Puddle shots - reflections in a puddle

For most people, a puddle that arises every time it rains is just annoyance but for others is a real pleasure.
No, no, I'm not talking about puddle-jumping, though that's a pleasure too, for small children or for these two Hen sparrows. They don't mind taking a bath and puddle-jumping in the freezing water. This morning these puddles were frozen.Two hen-sparrows in the puddleFor a photographer, puddles are amazing windows to amazing images.
The same puddle offers an endless variety of images, really interesting shots.
Just walking around a puddle or changing the angle, lots of images are waiting for someone to capture them.Franciscan Church reflection in the puddle Puddle shots are an interesting way to capture the mirror image of buildings, reflections of beautiful clouds in the sky and the street life reflected upside down in a puddle.
This is the reflection of the Franciscan Church in Cluj (my town), built between 1260 and 1290.Gothic cloister window in the puddle
and this one reflects the Gothic cloister near the church built in 1390.
Franciscan Church in Cluj-Biserica Franciscana
Here is the real picture; this is the Museum square in the old center of the town. Besides the puddles near the sidewalk, for some unknown reason the clock on the church tower has no hands any more. That doesn't mean it is timeless.
Check out some photos of the beautiful Baroque style interior of this church.

19 comments:

Julie said...

You have achieved a lovely colour balance in each of these images, Maiat. I like the image of the hen sparrows and their reflections and can just see them jumping in and out of the puddle and fluffing their featers our and preening themselves.

Good post.

Diane AZ said...

Great post! These are they kinds of reflections I would love to find, birds and old buildings. But there are not many puddles here in the desert, so I will enjoy yours. :)

Anonymous said...

You've created some wonderful images here. The colors are so very rich. I agree, puddles are pools of creativity for those who have the vision as you do.

SquirrelQueen said...

These are great reflections. I love the two little sparrows, what a wonderful capture. The church and cloister are beautiful. Very odd about the clock hands. I guess there will be no 'turning back the hands of time'.

cieldequimper said...

Ah I love these, all of them! Crisp and beautiful colours and cute for the birds!

VioletSky said...

That tower is beautiful!
Very well placed puddles for a clear reflection.

Serendipity said...

These shots are all beautiful. I love the colours. The picture of the sparrows is brilliant!

Bacolod and BeyondJourney said...

Yes, I agree, the tower is beautiful and fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
Mine is up too, see you.

eileeninmd said...

What a great post, I love the reflections and the birds. The tower is awesome. Great images.

Vogon Poet said...

A nice set of pictures, I like the theme of reflections in a puddle.

catcent said...

Maia c'est magnifique, qu'elles belles photos, Bravo pour les petits oiseaux et les reflets.
Bye Maia A+

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, the sparrows look very happy and the buildings are so beautiful

Coffeedoff said...

Great reflections, love the birds they are so sweet!

James said...

Puddles are one of my favorite places to find reflections. Yours are outstanding.
It's amazing what can be found if you look.

Lorac said...

Love the pictures, reflections and the colours!

Susanne49 said...

Very nice post and great shots!

Ann said...

Great reflectiosn. I have lots of sparrows in the garden, may be I should make a puddle so I can imitate your photo.

JOE TODD said...

A good time of year to do a little reflecting

Quilt Works said...

I love your reflections! I think you have the best collection of puddle views I have ever seen! Makes me want to go out and look for puddles!

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