Friday, December 4, 2009

Rainy Reflections

After I was done grocery shopping on that rainy morning, I looked around for reflections in the wet pavement of the shopping center parking lot. I particularly liked the colors in this first reflection. I thought it was neat how the red and blue hues of the "open" sign blended into a purple mark on the ground.
Next, a reflection of magenta bougainvilleas and a yellow pole caught my eye:
Then, I was fascinated by this little vertical streak of light on the ground (in the center of the photo below). The street lights weren't turned on so I didn't know where that light was coming from.
It turned out to be from sunlight bouncing off of windows on a house on the hill a mile away.
If you are amused by reflections like I am, visit Weekend Reflections and see posts from around the world featuring all kinds of reflections.

34 comments:

Chef Kar said...

Clever ~ creative ~ colorful! (clap, clap, clap).

Weekend Reflection ~ Evening Canals

awarewriter said...

I like them all but the first two stand out. I love the way the colors reflect in the wet street. Nice work.

Kevin said...

I love the colors in the first photo. Great job!

Greyscale Territory said...

The reflection colours are indeed magical! In each photo, the reflections add so much interesting dimension!

Stine in Ontario said...

OOOH! I like the reflections on the wet pavement, especially the bright colours.

Thérèse said...

I would not mind some rain when you can get such reflections! Nice.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely reflections, specially all the colours in the first photo

Nefertiti said...

great photo and good colors

good w end ;O)

Evelyn Howard said...

Interesting photos as always :)
Have a nice weekend.

Ida said...

Great series.
The first picture is so cool.
I like it a lot! :)

Happy weekend!

Julie said...

Golly, so many reflections. You are a bit like me, now I find reflections everywhere. I am continually amazed to find where other photographers find their own reflections.

Lovely post for our meme.

Jen said...

Great collection Diane - I guess rain in Tucson is good for something. ;)

jeannette stgermain said...

Some of these reflections look like abstract art! Thanks for sharing your "eye."

Icy BC said...

Beautiful reflections, and you did find many fantastic ones, Diane!

Gaelyn said...

You are very observant and diligent to find so many reflections. I like the pole that turned into reflected sunlight. Very cool!

Louis la Vache said...

Good capture of the reflections!
E-mail «Louis» a double latte from the coffee house, will ya?

Merci!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Great reflection images! The reflections in your first photo remind me of your post on "pixel magic." =) Such a vibrant red in the bougainvillea. The light bouncing off the house window looks strong enough to be a searchlight!

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

What LOVELY rainy reflections! With any luck, I might have some rainy photos for NEXT week (keeping fingers crossed)
Hugs and blessings,

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

What a great way to capture a reflections. I am divided between the first or second picture as my favorite.

LV said...

I would have never thought of doing this. Great idea and you did a super job on the photos. Thanks for stopping by my place.

Sistertex said...

Wow, great idea, wonderful shots.

Carletta said...

What terrific finds!
I love the colors of the first reflection!!
Round The Bend.

Annie said...

I am always amazing at how color can reflect so beautifully and truly on a dark pavement. And - that streak of light! Stunning.

We love Luna said...

These pictures are so beautiful, I think you had a great idea for this theme, wonderful reflections!I also loved the light in these compositions!
purrs and love
Luna

Salitype said...

wow! the wet pavement sure does gives you a wonderful reflection. who could have think a pavement can create such!!!!

Tom Bailey said...

Those homes on the hill look great they remind me of some that are similar in Palm springs where they have space between them and what seems to be great views.

Thank you for sharing.

rainfield61 said...

You have a pair of good eyes on the reflection. Some of them resemble rainbow.

Ebie said...

I really love the multi-colored reflections! The rain added shimmer to the shots!

Enjoy your weekend, and either ways, rain or not!

Patti said...

You found some really cool reflections in the wet pavement. Pretty photos!

mbkatc230 said...

Great reflections, that streak of light really is interesting. But the first shot is my favorite, great color and composition. Kathy

VioletSky said...

The colours are so rich in the first two photos. And that streak of light is amazing for its far reaching intensity!

quilly said...

Pavement makes the perfect canvas for impressionist reflections. These are lovely. I also liked the way you tracked down the errant light rays.

Carly said...

very neat and creative reflections on the wet ground.

Ayie said...

a very nice take on reflections, love all!