The last couple of days I have been sitting in ‘3D land’ rendering out images of a new house that we are designing at work. Like always, I have been spending what feels like forever in the material settings for the glazing. I am trying to capture the best, most life like reflections.

As the client has a fixation with the park (that is across the road) I wish to use the reflections to invert the view. Below are a selection of surreal landscapes that do similar things with reflections.

“World in a bubble project” by photographer Tom Storm is another beautiful example of reflected landscapes . Instead of water he uses floating bubbles. He has captured many famous landscapes including the Washington Memorial and Time Square, creating little contained worlds.

I really appreciate the temporal qualities in his images. By using bubbles as his medium you can only imagine the very short moment in time that we are witnessing. This one moment in time captures a landscape made up of many moments in time.

It is an interesting idea and his execution is immaculate.

Image Credits: 01., 02. Jon Martin, 03. Unknown, 04. From Santori Adventures and Expeditions, 05. Antonio Nunes, 06 – 10 Tom Storm.




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  1. April 21, 2012

    I was probably too tired to mention this when I first read it, but this post was exactly the kind of escapism my Friday afternoon tired brain needed. Both are so beautiful. Easy to get lost in both image series.

    • April 23, 2012

      Glad to help you escape (momentarily) from your Friday afternoon Ella… 🙂

  2. glen #
    April 23, 2012

    love the bubbles…

    • April 23, 2012

      They are great… One of those things I wished I had of thought of first… (and wished I had the equipment and skill to pull off)…

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