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Friday, January 21, 2011

Reflections, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

My husband took up photography quite by accident when we first got into adventure travel. Instead of merely taking snapshots, he discovered he had a good eye for composition and color, and suddenly found himself with a hobby.
One of his favorite subjects turned out to be pelicans. In the first photo, he was aiming at the two pelicans sleeping on a branch, but inadvertently included reflections of some ducks in the background, including a white one flapping its wings.
This wasn't taken on one of our adventure tours, however, but on a side trip to Busch Gardens in Florida when we were visiting our friends Sheila and Walter in the Tampa area.
The second photo is, without a doubt, a reflection, taken for no apparent reason. I call it "Seasick Reflection" because we were aboard NCL's Pride of America, for a cruise of the Hawaiian islands, and looking at the picture for more than two seconds will make you seasick!



Posted for the Weekend Reflections meme, hosted every weekend by James. Thanks, James!
To see if other people's reflections make more sense than Dick's self-portrait, please click

20 comments:

RNSANE said...

Great shots. I didn't start out to be a photographer - though I spent five days at the morgue in Miami, taking a forensic photographer course. I would so much rather take pictures of thigs other than dead bodies, though.

By the way, check here:

http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/06/02/16/are-oysters-really-aphrodisiacs.htm

for info about oysters and aphrodisiacs. I LOVE raw oysters and could eat several dozen. In nursing school, in New Orleans, you could get them for $1.25 a dozen. Crawfish, which I also love, were 3 lbs for a dollar!

Jingle said...

love the image.
have fun over weekend reflections.

Fay's Too said...

I love reflection photographs. I went for a year or so and seemed to focus on those. And the seasick photo is great fun. Good shots.

Friko said...

OK, I didn't do more than glance at the second photo but even that made me a bit dizzy.

I rushed back up to the first to collect myself.

Sylvia K said...

Love them both!! Big smile for the second one! Have a lovely weekend, Kay!

Sylvia

Leslie said...

You certainly do get around! Those pelicans don't live too far away from me!

Carol said...

Great photos! The snoozing pelicans are beautiful. And I like the wavy effect in the second shot.

Mr Puddy said...

Kay,
The first photo is so beautiful, my mom said like a painting !
MOL.. for the second one !...I think my dad know well about it : )

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Good grief, you were right about the second photo, it made me feel squeamish.

Love the first one.

Jean said...

human can't sleep with both feet on the ground but birds do. amazing.

Lesley said...

the first one looks like a nature magazine shot!

the second makes me a little queasy.


hey look, the word verification is photo!

ladyfi said...

Wow - that first shot is amazing! Your husband is talented! I like the second one too.

Lew said...

Waves were a little rough that day? At least he is still standing. LOL! Looks like it was a fun trip.

Kay said...

You both have very good photographic eyes, Kay. That second photo is definitely an interesting one.

Mara said...

I like his self portrait, although at first I wondered why you cut it in half. (at first, I got it later!)

Gattina said...

The first photo is very artistic, the second rather funny, lol !

Cezar and Léia said...

He is talented!
It's an interesting portrait! :0
Léia

'Tsuki said...

Ridiculous ?! Nonsense ! The guy take nice portraits !

Serendipity said...

Beautiful reflection shot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Boy he stumbled on the right hobby and we're fortunate to share the results! That last photo is funny!