I love glass, don’t you? Especially stained glass, with its jewel drop colours. Maybe it started with my mother’s glass-fronted china cabinet. You could look, but you’d better not touch. There was my reflection, looking back as I coveted the Japanese ladies with their elaborate hairstyles, and the Chinese dragons and porcelain. Her husband, Joe, brought back many of the items from his days in the Merchant Navy. Then there was the collection of bells- china and etched glass, ethereal in their beauty.
Jake’s theme for his Sunday Post this week is Reflection, and here I am, reflecting on my past. How I longed to sing, like Diana Ross, “Reflections of the way life used to be…”
I realised the reflective qualities of glass from an early age, but I seem to forget when it comes to photography! A pleasing window display will catch my attention, with disastrous results.
I did a bit better in York, but still managed to capture the odd passer-by.
I was better indoors, at the Greenwich Fan Museum, in London. No sun there to get in the way. Still a bit of reflecting going on, but beautiful fans.
It’s obvious I’m not good at this, and should turn my attention to other things: the reflective qualities of water, for instance.
More recently I was in Whitburn village, on the north east coast, and an unusual building caught my eye. It was once the village school and the information board recorded that the pond sometimes flooded, causing the pupils to have to sit on their desks and await rescue. Ah, the good old days!
Jake didn’t stipulate that you had to submit good photos for his challenge, but he leads by example and his graphics are outstanding. Click on the flying dragon or the links to Jakesprinter to see what everybody else made of this week’s challenge. Me, well I could do with a little advice…
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