The sky, mirrored by still water or wet sand, becomes something new, something that stirs our emotions. By doubling the sky with a reflection, a window is created, a portal that opens to hints of the cosmos. Reflecting on the awesome beauty of the universe, we are reminded by Swimme and Tucker that we are actually the universe, reflecting on itself .
Amy Toensing, a photographer with the National Geographic Society, brings it down to a personal level:
The essence of photography is getting what's in your heart out into the photograph.
Swimme, B., & Tucker, M. E. (2013). Journey of the Universe. In F. Patterson, Embracing Creation. Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Goose Lane Editions.
Toensing, A. (2014). In A. Curry, Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment. National Geographic.