Sort of Rorschach

I think the title is really an excuse for putting the mid point of the reflection in the centre of the picture - I'm sure I will be told off by composition experts.
I normally do a fairly big food shop twice a week but during the holidays I've been going once a week - partly because I like to go at 8am and I haven't been dressed at 8am very often and partly because I've been following 'A Girl Called Jack' blog in which a young mother describes how she feeds herself and her son for £10 a week, and I have been shamed by our excessive consumption. I have saved money - but am a long way off £10/week. However, after 3 days there are rumblings of discontent, after 5 days cupboard doors are opened and closed in an increasingly desperate sort of a way - 6 days and people are positively shouting about lack of lunch choices. I think I need to make the kids volunteer at the local food bank and see if they get a bit more appreciative - the cupboards and garden are FULL of food and there are shops 5 min walk away, so I have been determined to hold out on re-stocking. But I want to go to the Fenland Show tomorrow so I can send Monty over the hay bale steeplechase again and as today is 'Day 7' I went shopping - and there were muddy puddles all along The Backs with (if you get really, really low with your iPhone) King's College reflected in them. Actually it's the leaves I like best.
Three GT:
1. The new extra large shower head is up and running.
2. The junk from yesterday is safely at the recycling centre.
3. I had missed a critical photo of Adam's list for Photobox printing (for his art project) so I have ordered some of my prints as well to justify the postage.
I see... King's college cathedral ;). Did I pass? I really like the centered composition and the reflection is awesome. Just to show you how awesome I'll fav this ;). I've been thinking a lot about consumption as well (check out my photo from Friday) and I do try not to buy too much unneeded stuff. I should check out that blog!
posted August 25th, 2013  
@jannaellen I just saw that and thought - bingo! Yes I think you'll pass - you'll have to try harder for a multiple personality disorder diagnosis!!
posted August 25th, 2013  
stunning!
posted August 25th, 2013  
Well worth getting low to that puddle! The trees make it, and the strong contrast works well.
posted August 25th, 2013  
I had to google Rorschach I had never heard of him....is your photo supposed to be like ink spots?
I am beginning to have great difficulty getting low these days must be the sciatica...I hope!!
Food shopping is hard work I think, how many times do we handle the stuff!!
A beautiful photo Judith , I like the dominance of the water & the leaves.
posted August 25th, 2013  
Lovely reflections.
posted August 25th, 2013  
@happypat Not deliberately but I kept thinking about ink spots when I was processing it - I had to Google the name as well - I knew about the ink spots from watching films about serial murderers etc!
posted August 25th, 2013  
@judithg You sounded very well read!!! I learn all the time!!
posted August 25th, 2013  
I really like this - it is so clear with wonderful reflections. An instant Fav
posted August 25th, 2013  
Great reflection / B&W / detail / subject. :-)
posted August 25th, 2013  
You know, I like lots of things centered and the experts be d... This one is especially striking-- love the shot. And I like your story about food and money. I've been reading a book about how much we spend and how far some of that money would go to help eliminate severe poverty and save lives. It's given me a lot to think about and I could really relate to what you're saying.
posted August 25th, 2013  
I love this. The whole composition and tones are so attractive. So glad you managed to shop before they expired!
posted August 25th, 2013  
I had forgotten it was the Fenland show tomorrow, can't go,this year but last year Saski was shameful,on the bale run! I love this shot and our choice of b&w. I save money by going to Aldi, I am forbidden from going to Sainsburys!!!
posted August 25th, 2013  
Marvelous reflections and clarity
posted August 25th, 2013  
@lucypics She does her £10 shop in Sainsbury's!
posted August 25th, 2013  
@lucypics Oh and the nice man at the bale run described Monty as 'on the slower side'. His separation anxiety did at least get him over the jumps though.
posted August 25th, 2013  
Beautiful capture and wonderful reflections.
posted August 26th, 2013  
A very mysterious stillness to this...with a hint of ominous music in the distance. Lovely POV...I might be able to get down for the shot, but not back up!
posted August 26th, 2013  
Nice shot, and LOL to the discontent 're food...they ought to come to my house, quite often I'm on day 14 without having been shopping, I know it's desperate when all I can think of for tea is pasta with baked beans!!
posted August 26th, 2013  
It works beautifully. Great reflection, great image.
posted August 26th, 2013  
@sparkle They love that - though normally with a bit of tuna thrown in!
posted August 26th, 2013  
Love the cool tones. :)
posted August 26th, 2013  
Great shot. Nice reflections
posted August 26th, 2013  
as for composition experts...photo rules are meant to be broken judith...super shot
posted August 26th, 2013  
JH
Ooh reflections. I love it too, whatever rules it breaks (luckily I remain ignorant of such things). Fav, in fact.
posted August 27th, 2013  
Beautiful - I like the leaves best too - they're so delicate. I'm right with you on the food front - I'm considering setting up a large trough in the kitchen for my guys! At least nothing goes to waste with dogs, hens and lizards in the queue if the boys ever leave anything! Are you up for a dog walk end of this week/early next?
posted August 28th, 2013  
Fabulous reflection!
posted September 6th, 2013  
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