Isolation Antidotes (9): Reflections Remembered

And now for something completely different: I was fortunate to make my first journey to Hong Kong in November 1993. Standing at the edge of the big harbor, looking across the dark water at an outrageously-lit restaurant in the mid-distance, I was attracted more to its reflection than I was to its raucous array of yellow and red lights. The camera was a Pentax PZ-1 and the film was Scotch Chrome 1000, about which I’ve written before. I was keeping a record of metadata in a small notebook, which I have kept and just now consulted, but I overlooked recording aperture and shutter speed. I do remember making the photo, however, and the lens was a Pentax 100-300 zoom. This image has always conveyed a sense of calm for me, and I hope it brings some of the same into your bubbles.

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17 Responses to Isolation Antidotes (9): Reflections Remembered

  1. That’s quite a colorful abstraction.

  2. I like this, Gary. If you hadn’t mentioned the restaurant I would have thought sunset…probably not a surprise. Nice memory.

    • krikitarts says:

      Yes, the memory is surely a nice one. I was hesitant about posting this, as it’s such a departure from my usual offerings, especially lately, but it cropped up in my archival archeology and jumped out and nibbled at me yet again, so I thought I’d give it a go. It’s good to see that it struck a harmonious chord with you as well.

  3. It is very beautiful, and calming, Gary. Not even knowing what the image is of, it is purely serene.

  4. Emily Gooch says:

    Love the painterly style. The colors very mesmerizing.

  5. Adrian Lewis says:

    Yes, very beautiful and certainly calming >>> and very good to hear of Scotch Chrome again! :)

  6. shoreacres says:

    The color’s a real treat. I knew it was water right away — it’s the sort of reflection I often see around here. Sometimes, when I’m at work early or late and the water’s calm, a passing paddleboarder or duck sets up the same patterns, but the color usually tends toward pinks and purples.

    • krikitarts says:

      I often find it irresistible to focus in on the abstract patterns that result from natural reflections (and refractions, when they too offer themselves up for consideration). And the effects that result from the light behind them is often quite delightfully surprising.

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