20 Crazy Reflections That Will Mess With Your Head!
By Rodney TowersAmazing
eventApril 13, 2017
Capturing a beautiful photo is an art alone that many don't have an eye for, but being able to snap one of a reflection can require even more creative skill. With the right lighting combined with the perfect moment, reflection photography can turn one's world upside down. Take a look at these stunning images that we know you'll be scratching your head at!NEXT »
Flowers always look stunning inside a vase to decorate a room or office desk, but this image of them inside tiny droplets of water is absolutely astonishing! But surely, such a phenomenon can't be real. We're still trying to figure out how such an amazing thing could happen, but our best guess is that there was perfect lighting to produce such a close-up shot of these pink flowers.
Have you ever seen anything more beautiful than this park's colorful lakeside reflection? Even without the reflection from the grass, trees, and sky, this would still be a gorgeous photograph. But it appears that one lucky photographer was at this site at exactly the right moment when the weather was seemingly perfect without the wind causing the water to run wild.
Glass Full Of Life
Looking at Prague through a wine glass might just be even more stunning than seeing the capital city of the Czech Republic face-to-face! It's almost as if the art of reflection here is truly turning our world upside down, and it's certainly better than any snow globe we've ever seen before. This remarkable image probably required a great deal of creative skill on the photographer's part.
This is probably the creepiest reflection on the list! While we know that this young girl doesn't actually have a face with four eyes, four eyebrows, a full beard, and no nose or mouth, it certainly looks like that's the case. Whether this was a staged photo or not, the person behind the camera realized the lighting against this glass table was simply perfect for a great reflection.
As Light As A Cloud
If only a stroll to the sky was as simple as walking through a puddle! Obviously, unless some genius out there could design the most remarkable jet pack, such a thing could not happen. But still, this optical illusion made by the reflection messes with our heads and gives a whole new meaning to the phrase having your "head in the clouds." We can't imagine how breathtaking this must have felt!
Life Through A Bubble
This one is without a doubt awe-inspiring! With just one quick poke, life in this bubble could shatter right before your eyes. Blowing a bubble this big is one amazing feat alone, but to do so in the right location where the sunlight can shine through it takes things to a whole new level, especially since it features the grass, the photographer, the surrounding buildings, and the sky!
Is that a bright sky filled with stars in this water? That, of course, cannot happen. It's actually just a reflection of the sky and surrounding area filled with trees that are being reflected onto the water. And just by coincidence, the tiny stones and specks of debris in the water make it appear that the sky is cloudy near the bottom and middle but covered in stars at the top.
Windows Of Dreams
It's hard to decipher which buildings in this photo are real and which are reflected off the spotless skyscraper! It truly looks as if there are multiple buildings inside of it. But what is actually happening here is that the buildings across the street are being reflected onto the glass skyscraper by the sun. There must have been perfect lighting when this photo was captured! And tourists from rural areas must have been blown away when they saw it!
Stained Glass Coffee
Who doesn't love the bold taste of stained glass-flavored coffee? If such a stunning thing could actually be achieved, it would put all latte art perfectionists to total shame! This incredible shot was taken at a distinct moment when the bright sun shone through a stained glass ceiling or window that was above or directly behind the person who realized it was a great opportunity to snap a photo.
The Whole World Ahead
Are these two young men defying gravity or just the subject of an insane reflection? We're going to go with the latter. After all, the former wouldn't even be possible! Still, this photograph is making us scratch our heads. It appears as though the two boys are relaxing on some sort of ledge that's situated above a body of water on which the buildings are being reflected.
How crazy is this reflection? This particular photograph was taken behind a window, making it appear as if the van across the street from the restaurant is filled with a bunch of hungry diners and that's there's an empty table in the middle of the road! Of course, we know that the van isn't transparent and that no one would be silly enough to place a table in front of moving cars.
Soundtrack To Life
Apparently, life is even more beautiful through the reflection of a horn. Pictured inside this tuba is the beautiful city of Mulan. How was this achieved? There was a grand moment when the sun met the shininess of the horn. Though there's probably not one instrument in the world that features something so incredible, perhaps this image will inspire someone to make one!
Is this some sort of trap underpass with no way out? We suppose it could be or there may be one like so that does exist, but in this case, it's just the result of a crazy reflection. This is yet another example of the brilliant art of reflection when water is calm. And not only is the architecture truly stunning on its own, it also looks like you can walk through this tunnel for hours and still never make your way out!
Flames without any smoke? At first glance, you might think this building was in the midst of a roaring fire, but it's actually just the windows' reflection of what we can only assume was a gorgeous sunset that gave off this mind-blowing illusion. Still, we can't imagine what passersby walking along the sidewalk below must have thought when they first saw this building.
Pink Clouds Everywhere
Can you imagine walking through a field only to find fluffy pink clouds both in the sky and on the ground? It would certainly be an incredible thing to see, but this is simply just a reflection of the sky in the lake. Still, we can't help but to wish we could actually walk across clouds. For now, and probably forever, the thought is merely a dream. What a beautiful photo though!
Fiery Crescent Moon
How beautiful is this photo? It's one thing to see a real crescent moon like this lighting up the entire night sky, and even though this clearly isn't the moon, the reflection makes it seem like it is! There are two crucial factors one needs to be aware of to achieve such a brilliant shot - a photographer needs to have a perfectly steady camera, and the water must be almost completely calm.
Castle In The Sky
A table featuring a printed image of the Grand Palace in Lille, France would be pretty amazing alone, but knowing that this is actually a reflection makes it even better! We imagine the lucky diners who sat at this particularly unique table must have been quite pleased to see this marvelous architecture every time they looked down to grab a bite of some tasty French food.
Just A Girl And Her Umbrella
Between the reflection and the shadow pictured here, it's hard to tell where this girl's body ends and where the illusion starts! It's difficult to realize where she's even standing in the first place, but it seems as though she's planted herself behind some sort of pond on a particularly sunny day to achieve this type of reflection. The result of the lighting is a perfect silhouette!
As if these unique buildings weren't lovely enough in person, their vibrant reflection is absolutely breathtaking! While they obviously aren't as clear as some of the other architecture reflected on water that we've seen, the colorful buildings still make this a stunning photo. This is also a perfect example of what happens when the water isn't nearly or completely calm.
Broaden Your Horizons
This illusion of a full-blazing sun can give anyone nostalgic vibes of watching The Lion King as a little one! Watching this massive sun setting must have been an incredible experience alone, but seeing half of it and the silhouette of the trees reflected on the water is even more breathtaking, as it makes the sun appear as if it were complete. The art of reflection really is an amazing thing!