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Reflecting - itself by Marjolein Katsma

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A little break from the harbors series – last Saturday (2010-07-24) was the third World Wide Photo Walk, the first for me to take part. Exciting to know there were 1111 walks all over the world with a whopping 31960 registered walkers, all enjoying photography and each others’ company on the same day! I chose to take part in Almere because I’d never been there before: Jantheo was the ‘leader’ and had devised a route with the theme ‘color’. So much fun to see that even before we had reached our target area, people were shooting off in all directions, finding color and doing their own ‘thing’: the modern architecture could wait, there was water, and plants, and wall paintings, and – well – photographers! :)

A small series of shots with one building reflecting another (or more than one!).

Whereas the rather sober polka-dot window is found on an ‘outside’ wall of this building, this same building (which houses a tax office) has two facades facing a courtyard (with one narrow side open to the street) where the entrances are, that are a riot of color through the use of wall panels that are diffracting light and highly reflective window panes. The sunlight bounces around in this space causing special light effects; each of the two wings is reflected in the other. You can actually see a cloud reflected in a window reflected in another window…

Taken in Almere, Netherlands 2010-07-24
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    A wonderful reflection…love the angle…and the colors are brilliant!

  • That building is a riot of color – they keep changing depending on the angle of the/ light, and also when turning the circular polarization filter – it was hard to stop taking pictures… and then hard to select!
    Thank you kindly, Gena!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Now that the activity stream is finally back I see you favorited this too – thanks, Gena!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Hetty Mellink
    Hetty Mellinkabout 4 years ago

    Wat een prachtige kleuren en reflecties!!

  • Ja, echt fantastisch om te fotograferen, dat gebouw! Als je nog eens in Almere komt… :)
    Dankje, Hettie!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Activity stream doet het eindelijk weer dus nu zie ik het pas: ook nog bedankt voor de fave!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Jean-Luc Rollier
    Jean-Luc Rollierabout 4 years ago

    Great image Marjolein! Excellent compo and colors.
    I enjoyed your building series.

  • Thanks for your lovely comment, Jean-Luc! Glad I found it – the activity stream doesn’t seem to have it (so I wonder what else is still missing).
    A few more architecture shots should follow tomorrow. :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • This is coming in only now in the activity stream – 50 minutes behind… I’m getting confused while trying to catch up!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatabout 4 years ago

    How cool a shot is that love the tones.

  • Thanks, Vee! Note that the ‘polka dots’ shot in this same series is of the same building! More of that building tomorrow… off to bed now, I’m getting far too confused with the activity stream either not working or being nearly an hour behind. :(

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Thanks for the fave, too! (That just came in now.)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatabout 4 years ago

    Yeah they have had issues with the acitity feed… some nice shots though when they do come through.

  • Same thing some time last week, too. They seem to be catching up now though: the time gap between time as given on the photo page and time in the activity feed is shrinking. (phew)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • BrettStevenson
    BrettStevensonabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you Brett!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Victoria McGuire
    Victoria McGuireabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture! Love the colours :^) V.

  • Thank you very much, Victoria!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Bruce Miller
    Bruce Millerabout 4 years ago

    Remarkable colours!

  • Thank you, Bruce! For teh fave, too.

    Yes, the colors appearing in this building’s wall and windows are truly remarkable. I’m also curious by now in what way it would be different on an overcast day… I may return to find out!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Mariano .
    Mariano .about 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Mariano!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful colors, Marjolein…sounds like it was a great walk.

  • It certainly was, Lynne, we all had a great time!

    Thanks for your nice comment and the fave!

    – Marjolein Katsma

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