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General Category => General Photography => Topic started by: Just Dave on June 13, 2010, 10:07:18 AM

Title: On Reflection
Post by: Just Dave on June 13, 2010, 10:07:18 AM
Hi

Another from the day out with my friends, playing with the white balance, this is shot with tungsten white balance, Comments welcome, thanks for looking  :)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4694554674_974eb9a7fe_b.jpg)

Dave
Title: Re: On Reflection
Post by: Just Dave on June 14, 2010, 07:08:13 AM
Any thoughts on this shot please, it was just another experiment, that I tried to get right in the camera rather than using software, I used the Tungsten WB, as the reflected sky was just flat grey.
Title: Re: On Reflection
Post by: Oly Paul on June 15, 2010, 07:45:36 AM
Dave, this is very monotone with little to hold the interest, by there very abstract nature reflections usally need a colourfull content.

You have really nailed one of the reasons it does not work yourself,  "as the reflected sky was just flat grey."    regardless of the white balence used.

A bright day and more colours can make all the difference.

(http://olypaul.smugmug.com/Other/Reflections/20060606-181000/901872162_EVqxP-L.jpg)
Title: Re: On Reflection
Post by: Just Dave on June 15, 2010, 08:48:54 AM
Thanks Paul, I'll keep your suggestion in mind  :)

I just liked the simplicity of it
Title: Re: On Reflection
Post by: picsfor on June 15, 2010, 08:54:01 AM
I'd looked at the image a few times Dave but but's taken Paul to highlight the issue.

I love reflections - and a good reflection is second to none,but i think you achieved a good capture of a not very interesting scene.
But having seen other examples of your work, i've no doubt you'll be getting this spot on in the near future.
Title: Re: On Reflection
Post by: Just Dave on June 15, 2010, 09:17:46 AM
Thanks Andrew, I do agree with yourself and Paul, and that Paul is correct and pleased he pointed it out to me, I will be looking for different, more colourful or more interesting reflections in future, as I have been drawn to reflections lately, here's another a little more interesting reflection, but still not colourful. thanks for your comments and honest opinions, they are much appreciated  :)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4633319262_366b6e6e10_o.jpg)

Dave
Title: Re: On Reflection
Post by: Just Dave on June 29, 2010, 08:50:38 PM
Just remembered this about shot, from 2 years ago in Autumn, this shot is the same scene as the 1st image, had a good sky and flat calm water, apart from a ripple or 2, in the tree area, think this shot works much better, would be interested in folks thoughts on this shot as the first didnt go down that well

(http://www.phototopix.co.uk/gallery/data/500/tree_reflection.jpg)

Dave