Friday, April 1, 2011

Weekend Reflections -- High Speed Reflection

My wedding ring spinning at high speed. I was amazed that I was able to freeze both the ring and the reflection in front of it.

Weekend Reflections by other photographers at Newtown Area Photo.



  1. wow, this is brilliant. you are so talented, Pat! I love the light bouncing off the inside of the ring. What a magical photo.

  2. Many aid, encouragement, kindness...
    From all over the world...

    Thanks to all of them.
    Tears of the heart will accept them.

    From Japan, ruma

  3. and one ring to rule them all and in the darkness bind them, in the land of Mordor, where the shadows lie.

  4. Frodo's ring but a better, good one at that...lovely reflection.

  5. That looks awesome! Great photo!

  6. That right there is an awesome picture.

    I once took a pic of an airplane and happened to catch it when all of the lights were flashing at the same time. I was in awe of myself.

  7. A wedding ring can reveal many reflections on life.....

  8. Sarah - Thanks Sarah! I apreciate that!

    ruma - Your country always sends aid and help to those in need. I'm sorry that this time you are in need. Be safe...

    baygirl - thanks so much!

    Budd - My precious...

    Nat - thanks Nat! Have a great weekend!

    Rekha - Thanks! I wish mine could me invisible...

    Tara - Thanks Tara!

    Oilfield Trash - Thanks buddy! You should post that pic!

    pitchertaker - It sure can (most of them good)!

  9. That right there is a wicked amazing picture.

  10. Gorgeous. My husband likes to say that he can zap me whenever he likes through my wedding band. This picture makes me think he's right.

  11. This is incredible, Pat! You are indeed SO talented! Beautiful reflection and light and composition! Enjoy your weekend!


  12. Oooh. Love the sense of motion at the base of the ring. Very cool idea for a reflection photo. Great snap.

  13. So simple, and yet so impressive..

  14. That is a lovely shot : I like the way you captured the reflection while it was spining : it looks like some kind of mysterious vortex...

    I like rings, as you know it cause I use them quite often to catch reflection for our contest, and think that using your wedding one to catch a reflection was a really great idea.

  15. Interesting catch Pat. Has your marriage got you spun out?

  16. great shot Pat- Marriage is like rolling the dice/ring

  17. fantastic!
    Love the light and the counter top too

    during the writer's strike Conan Would open his show by seeing how long his wedding band would spin and trying to beat his previous night's record

  18. Oh, Pat! This is such a cool photo! Amazing how you caught the reflection in front of the ring. Gorgeous! Wow! :)

  19. With a fast enough shutter, you can capture anything, cool reflections.

  20. Great photo Pat! Loving all the light reflecting off your ring!

    Have a great weekend!

  21. Wow! I have trouble taking photos of something standing still. Beautiful!

  22. wow! i really love this shot!!
    that ring looks awesome!

    p.s. i'm on a blog break but i just wanted to pop over to your blog and say hi!

  23. Le mariage reste une valeur sûre ;-)

  24. Very cool! If I was rolling on the floor would you take a picture of me?

  25. I need your camera! Better yet, I need you to take photos for me. By the time I press the shutter, with my shakiness, even if something wasn't moving, I end up with a blur.

  26. That's incredible Pat! Have a great weekend!!!

  27. That is awesome! I was just about to ask if you were spinning the ring. Great stuff!

  28. Tim - Thanks so much my friend! Hope you have a great weekend!

    MSB - That's funny! I wish I had that power!

    Sylvia - Thanks for saying that Sylvia! (i don't believe it, but thanks!) You have a good weekend yourself!

    Dorian - Thanks so much! I was surprised when it perfectly caught the perfectly round reflection of the ring also.

    Malyss - Thanks so much! I appreciate the comment!

    Tsuki - Thanks! I have no idea why the idea popped into my head.

    Springman - Thanks! The ring is a bit beaten up, but the marriage is great!

    Ren - Thats a good one! It sure is!

    Dyche - thanks!

    Dianne - I remember Conan doing that. I really like him! (better than the others)

    Pam - Thanks so much Pam! Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then.

    Woody - So true! I'm going to try it again with a little better lighting.

    m. - thanks so much!

    Belle - I know that feeling also! thanks Belle!

    Betty - Thanks Betty! Thanks for "popping" in!

    Fabien - Oui, cela est très vrai !

    Bossy Betty - I would if you could spin like my ring!

    Ms A - They have an "anti-shake" feature on many cameras now. It really works well! Have a great weekend Ms A!

    Mama Zen - Thanks so much!

    Brian - Thanks Brian! Same to you!

    becca - Thanks for saying that becca!

    James - Thanks James! I was really surprised because it was spining pretty darn fast.

    Ebie - Thanks so much Ebie! For both the compliment and the comment.

