A Trident, Upon Reflection

This photo was taken on December 10 , 2015 at 8:34 AM.

The location was at the Ballroom Entrance to a very nice hotel in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

The "Take It!" came after having walked on or over this great reflection on my way in to the hotel.


I only partially saw it as I made my way in, with my objective more in mind than dwelling on my surroundings in transit. This former diminished attention getter was sharply brought into focus on my way out.  It was a stop in my tracks moment as I took in the reflection on the carpet and then looked for the surface source that brought this to being.  It was certainly  a first, finding a polished door frame being the provider of the bounce.  What fun.

The After Take:  The several that I showed this one to, thought it was very cool indeed.  Perhaps you  will too.

This was another testament to that old saying about "Watch your Step!" 

I hope you have had a great day.

Wishing you all my best,


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Comments: 10
  • #1

    MHampy (Friday, 29 January 2016 15:37)

    This is beyond cool! It looks like a trident made of lightning! Amazing photo...

  • #2

    thatoneguy (Friday, 29 January 2016 15:40)

    one of the entrances at our offices where i work has a lighting effect that casts off a metal chrome pole right outside the door it looks so similar to this

  • #3

    Gabe (Friday, 29 January 2016 15:41)

    The Trident is my favorite photo of 2016 so far.

  • #4

    Sally (Friday, 29 January 2016 15:43)

    When I look at the other reflection coming through, I see either a longbow or a fishing pole with fishing line hanging next to it.

  • #5

    Jim (Friday, 29 January 2016 15:46)

    Perfect identification, I looked at the photo before reading the name because my wife left it open for me to look at, and the first thing I thought was 'Wow that looks like a trident.' Even though its on a flat surface, it actually is quite three dimensional.

  • #6

    SF1967 (Friday, 29 January 2016 15:48)

    I almost want to thank you for not missing this one, its neat!!

  • #7

    Kyle Clark (Friday, 29 January 2016 15:56)

    Hi Bruce,
    I hope all is well with you. Thank you for continuing to work with Taylor while I needed him, we are all very appreciative. I had my ipad with me while I was in the hospital and I very much enjoyed looking through your pictures and reading your thoughts and musings. I am now back to looking at them regularly because Taylor showed me how to make a shortcut for your website on my ipad. Hope to see you this summer.
    -Kyle Clark

  • #8

    Treehugger (Friday, 29 January 2016 15:59)

    The naturalesque photographs will always be my favorite but this one takes the cake for the "non-nature" category. The sun was at just the perfect angle to create that design on the floor.

  • #9

    Teri (Friday, 29 January 2016 16:02)

    My students are heading into Greek Literature in just over a month. I will show them this when they learn about Poseidon.

  • #10

    Mike (Friday, 29 January 2016 16:05)

    Hey whutzzat! Its been awhile! Glad to see you guys still sharing pics... Will you be posting any pics of Winter Storm Jonas? We were too far west to get any of it, but we def followed it in the news.