Diffraction

Patterns of reflections and diffraction from a half-full (or should that be half-empty?) glass of water sitting on our dining table.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Patterns

Tranquil reflections

A scene from the bustling metropolis that we call home and refer to as Tranquility Base. Our house lies behind these two, which are reflected in the village pond (étang).

The ripple – probably caused by one of the myriad frogs that colonise the pond – adds interest and helps to balance the image.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Reflections

Frozen

During a cold snap back in February, the ice on this frozen puddle had an intriguing abstract appearance. It reminded me a little of a lady’s fancy bonnet.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Puddles

The weir at Chabanais

A clear contrast between calm and turbulent waters at the weir on the River Vienne in Chabanais.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

52-Week Smartphone Challenge: 5 – Symmetry

Week 5 of Khurt’s 52-Week Smartphone Challenge has the theme of ‘symmetry’. Reflections are always a good place to start when seeking symmetry, and bodies of water are always a good place to find reflections.

This pond is just across the road, about a hundred feet from our front door. It was completely dry back in the summer, but it’s done very little except rain here since late August, so it’s now an impressive little body of water.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 5 – Symmetry

The Brame

The River Brame  flows quickly over its rocky bed up in the woods near the village of Thiat.

Cee’s B;ack & White Photo Challenge: Moving Water

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fall

This miniature cataract can be found in the formal gardens of Chateau Villandry.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fall

Trees in the water

There’s an abstract, almost painterly feel to this image of trees reflected in a nearby pond:

Posted in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees

Nobody’s listening to you…

I saw this group of flamingos on the water in a wildlife park. The isolated bird seems to be haranguing the rest of the group, who are taking not a blind bit of notice.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ring

Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Ring’.

I’m glad about that, because I’ve been waiting a long time to post this – one of the oldest images in my digital photo library. It shows the weir on the River Avon as it flows through the city of Bath, in south-west England and I was attracted by the unusual design of concentric circles.

I suppose you could say that it’s a ring from around (the) Bath [drops microphone, exits stage left]

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ring