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Weekend Reflections 11.27.09

James, over at Newton Area Photo
hosts a fun meme called Weekend Reflections.
Grab a camera and play along.
And even if you don’t join us,
be sure to check out James’ dazzling photos.

Reflecting Black Friday

Amoeba and I prefer not to go anywhere near a maul mall during the Christmas Shopping season.  Given our druthers, neither of us would have left the house today, but the Honolulu Community Concert band was playing for the kick-off of the official Kahala Mall season.

I figured as long as I had to be there, I might as well scope out a couple of reflections.

Please be sure to BIGGIE for best effect.

Brass Glass
Four Trumpets
Tuba 2
Reflections in Brass



Stay tuned for a big announcement from Quilly at Quintessentially Quilly and Thom at Thom’s Place 4 Well Whatever… on Monday, November 30, 2009.



  1. Beautiful reflections ! from a simple trumpet, the results are sometimes really amazing.
    I did all my Christmas shopping in Egypt, so I can rest in peace (not on the cimetary of course) until Christmas. This year it will be nice, we all meet in the Ardennes which is a beautiful vacation place in Belgium, where the parents of my “DIL” have a vacation house. They all come from Holland and we from Waterloo. That will be nice !

    1. Gattina — I have only three Christmas gifts to purchase and I already know what they will be. I have to design them online — soon!

    1. Karen — ‘Tis the season here. Amoeba will play in concert after concert after concert to the point that we’ll soon tire of the music and the hassle, but he never tires of performing!

    1. Dimple — thanks. The last one is my favorite. If you biggie it (then click “all sizes” you can see the reflection of the mall, the shoppers and the Christmas decorations.

  2. Thanks for stopping by baysidelife. These are wonderful images. I love the contrast of the first and last photos–the bend of the brass gives two wonderfully different reflections.

    1. Claire — thanks. The contrasts from the curves and angles is what drew me to shoot these tuba scenes. I have about 4 others I didn’t include in the post. One shows the tuba player reflected in the brass.

  3. Those are cool pix! I give you credit for going anywhere there is shopping…I made sure to stay away from all malls and dept. stores!

    1. Sagemom — I had to go to one maul with my love for his band. I had to go to the other maul with Thom because he’s a big, mean, bully — but he bought me a soda and made me laugh.

  4. I especially like the reflection in your first photograph. What an excellent idea. Shall have to store it away in the old grey matter for future reference.

  5. These are incredible shots, Quilly!! Really creative/artistic. Love them. I too avoid shopping at malls during the Christmas season… and all other seasons as well in fact. I only shop because I have to.

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