  29. Wow. That is totally like something out of Inception!

  30. somethings are indeed stronger than time itself.

    please have a good weekend.

    daily athens

  31. Great picture Patrick:)
    Wishing you a nice weekend.
    Greetings from Berit.

  32. impressive! someday i'll learn how to take pictures like you do. ^_^

  33. I just order my Nikon D3100 and this is the first thing I am going to try when I get it next week. Thanks Pat!

  34. Wow, Pat....What an awesome shot! How in the world did you do it? Superb photography.

  35. Wow! Very cool experiment Pat.. great light too..

    excellent work.


  36. This...Is...AWESOME!!! =D What an incredible shot,'s beautiful! =) You should see if you can take the shutter speed down a tidge and catch it as our eyes would see it -- a shiny blur! ;) Love this!

  37. What a great capture! I like the shiny curving lines inside the ring--like dancing light flashes. Very clever capture of your spinning wedding ring.

  38. Cheeseboy - I guess I'm going to have to fool around with this some more. Maybe with different exposures.

    poutept - That is so true! Thanks! Same to you!

    Berit - Thanks so much! You have a good one also!

    Ven - Thanks, but I've seen some of your photos. You have a really good eye, and that is half the battle.

    Chuck - Congrats Chuck! You are going to have a lot of fun that one!

    Nature Rambles - thanks for the nice comment!

    Genie - Why thank you! I should have posted a couple of the "not so good" ones also!

    Anthony - Thanks Anthony! I appreciate it.

    Janet - Thanks you! I think I might have done that already!

    Pat - Thanks so much! I think you all just got a glimpse into my A.D.D.ness!

  39. Wow - that is one neat trick!

  40. That is astonishing....and beautiful.

  41. "The circles they go round and round..."

  42. That is a beautiful picture!! How cool!!

  43. You good man, you wear your wedding band. My husband lost his, and said not to bother to buy a new one.

  44. Pat, forgive me, but I am laughing. I see you sitting at the (marble? formica?) table and spinning your wedding ring over and over and over, shooting, shooting, shooting... BINGO! But don't get me wrong, I think it's wonderful to play and experiment like this and the result is a fun reflection shot indeed. Or was this a one-time wonder?

  45. What a clever idea. (Fess up, how many spins?)

  46. tapirgal - Sometimes they do. Nobody was injured during this one!

    Marlene - I'm happy that it worked! Thanks!

    Jerry - Sometimes, I'm easily amused! Thanks Jerry!

    Owen - ...and round and round and round...

    Pagan - Thanks so much!

    Baby Sister - thanks! Hope you're having a good weekend!

    Ann - I lost mine a while back. Until my granddaughter dug up a flower bed to find it!

    Francisca - You hit it right the first time! Just me, my camera and my short attention span!

    altadenahiker - Serveral spins! A few of them ended up on the floor!

  47. What a great idea for a reflection shot. Almost as good the photo.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

  48. MASTER!!!!!!!!! I bow to you!

    Peace Brother,


  49. Wow! I don't know what that means, but a very cool image. Thanks for sharing. Maybe a wormhole will come out of it.

  50. Your camera is as good as your eye, Pat. This is pretty darn awesome.

  51. awesome timing!!! brilliant... I loved how the reflection has been captured.

    Shadows and Reflection

  52. Cool effect Pat, I really like the way you caught the reflection. Well done.

  53. Wow, that's a cool pic, Pat, especially full size.
    I love how the little streaks of reflected light got captured as it was spinning.
    I have not been around much, but my prayers and blessings are with you and all your wife's friends and family in Japan...

  54. Wonderful shot, I love the result.

  55. Wow, how did you do that! Looking at the amount of comments you got on this, people like it! And so do I:)

  56. D&R - I really hadn't even thought about the reflection when I took it. Just me passing time in my ADD way... I'll be over soon!

    John - No bowing please! A simple gift will suffice! Thanks John!

    Stephen - I thought the same thing when I looked at the photo! Along that line...I finished your book yesterday. Can't wait until the story continues!

    Robyn - Actually, my camera is better than my eye! It doesn't have to use reading glassed! Have a great weekend Robyn!

    Rajlakshmi - Thanks so much for the nice comment!

    SQ - Thanks Judy! Pretty lucky also!

    Ally - Thanks so much!

    Pam - Why thank you!

    Joe - Hey Joe! So nice to see you! I'm not sure how many people noticed those... Thanks for the nice words, I'll pass them on.

    Leovi - Thanks Leovi! I appreciate it...

  57. First of all your ring is fabulous! ;)
    And this picture is pure art, very creative idea!
    Hugs and a nice week ahead,
    Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

  58. "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them".

  59. Way cool! You also caught some light streaks too! :-)


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