Photographers often seek reflections as a means of artistic expression: to enhance the story and add a bit of wonder and even confusion to images. Reflections often trick the eye or cause a viewer to linger with curiosity. However, photography also causes one to reflect: primarily on the what, the who, the why of the creation…

I captured this series on my 38th birthday. A rainstorm hindered our original picnic plans, but as we finished up dinner and cupcakes around our kitchen table, the skies cleared and we headed for the mountains. This place always causes me to breathe a little deeper, to add perspective, to increase my thankfulness. What better way to spend a birthday?

As we arrived the clouds still hung low creating a gorgeous blue on the mountain and water.


As the sun set behind the hill, the clouds broke and added a gorgeous glow framing my sweet children.


The depth and contrast of the water’s reflection combined with the layers converted to monochrome.


I love how the clouds reflected on the water created a creamy background for a messy bun of summertime.


At first the stick’s reflection threw me off a little (and frustrated me by its placement) but I’ve come to embrace it as it mimics the movement of my son exploring by the water’s edge.


The bird, the trees, the mountains and sky all amplified in beauty in their reflection. Which, in turn, increases my gratitude. ❤


I am part of a group of photographers, Share Six, who blog 6 images on the 6th of each month with unique monthly themes. Please click HERE for Sharleen Stuart’s interpretation of this months theme. Then, follow around the circle for even more beauty and creativity. ❤

Join us for this month’s theme by posting your Reflections images on our Facebook page at Share Six  and to our Instagram gallery, by tagging #sharesix and #sharesix_reflections.  A new theme will be posted on October 6th.



4 thoughts on “Reflections

  1. Pingback: September 2017: Reflections at Share Six | Fort Collins, Colorado Lifestyle and Fine Art Photographer | Roots and Twigs Photography

  2. It is always great to be able to reflect on life, especially around a birthday. Your images are gorgeous and I love how you have captured the reflections of the water with your thoughts. My favorite image is the last one. Thank you for a beautiful share and a great choice of topic.

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  3. Love your reflection on life, your birthday, nature and family! What a wonderful post and amazing images. I absolutely love the one with the kids in front of the lake….AMAZING!!!

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