Friday, 24 July 2009

Friday Shoot Out - Reflections!

I do apologise in advance, I am not a good photographer and my camara is very basic but I try my best because this is such a fun project.
Warning over! The above photograph was taken at Speke Hall, Liverpool. The building is the Engine room, adjacent to the stable block. The puddle holds the reflection of the Engine Room.
This is one of my favourite places. Darland Woods. It is about 5 minutes walk from my house and I take my dogs there most days. The lake is natural and home to many ducks, moorhens and frogs! Once I was privelaged to find a whole colony of frogs mating - I counted 100 of them all looking at me and croaking.

You can see the sun reflecting on the water and the trees reflecting too.

Not such a clear photo but you can just make out the trees reflecting in the water.
Darland Woods changes constantly from season to season and I never cease to be amazed by it. I love the creatures who live there; badgers, foxes, owls, sparrow hawkes, grass snakes, frogs, toads, jays, woodpeckers, robins, rabbits and not to mention the wild flowers. Spring brings a blue hue of bluebells which are simply breathtaking, the wild garlic aroma is a joy to smell.

A garden shot....... again! This is the sun reflecting the shape of our pegola and Ivy.
We have a south facing garden so the pegola made by my husband gives us welcome shade. He even made some canopies! I grow honeysuckle, ivy and jasmine and the bees are very welcome!

This is a bit of a weird idea. My two dogs, Pickles and Wilbur, both miniature schnauzers. People always get them mixed up so here they are on the golf course walk a kind of reflection of each other.

Wilbur just had to get in on this shot! Mind you, he is like my shadow so he could be a reflection in himself ..... or is that cheating? Anyway, another reflection of my pegola and Ivy.
A challenging shoot out but great fun!


  1. great reflections, the dogs are my favorite :-)

  2. I love your pics. The first one is interesting and has a dimensional quality to it. almost like there is a curb instead of a puddle.

  3. LOL looove them!! Wonderful shots!! Do not say sorry for your camera - I love your shots!! The dogs are darling!!! Sarah

  4. Yes the reflection of the dogs is my favorite too.

  5. I think you did a fine job on the reflections shoot! The dogs are my fav too :-)


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