Saturday, January 7, 2012

Weekend Reflections - Strange Bright Light

Wednesday I stopped by Philbrook Art Center to see its current exhibit of European Masterworks on loan from the Speed Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.  I came out just after 5 PM and looked across the street at a brilliant yellow light.  At first I thought a house was on fire.  Then on second look I thought it was some sort of large incandescent light.  By the time I reached my van the light shifted a bit and I realized that I was looking at the reflection of the late afternoon sun on the windowpanes of the house just across from the entrance.  I thought I would try and get a picture of it but by the time I got inside, took my camera out of its bag and maneuvered back to the right angle, the sun had dropped just enough so that the reflection had disappeared.  It is surprising how quickly the light can change late in the afternoon.  So Friday I drove back over to Philbrook at 5:00 PM, found the right spot, and got my picture.  Seen through my zoom lens it lacks the element of surprise that caught my attention earlier but is still an interesting photograph.  I hope you enjoy it.

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Sylvia K said... [Reply to comment]

That is a strange bright light! Almost looks as though the house is on fire! Terrific capture! Have a great weekend!


Carole M. said... [Reply to comment]

a great moment to capture your weekend reflection!

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

I wonder how many people had the same thought of you? That's very kind to take the trouble to return to the scene of the phenomenon for our benefit. Fascinating picture.

RuneE said... [Reply to comment]

You did indeed catch both a reflection and a kind of incandescent light - for that is of course what the sun is. Well done!

A Bit of the Blarney said... [Reply to comment]

Amazing photo!!! We loved to take the kids to the Philbrook Art Center when we lived in Eufaula. Ron particularly liked it's George Catlin exhibit! Thanx for the memories!!! Cathy

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, you are a dedicated reflections photographer.

Love this shot.

:.tossan® said... [Reply to comment]

I like this type of photo muito. It is modern na your criatividade "