Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Surfaces and Reflections

Carmi at Written Inc has asked for reflective photos.

Here are my entries.  Please click on the photos to embiggen.

The best place to start is, of course, The Bean in Chicago's Millennium Park.  This has got to be the most reflective surface on the planet.  (An aside:  I don't know what Chicagoans call this structure.  Officially its name is "Cloud Gate.")
The Bean on a bright day in October 2015

The great city of Chicago, as seen in the bean.

That's us, the Common Household Parents!

Then there are mirrors.  Here is the mirror in the dance studio at Disney.  Also a self-portrait of one of the marching band photographers.

Water is a prime reflective surface.  Here's a few I have taken in the past year.
Reflection in the park, February 2016
Self-portrait in Feb 2016

placid Slippery Rock Creek at McConnells Mill State Park
on Father's Day, June 2016

Rocky reflections in Slippery Rock Creek

The moon reflects the light of the sun, right?  Here is the moon rising over the marching band last fall.

I can't help but get a little theological.  I consider that we each are a reflection of the divine, rather like these cakes.

How the cake is supposed to look, as pictured
in the recipe book. Divine.
The cake in real life.  
My husband called this a weapon of mass destruction.
It's one of the scariest cake's I have ever made.
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photodoug said...

2nd photo of "The Bean" is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love that moon!

I did not know about the Bean. But now I do!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Chicago as seen on the surface of The Bean is AMAZING!
I've never seen a cake like that before but your version looks a bit like Death by Chocolate. (And I'm not saying that is a bad thing!)
Good for you for playing along with Thematic Photographic!

Alexia said...

What a great selection of reflections. I especially love the leaves in the water; any water pics are guaranteed to appeal to me! The cake - hmmm, I don't much like sweet stuff anyway, and I think the word 'scary' is very appropriate :D

Bob Scotney said...

I have always thought that Cloud Gate was one of Anish Kapoor's better creation. How reflective is that bean.

Gilly said...

That Bean is incredible! Love the shots you have got of it. And the moon is fantastic. But I always think chocolate is a very difficult substance to cook with! And the photos are ALWAYS better than our creations - but ours taste lovely. Usually!