Thursday, July 01, 2010

Theme Day: Reflections


Theme Day: Reflections
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
I had never noticed this phenomenon before. On a very sunny day the eerie pink waves of reflected light that the Purple Haze wall of the the Experience Music Project scatters everywhere had a concentrated spot on the undulating silver roof adjoining it. The Purple Haze Wall is made of highly reflective colorful metallic shingles that look purple, pink, or orange depending on where one stands and the available light. It mirrored a reflection of it's own reflection, making this sort of Rorschach image of what I assume must be an Iron Butterfly. Okay, groan now if you must :-). This was in late afternoon, and the shot below was on another day in the morning. It is the first of the month theme day among City Daily Photo Bloggers all over the planet. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

32 comments:

Davine said...

Wow that is such a great reflection shot. Isn't it amazing how all of a sudden we can notice something we never saw before on something we look at all th time.

Meg in Nelson said...

Even with your description, I don't exactly understand how this happens, but it sure looks fantastic. Like a lady's evening dress.

lewi14 said...

It is really an amazing reflection, a visual wonder. I'm fascinated by the beautiful colours.

Halcyon said...

What a fantastic reflection! One of the best I've seen so far.

Luis Gomez said...

Amazing. Truly a gorgeous shot!

VP said...

Gorgeous triumph of colors for an amazing reflection. The shot below is one of the most inmpressive backgrounds I have ever seen in a picture.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

To me, it looks like Dorothy's ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz. Fantastic!!!

Jilly said...

What a truly stunning image. It's a work of art in itself. Such beautiful vibrant colours like silk almost and then they kind of melt. Extraordinarily beautiful. I love both images actually. Bravo, Kim. Superb.

I love Greensboro DP's comment.

Rambling Round said...

Looks like a butterfly to me. A very interesting post for theme day.

brattcat said...

Fabulous, fabulous image for the reflection theme.

katney said...

Tremendous catch. It must have been difficult to decide what topost. Seattle is full of such fantastic reflections.

Small City Scenes said...

Iron Butterfly---wow that takes me back Kim, but perfect for EMP.
Great reflection and it is odd what one sees at different times of the day. MB

Louis la Vache said...

Outstanding, Kim!

Petrea said...

I'm blinded by the light! What a fascinating phenomenon. I wonder if the architect planned it or if they just got lucky.

Bibi said...

Kind of looks like a heart, too.

Marie-Noyale said...

Could not find a better illustration for the theme!
The silver roof makes me think of the Guggenheim in Bilbao..

T. Becque said...

Gorgeous reflection! Looks like a piece of art!

Wayne said...

Gehry's contribution to keeping photographers entertained and distracted can hardly be over-estimated.

He's a pretty good architect too.

Wayne said...

Oops, good eye Kim :-)

Tash said...

So fab! I looooove the colors on this building. I remember being stunned by the colors when I accidentally came upon them during my afternoon visit to the Space Needle a couple of years ago.
Must be the most colorful reflection today!

JM said...

This is fantastic, Kim!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I am always fascinated by reflections like this you have captured. I am especially intrigued with iridescent bird feathers.

Hood Photo Blog said...

Cool choice for the monthly theme!!!

Hood Photo Blog

Lachezar said...

Beautiful image of a fantastic light - reflections effect!
Great work Kim!

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Keropok Man said...

Wow, the reflections is lovely.

It looks like some art piece or a painting when I first glanced it.

Have a great Theme Day Kim!

Hilda said...

"Rorschach image of what I assume must be an Iron Butterfly"

Hehehe, that's what I thought too, though glass and not iron. Love this fun, colorful material!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A traffic stopper if ever there was one.

Pam said...

Amazing colors! Good catch.

Kunal Bhatia said...

Lovely shot! And congratulations on the 4th anniversary :)
Greetings,
- Mindless Mumbai

Keith Black said...

Great shot. A abstract beauty.

Birdman said...

Wonderful colors.