Shooting Through the Floor

shooting through the floor

Now for something entirely different–yes, that title is literal. I shot this via the floor at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. There are several areas where the highly polished floors catch the reflections of the exterior world–and the interior–in the newest section of the museum. Some patience is required for the light, the staff to relax, and floor to cooperate, but there’s always ‘something’ just calling for a click from my Minolta x 700.  Never quite know what surprises await on the film.  Some times it’s just strange. Other times it’s full of wonder. All depends on your perspective.



  1. slpmartin said,

    August 31, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Okay…now people won’t think I’m so strange when I’m shooting reflections off the table tops of various places they I go…I’ll just smile and say …well at least I’m not shooting through the floor….enjoyed your posted photo and comments.

    • August 31, 2010 at 8:58 pm

      OOOO table-tops are way cool to shoot off, slpmartin–especially nice high gloss ones that catch light like sponges capture water. Grins.

  2. artistatexit0 said,

    September 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I think reflections are fascinating too. As a boy, I thought you could reach another reality if you could find the door to enter the reflection. I didn’t want to live there…just visit!

    • September 4, 2010 at 10:59 pm

      Whoa! Me too, artistatexitO! Me too! LOL. Okay, I feel better that someone else is willing to own up to the same idea. Much apprecited!

  3. echostains said,

    September 1, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I think this is wonderful! It looks like its from a different dimension! very impressed!

  4. Posky said,

    September 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I really liked this. I remember going on a field trip to the capitol building and seeing reflections of the building’s old architecture in the high polished marble floors.

    This is a phenomenon I do not notice happening in newer (better lit?) buildings.

    • September 4, 2010 at 11:07 pm

      Hi Posky. Some places this is impossible to do because there are no interesting reflections. What attracts me are the places where I can incoroporate the outside–natural world–with the interior of a place via window or door. Glass is required for this–and a certain sort of lighting. It seems to vary from place to place. The new addtion at the Nelson-Atkins is good for this because there is a LOT of light and many windowns/glass doors to play with on surfaces that when the natural light from outside is working–there are all kinds of images to play with. Glad you enjoyed this one.

  5. lesliepaints said,

    September 2, 2010 at 4:39 am

    What makes these so interesting is that I sit and stare and stare trying to figure them out. Good one, Eva!

  6. September 4, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Oh this is really cool, 47WB. Sorta of mysterious. I dig it.

    • September 4, 2010 at 10:57 pm

      Mysterious is good word, Dave. Thanks ye of the Lady in the Green Skirt and the one in the RED dress and…LOL. Can’t resist.

  7. Kaoki Shiki said,

    September 5, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    It is really good.

    • September 5, 2010 at 11:52 pm

      Thank you, Kaoki. What’s new on your drawing board? Hmm? Time to get a peak.

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