Looking Down, I’m No Fool

Early spring in Winnipeg means lots of icy patches, puddles, and pot holes. You’re a fool if you don’t look down while walking. And even by the time the calendar changes to April Fools’ Day, it’s still a good idea for your own safety. 

But there’s another, more happy, reason to look down—the reflections. Like the evergreen in the feature photo above. Or the high-rise, below, that seems to be sporting a beard made of branches.

 

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This building appears to be dipping down for a drink.

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This person might be diving in.

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Blue sky, reflected in muddy puddles, certainly improves grey hydro poles, drab towers, and leafless trees.

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There are all types of angles and lines to be found.

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Be careful crossing the street and keep an eye out for driver’s who don’t try to avoid hitting the puddles.

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But don’t be a fool and miss those great reflections.

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12 Replies to “Looking Down, I’m No Fool”

  1. I’m thinking about portals to other realms – like you said about the person about to “dive in”… I like the disjointed perspectives you get in reflections, and you found some good ones!

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  2. I love these, Louella. I’ve been fascinated by the idea of photographing reflections (though I haven’t been successful at it but you’ve inspired me tom try again) ever since I encountered the work of Kiripi Karembo Siku. Did you know about him? You can see some of his photos at https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/07/14/kinshasa-puddle-photography_n_5578762.html. Heartbreakingly, he died of malaria aged only 36 in 2015.

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