Saturday, October 3, 2009

On the bus

Just for fun, I whipped out my camera and tried to get a picture of friends as their bus pulled away at the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. I was shooting into bright sun.
The result surprised me.
What a jumble of reflections!
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James at Newtown Area Photo has just opened a Reflections meme. Let's all get together at his blog and reflect. :)
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26 comments:

RuneE said...

That is the way to do it - if you see a reflecting surface, shoot away. The results are often surprising.

GMG said...

Hi Dina!
Amazing picture! You caught it perfectly!!

Blogtrotter is waiting for you at Old Town Antalya in Turkey. Enjoy and have a glorious weekend!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Just shoot. I ran a series about doing this early this past summer. Remember "Shooting between your ankles" without ever looking at the camera.

Here is the answer to what a square rod is. You asked on Pick a Peck of Pixels.

A rod is a unit of length, equal to 11 cubits, 5.0292 metres, 16.5 feet, or of a statute mile. A rod is the same length as a perch[1] and a pole. The lengths of the perch (one rod) and chain (four rods) were standardized in 1607 by Edmund Gunter.

The length is equal to the standardized length of the ox goad used by medieval English ploughmen; fields were measured in acres which were one chain (four rods) by one furlong (in the United Kingdom, ten chains).

Dina said...

OK RuneE, I must try to get more intentional in my photography. Till now, it has just been point and shoot.

GMG thanks! OK, I'll hop over to see your Turkey soon. In between washing a sinkful of guest dinner dishes. :)

Abe, yes, now I remember your advice to hold the camera with your ankles. I still have to try that (maybe when no one is looking).
So a rod was the length of an ox goad! Thanks for the history of rod, fascinating!
So in early 19th C. America they were still using such units?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Lot of things going on in your photo. I love it.

In the gas pipeline industry we still pay for right of way by the rod. Don't know why, that's just the way its done.

B SQUARED said...

You never know what you have till you pop them into the computer. Nice result.

Hilda said...

So why am I not surprised that your friends all happen to be nuns? ;)

A jumble of reflections, indeed. And a fun self-portrait too.

Thank you so much for your words of support and concern, and all your prayers, Dina. This has been a terrible week for so many countries in the Pacific region, and all prayers will be appreciated. It is going to be a difficult struggle to get everyone back up on their feet.

Rebecca said...

You caught a very interesting effect

Leif Hagen said...

I spot you in the bus glass window! They didn't wave to you? Too shy?

Suzanne said...

Good to see you Dina! Must be cold there it looks like you've all got on winter coats. So soon???

James said...

Shalom Dina, I am amazed by this reflection. it's so clear and there is so much to see. It's fantastic, and I'm so glad that you chose to take part in this meme.

Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend.

Crafty Green Poet said...

this is a wonderfully multilayered reflection shot!

Dimple said...

It is a very interesting shot, there is so much that can be clearly seen: you, you friends, the car across the street. Nice!

Dagrun said...

This one was nice. Fun effect.

Dina said...

Yogi, thanks for enlightening me about the continued use of the unit rod.

B Squared, that's a nice expression, "pop them into the computer." :D

Hilda, well, true. You're right. "Some of my best friends" are nuns.
Wishing you strength for all the relief work now.

Rebecca, thanks. Interesting effect, yes; but it wasn't intended. hehe

Leif, too shocked to wave maybe. We had just said goodbye and suddenly they see me on the other side, on the traffic island, as the bus was driving away.

Suzanne shalom. I have to confess, the photo is from a chilly day in March. It is still in the low 30s C now.

James, hello. Thank you for starting this meme. Looks like fun.

Crafty Green Poet, multilayered! That's a great word. I'll have to remember it. Sounds more professional than my "jumble of reflections." :) Well, you ARE a poet, after all.

Dimple, thanks! Yes, there is always a lot moving at the Central Bus Station.

Dagrun shalom! Yes, the picture was fun to take, too.

Becky and Gary said...

Don't you just love it when you get a pleasant surprise after looking at your photos. Very nicely done!
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awarewriter said...

Almost cubist. Ya never know what's going to happen until it does. I like this one a lot.

Petrea said...

I love this! I get to see you, your friends and your camera!

Kay said...

I love this, Dina! It's terrific fun to see your reflection in the bus window with your friends smiling.

Robin said...

What a cool photo, I love the way you're reflected in it as well.

Vogon Poet said...

Funny photo, happy faces and a self portrait. What can you ask more in a reflection shot? Nice catch!

Pietro said...

Wonderful picture, Dina!!
I like so much the "spontaneous" photos!

Dick said...

Yes it is a great picture, caught it all.

JM said...

Great reflections indeed, Dina!

cieldequimper said...

This is a very cool pic that I had missed!

margaret said...

I really, rrrrrrreally like this, I like reflections anyway and almost all my own best ones have involved buses :)