FRAMES ~ Photo Challenge #99 : Reflections

Slow news days with very few photo options have had me driving around the county a lot these past few weeks as I search for photos for the print edition.

And there are a few places I keep going back to trying to get the perfect shot, or AT LEAST an interesting shot and each one of those I keep going back to seems to be a reflection of some sort.

Now I’m not going to tell you where I have been lurking about because frankly I don’t want you to steal my photos 😉 BUT if one of you snaps the photo I’ve been stalking, well let’s just say it will be an automatic stand-out.

So your challenge, if you choose to accept it of course, is to show me your best shot utilizing a reflection.

Mirrors aren’t the only place you can find reflections, there are reflections in puddles, panes of glass, shiny table surfaces, sunglasses, your cereal spoon etc. Just look around you they are everywhere.

You can email your entries to mreid@kitsapsun.com or use the handy Upload Photo Challenge Pix link at the right side of this page. Please make sure your real life name is somewhere in the upload fields or in your email to me.

Remember, I ENCOURAGE you to shoot the photo in the week that the challenge is assigned but of course will begrudgingly accept photos taken earlier this year.

Deadline for photos will be Monday, April 4th. For real, I checked my calendar multiple times to make sure I got this challenge due date right, not like the last time, 

Those chosen as “Stand-outs” will be published in the Kitsap Sun on the following Sunday.

Here are a few photographs utilizing reflections from our archives to get you thinking:

A pair of grebes paddle through the reflective waters of the Port Orchard Yacht Club in Port Orchard, Wash. on Thursday, October 22, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A pair of grebes paddle through the reflective waters of the Port Orchard Yacht Club in Port Orchard, Wash. on Thursday, October 22, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Creative director Alex Ung, center, works with Nutcracker/Prince Ira Hardy during Olympic Performance Group's, rehearsal for their upcoming "A Roaring 20's Nutcracker" on Saturday, December 6, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Creative director Alex Ung, center, works with Nutcracker/Prince Ira Hardy during Olympic Performance Group’s, rehearsal for their upcoming “A Roaring 20’s Nutcracker” on Saturday, December 6, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
An umbrella is reflected in a rain puddle at Perry and Sheridan Rds. in Bremerton on Monday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
An umbrella is reflected in a rain puddle at Perry and Sheridan Rds. in Bremerton on Monday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The M/V Walla Walla is reflected in the window of the M/V Evergreen State's wheelhouse window as Captain Jamie Pelland, of Bainbridge Island, talks about his time aboard the ship which is docked at the Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility on Bainbridge Island on Thursday, January 14, 2015. . (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
The M/V Walla Walla is reflected in the window of the M/V Evergreen State’s wheelhouse window as Captain Jamie Pelland, of Bainbridge Island, talks about his time aboard the ship which is docked at the Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility on Bainbridge Island on Thursday, January 14, 2015. . (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
The display tables are reflected in a mirror at the Kitsap County Woodcarvers show at the West Side Improvement Club in West Bremerton. The show continues on Sunday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The display tables are reflected in a mirror at the Kitsap County Woodcarvers show at the West Side Improvement Club in West Bremerton. The show continues on Sunday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The wet square in front of the Haselwood Library of Olympic College in Bremerton is reflected in the windows of the building on Wednesday.. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The wet square in front of the Haselwood Library of Olympic College in Bremerton is reflected in the windows of the building on Wednesday.. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Juliet Roske of Bremerton has her husband Rob Roske reflected in her glasses at the Bremerton BrewFest on Saturday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Juliet Roske of Bremerton has her husband Rob Roske reflected in her glasses at the Bremerton BrewFest on Saturday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Sails are reflected in the water at Liberty Bay in Poulsbo as the sun lights up the sails on the small boats. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Sails are reflected in the water at Liberty Bay in Poulsbo as the sun lights up the sails on the small boats. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Cormac Burke, 9, is reflected in a mirror as he and his mother Bridget shop at the Uptown Mercantile & Marketplace in Bremerton on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Cormac Burke, 9, is reflected in a mirror as he and his mother Bridget shop at the Uptown Mercantile & Marketplace in Bremerton on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
FEBRUARY 19, 2014 FILE PHOTO Members of the UFCW 21 union participate in an informational picket at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton on Wednesday. They are the pro tech health care workers who want Harrison to return to contract negations. They are reflected in the Bridgeview Building across the street. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
FEBRUARY 19, 2014 FILE PHOTO
Members of the UFCW 21 union participate in an informational picket at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton on Wednesday. They are the pro tech health care workers who want Harrison to return to contract negations. They are reflected in the Bridgeview Building across the street. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Gary Mason of Bremerton plays his guitar outside of Starbucks and is reflected in the windows in downtown Bremerton near the Bremerton Transportation Center on Wednesday. He is using his new guitar. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Gary Mason of Bremerton plays his guitar outside of Starbucks and is reflected in the windows in downtown Bremerton near the Bremerton Transportation Center on Wednesday. He is using his new guitar. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
A crow sits atop a reflected traffic mirror at the Comfort Inn on the Bay Hotel in Port Orchard on Wednesday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
A crow sits atop a reflected traffic mirror at the Comfort Inn on the Bay Hotel in Port Orchard on Wednesday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Cars reflect on the sunny floors in the showcase gallery at the LeMay America's Car Museum in Tacoma. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Cars reflect on the sunny floors in the showcase gallery at the LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Nelson Lanchester of Port Orchard of the Kitsap Live Steamers in reflected in the mirror which is used to see if the track is straight. Members of the club were fixing the track Friday morning which was damaged by vandals. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Nelson Lanchester of Port Orchard of the Kitsap Live Steamers in reflected in the mirror which is used to see if the track is straight. Members of the club were fixing the track Friday morning which was damaged by vandals. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The shadow of a pedestrian adds to the jumble of reflections seen in the front window of The Nordic Maid shop in downtown Poulsbo on Thursday. MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN
The shadow of a pedestrian adds to the jumble of reflections seen in the front window of The Nordic Maid shop in downtown Poulsbo on Thursday. MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN
Kainoa Bonsell, 10, paddle boards through the reflective waters of Dogfish Bay in Keyport, Wash. on Monday August 10, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Kainoa Bonsell, 10, paddle boards through the reflective waters of Dogfish Bay in Keyport, Wash. on Monday August 10, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Larry Waggoner, of Belfair, is reflected in the mirror of a 1959 Thunderbird as he and fellow Saints Car Club members chat in the parking lot of Kitsap Bank in Port Orchard on Thursday, August 10, 2012. The Siants Car Club will be hosting the annual Cruz in Port Orchard on Sunday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Larry Waggoner, of Belfair, is reflected in the mirror of a 1959 Thunderbird as he and fellow Saints Car Club members chat in the parking lot of Kitsap Bank in Port Orchard on Thursday, August 10, 2012. The Saints Car Club will be hosting the annual Cruz in Port Orchard on Sunday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

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***To recap: Every month I will post a new photography “challenge” to help build on all of our current photography skills and to encourage everyone to get out and get shooting (cameras not guns). While I encourage you to shoot the challenge in the week that it is assigned, I will however accept entries taken prior to the challenge assignment date.

When you’ve got your favorite shot, login to the Kitsap Sun Your Media Site (if you don’t already have a login, you can quickly set it one up) or click the “Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Entries” button over there on the right side of the page and upload your image to the Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Channel (the channels run along the left hand side of the page, again if you can’t seem to get it into the channel just upload it normally and send me an email and I’ll move it).