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!