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My name is Helen and I am a Photographer living in England. I started this Blog on the day that my Grandma died, three months after my Father died and several weeks before a third funeral. Initially it was a very personal way to stay connected to the people I'd lost and it helped, it really did. But writing and taking pictures everyday has opened back up a creative side that I had lost during the everyday. A big thank you to my followers, to those who take the time to comment and to new visitors, I hope we will become Blog friends too...

Monday, 11 July 2011

reflections in glass

'Lillie Puddle'

The photograph above is one of my first published images and came about one day when I noticed the wonderful patterns that a rain storm had made on my glass garden table. The glass is black and the glistening water looked fabulous against it so I snapped away. It was only after a little while that I noticed the reflection of the trees above the table and what a wonderful three dimensional picture that made.

The picture below was one of the first batch and looks as though you are looking at the trees through an opaque window but it is in fact that the reflection is in focus rather than the puddles of rain. Of course then I got arty (picture above) arranging flowers and pebbles to give even more depth and I love that there is also a secondary reflection of the trees in the glass marble!

'Upon Reflection'

How ironic that the picture is called Upon Reflection as thats just what I have been doing over the last couple of weeks with regard to my Artwork and Photography. I have been taking myself back to the beginning of my artistic endeavours in order to move forward, when I have questioned my direction, as we worriers inevitably do!

These pictures were some of the first I took that made me feel like a photographer and I am very grateful to Kat for reminding me of them and to all the blogs that I have read from the links on Kat's page that share reflections, which help in so many different ways!

I'm a big believer in replaying the journey in order to learn from it, in fact I have a poem that I have kept since I was a child that I have always interpreted to mean just that.

I will post it tomorrow.


  1. Gorgeous reflection images and I'm so happy to read about how your personal reflections help you continue on your creative journey. I love how our art helps us understand ourselves better! Thanks so much for bringing your perspective to Exploring with a Camera.

  2. I'm dropping by from Kat's Exploring With a Camera. Your image is amazing! Beautiful reflection and contrast!!

  3. Love these - particularly the first one.

    I like your point about feeling like a photographer - it's definitely not the same as being one! Even though any money I earn comes through photography, and even though I write about it and teach it, it's only recently that I've been able to 'own' the label of photographer. Before that I felt as if I was just masquerading as one and everyone would find me out soon.

    I look forward to tomorrow's poem.

  4. thank you all for your lovely comments x