Friday, February 18, 2011

Weekend Reflection

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Some of you will recognize this statue in the river by now. His name is Bodhy and he was made in the image of his creator. What made me stop and take his picture on this occasion was partly the light reflections on the wall behind him and partly the people on the bench, absorbed in contemplation (or perhaps conversation) of their own. A not too common sight in mid winter.

This photo was taken three weeks ago but as for the amount of snow and ice and light it could just as well have been today. In between we had some thaw and slush but then it froze again and snowed again, and since then it has stayed cold (well below 0°C). No major weather change is predicted for next week either, so in spite of increasing daylight, spring still seems far away.

See more Weekend Reflections at Newtown Area Photo.

17 comments:

  1. what also caught my eye was the green of his pants (trousers) matching the green statue!

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  2. What a great photo! I also love the colors.
    thanks!

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  3. Original, ces reflets d'un soleil qu'on voit en face

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  4. How fun! The green pants and statue caught my eye right away, too! Terrific capture as always! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Have fun, stay warm!

    Sylvia

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  5. I do recognize the statue, he looks a lot different in this one and i love those shadows

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  6. I like this statue! the shot is very impressive! and as i'm a great benches lover, one more reason to like this picture!

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  7. The light reflected on the wall has such pretty shapes. Wonderful statue!

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  8. What a pretty spot. Great photo.

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  9. I like the reflection of the statue in the water. I can understand wanting to sit there in peaceful contemplation.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  10. I remember him well!!! And I love the reflections of the lights!

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  11. Love the X and O reflections on the wall, as well as the setting you put it in to have minimal colors! Great capture as you always do!

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  12. What an interesting photo it is!! Great shot! It seems to me as if here were an avant-garde art theater.
    Where do the reflections of X and O come from??
    thank you for visiting.
    Have a great weekend!!

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  13. Thank you all for your comments.
    I did notice the matching colours, and the green pants in particular... ;)
    I am not actually sure of the origin of the light reflections. Since the sun was setting behind that building, I think the light must have been reflected in windows on a building behind our backs, and then thrown back onto that white wall.

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  14. Yes, the light reflections on the wall are really enhancing the composition... I'm like Sylvia K on this one : the green of the statue and of the tights made me smile...

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  15. Great shot, love the colors, and Brody is quite interesting. The reflections on the wall are so interesting and add so much.

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  16. A lovely new take on one of my favourite subjects.

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  17. I like this picture! Cold or not it looks like a great place and a great time of day to have a camera. :)

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