Wednesday, September 8, 2010

serene green


Reflections - what a wonderful topic to begin my musings here! My favorite reflections to capture are in glass and in water, because these mediums don't reflect things exactly as they are. They are sometimes subtly, sometimes dramatically altered. With water, the reflection is changed by the light above, the depth and clarity of the water, and the unpredictable element of the surface. In my image, the sunny reflections give a wonderful continuity to the trees, leaving me with the feeling of being safely sheltered on this path in a blue-green world. The ripples on the surface turn the tree reflections into an impressionist painting.

I was struck by RiaPereira's pond reflection, where the surface is glassy smooth, but the shallow depth of the pool and clarity of the water add multiple surfaces to view. I keep looking at this image and pulling out more and more details overlaid with one another. A beautiful, peaceful place to sit and look and think in the serene green. I would like to visit this place.

But for now, I'm satisfied to be where I am, talking photography with you all on Mortal Muses!

Kat

Pond Reflection *iPhone Capture
Pond Reflection *iPhone Capture by RiaPereira



19 comments:

mosey said...

I'm in love with your image, Kat. It's Monet for the modern world. And Ria's image is the perfect pairing.

blue elephant photography said...

oh they're so green and beautiful and definitely serene...i♥ both photos

maureen said...

that's a perfect title for both images, they are certainly serenely green, and both images are full of layers of details. beautiful photos of reflections.
♥ maureen

Suki said...

beautiful shots and words, Kat!

gibknitty said...

beautiful photos. i love the peaceful green hues.

Karen said...

Your writing is as beautiful as the photographs you've shared!

Eileen (2 peas and a blueberry) said...

LOVE these! Green is my favorite color :)

lucy said...

i want to inhabit both of those gorgeous green worlds. the palettes in both photos are an artist's dream.

so glad to have you with us kat. as karen said, your writing is as lovely as the images.

April said...

absolutely lovely! I love green

Cre8Tiva said...

kat...these are lovely..so glad you have found a place to share your work...

hugs,
Rebecca E. Parsons

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

So happy to have you with us. Wonderful post and selections.

Kat said...

Thanks you all! You have helped me get through that "first post" anxiety. :)

Kirstin Mckee said...

Loving those tranquil greens. Great post!

michel said...

Oh Kat, what a dream these two are! I will set my chair on that trail for eternity xox
great first post! great to have you on board.

aclamp said...

love both shots! reflections are definitely a fave for me, too!

Emakesart said...

Oh wow. I actually gasped when I saw the 1st photo. IT'S STUNNING!! Beautiful post.

Esther

chasity said...

wow...
the color of the water in the first photo is captivating!

RiaPereira said...

Thank you so much for featuring my reflection photo. I am truly honored. A big humble thank you!
I find the first image so beautiful. The colors reflected in the water are extraordinary...just like a painting. I wish to be there!

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

first photo speaks 'longing' to me ..
lovely! thank you ~

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