Both Sides Now

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Jean Gregory Evans on December 16, 2008

Just beautiful! Nice puddle of reflections too. It sure is a pretty place.


Bits-n-Pieces on December 16, 2008

Thanks, Jean ! And believe it or not, this is the view a few minutes later in the opposite direction from the other side of the puddle!

someGuyinmasset on December 16, 2008

From up and down......

Wow! That is really cool! Bet your sister's jealous.

not1word on December 16, 2008

Excellent! You could crop this one just above the bench and chains. Without all the sky, the context gets odd but interesting.

Sue Allen on December 17, 2008

That puddle's like a sheet of silk! Beautiful, and I had no idea that you were in a place like this when you took the other photo! I thought you would have traffic behind you, it doesn't ever look the same shape puddle, does it? I really do find that amazing!

Very best wishes to you, (How do you keep track, having your photos spread out so, between the two accounts, I'm totally confused and I just visit! :D Always worth the visit though! )

Cheers, sue

Cal Kimola Brown on December 17, 2008

I can't figure out what the iron railing reflected in the puddle is for. It looks like the entrance to a diving board ramp !!! Its clouds illusions - I recall. Beautiful shot B-n-P

Bits-n-Pieces on December 17, 2008

Thanks Guy, not1word, Sue, and Cal! The reflection was the first thing I noticed when I walked out to the end of the wharf, but seemed no one else who'd gone out there for the sunset/moon rise was aware of it at all. Cal - there is actually a set of a few steps down where the railing is - just a few steps that make great place to sit, but by code, there has to be some railings for those who need them.

n1w, your crop seems really interesting - especially since It would confound everyone who looked at it! but for this, I'd specifically wanted to show how different the view and the reflection from about the same spot could be just turning around. But if winter cooperates, I can think of a really interesting take on your idea. We'll see!

and Guy, yup, Kamaly does get a bit envious of this being on my page when she sees the two shots together in the comments - it would be so cool if they were right next to each other on the page. But it's part of the artsy 'Both Sides Now' concept to have one on her page and one on mine. So much for Art!

thanks everyone :)

kamalyn on December 17, 2008

and yup, I'll admit it. I really wish this was on my page next to the view in the other direction. Oh well. Bits just won't be given any good shots any more!!!

not1word on December 17, 2008

If you two don't behave, I'm sending to your rooms. Alone.

gnarlysurferdude on December 18, 2008

Kamaly big meanie you be nice to my Bitsy!

Bits-n-Pieces on December 18, 2008

It's OK Gnarly. She's just jealous because I landed such a hot handsome dude, and I got to post this tropical sunset. Let her sulk.

and it looks like n1w is threatening to send us to our rooms. Hey, that's just fine. Gnarly, I have a nice trellis outside my window, winky winky hint hint! ;)

diannemcd on December 18, 2008

Glad to see the "romance" is still strong, I was a little afraid things had cooled down, hadnt heard much happening. Hope the two of you have given a lot of thought to Chrissie gift to each other. Love makes the world go around....Dianne

Bits-n-Pieces on December 19, 2008

lol, hmmm, yeah, there just might be a couple of presents he hasn't been expecting! :D

MaryJo on December 19, 2008

both sides of the puddle are fantastic. congratulations. Mary

Bits-n-Pieces on December 20, 2008

Thanks very much, MaryJo Amazing how different a view within the city can be, all depending on just where you are facing, isn't it? Cheers and a Happy Holiday season to you :)

黄放 on December 23, 2008

Beautiful sunset photo with wonderful reflection. Greetings from Beijing, HF

Dann Cianca on December 23, 2008

Very nice use of a pool of spilled mercury!


Bits-n-Pieces on December 26, 2008

Thank you 黄放 :)

LOL, Thanks, Dann. It just gets a bit problematic as it rises and falls with the temperature and the barometric pressure. Its a bit dangerous when there's a Low overhead!

Dann Cianca on December 30, 2008

I can imagine you'd be swamped ...

someGuyinmasset on January 26, 2009

Thought I'd better cee this one off.

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  • Uploaded on December 16, 2008
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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2008/12/12 16:20:46
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