I was tempted to call this post reflection on reflections, but fortunately refrained. I’ve been taking some photos of pandemic reflections that I am very happy with. Reflections are a different kind of shadow but they are still shadows. Shadows of things that exist but usually are not seen in the image, as much is not seen or hidden right now.
And for me it’s part of a reflection on what this year has been so far. It feels to me like all the shadow photos together tell a story of aspects of this time.
This photo was taken at Heron Park, and, unusually, it does show what is reflected.
This photo and the ones that follow were taken in a park in Sonoma that is a dry lake bed. It’s flat and has (something rare for this part of the world), an open sky. The open sky made me really happy. It’s something I miss in Northern California and it reminded me of how much I love an open sky.
The contrast in taking photos of the delicate reflections in the mud under that sky was inspiring.
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