This week while reflecting on some past photos, the idea to explore reflections struck.
Reflections can be created by many different shiny surfaces. Water, is a natural.
Buildings can be reflective as well. In this instance, in Chicago, the reflection of the older intricate architecture in the sleek more modern building is a nice study in contrasts.
The building at 333 W. Wacker in Chicago’s riverside facade is curved to mirror the shape of the bend in the river. The surface is highly reflective which showcases the river, surrounding buildings and sky.
Glass, of course, is another reflective surface which can be used very creatively because you get a picture within a picture effect.
The children here are reflected in the glass of the gorilla’s enclosure.
A shiny counter top serves as an interesting reflective subject also.
One of the funnest places I have found for reflective pictures is the Cloud Gate sculpture, aka the bean, in Chicago.
The skyline and sky are reflected as are the many people enjoying their reflections and the city’s too.
The shape of the bean can distort the images creating a fun house mirror effect. Go inside the structure and you will be treated to an abstract reflective delight.
This week I encourage you to look to the reflections presenting themselves in your daily life and maybe snap a photo of a few.