Photography of Roy Thoman

Under The Pier

I took a short walk on the beach the other day. I found myself under the Cocoa Beach Pier. As I was walking around watching the waves as they advanced and then retreated over the sand. My eye was drawn to the reflections on the thin layer of water as it slipped back into the ocean. I have always been fascinated with reflections. I liked the way the water flowing back into the ocean was distorting the reflection, giving it an eery feeling.

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26 responses

  1. very cool…I too am fascinated with reflections! I spent a few days in Cocoa Beach, FL. this winter on the way back from Key West, and enjoyed myself!


    May 21, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    • I saw that. πŸ™‚ I can never pass up photographing a good reflection.


      May 21, 2013 at 1:45 pm

  2. Reflections are always intriguing to me, as well.


    May 21, 2013 at 7:27 pm

  3. I love reflection photography… and you did a beautiful job on this! πŸ˜€


    May 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    • Thank You Keli! I can’t pass up a good reflection.


      June 1, 2013 at 11:11 am

      • well it game me a great idea to try something similar here with one of our bridges. I’ll let you know if I am able to get back down there. They are filming a movie there right now and it’s hard to get close enough, besides, I hate crowds…LOL


        June 6, 2013 at 10:03 am

      • Hi, Keli! I’m glad that I was able to inspire you! I like all kinds of reflections. Water reflections are especially nice. I like when I can get something colorful reflecting. You just never know what you will end up with. Happy shooting I’ll be watching for your results. πŸ™‚ What movie are they shooting?


        June 9, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      • Well, it has been raining so much lately I haven’t been able to go back, but the movie involves several really cool, fast cars. I can’t remember what they said the name was going to be… seems like the word “Speed” is in it… I know one scene they are suppose to speed across one of our bridges, lose control and flip the car over the side of the bridge. I’m wondering how they’re gonna do that… LOL. We just opened a white water rafting/kayaking course that is going to be right there… Should be interesting to see.. πŸ˜€


        June 11, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      • We have been having an evening thunder storm almost every night for a while too. Luckily here in Florida the sun comes out in between. The movie sounds pretty exciting! Oh no! I hope they don’t flip a car over onto some rafters!:D


        June 12, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      • I was wondering about that myself…LOL. Guess they’ll close it that day!


        June 16, 2013 at 3:30 pm

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    June 2, 2013 at 4:28 am

  5. diversifolius

    So beautiful! The Reflecting Rushes are very special too – like tracing fine lines with a brush and letting go the ends, but nature it’s always better and of course the praise go to the one who capture it!


    June 13, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    • Reflections do remind me a lot of paintings.


      June 20, 2013 at 10:42 pm

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  7. andrea

    Thank you for your visit come over again with you.Beautiful Bilder.Hab a beautiful afternoon and go through the Hitze.von where you are exactly?I’m from Oberhausen.Herzlichste greetings sends friends Andrea


    June 20, 2013 at 11:32 am

    • Your welcome Andrea, I will come over again. I am from Titusville, Florida USA. I visited Freiburg once. πŸ™‚


      June 20, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      • andrea

        So you live in Florida?
        I live in Oberhausen is located in North Rhine-Westphalia.
        Nearby Essen or Duisburg.
        Do you know the cities?
        In Freiburg I was time long ago.
        I am 51.
        UN you?
        I have lots of interesting and worth seeing on WP.
        come but times longer to visit.
        With us it was no severe weather tonight quietly and with you?
        What is the name of your dear name?
        I wish you a beautiful Friday and do well because of the heat.
        I have subscribed to you so I can see what you nice have posted.
        your pictures are very very nice, good quality.
        Gratulation.Herzlichste sends greetings to you Andrea.
        I like your guest.


        June 21, 2013 at 2:10 am

      • Hello Andrea, Yes My wife Robbie and I live in Florida. I don’t know any of those cities. I looked at them on the map to see what area you are from. I am 50 something too. πŸ™‚ I have looked at your blog again. You do have some interesting things there. I’m glad to hear that your weather was not severe. Ours has been good here as well. Thank you for following my blog! I hope to get some more photos posted soon.


        June 26, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      • andrea

        Thanks for the reply.
        I come from the vicinity of food.
        If you do not know eating in North Rhine-Westphalia there are still a large city nearby.
        This is Cologne.
        Food is so one will be half an hour away from Oberhausen to Essen.Ich from now your blog follow many interesting and beautiful photos you’ve placed into the grid.Thank you very much this was allowed to be I you to guest.Until next time, I wish a pleasant evening.Andrea sends warm greetings to friends


        June 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      • What is a food specialty from your area? I like to try foods from different areas. Do they make cologne in Cologne? I would like to get back to Germany some day.


        June 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      • andrea

        Originally I come from dm Salameh.
        I met my present husband through the Internet.
        Already almost six years in October married.
        SpΓ€tzle with lentils and sausages are from my hometown.
        The Ruhr area specialties are not so familiar to me.
        The Ruhrpottler eat much kartoffelgerichte, with noodles you don’t have the Ruhrpottler it so how do the Schwaben.Ich find it good that new specialties are trying to Cook, which is very interessant.wann wish her for return to Germany?What has induced you to to return back to Germany?Prevails because much crime with you?
        Wish you and your wife a nice weekend with better weather.
        Or you have your other weather such as we here?With us it is grey in grey gruaer is almost gone.And how is the weather with you?Greetings to California Andrea sends friends


        June 29, 2013 at 2:15 am

      • My family has been in the US. for a few generations now, but they originated in Northern Switzerland near the Rhine. When the moved to the US. they settled in an area of Pennsylvania known as Pennsylvania Dutch. So growing up we had lots of Spatzle and Kartoffelgerichte for supper. It was amazing when I was there how much my home in Pa. looked like that area of Switzerland and Germany. I guess that’s why they went to that area.


        August 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

      • andrea

        What is the Special Court with you?
        Sincerely Andrea


        August 2, 2013 at 11:57 am

  8. These pictures look like paintings -really beautiful!


    July 25, 2013 at 3:38 am

    • Thank you Eva! That’s why I like to do abstracts. They do remind you of paintings. Especially reflections.


      August 2, 2013 at 10:41 am

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