Weekly Photo Challenge – Abstract

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

This is a photo taken at the reflection pool beneath the Portal Bridge at Point State Park in Pittsburgh, Pa. The pool is wide with a pedestrian bridge spanning the middle. The water is only a few inches deep and it artfully reflects the city lights and park scenery. http://pghbridges.com/pittsburghW/0584-4477/portal.htm

The building’s eerie reflection, the sharp architectural lines and angles, and the mysterious color pallet all turn something ‘concrete and familiar’ into something beautifully abstract.






I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
–William Wordsworth