Southern California Vantage Point

I'm months behind, but if I don't post this newsworthy event today, it'll be rather ho-hum by Christmas!

It was only at the last minute that I decided to give it a go, so I pointed one camera at the sky and another at the reflection in the pool. When the pool water had too much movement, I set out a shallow dish of water and came away with the likes of this image. It was unique to be out there and experience it with the rest of you across this side of the globe!

Of noto to those of you who fondly remember Osia @panthera who always posted photos of red sunsets from the Southern California Coast, I heard from her (since we share the same Aug 19th birthday) that she and her husband were driving to Oregon to celebrate her special day and to photograph the eclipse. She'll come back with something wonderful, to be sure!
Oh wow this is very cool Louise, yes I remember Osia I always enjoyed her California sunsets!
posted August 22nd, 2017  
schucks! i forgot what my mother taught us to do when looking at the sky in daytime - a basin of water!

i like how yours came out with all those magic thingies all around.aces! we had a little haze in toronto but thankfully, the predicted 80% chance of clouds didn't materialize. i came back to the office smelling like a horse that just lost a stake race! :-D
posted August 22nd, 2017  
This is fantastic! Amazing that it is a reflection, huge fav!
posted August 22nd, 2017  
Oh, Louise. I really like this one there is an air of mystery about it!
posted August 22nd, 2017  
@grammyn Nicely chosen words...thanks ; ) Some might call it "winging it"!
posted August 22nd, 2017  
Happy Late Birthday!!! Love your photo. So smart and creative to shoot the reflection. I'm not that bright. Glad you are. You're not the only one behind in posting photos. For me, it's partially the darned stories. They take so long to write, I use up all the little spare time I have set aside..
posted August 22nd, 2017  
@mbrutus Don't stop doing what you do best! You have your followers! I too am wordy, and often have to stop myself and draw back so I can fit more into the day! I can't begin to tell you all I have on my To-Do list at present as that, too would take time and not be all that interesting to anyone! I do miss my friends here when I get busy as I love the interaction with folks like you! Thanks, Dear Marshall, for the birthday greetings! I'm grateful for all the future birthdays I can amass!
posted August 22nd, 2017  
Very nice take
posted August 22nd, 2017  
fantastic effect
posted August 22nd, 2017  
Wow!!! Great idea and awesome shot!!!
posted August 22nd, 2017  
Such a creative capture. Love the mysterious atmosphere the reflections create.
posted August 22nd, 2017  
@Weezilou Thanks, Louis. I must say that I have never thought of you as too wordy. Probably because you always seem to have so much to say and so engagingly, always in such good spirit. But I do intend to keep on, not to worry. You do so, too. And please do give my best to your Ken.
posted August 22nd, 2017  
@mbrutus See,, there you are... THAT's why you need to continue to write; you do it so well...and people like me are touched by your kind words! In the broad sense, about a year into 365, I was struck by the quality of good writers here, adding a further dimension to photographic skills that abound! Would that there was more time to read, write and view it all, but alas! Your message to Ken will be delivered with thanks for thinking of him. It's his good fortune to be asleep while I'm yet unable to turn off my brain and all the events of the day!
posted August 22nd, 2017  
Well happy belated to you and Osia @panthera
I am August too...a week or so ago ☺
I love this unique perspective btw
posted August 22nd, 2017  
@annied Belated Happy Birthday! Lou Ann @louannwarren just had hers on the 17th...so what date was yours? Never knew a Leo to be overly demure! Shout it out! (And thanks for liking my effort when I had no idea what I was doing!)
posted August 22nd, 2017  
@Weezilou hahaha 9th ☺ I am far from demure lol
posted August 22nd, 2017  
@annied Tell me something I hadn't already figured out! haha! (to paraphrase, "We are Leos, Hear us Roar...!)
posted August 22nd, 2017  
@Weezilou ha ha and roar we do!
posted August 22nd, 2017  
Very clever idea to photograph a reflection of the eclipse. Great image.
posted August 22nd, 2017  
What a great result Louise. I would never have thought of using a reflection in water. What a wonderful moment to capture!! So pleased you had your camera at the ready!! Fav!
posted August 22nd, 2017  
@Weezilou BTW - I saw Jay Butterfield recently and he asked whether we were going to have any more SoCal gettogether in the near future. I told him I would check with you. So please do keep us in mind for your next outing.
posted August 22nd, 2017  
@Weezilou @annied "Birds of a feather"! Leo's are awesome, if you don't believe it, just ask one! 😊
posted August 22nd, 2017  
Awesome shot
posted August 22nd, 2017  
Great shot
posted August 22nd, 2017  
This was a very creative idea.
posted August 22nd, 2017  
Lovely. Most jealous that you got this eclipse over there! Nice to see photos of it.
posted August 22nd, 2017  
Interesting effect with the blurred trees and the light reflecting inside your lens.
posted August 23rd, 2017  
Funky. Like the differentness.
posted August 23rd, 2017  
what a clever idea and looks quite mystical
posted August 23rd, 2017  
A great idea for your shot -- wonderful result! And thanks for catching us up on Osia! I'm looking forward to see what she posts!
posted August 23rd, 2017  
PS -- figured out that you probably meant to write @panthora -- note a typo so Osia isn't actually linked to your comment.
posted August 23rd, 2017  
@taffy Correct! Since she and I share the same birthday, I knew I'd hear from her though we haven't been in touch in months! I'm quite sure we'll either be in touch by phone or get together while we're in CA until Oct 5. She went into overdrive taking classes and really preparing to sell her work, and I'm sure she's been successful (her husband sells jewelry at specialty craft fairs, so she has the venue to set up, if not more). I'm really to hear how she's doing, and she's so full of energy, she's sure to lift my spirits and brighten the day with her presence alone!

To mention her and link her name, I thought she might possibly receive messages, but I don't know if she checks in. I just knew that many people remember her and might like to hear what she's up to!
posted August 23rd, 2017  
@taffy Thanks for getting the spelling correct. I was writing and didn't have access to it, so went off the rails. If she checks in, she'll see we have her on our minds!
posted August 23rd, 2017  
Well Happy belated birthday! Leave it to you Loise to make this national phenomenon your own! I love your treatment. A fav for sure!
posted August 25th, 2017  
Great capture. I love the idea. My best shot is still captured in my mind but we no matter where we were we all enjoyed this experience together.
posted August 30th, 2017  
So creative and well done!
posted August 30th, 2017  
We could n`t see it here but thanks to 365 I`ve see a lot of pic.`t of it. Thank you for yours. It`s a beautiful one in a great series of it.
posted August 31st, 2017  
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