Seen in a Forest Puddle... by vignouse

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!
January 16th, 2015  
Fabulous reflections and beautiful tones. A lovely composition.
January 16th, 2015  
Excellent!
January 16th, 2015  
Gorgeous!
January 16th, 2015  
Outstanding reflections, textures
January 16th, 2015  
Lovely reflections. I am recognising the area!
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.
January 16th, 2015  
What a gorgeously crisp and clear reflection. Well done. Fav.
January 16th, 2015  
Cool reflection - looks rather nice flipped as well (she says while holding her laptop upside down!)
January 16th, 2015  
stunning shot Richard
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.
January 16th, 2015  
Stunning shot! :)
January 16th, 2015  
wonderful puddle shot!
January 16th, 2015  
@vignouse my pleasure. I do liked flipped reflections and this one looks fabulous
January 16th, 2015  
Awesome shot
January 16th, 2015  
Laptop flipped or unflipped (I had to try it flipped!) this is breathtaking...as always.
January 16th, 2015  
Many mysteries and nuances in this wonderful image Richard. FAV
January 16th, 2015  
Totally wonderful!
January 17th, 2015  
Wonderfully sharp reflections. So lovely!
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.
January 17th, 2015  
Beautiful scene of the world in a single puddle.
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.
January 17th, 2015  
This shot looks real, not a reflection. This is a outstanding shot!!
January 17th, 2015  
Just stunning...
January 17th, 2015  
Fabulous, just stunning. Favorite fav!
January 17th, 2015  
This flipped reflection is really well done. Like William Blake... "the world in a grain of sand." Such excellent detail. Gorgeous.
January 17th, 2015  
Wow, this looks like a magic mirror looking into an enchanted forrest. Absolutely fabulous!
January 17th, 2015  
Absolute fav
Love the tones. I would buy it and hang it on my wall.
January 17th, 2015  
incredibly beautiful.
January 17th, 2015  
so beautiful. the colours are amazing. it looks like fairyland
January 17th, 2015  
Perfect reflection. I would never have known A Fav
January 17th, 2015  
Fav, such a cool shot I had to see it on black!
January 17th, 2015  
Clever shot.
January 17th, 2015  
Beautiful reflection!
January 17th, 2015  
So beautiful, so cool flipped like this!
January 17th, 2015  
Another world, very beautiful!
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.
January 17th, 2015  
Wow! My puddles are never that smooth. Great find and great photo.
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!
January 17th, 2015  
This would make a great jigsaw puzzle!
January 17th, 2015  
What a wonderful world
January 17th, 2015  
flipping glorious :)
January 17th, 2015  
This looks like a surrealistic world, not just a reflection. Beautiful! I like the colours too, they add to the drama.
January 17th, 2015  
Awesome reflection! Reflection perfection! :D
January 17th, 2015  
Fabulous POV.
January 17th, 2015  
Great reflection
January 17th, 2015  
Stunning shot. Fav.
January 17th, 2015  
Fantastic shot.
FAV
January 17th, 2015  
Wow, awesome!
January 17th, 2015  
I really love this one. The colors are superb. It's almost other worldly.
January 17th, 2015  
Mia Cuppa!
January 17th, 2015  
@joansmor Mea culpa... but I know what you mean - thank you!
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 !!
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
January 17th, 2015  
What a beautiful reflection Richard, love your processing.
FAV
January 17th, 2015  
Beautiful colors.
January 18th, 2015  
Nice catch
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
January 18th, 2015  
just brilliant, great imagination to see this photo - fav
January 18th, 2015  
amazing!! fav
January 18th, 2015  
Wow, this is amazing!
January 19th, 2015  
I love this Richard, beautifully done and a fav.
January 19th, 2015  
totally beautiful
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
January 20th, 2015  
Lee
That's an incredible puddle shot, so very well done.
January 21st, 2015  
Superb capture and a FAV for me!
January 21st, 2015  
Wow. Not sure what else to say...
January 22nd, 2015  
Love this. Truly inspirational!
January 22nd, 2015  
Very beautiful and congrats on TT. Faving now.
January 23rd, 2015  
so beautiful
January 23rd, 2015  
Congrats on TT Richard !! I love this photo.
January 23rd, 2015  
Great work for the TT Richard! You wouldn't get clear reflections like this too often! fav
January 24th, 2015  
I am not sure how I missed this. A wonderful flipped reflection shot and well worthy of the TT. Fav
January 24th, 2015  
my apologies for missing this Richard - it is a stunning image
January 24th, 2015  
Perfect reflections, an amazing image - fav and congrats on TT
January 24th, 2015  
Great up and down miracle
March 17th, 2015  
favetastic!
August 20th, 2016  
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