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!
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