A Rebel with a Reflective Cause

A Rebel with a Lightbulb Cause. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

HOWDY FOLKS!

These are more photographs I took at our beach house last weekend.  If you’ve read my last two previous posts, they are rendered with a similar mindset.  And if you haven’t read them and are just now stumbling upon this bloggy post, you might be interested in reading them… or you might not. 🙂  I have apparently become obsessed with reflections.  But I think reflections reveal a lot about the world; for I am observing the world from a different, and more thoughtful angle that is rich with subject matter to capture.  I couldn’t decide whether to split these photographs into separate posts but, ultimately, I chose to include them all in one post because I didn’t feel as if there were enough similar compositions to make for strong, separate posts.  There are three photographs below of my grandmother’s vanity.  As I walked to the kitchen one afternoon, I noticed my grandparent’s cheesy beach painting morphing into a beautiful clone of the lit vanity in our bedroom.  I quickly grabbed my camera and took a few shots of this beautiful sight.  I love these photographs because, to me at least, the viewer does not read the reflection as a reflection off of a painting; it looks more like a reflection created by a mirror.  I took a couple of different shots to try and capture different angles and compositions.  The last set of photographs are of a sunset, which occurred during the start of a thunderstorm.  The sky was the kinda dark that makes the clouds glow and become ever more beautiful.  It was not raining, however, and I thought this juxtaposition, of the storm and sunset, would make for some interesting photographs.  I set out to photograph as the sky was and not as reflections, but, since I am a tad on the wee side, I couldn’t get high enough to get a great capture.  They were only so-so shots… even when I was standing on a chair.  Therefore, I improvised.  I noticed that the sky was reflecting beautifully on the house’s outside glass windows, so I began shooting the reflections.  I loved the way the curtains were creating a canvas, with which to solidify and form the sunset upon, rather than having the forms disappear through the glass. I also managed to capture a few shots on the glass door that don’t include the curtains, but I personally prefer the curtain shots.  Anyways, I hope you enjoy these photographs!

Will the Real Side Reflect? Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

A Lonely Painting Reflects its Vision. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

Glass on a Painting, Reflecting Like a Mirror. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

The Light Becomes the Stormy Sunset. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

Stormy Sunsets Over Glass Pleats. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

Boy-and-girl-gendered Panels with Clouds. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

The Neo-Imperialist Sunset. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

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15 thoughts on “A Rebel with a Reflective Cause

  1. GREAT post! I particularly love your grandmother’s vanity reflection. I have some similar pics of my pussycat sitting within the secondary glazing. The reflection of which meant double trouble!! 😉

  2. I’m also captivated by reflections and try to capture them with my camera. Your photography intrigues me. I enjoyed the unique perspectives and lighting in each photo. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog.

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