Here are some photos from August, 2020. My husband and I were on an early-morning walk in Jenkintown, PA, maybe two miles from home. I took these photos in the shopping area around York Road and West Avenue.
I love photographing reflections. There is something about the idea of layered realities I like, plus…I just think the images are beautiful.
Thanks for this interesting post. I am fascinated by reflections too. I tried to paint one this summer for a Window challenge and it was very difficult to get the unfocused, layered effect to look convincing.
Thank you. I did a sketch of reflections in a window, I think I have it scheduled to be posted in the future. Anyway, I ended up sort of flattening out the picture – just that the various elements of reflected life and what was actually inside the window were laid out like a collage, kind of. It was interesting but did not look reflective. Still, I enjoyed it. I’ll keep on taking this kind of photo, I find them infinitely fascinating.
What an interesting idea, and so well executed. I find them oddly ghost-like, shades within the original image.
Thank you. I love taking this kind of photo for the reasons you mention – the layers of reality superimposed over each other, so that what is “real” and what is an image transported into the picture via reflection, and how they mix – it’s endlessly interesting to seek them out and then to try to photograph them. You don’t always know what you are going to get. Those “ghosts” you mention arise!
I especially like the second one. (K)
Where is the “super like” button to click for this post? I love the idea of photographing reflections and enjoyed these images!
Thank you. I learned about doing this kind of photo from when I belonged to the camera club maybe 15+ years ago, but I didn’t do much with it until recently when I started doing more walks in built up areas (not many store windows out on the trails, are there?). It’s really fun to spot what looks like a good image and then see what you end up with, they are mysterious and full of depth, I think.