Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting on 2017

The final WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge of the year is to post the ‘most meaningful’ photograph that we’ve taken in 2017.

I was surprised to discover that my Lightroom catalogue has expanded by well over 2,000 during the course of this year, so there’s plenty to choose from. I wouldn’t describe any of them as being particularly  ‘meaningful’; I just enjoy ‘spotting’ images and capturing them in photographs.

Probably my favourite subject, though, is reflections, so here are two images (I coudn’t choose between them) that haven’t been posted before.

The first was taken from a boat on the River Lot in the town of Cahors and is of a buoy, which has the inestimable advantage of constituting a red foreground object. I also like the contrast between the sharpness of the buoy and the blur of the reflected trees and buildings. With a bit of post-processing, it’s also possible to see why it’s there.

The second is of the River Vienne in the town of Chabanais on a peerlessly calm and sunny day: in October, no less.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Best of 2017

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

There are few things that convey a greater sense of serenity than a perfect reflection, as in this image of the River Vienne as it flows through the town of Chabanais.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

Misty Morning

Early morning mist on the river Vienne at Chabanais (which thoughtfully also provided the inspiration for an earlier post in this weekly challenge)

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Weather

The Bridge

As the early morning mist starts to lift from the Vienne river at Chabanais, the bridge in the distance beyond the weir becomes visible.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: In The Distance

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

Perfect reflections of the Pont Vieux on the River Vienne as it flows through the town of Confolens.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

“A harmonious, pleasing combination” – the old stonework of the Pont Vieux that crosses  the Vienne river as it flows through the town of Confolens on a calm, sunny day.

And what  could be a better match than a reflection – especially when even the tall trees in the background echo the reflection in the water of the lamp post in the middle of the bridge?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 4 – Reflections

Very happy to see that reflections is the new topic for the 52 Weeks Photo Challenge. That’s much more like it – one of my favourite subjects, in fact.

This is an image of the River Vienne as it runs through Confolens. The water is calm at this point, just upstream from the weir

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52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 4 – Reflections

Rule of Thirds (2)

To be honest, finding  ‘ready-made’ images that occupy two-thirds of the picture was a bit of a challenge. That probably just goes to show that I am (or was) too wedded to sticking the subject in the middle of the photograph as a matter of course. Still, a bit of creative cropping did the job.

This week, I have three pairs of similar images illustrating the 2/3rds theme (hover over the image and caption for a fuller description).

To begin with, a couple of archways:

And here are two water-based scenes:

And finally (appropriately) two sunsets:

 

Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Using 2/3rds of your photo frame

Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat

Ducks afloat on the River Vienne at Confolens

Ducks

Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat.