Photography is many times about the light. If you are lucky enough to live on or near water, or a river or a lake or the ocean, you can see that light being reflected back against the leaves at sunrise or sunset when you are gearing up for a new day or winding down at the end of another rich day can be magic. One may not notice this beautiful reflection unless you take the time to stop and push that pause button.
Robert Brady, who writes from a hillside in Japan, and whose recent post titled "Where the Light Plays" wrote about how the flooding of the rice paddies holds up a mirror to the sun-filled sky and the star-filled sky. This post reinforces my joy of this bounced lighting. (You can click on the link above and find that post if you wish.)
A few nights ago as a storm was moving in across the water, and as the sun was setting, I looked up from preparing dinner, and as I so often do, gasped! I turned off the burners, grabbed my camera and darted in bare feet across the painful gravel to attempt to memorialize what I saw with my naked eyes in digital form.
Below is spring in reflected light and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.