It recently rained in New York for the first time in ages, and offered up some wonderful opportunities to capture reflections in the pools of rainwater. Here are a few rainy day reflections of New York modes of transport.

reflections nyc bike taxi

Reflections – bike taxi driver in Times Square

reflections yellow cab new york

Reflections – New York yellow cab

reflections new york bus

Reflections – New York bus, and another photographer with the same idea as me, facing off at the other end of the puddle!

As there has been no weekly photo challenge this week, I’d love to offer this up as a theme for anyone wanting to join in. Just title your post ‘Reflections’, tag it with ‘postaday’ and add a pingback to this page in your post. I’ll publish any pingbacks I get into the comments stream so anyone else who participates can find your entry too. I’d love to see your interpretations. Pass it on!

Here’s my Reflections post from my nature blog.


About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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254 Responses to Reflections

  1. Great idea, Ailsa! Sitting here waiting for the official challenge, I was thinking of doing my own challenge post too, but I will happily join in yours! Maybe it will grow into something big! 😉 And “Reflections” is a perfect theme. I’ll post something as soon as I get my act together. The problem is I’ve got too many “Reflections” candidates…

    Your “Reflections” are great, as always!

    • ailsapm says:

      Yaay, here’s to making it happen. Can’t wait to see your interpretation(s) – I bet you have some fab ones from your kayak! xoxo

  2. susafras says:

    Brilliant! 🙂

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks susafras 🙂 xxx

      • susafras says:

        Just wanted to send a little Thank You! 🙂

        Today, when walking the pooch, I suddenly remembered your unofficial challenge, and I started to see reflections everywhere. How come I never paid attention before? I took a lot of photographs, but neither my nor my camera’s abilities qualify for this challenge. I’m only a “Knipser”, you know. 😉 Nevertheless enjoyed it a lot! 🙂


        • ailsapm says:

          How wonderful, Susanne, I love that this made you start noticing reflections. And I bet your photos were quite lovely. You should join in next time. xxx

  3. skinnywench says:

    Great idea – but being technically challenged I have no idea how to do a ping back – can you help me?

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  5. HoaiPhai says:

    Beautiful photos and great idea for a challenge!

  6. ailsapm says:

    Wahoo, we have our first entry, thanks to A Word in Your Ear, gorgeous photo!!! Check it out via the pingback above, everyone!

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    • ailsapm says:

      Nice one, Cardinal, any excuse for a Guinness is alright by me! You should pop by when you have a chance and check out some of the incredible submissions so far, it’s turning out to be quite a party. xxx

  8. Great… OK now to search out some pics and get posting!

  9. Ronnie@Hurtledto60 says:

    Well done! I was beginning to get withdrawal symptoms waiting for this weeks challenge. I am happy to join in and will be back soon with my reflections.

  10. stunning stuff – must look through mine…

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  12. pancakeashes says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! Great initiative ❤

  13. ellyche says:

    omgosh these photos are wonderful
    ❤ new york

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks ellyche – New York never gets boring, that’s for sure, glad you liked my photos and thanks for joining in the officially unofficial photo challenge 🙂

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  16. trishworth says:

    These are fantastic photos. Well done! My favourite is the last one with a reflection of another photographer.

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Trish, it’s my favourite too, I love the colours in it. I didn’t even realise I’d caught the other photographer’s reflection until I got home and saw it on the computer. Made me giggle. 🙂

      • trishworth says:

        Ailsa, there are so many posts to your reflections challenge that you must have had a great day today watching them all come in!

        • ailsapm says:

          Trish, it’s been overwhelming, I am overjoyed that so many people have joined in. It’s wonderful to see everyone commenting on each other’s posts and chatting away in the comments stream. I’ve been having a blast just trying to keep up with everyone. Three cheers to the weekly photo challenge community on WordPress. 🙂

  17. thegirlinthesunglasses says:

    Really nice idea! Am very happy to join in this week’s ‘challenge’ 🙂 Also, stunning photos!

