Prism Reflections 1877

Reflections and refractions in a prism and of a prism.


Should I enter this in the ELCC Reflections contest?


Hey, Flickr says it's my 8th Most Interesting Pic. Pretty cool!

  • Willie C 7y

    Man, i like this better than any of the others, but as you have already determined, my opinion does not carry much weight with the judges.
  • Rhonda Fleming 7y

    Extremely cool. You might try cropping it to isolate the colors and shapes.

    Here are 3 possibilities--I don't know which one, if any work best. Comments from others?

    Second possible crop

    Yet another possibiltiy--which is best?

    Possible crop of Steve Burke's Prism photo
  • Willie C 7y

    Since she can't decide, why don't you leave it alone.
  • sburke2478 7y

    Hmmm, I like the original, and I like the third crop, but which is better? Not sure, anyone else have an opinion?

    Thanks for taking the time and doing that, Rhonda! You guys sure are good at seeing things I don't, like cool cropping possibilities, and stuff.
  • Amitabh Trehan 7y

    Wow.. Stevie, you are entering into a league of your own.. but I am missing your poems now ;)
    hmm, I like the hand but maybe its too distracting, the third one may be nicer :)
    All the colors of our life
    have been filtered
    and laid bare
    who was to know my plain life
    was in fact a rainbow!
  • Nana KC 7y

    I like the B&W glasses the best, LOL! See? I'm no help :)
  • sburke2478 7y

    Uh, oh, it's going to be hard to pick my three best entries for Reflections, I can tell. And even harder to come up with a poem--what the heck rhymes with prism?

    The glass has no color and yet
    Add sun and a rainbow you get.
    The mirror sits there
    And tries not to care
    But it can't help but pause and reflect.

    That poem was so good, I'm gonna give myself a gold star.
  • Holly 7y

    I like the original, it's very interesting!! Love those colors!
  • Amitabh Trehan 7y

    Haiku be written
    Steve the budding poet
    done then shall say moo.
  • sburke2478 7y

    Thanks, hmcpheres57! Amitabh: Moo?! I think I'm turning into Elsie the Cow here! Either that or the knight that didn't qualify for the Knights Who Say, "Nee!"
  • sburke2478 7y

    I picked the CROPPED version of this one, in case the hand was too distracting. We'll see if it was a good choice or not.
  • Robert Weber 7y

    Steve, I like the one with the hand since it gives a context that explains the image.
  • sburke2478 7y

    Oh, really? Oh, dear. I hope they like the other one, that's what I turned in. It was a hard choice.
  • Amitabh Trehan 7y

    oh! Let me explain Steve...A distinguished professor here teaching Quantum algorithms mentioned moo in context of Zen Buddhist haikus..yes, the moo can say 'nee' if you prefer :) ... The great thing is it seems to be is this time the category is going to be hot...I've seen some good ones lining up for this one!
  • sburke2478 7y

    I see...Quantum algorithms, the moo, and Zen Buddhist haikus...that's quite a mooving tale. Yes, it may be much harder to snag a ribbon this month. I've seen at least two that oughta give me a good run for my money, including one of yours--unless we tie again!

    I may not have enough of the moo in my reflections pics--if I did, I'd have the oom.
  • sburke2478 7y

    Nope, Amitabh and his Girl in Judson's Hat Sitting On A Mirror Wishing She Had Clothes On definitely had more oom than any of mine, but I tried. Dude got 14, 1st place! Nice. The cropped version of this only got Honorable Mention, and it may have scored the same whether I used the cropped one or not.
  • Maka in Mako 6y

    very nice pic it's very original and interesting.....
  • sburke2478 6y

    Thanks for the nice comment and fave, lacaestmedas!
  • sburke2478 6y

    By the way, thanks for the fave, `tbp!
  • RumpledElf 4y

    Hi, I used this photo here:

    Thanks for sharing with a CC license!
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Taken on February 2, 2008
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