Monday, October 27, 2008

The Magic Window

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You may well question my taste in photographs, but this is one of my favorite among favorites. Among the many thousands of photos taken over the years, this one never fails to please me... but then again, I'm easily pleased. For as long as I can remember I've been fascinated with light in general, and reflections in particular, and this one just goes off the scale. Photo was taken in 1987 at a place called the Lieper House, which dates from about 1785, near Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. From the texture of the ancient stone wall, quarried across the creek from the house, to the wild play of light in the window panes reflecting nearby tree branches, this photo just turns me on... lovely liquid light lingering... poetry in motion !
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14 comments:

Riet said...

Spooky window, great reflection shot

Carolyn Ford said...

It is a BEAUTY! It looks like puzzle pieces...nice!

cieldequimper said...

Salut Owen ! C'est beau et inquiétant à la fois.

Stine in Ontario said...

I can make out the tree branches and LOVE how they look a tad wonky in the reflection. Well captured.

Guy D said...

Awesome black and white reflection shot.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Louise said...

I think you're right about this picture (stop being so self-deprecating!) - it's a stunner. Old glass throws up some fabulously fragmented reflections.

James said...

It looks like we had similar reflection ideas tody. This is an oldie but a goodie. I like for all the reasons that you mentioned. This really is a great shot and the longer I look the more I like.

Lorac said...

Th window has created it's own mosaic. It is lovely! What a find!

Greyscale Territory said...

Intriguing photo! Love how the elements of the window fragment the reflection! Just lovely!

Hilda said...

Nature's own abstract art display. Lovely and creepy at the same time.

Happy weekend!

mbkatc230 said...

I absolutely agree, this is a fabulous shot. Love everything about it, and it's so effective in black and white. Kathy

John McDevitt said...

I like the image too. The reflections are interesting to say the least and I'm a big fan of B&W.

Jeanie said...

Love it, great shot!

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful photo, the reflections are very beautiful