Friday, November 21, 2008

PhotoHunt: Reflection


The PhotoHunt theme this week is "Reflection"

Another excuse to show some of my favorite images from the Dale Chihuly installation a couple of years ago at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables (a small city sort of part of Miami to those of you unfamiliar with the area, but don't tell them I said that... they get rather pissy if you call them "Miami") - one of my favorite places on the planet, especially in winter. A great spot for Reflection.






This last one is my favorite. And yes, I've posted it before. Go ahead and click on it. If you look closely, you'll see the Reflection of the rock wall surrounding this little pond. If you look even closer, you'll see the Reflection of me taking this picture! In fact, click on all of them. While they have been resized, enlarging them will give you a far better view of the Reflections. :-)

I think these were taken in January '06 or '07. I can't remember which. But I know that the following summer was when my hard drive imploded irreparably, and the only reason I was able to save these, was because I had loaded them onto my iPod and was able to download them again. Consequently, there are no un-resized versions to show you. One of my biggest regrets, and a cautionary tale - backup your drive! Often! A poor Reflection on me.

34 comments:

silverstar98121 said...

I love these pictures. Even though I live in Seattle, home of Dale Chihuly, I had to go to St. Louis to see an installation of his. Strange, isn't it?

YTSL said...

These are great pictures -- appreciate-able even without clicking to enlarge them... ;)

Bonggamom said...

What beautiful colored globes!

witsandnuts said...

That's very interesting. I've never seen those in person yet. =)

Mar said...

Lovely choices for the theme. Thanks for the reflection on our saved pictures!
Happy PH and happy weekend :)

Aileni said...

Havin'a ball with Reflections... :)

jams o donnell said...

Great shots.I love teh last photo. Have a great weekend

Liz said...

That is beautiful!

Yes, i must remember to do a back-up!

ZOOLATRY said...

Gorgeous photos, and we too, like the last one especially.

Daisy said...

Those are truly beautiful. I wish I could have seen that!

Yen said...

Those are truly beautiful! Love the first one the most:)

Pea in a Pod said...

Lovely shots! Perfect for the theme!

Dragonstar said...

These are so beautiful! Such a simple idea, but perfect.

Napaboaniya said...

Interesting floating stuffs with reflections on the pond :)

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow! So colorful! Very beautiful indeed :)

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Nita said...

Nice photos you've got here. Mine is up as well. See yah!

Cheers,
Nita

david mcmahon said...

Seriously, the first one is my favourite!

June said...

I was there...so beautiful! Thanks for the memories :-)

Carin said...

Thanks for the advise, will backup as often as possible.

Love your pictures. Especially the last one is wonderful!

cookie said...

i especially love the second photo..the reflection of those orbs are perfect :)

Expat Traveler said...

Very cool pics for reflections!

Rambling Woods said...

This is wonderful and I did click and I did see. How very clever of you..Hope you are having a good weekend..

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Shinade said...

Oh my this is wonderful. It's one of my favorites so far. I love it. thanks so much for dropping bty to see mine!!

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/11/ph-6-reflectiona-walk-with-god.html

Happy Weekend:-)

Sammawow said...

Oh, you took beautiful pictures of the Chihuly glass balls. I have some that I took at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.

Annie said...

Love this post! All three of them are wonderful. I love Chihuly but have never seen any of his work in person - I'd love to one day.

Thanks for visiting mine and have a great week!

Angela said...

Those shots are gorgeous! I love them!

bintang said...

Looks delicious...can we eat those thing? :)
Great reflection shots and thanks for stopping by my reflection earlier.

JO said...

i love it.

Here's mine. Happy weekend!

Leslie said...

Oh I adore Dale Chihuly's work! :)

JyLnC said...

My favorite photo is the second one. The composition with the ferns framing the water and globes and their reflection is beautiful.

Sreisaat said...

I have to agree with JyLnC. I love the second photo as well! Great pics :)

earthlingorgeous said...

I see you! On the last photo! This is indeed a great shot! Thanks for dropping by mine :).

Frugal Grandma said...

That last photo is amazing! What a fabulous place to go crazy with a camera - so colorful!

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are spectacular displays. I love the colors.

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