Friday, January 29, 2010

Artsy Reflections

This close up shows even more reflections including a big tree, the sky and maybe even me right side up and upside down.

This is a reflection of the courtyard and fountain next to the Santora Arts Building in Santa Ana California.
There is an old building that houses a sort of co/op for artists and there are restaurants and an art school near by. All of this is surrounded by an impoverished area with a high crime rate.
There are lots of reflections if you look for them.
Weekend Reflections is hosted at Newtown Area Photo every Friday at 11am through 11pm Sunday.

31 comments:

  1. Wow love the reflections on the pretty vases! All are gorgeous.

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  2. Wow, there are a lot of reflections! I love the reflection of the trees in the vases.
    Sunny :)

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  3. Beautiful reflections. Do I see a fountain in the window?

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  4. This post is so creative, I loved the reflection and there are many of them!That fountain is adorable, thanks for the reflection view! :)
    Léia

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  5. Love that you can make out the tree reflection in the vases. It almost looks like they have a tree pattern on them.

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  6. Love the reflections on the vases. Very nice and subtle.

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  7. I love how the shape of the glass creates right side up and upside down reflections! Very colorful with even more reflections on the window! That's worth a couple of weeks' memes...HA! I hope you didn't carry your wallet while walking around that area!!!

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  8. The pictures and subjects are really artistic!
    Strange and sad to think there's a dangerous aera around..

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  9. A whole puzzle of reflections :-)

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  10. The reflections of the tree in the pottery were my favorite. Nice work.

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  11. I like that you describe the place we are seeing in the photo. I used to see people in Santa Ana years ago who have since passed away. They would be sad to know the area had changed to a crime ridden area. Regardless, the art school and co-op are a boost. I really like the iridescent colors in the vases.

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  12. This one is layers deep James, good catch.

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  13. I love the shape of the tree reflected in all the vases. So cool looking!

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  14. Nice James. The first one especially. Thanks for stopping by The Aware Writer. I always appreciate your comments.

    I take it you have a full frame Canon? I've heard good things about the Canon 50mm f1.4 lens. The 1.8 isn't that much slower and they are usually a lot less money.

    100mm 2.8 macro would be a very handy lens to have. Of course you would be zooming with your feets.

    Get a tripod. It's the best investment you can make for sharp macro and landscape photography. Auto focus is more of a nuisance for macro photography. Manual focus is easy.

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  15. All the various reflections make it quite intriguing. And the colors are an added bonus!

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  16. the tiny distorted tree reflections are adorable.

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  17. It shows the reflection of the reflection clearly.

    Colors are gentle very much.
    A color seems to warm a reflection.

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  18. James, good eye! Lots of reflections in these photos.

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  19. Hey, no fair, you get to post twice ;-)

    Beautiful shots. The vases are really nice with great reflections. Then, your throw another layer of reflection with the window. Brilliant!

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  20. Brilliant beauty! Super cool!

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  21. These are great James. That first shot is a beauty! Love the reflected trees, quite unexpected. And the colors are fantastic. And that's a great self portrait in the second shot! Kathy

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  22. Ooh, pretty glazed glass! But what a sad contrast between the neighborhoods.

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  23. Love both the detail and the whole windows. This is really intricate and fascinating. By the way, those vases are beautiful!

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  24. Great reflections - outstanding superimpositions of images!

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  25. a collage of reflections in beautifully colored glass!
    lovely

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  26. Excellent reflections and glass I'd love to have

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