Not the sort you do inside your brain; the sort you can see:

My photo walks tend to happen in the afternoon and early evening, after I have done morningy things at home. But today I took a quite long walk, quite early in the morning by my getting old standards, in order for the light to be coming from a different direction and thus to photo certain Things better. And of course everything looked a bit different, including the River, because light was bouncing into it and off of it in unfamiliar ways from Things that didn’t usually look like that. It helped that there was hardly a cloud to be seen anywhere in the sky.

When I first got a digital camera I couldn’t photo The Wheel enough. What a great Thing. But soon I realised that just photoing the Thing itself wasn’t good enough. You had to play photo-games with it in some way. Line it up with other Things, seen through it. Or reflect it, in a window for instance. Or water.

I like how the foreground foliage blots out any direct view of the Thing itself.

The above photo was just one of my favourites so far from today’s expedition. There were other nice photos also, but the above will suffice for now.

Anyone know what those two little golden crosses are, in the River? Image googling for “golden cross”, got me nowhere helpful.

3 thoughts on “Reflection”

  1. “Cautionary Buoys are used to warn mariners of dangers such as firing ranges, race courses, seaplane bases, traffic separations, underwater structures and areas where no safe through channel exists. Yellow in colour they carry an identification mark, or letter. If they have a topmark, it is a single yellow “X” shape.”

    Probably the latter two reasons given these ones position!

    Love the photo.

  2. Cautionary Buoys. Sounds very odd if you don’t hear the u.

    Could these just be saying: If you can see these, don’t go any nearer the bank than here. ?

    The tide was at its lowest when I had my walk. Hence the word “Tideway”. I saw all sorts of stuff you don’t see normally.

    1. Yep. I think it’s probably just keep away from the edge of the river.
      I guess when it’s high tide, one might think that one could just cruise right up to the bank, without realising what lies beneath… which is… essentially… the bank.

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