Many of us love reflections and shadows, and many of us photograph them frequently. I am one of them. This week Patti has challenged us to show some of our images in monochrome. Shadows and reflections are even more mysterious and enigmatic then, as you will find them changing our perception of the image. Some images more than others, but, they all draw us in for new lines and details, new perspectives.
I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.
– Francois Truffaut
Art is a direct reflection of the life you live. What you experience comes out in your work.
– Dianne Reeves
Glass reflects light in different and special ways. This glass piece from Kosta Boda was displayed on fur – very attractive and innovative opposites.
A visit to Library of Water in Stykkishólmur, Iceland, will give you another perspective of water. The reflections of the outside world as well as of the inside of the columns show how water refracts light differently.
Tblisi at night by the fountain cascades. Water, water everywhere!
Lodz, Poland, Light Move Festival.
A feast for the eye.
I found these fun shadows at a vineyard east of Porto, Portugal. These two containers were so big, that you had to have a ladder and a bridge to use them.
A garden is a reflection of you, it’s your presence in the world.
– Julie Newmar
This week, Patti is challenging us to show photos with reflections and/or shadows captured or processed in monochrome. ”Feel free to process your image in different shades of blue, green, brown, or gray. You can also shoot your image in a setting that’s predominantly one color–like a blue sea and sky, for example.” Be sure to include a link to Patti’s original post and use the Lens-Artists tag.
If you’re new to LAPC, here’s a link that explains how to join us.
Last week we had a lot of messages… Donna’s theme–Messages. You found them everywhere–in nature, on buildings, at home. A special thanks to Donna for hosting a lovely challenge.
Next week, it’s Amy’s turn to lead us, so be sure to stop by her site on Saturday at noon EST. Until then, I hope you have a week filled with joy, inspiration, and photo opportunities!
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Great clarity and contrast in these photos, very beautiful
A lovely gallery of photos Ann-Christine!
Thank you, Aletta!
A wonderful gallery Ann-Christine.
Thank you, Rupali!
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I like the drama of that glass piece and the library of water is fascinating, but my heart goes with the child on the shoulders in Lodz. Beautiful images, Ann-Christine.
Lovely images, AC. Your collection is wonderfully diverse. Where do I start? I love many of them. The ones that stand out for me are the Kosta Boda on fur. Stunning. And all the light show images in Poland. Terrific. Your nature scenes have an old-world feel as if they were from a century ago. I love the sepia tones in the first one. The light festival looks wonderful. I’ll have to look that up. I also hope all’s well with you and your family–especially your new granddaughter. 🙂 🙂
Thank you, Patti! The light move show is in October every year – fascinating. I loved this challenge – so great to show reflections in B&W!
Very nice, Ann-Christine. But your second image is simply outstanding by its mood and serenity. The edit fits perfectly to the mood 👍👍👍👍👍
Thank you very much!
You’re welcome 😊
Amazing landscape reflections, A-C; you could invert the pictures & no-one would be the wiser 😃
Fantastic images – that Library of Water is interesting
Thank you, Nora! It is fascinating that someone really made this come alive. And fascinating too that it hadn’t been done before.
Wonderful images. Library of water seems like a beautiful place
Thank you, it was.I was surprised no one had thought of that before too. The importance of water!
A beautiful post as always Ann-Christine. I especially loved all of your water images – the Library of Water is amazing!
Thank you, Tina. I really loved walking there and sitting in the silence. An incredible view out of the windows too.
Every picture is stunning, Leya. You caught my attention at the first one, but it got better and better. I’m going to look for some for my post tomorrow. I can’t resist monochrome!
All excellent choices for this theme! I love the sound of a library of water – is it in Reykjavik? My favourite shot however is the one of the trees so perfectly reflected (2nd one down)
Thank you – and the library by Roni Horn is in Stykkisholmur. A beautiful place too.
I love that you interjected reflection as who we are, too.
The Library of Water must have been fascinating to walk around. One of those things you might not think about, find yourself amidst, and want to know more. Can’t pick a favorite photo but I know I would enjoy being on the premises of the lakesides. Such softness added with the photos in monochrome.
Thank you, Donna! The library was created by an American artist! Rony Horn. Really fascinating.
These are beautiful. I particularly like the Kosta Boda glass
Thank you, it seems to be a popular choice!
Breathtaking photos, AC! Love the line of trees, like a beautiful painting. The glass, wow…
Thank you, Amy! Glad you like them!
I am glad they resonated with you, Beth!
Enjoyed your art and water and lights for this post theme
Thank you ♥
Lovely! The Lights Move festival looks and sounds very interesting..
Thank you, PR, I went twice to that festival – it is glorious!
Enigmatic is exactly the word to describe these wonderful photos. The woodland ones and the Light Show are my absolute favourites.
Thank you, Margaret – and glad you liked the woodlands too! I had hopes for them, and I was surprised myself at the laser lights.
Wonderful pics. The second is my favorite!
Thank you so much, Dawn!
Lovely examples but the first two are my favorites.
Thank you, Janet. They are mine too!
Such a wonderful gallery Ann-Christine. You have shown some wonderful scenes and art. Laser lights in monochrome are almost as good as full colours 🙂
Thank you, Brian! And I think I must agree about the laser lights too.
Great photos. The first two reflections are superb.
Thank you, John! ♥
Love the tree reflection and container shadows.
Glad you liked them, Philo! I had fun putting the post together.
This is a great post for this challenge. I particularly liked your glass images and their reflections. The light show was amazing. Thanks for taking us to these places and showing us their wonders.
Thank you, Anne! I am so glad you enjoyed them, and glass has got something extra, hasn’t it?
Yes it does!
These are wonderful photos Ann-Christine! I love the quote of Truffaut because I love his work in film.
Thank you, Anne, I am happy they resonated with you!
This series has more reality, ‘colour’ and excitement than any of yours I have seen . . . I cannot get away from the Kosta-Boda . . . more real than real !!!
So glad you enjoyed the display, Eha! Kosta Boda and you have a history, don’t you?
An eclectic set Leya – lovely – my favourite is the lead shot
So glad you liked them, Scott! Thank you. And I might agree on the first one too.