I've been silently watching for months now.
This is a great community.
Just wasn't sure if the pictures would be accepted, I guess?
They seem to be though :D
I particularly like the way the reflections are multiplied in this.
It was taken from inside a building, through two sets of glass doors, on a very sunny day (in Virginia).
Lots of great shots, I'm impressed by all of you.
ParkinT, that's a great shot, very weird reflection effect.
And TechnoBear, your great shadowshots reminded me of this picture I took (the same winter as the heron photo). No reflections, not much light, but so much shadow it has become almost a silhouette. I hope it's on topic.
Interesting picture, @guido2004 . I love the patterns of the branches and the contrast between the slender twigs and the rounded shapes of the birds. The dim light reminded me of one I took a couple of weeks ago. (This is turning into a kind of "picture association" thread. :lol:) It was mid-afternoon, but very misty and the light was really weird. I've ended up with an almost monochrome picture, with a very faint, ghostly reflection in the water.
That's a really cool photo. A beautiful ship as well. And yes, it's so perfectly monochrome it would be hard to get that perfect with photoshop :)
I am a firm believer that you do not need an expensive camera to take wonderful photographs. By the same token, the most sophisticated and expensive camera is equally capable of taking awful photos; in the wrong hands.
Flying Dutchman. It's eerily lovely. If these photos (all of 'em matey) are examples of picture association, then I say anchors away. I'm loving this thread! I salute you all! :tup:
So it does - I hadn't thought of that. :) And oddly enough, I'm pretty sure it is Dutch. I think it's the same vessel as in this picture, taken last Monday in the exact same location. It's amazing what a difference atmospherics make to a picture.
As my last picture didn't have either reflections or shadows (I only posted it for comparison with my previous picture) I thought I'd make up for it with this one, which has both. :)
January 2010 was unusually cold, and the beach froze solid for several days. This picture has the houses across the road reflected in the ice on the beach, and my shadow as I took the photo. (It was late evening; I'm not really that shape. :lol:) It also has nice effects of light and shadow on the beach.
Looks like an amazing area you live in, Lesley. Each time you post a picture I feel I want to go there.
no actual reflections per se but definitely imbued with light and shadow, as venus crosses in front of the brightest light in our immediate neighbourhood, and casts its shadow upon us here on earth,
There are no reflections here but just light and shadow. I took these with my mobile while I was going to work... and the first one when I was waiting for the bus back to my home.
Actually, most of his pictures are rubbish. :D He's an artist and he takes photos for reference - to remind himself of the relative sizes or positions of objects, for example. He doesn't care about composition, because he can straighten wonky horizons, remove stray telegraph poles, change the perspective or whatever when he paints the picture. I can't paint, so I have to try and get it just right in the photo. But occasionally, like here, he does take a really good photo.
Took this one morning on the way to work, riding on my bike on the 'taff trail', although I did stop to snap the shot as I used my phone and the popular Instagram app ;)