Friday, February 10, 2012

Ten on the Tenth - Reflections

Many times it's difficult for Robbie and me to get a photo of the two of us together without handing the camera over to someone else. This is fairly easy to do when we are together with family or friends, but when we're traveling we often have to rely on other means of getting those together photos. We have asked strangers to take our photo and occasionally used the self-timer (if there was a safe place to set the camera), however on our recent cruise we discovered a new way to capture the two of us together . . . Reflections Photos.

Reflections photos include snapshots taken in front of a mirror, like the ones in our stateroom.




Occasionally Robbie captured his own reflection in the lens of my sun glasses. (Can you see him there?)



We were also able to capture our reflections in a porthole during the day

 and at night,

in windows,

in a Christmas ornament (although this one took about 25 tries to get the right lighting and no glare from the flash!),

and in the rearview mirror of a tour bus.

These ten Reflections Photos are brought to you as part of Shimelle's Ten Things - click here to see more Ten Things posts.

25 comments:

Amy said...

What a cever idea Melissa, that cruise looks as though it was fantastic!

Rachel B said...

I love the different reflection pics Melissa, the rearview mirror one is cute :)

cate said...

I love the night time portal photo! what a clever way to take photos!

scrappyjacky said...

Love this idea,Melissa....some great photos there.

Jane said...

what a great idea, love the photos

MonicaB said...

Wonderful idea! Looks like you had a great time on your cruise.

Ellyn said...

fantastic! All these pics of you made me miss you friend! Hope we are able to get together soon

Alison said...

Very clever Melissa...a great selection of pics!
Alison xx

Sue Althouse said...

These are wonderful photos! Love how you creatively solved your problem. My husband's solution is his tripod and camera timer, but don't tell him I like your solution better!

Rebekah said...

How fun!! Guess I'll skip this month...I've had Twelve on my mind and am set for that but forgot about 10!!

Jo.C said...

A fun way to take holiday shots - I love it. Great post.

Sian said...

Oh, how clever! It's a whole new way of looking at the two of you and I love it

alexa said...

Such a great idea, and beautifully executed - you've been very inventive and hope you thoroughly enjoyed the cruise ...

Jimjams said...

What a superb 10 on the 10th - the sunglasses reflections are brilliant - we want to see some the other way around though - you in Robbie's shades!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

What a great idea for 10 on the 10th. I love it when something unexpected turns up reflected in sunglasses :o)

Tammy said...

How fun and creative!!

scrappymo! said...

Some great photo ideas here!
Great post!

Tammy said...

These are awesome photos, Melissa! Love the how creative this is - you do what you have to do. Wish I would have thought of it when I was in Europe. I handed over the camera often to get people to take photos of me but not many of them were any good. This is a great around it! :)

Lydia said...

Brilliant photos! I'd love to have photos of my husband and I together - thanks for the idea. Now to get him to cooperate!

Nance said...

So clever! I love your idea and the photos esp the rearview mirror of a tour bus. Good times.. thanks for the inspiration.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love them all - especially #3 and #9. I have trouble getting reflections to work. . . they're either blurry or really off-center.
Rinda

Gem's Crafts said...

What a really good idea, and it makes your photos even more unique than if someone else had just taken a point and press photo :)

beccaf1970 said...

Such a great idea! Your reflection shots came out perfectly!

Joy said...

Cool idea, love the reflections photos. I will have to give this a try.

Cheryl M said...

Love ALL your photos. You two just look like the perfect couple. Sure looks like your having a ton of fun. I'm so happy for you.
I kept looking for Shimelle's 10 things but I guess I missed it this time. I'll be back next month! LOL