This week’s photo challenge at Razmataz ( http://razmatazblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/friday-photo-challenge.html )was to “capture a photo that brings another dimension to the picture with the use of Reflection”. The very word “reflection” has many dimensions of its own.
Single Reflection –
1. the production of an image by or as if by a mirror
Glass artist Dale Chihuly has a display at the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville. One of the groupings he always seems to do is to fill a boat with beautiful pieces of glass. I took several shots of the boat and its reflection in the pond as I moved around the rough rock-walled bank. This is my favorite of the group.
I caught this moment when Little Bird realized that what she saw in the mirror was happening BEHIND her and not in front of her. When first she saw herself she reacted as tho it was another baby. But then she looked up from the baby and saw ME in the reflection. Her little brain gears started turning. She whipped her head around to look directly at me, then back to my reflection in the mirror. She did this several times then she waved at me in the mirror. As I waved back, she quickly looked directly at me. Yes… Aunt Teri really was waving! Then she looked back at the mirror and watched me continue to wave at her. That is when I took this photo.
On the hot August day, the white concrete bounced light and heat on my face as I sat waiting in construction traffic. I had been deep in thought on plans for Little Bird’s upcoming birthday party when I noticed the reflections of my sunglasses and the rearview mirror.