Seen in a Forest Puddle...

Paimpont Forest - all 48,000 acres of it - takes on a different aspect every day, sometimes every hour, depending on the light and the weather. This image reflected in a puddle of rain-water encapsulated the mood of the forest today perfectly... the more so flipped as here!

Views nicely on black too!
Stunning capture! Love it and fav!
posted January 16th, 2015  
Fabulous reflections and beautiful tones. A lovely composition.
posted January 16th, 2015  
Excellent!
posted January 16th, 2015  
Gorgeous!
posted January 16th, 2015  
Outstanding reflections, textures
posted January 16th, 2015  
Lovely reflections. I am recognising the area!
posted January 16th, 2015  
@lleo This was actually taken about 5 kilometres away from my usual haunts in a part of the forest that I haven't visited for several years.
posted January 16th, 2015  
What a gorgeously crisp and clear reflection. Well done. Fav.
posted January 16th, 2015  
Cool reflection - looks rather nice flipped as well (she says while holding her laptop upside down!)
posted January 16th, 2015  
stunning shot Richard
posted January 16th, 2015  
@rachelwithey Rachel, you are a super-star! It didn't occur to me to flip this image, but after you mentioned it, I just had to try it and I was so astonished at the difference, I just had to post the flipped version. Thank you for the inspiration.
posted January 16th, 2015  
Stunning shot! :)
posted January 16th, 2015  
wonderful puddle shot!
posted January 16th, 2015  
@vignouse my pleasure. I do liked flipped reflections and this one looks fabulous
posted January 16th, 2015  
Awesome shot
posted January 16th, 2015  
Laptop flipped or unflipped (I had to try it flipped!) this is breathtaking...as always.
posted January 16th, 2015  
Many mysteries and nuances in this wonderful image Richard. FAV
posted January 16th, 2015  
Totally wonderful!
posted January 17th, 2015  
Wonderfully sharp reflections. So lovely!
posted January 17th, 2015  
Very striking shot. It feels very disorienting to me. I don't know if that was your intent, but it forces my eye to linger a bit longer than I would on a typical landscape.
posted January 17th, 2015  
Beautiful scene of the world in a single puddle.
posted January 17th, 2015  
@ksyvarth Reflected images often have this effect - the refractive index of water produces a sort of semi-fisheye view. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't... I thought that it worked well here.
posted January 17th, 2015  
This shot looks real, not a reflection. This is a outstanding shot!!
posted January 17th, 2015  
Just stunning...
posted January 17th, 2015  
Fabulous, just stunning. Favorite fav!
posted January 17th, 2015  
This flipped reflection is really well done. Like William Blake... "the world in a grain of sand." Such excellent detail. Gorgeous.
posted January 17th, 2015  
Wow, this looks like a magic mirror looking into an enchanted forrest. Absolutely fabulous!
posted January 17th, 2015  
Absolute fav
Love the tones. I would buy it and hang it on my wall.
posted January 17th, 2015  
incredibly beautiful.
posted January 17th, 2015  
so beautiful. the colours are amazing. it looks like fairyland
posted January 17th, 2015  
Perfect reflection. I would never have known A Fav
posted January 17th, 2015  
Fav, such a cool shot I had to see it on black!
posted January 17th, 2015  
Clever shot.
posted January 17th, 2015  
Beautiful reflection!
posted January 17th, 2015  
So beautiful, so cool flipped like this!
posted January 17th, 2015  
Another world, very beautiful!
posted January 17th, 2015  
Looking for what is reflection and what is "real". Water reflections are not possible here in Maine at this time. 4F this morning warming to a balmy 14F. So I'll enjoy this little respite from the freeze and see what unique things I can find.
posted January 17th, 2015  
Wow! My puddles are never that smooth. Great find and great photo.
posted January 17th, 2015  
At first I thought you were at the bottom of a bank looking up and then it all clicked into perspective. Phenomenal!
posted January 17th, 2015  
This would make a great jigsaw puzzle!
posted January 17th, 2015  
What a wonderful world
posted January 17th, 2015  
flipping glorious :)
posted January 17th, 2015  
This looks like a surrealistic world, not just a reflection. Beautiful! I like the colours too, they add to the drama.
posted January 17th, 2015  
Awesome reflection! Reflection perfection! :D
posted January 17th, 2015  
Fabulous POV.
posted January 17th, 2015  
Great reflection
posted January 17th, 2015  
Stunning shot. Fav.
posted January 17th, 2015  
Fantastic shot.
FAV
posted January 17th, 2015  
Wow, awesome!
posted January 17th, 2015  
I really love this one. The colors are superb. It's almost other worldly.
posted January 17th, 2015  
Mia Cuppa!
posted January 17th, 2015  
@joansmor Mea culpa... but I know what you mean - thank you!
posted January 17th, 2015  
Richard you fooled me until i read your tittle and commentary. What i initially saw was you on the bottom of this steep hill shooting up to the top!! Lovely shot, i love those shot when one has to figure out what is going on in a photo. Fav !!
posted January 17th, 2015  
Richard, i'm re-wording for my message. I did not see you in the pic but imagined that you were on the bottom of a steep hill. hahaha
posted January 17th, 2015  
What a beautiful reflection Richard, love your processing.
FAV
posted January 17th, 2015  
Beautiful colors.
posted January 18th, 2015  
Nice catch
posted January 18th, 2015  
Great optical effect. If we don,t read about puddle we must think about a serious thunderstorm is comming. Brilliant shot. Well seen
posted January 18th, 2015  
just brilliant, great imagination to see this photo - fav
posted January 18th, 2015  
amazing!! fav
posted January 18th, 2015  
Wow, this is amazing!
posted January 19th, 2015  
I love this Richard, beautifully done and a fav.
posted January 19th, 2015  
totally beautiful
posted January 19th, 2015  
That is stunning Richard. At first I thought you were down at the bottom of a bank looking up until I read your post. Then I looked at it again and realised what a cracking illusion you had captured. Fav
posted January 20th, 2015  
Lee
That's an incredible puddle shot, so very well done.
posted January 21st, 2015  
Superb capture and a FAV for me!
posted January 21st, 2015  
Wow. Not sure what else to say...
posted January 22nd, 2015  
Love this. Truly inspirational!
posted January 22nd, 2015  
Very beautiful and congrats on TT. Faving now.
posted January 23rd, 2015  
so beautiful
posted January 23rd, 2015  
Congrats on TT Richard !! I love this photo.
posted January 23rd, 2015  
Great work for the TT Richard! You wouldn't get clear reflections like this too often! fav
posted January 24th, 2015  
I am not sure how I missed this. A wonderful flipped reflection shot and well worthy of the TT. Fav
posted January 24th, 2015  
my apologies for missing this Richard - it is a stunning image
posted January 24th, 2015  
Perfect reflections, an amazing image - fav and congrats on TT
posted January 24th, 2015  
Great up and down miracle
posted March 17th, 2015  
favetastic!
posted August 20th, 2016  
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