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  20. Mystiic says:

    You’ve inspired me… I’ve been thinking of the word ABUNDANCE… going to put up… a challenge… on that… won’t be a pictorial… WORD CHALLENGE!! :))
    Here’s mine… for REFLECTIONS!! (((hugs))) super initiative…

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  22. Mystiic says: Here’s my second!!! 😀 I just love going through the pictures on my folders… my new hobby makes old pictures feeel sooooooooooo new and loved!! :))

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  24. DagEnDauw says:

    Wow! Nice pictures you have here and what a great initiative in substitute of the missing challenge at WP.
    Your subject is one of my favorites.
    Thanks for letting me join.

    Regards from Dauw, have a nice weekend
    Here’s is my contribution :

    • DagEnDauw, I liked your photo. I had a hard time posting a comment to it. I liked it better than a box of Belgian chocolates.

      • ailsapm says:

        Ha awesome. That’s cos DagEnDauw is on Blogger – check out the WordPress photo challenge attracting Blogger peeps – c’mon over and join the fun, Blogger crew, this is where the cool kids hang out 🙂

        To leave a comment on Dauw’s entry on Blogger, at the bottom of his comment box there’s a dropdown box (look for the text Reageer als:) Choose the WordPress option, add in the address of your WordPress site and you’ll be able to leave a comment. xx Ailsa

    • Mystiic says:

      I love the picture… realised you’re on blogspot… welcome to the absolute “reflections” party!!
      Love the interpretation!!! :))

    • Jo Bryant says:

      Wow – loved your image…for some reason I can no longer comment on Blogspot…but I wanted to say how great it is

    • trishworth says:

      Dauw, Your ‘reflections’ photo is fantastic. There are layers of objects. I was fascinated! I couldn’t post a comment on your site, so I hope you read it here. Thanks Ailsa for letting me write this here. I followed your instructions but was blocked every time.

      • ailsapm says:

        I just left Dauw a message to check the responses here, so he can see how much people are liking his photo 🙂

        • DagEnDauw says:

          Hey Ailsa, thanks for sending me your message. I had so many reactions on my blog allready, never expected to find as many here too.
          Thanks y’all! You guys are awesome =)
          I’ll do the best I can to visit your contributions in the next days. * hug*

  25. gingerbreadcafe says:

    I love your reflections, they are so New York – Taxis, big adverts, bright lights. I hope you like these ones!

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks gingerbreadcafe, yes, they’ve very New York, busy, loud, crazy fun. Love the silver globes in your photos. x

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  29. Imelda says:

    Great captures!
    Thank you for the invite. 🙂 Here is my submission for now . It is an earlier post. I will try to get new ones to submit later. 🙂

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    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Witrian, I’m very happy you chose this week to get started on weekly photo challenges. I’ve posted a pingback to your site so others can find your entry too! Welcome.

  32. Witrian How says:

    Great Idea !
    Here’s my entry:
    (p/s: This is my first time to join this kind of challenge.)

    • ailsapm says:

      How cool is that? Welcome to the world of weekly photo challenges, Witrian. Everybody, check out Witrian’s first weekly photo challenge. x

    • Mystiic says:

      Brilliant pics… If this is your first… welcome again!! I am a non-photographer… with a brand new addiction 😉 I am sure a couple of challenges down the line… you too will get as addicted!! 🙂

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  34. ailsapm says:

    Keep ’em coming, guys, there’s been some cracking photos so far! xxx

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  37. Mystiic says:

    Reblogged this on Mystiic and commented:
    Here’s an open invitation… Join the most UNOFFICIALLY official PHOTO CHALLENGE this week!!!
    Much Love and Light…. and PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTIONS too ALL!!! :)) Mystiic

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  39. pix & kardz says:

    what a great idea! thank you for stopping by my blog to pass on your challenge info.
    and what brilliant reflections! very creative thinking and clicking.
    i have one in the archives that came to mind right away. it is the result of a happy accident – a capture in unintentional black & white. you can get there via here:

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  41. I really like the crazy angles and colors of your pics. They remind of one of Roy Neiman’s paintings.

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