjei Vesaas,

When do I see a photograph, when a reflection?
Philip K. Dick,

A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.
Henry David Thoreau,

 

These images were made in Iceland, Stettin, Copenhagen, Bilbao, Norway and Switzerland. As usual, click to enlarge.

For the rest of March, we will follow the usual schedule – and stay tuned for next Saturday when the host is me, Leya!

 

68 comments on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #87 – Reflections

  1. A wonderful selection of reflections Ann-Christine, I especially love the boats in the header image and the funky reflections in the third xxx

    • Thank you, Steve – ha, I wonder how many of me would be appreciated outside a photo ;-D. And that third one: the streak of red is a car passing by!

    • Happy you liked them, John! Thank you. I love reflections, and often photograph them. Mostly during Autumn when the colours are striking.

  2. Hi Leya. Your photos AND quotes are all superb!! I especially like the photo of you reflected in the four posts – it’s the best selfie ever. And the photo directly above it with the grey-scale grids is so mysterious, it calls out to the viewer.

    Here’s my submission. I took the word ‘reflections’ in a different direction

    https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/beautiful-great-blue-herons-and-there-i-was-without-a-camera-quirky-artist-stories-nbr-15/

    Best, Babsje

  3. Ohh…beautiful post, Ann-Christine. I love your nature shots and the selfies! The quotes are apt and profound. The Thoreau quote about the landscape is wonderful: ”It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” Very true. I hope you and your family are well. We are living in crazy times.

    • Thank you, Patti, so happy you liked the shots and the quotes. That quote is a favorite. We are well so far – hopefully you are too. Everything is crazy. Tough times ahead too. Staying calm to cope.

  4. Lovely photos, Ann-Christine! I love them all especially the first one and the last one. What stunning photos you took in Iceland! Iceland is a beautiful place, I saw some of my daughter’s photos.

  5. Nice group of shots AC…great colors in the opening shot and I like how the snow on the bank guides you into the shot in the last pic. Well done 🙂

  6. My, you DO get around Ann-Christine😊. Love all of these ( suspect others might have found you odd for photographing yourself in
    The loo tho LOL). Absolutely loved your bewilderment image

  7. Rephrase that, A C – you never do INTENTIONAL selfies! You and I have both found ourselves unwittingly in an image

    • Thank you, Ana – suddenly I found two of them…on the other hand it is difficult with mirrors to avoid yourself… ;-D

  8. I can’t choose my favorite reflection or reflective quote… they are all gems. How special that they also reflect the wonderful places you have travelled. ❤

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