Watching the sunset is a sublime and magical experience, but it doesn’t last long and reminds you of the passage of time. There is another sight, equally mesmerizing, and limited only by your imagination: surface of water and reflections.
Water reflects everything and distorts everything. It blurs the boundaries between the real and surreal. Water is an enigma.
I want to share a video, a beautiful interpretation of Claude Debussy – Reflets dans l’eau – Reflections in the Water by an Italian pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, one of the most enigmatic performers of the twentieth century.
There are a few images from a man-made lake in the Johnstown Castle grounds. All the images are created by light and shadows, weeds, reflections and ripples. Please click to enlarge them to appreciate the beauty of the Nature’s paintings.
Have you ever heard about Memory of water? A study supporting this controversial theory was published in 1988; it is when I first learned about it. I find this theory quite fascinating and hope that there is something beyond the simple chemical H2O.
You can also read about the surface tension to refresh your high school knowledge and reflect on the progress you have made since then 🙂
I have many more images of reflections and hope to share them in the future.
Photography tip of the day: to reduce glare and unwanted reflections, use a polarising filter. The size you want is the diameter of your lens.
Have a good, productive week!
I love the sunlight’s effect on the sediment in the water. It’s too easy to write about clear water, or seeing oneself in the water. Sometimes we don’t see anything, which I think is far more mysterious.
Oh I agree with you! The sun rays are struggling to get through. They are bending which creates this milky-green effect. I would want to know what the air and the sun look like for the tiny critters in this green water :).
Hmmm, yes, I wonder that as well–and perhaps what other creatures use the milky haze to hide from our eyes. Sprites, I think.
Sometimes I wish I could hid myself in some milky haze 😉
Your photographs are as beautiful as the paintings of the Impressionistic painters!
Thank you! Water does all the painting 🙂
Wouldn´t it be nice to have a picnic there and then a swim, and by the way I think I saw your reflection!
I wouldn’t swim there, I don’t really like the weeds touching my feet 🙂
My reflection? It would be fun, I will check out.
I love Claude Debussy. Beautiful post.
Thank you Maria! I love him too. And this interpretation is outstanding. Light like water ripples.
Once I reflected upon on it, I decided that reflections would make very good subject matter. I love to photograph them. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by! I would love to see your pictures:)
Incredible beauty captured! Thank you Heart to Heart Robyn
Thank you Robyn! I spent most of my time watching water – so beautiful it was! I also took some other photographs in the castle grounds, and will post them Friday.
Have a happy day!
Water is my ultimate stillness and beauty resides in its presence Thank you Robyn
Couldn’t agree more.
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