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Reflections from a Drink
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The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
~Thomas Merton

These two, I say, viz. external material things, as the objects of SENSATION, and the operations of our own minds within, as the objects of REFLECTION, are to me the only originals from whence all our ideas take their beginnings.
~John Locke

Thinking is the great enemy of perfection. The habit of profound reflection, I am compelled to say, is the most pernicious of all the habits formed by civilized man.


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08/25/09 11:08 AM GMT
John - the dark background and water add much to this photo; the rippling water gives it a contemplative feel. Very well done! Thad
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A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. - James Dent
08/25/09 12:08 AM GMT
Great words of wisdom, along with a great image. Wonderful use of the Reflet program. The colors are vivid and beautiful, and the comp is perfect. Excellent, John.

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08/25/09 12:23 AM GMT
So beautiful light and the colours are fab!

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08/25/09 1:23 PM GMT
Excellent words and shot John. Saved and faved.

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“Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you” - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
08/25/09 2:11 PM GMT
Beautiful shot! Love the reflection.
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08/25/09 5:43 PM GMT
*¨¨* -:¦:- •:*¨¨* คฬєร๏๓є รђ๏t!!! *¨¨* -:¦:- •:*¨¨*
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08/25/09 5:47 PM GMT
Sensational imagery, John! This is just beautiful! I am with Merton on this. lol
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“Life is precious; therefore, do not waste it by doing things mechanically without love. We should try to put love into everything we do.” - Amma
08/25/09 6:12 PM GMT
Just beautiful John!!! The feel of this one is so appealing! Better fave it...hehe
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Love and live.
08/25/09 7:18 PM GMT
Fabulous capture John, Love it and the reflections really shows off the flowers. Spectular, it's so awesome
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08/25/09 8:02 PM GMT
So beautiful Shads. Both the photo and the meaning behind it. You find the most perfect quotes to convey the mood of the photo. The reflection is stunning.
My take on this philosophy is: "You are what you are until you aren't."

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Insure what you touch during your lifetime, is not coated with the fingerprints of apathy....Tick
08/25/09 8:12 PM GMT
A wonderful manip John! Love the mood. Wonderful work!
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08/26/09 12:00 AM GMT
Oh this is stunning my friend, Stunning and faved! ♪ ♫ :)sandi♪ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
08/26/09 4:32 AM GMT
Inspiring! Both in visually and thought. Saved to admire longer!
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08/26/09 6:15 AM GMT
Exquisite manipulation, John... The dark 'water' and the bright yellow of the flowers make such a vivid combination.
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"Never let your studies interfere with your education." - Pete Seeger
08/26/09 7:02 AM GMT
Oh my goodness John..when I first saw this I thought it was a painting! Such beauty you have captured. This is indeed a rare photo with such a unique reflection. I love the manipulation you did to reach that effect. Very very precious. And of course, as always the words you chose to go with this creation are magical."The habit of profound reflection" goes so well with the feeling in the photo creation. I can hardly wait for your next have a way of building my anticipation for sure. Verena
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Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
08/26/09 11:41 AM GMT
a beautiful manipulation John!! The bright yellow petals against the black background give this image some class! It has a very romantic appeal - I entirely agree with the quotes!
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..thanking you in advance for your comments. Please know that all your comments are appreciated....." Live well, love much, laugh often!" .... mygallery
08/26/09 6:17 PM GMT
Fantastic manipulation..and so Beautiful.
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08/26/09 9:37 PM GMT
Fav'd instantly John as this is just lovely. I like how the yellow flowers stand out so well against the dark background and their reflections too. Stunningly beautiful. Well done and thanks for sharing!
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08/29/09 1:28 AM GMT
Magnificent capture and manip John! I love everything about this presentation, as I do the accompanying words! Extremely well done! Faved+
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*Tea is a cup of life*
09/04/09 9:22 PM GMT
The complementary blue-green background makes the yellow petals 'pop', yet not so much that it overwhelms the composition. The stems add to the framing and the rippling reflection in the water adds a mysterious flair to the overall photograph.
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The Earth laughs with flowers. ~RW Emerson
09/07/09 4:04 AM GMT
The quote, I love it.
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“The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.” - Thomas Hardy
09/08/09 6:26 AM GMT
This is very artistic John, perfect simplicity.
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"A camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." Dorothea Lange
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06/23/11 1:32 AM GMT
hi john i hope you will grant me permission to do this on a black canvas sometime soon.credits will go to you as your image obviously..


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08/28/11 4:51 AM GMT
started working on this one john , not as easy to do in oils as one might think>>>>>>>
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09/08/13 6:43 PM GMT
Very nicely shot, the coloring on the flowers are real nice and rich and that reflection is really something else, I am curious was their some kind of HDR program used on this. At any rate it looks supper.
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