The Remains of the Day

(Please click on the photo to see it larger…my lightbox plugin gets lonely sometimes)

Today’s Movie Title Wednesday film may be obscure for some of you out there. In fact, it’s kind of obscure for me too considering I only saw it once and it came out in 1993. My wife (then girlfriend) and I worked together at a movie theater back in those days and so we’d pretty much see everything that came out as long as the reviews were decent.

The Remains of the Day was a classic, well-done film. At least, I remember thinking it was one of the good ones. Check out the rating it has on IMDB…8.0…that’s high. I don’t remember much about it other than Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson were in it and it was one of those period-piece movies that not as many people go to see as they should.

My wife and I used to crave seeing stuff like that and it kind of makes me miss those good ol’ days. If you want to broaden your horizons a little bit, check it out…the performances are superb.

This photo is part of my little “Reflection” series that I started last week with a shot called “Criss Cross.” The movie’s plot doesn’t necessarily correlate too well with the image above, but the name of it certainly has quite a few layers of meaning.  The shot was taken after a rainstorm in downtown Phoenix after the sun had just disappeared. So you can kind of see the rain being a “remnant” of the day’s storm. It also should be fairly easy to connect the number “24” to a certain amount of hours in a day. There might be a few other links to the title, but I’ll let you make your own conclusions.

If anyone wonders how close I was to changing this series to TV Title Wednesdays so I could use a certain show starring Jack Bauer…it was definitely on my mind. *grin*

(exif: canon eos 5d mark ii, tamron 17-35mm 2.8, 17mm, f/10, iso 100)

  • http://Www.ryoungfoto.com Rick Young

    New favorite of mine!

  • http://heathofee.com Heath O’Fee

    Love these reflection shots!

  • http://www.chrisnitz.com Chris Nitz

    Such an awesome shot. I like how I keep shifting from looking at the 24 and its texture to enjoying the reflection on the water. Great shot Mike!

  • http://www.behindmyeyes.me Jim Denham

    Great shot Mike!

  • http://www.jamesbrandon.cc/blog James Brandon

    Dude this is famazing, so much grit and character in this shot. You may very well be the most important landscape photographer alive today.

  • http://davewares.wordpress.com Dave

    Another great reflection shot and I’m really liking the blue/grey colour, makes it look very gritty. Cool stylistic shot! 🙂

  • http://dudewithcamera.com Jesse

    Youve been killing these reflections. Really like those specular highlights in the building.

  • http://www.chrisfrailey.com Chris Frailey

    For some reason I’m thinking about the show 24. Great shot Mike.

  • Mike

    Thanks everyone…and especially James, while his comment is flattering and something I hear often, I like to distance myself from and quickly sidestep that distinction.

    🙂

  • http://www.myuglyphotos.com/ Ryan Sexton

    The reflection, the building, the 24, it just awesome. It has my eyes wondering all over the photo.

  • http://www.stevebeal.com Steve Beal

    I love the reflection shots, you have inspired me to look for opportunities for them but so far I haven’t hit anything that sticks. I love the contrast of warm and cool tones, great shot!

  • http://theperfectsunset.net Jason Hines

    I have to say Mike, I love the reflection shots you do like this. Awesome shot!

  • http://www.nychdr.com Tim Gibson

    I like the background info, sweet shot Mike.

  • http://axphotography.wordpress.com/ Scott Ackerman

    Killer bud. Your reflection work is amazing and inspiring. I know it has opened my eyes to the possibility of new and different shots.

  • http://brianmatiash.com/blog Brian Matiash

    Loved it when I saw a preview last night. Love it on the blog today. This is very much my kind of shot. Great eye with framing it.

  • http://www.nuwomb.com/instagram-future-photography-social/ Scott Webb | Nuwomb

    Create creativity here and making use of wet weather.

    Did you try flipping horizontally at all? I wonder how this would feel with the 24 not being upside-down. Not saying that is what should be done, but wondered if you explored that.

    Awesome work here as usual

  • http://www.cdeangelisphotography.com/ Chris DeAngelis

    Awesome job Mike! These reflection shots are rediculous! Love the dark processing here.

  • http://chriskenison.com Chris Kenison

    Wow, really cool shot, Mike! I love your reflection shots! Just wanna let you know that I appreciate you and your work! It’s a constant inspiration for my work! Keep it up (so that I can too 😉 )

  • http://www.brianfurbush.com/blog Brian Furbush

    Great work Mike – love the reflection shots!

  • http://www.vivecakohphotography.com Viveca Koh

    It’s like a galaxy of stars in a puddle …… really well done!

  • http://photostry.com/ Kristi Hines

    The detail in the reflection of the buildings is spectacular!

  • http://www.markblundellphoto.com Mark Blundell

    sweet reflections – lovely de-saturated image.

  • Mike

    Hope everyone knows James Brandon’s comment and my reply to him were all tongue-in-cheek and inside jokes 🙂

  • http://www.jameshowephotography.com James Howe

    A very cool shot. The reflections create a nice depth to the image.