Assignment #9: Reflections

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRPosts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
edited September 3, 2010 in Assignments
Our attempts to speed things up didn't bring us a lot of material.
So may be it's a sigh that we need to slow down, relax and reflect on things.
Which brings our next topic: Reflections.

The goal is to shoot things reflected.

A pond, a pool, a puddle, a shiny car, a chrome casserole, or, kh-m, a mirror or store window - all those will do.

A polarizer definitely can be a great helper here.

For the rest of the basic rules and index please check out this sticky.

Let's get reflected! :D
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2006
    Few old ineligibles
    Just to start things up.

    NOTE: they are touched, but not cheated:-). I mean, no compositing....

    Daydreaming:

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    Reflecting in Yosemite:

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    HTH
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,453Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2006
    Well maybe I misunderstood, Here are my initial attempts but will shoot some more along the lines of your examples.

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    The rest are some attempts at the challenge as well.

    Reflected neon or lit by neon
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    Thanks,

    Aaron
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2006
    Aaron,
    That's pretty cool!
    More neon than reflection:-), but still fits the topic:-)
    Let's keep reflecting! thumb.gif
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  • Bayer-Z28Bayer-Z28 Hobby Photog Posts: 392Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2006
    Shiney car.... hmm.... I like that option!

    The last assignment, I really ment to do and I had ideas..... but one, there were no fountains around....and trying to capture the trees blowing was getting frusterating. ESP douring the BRIGHT mid day..... and saying this week FLEW by, would be an understatment.

    I'll head out tonite and find some stuff!:D
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2006
    Reflection found in forest

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    A lil bit Kayak Reflection

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    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2006
    Douglas,
    douglas wrote:
    Reflection found in forest

    A lil bit Kayak Reflection

    Forest reflection shot is to die for! thumb.gif

    Kayak's one is subtle, but also very nice!

    Thank you for the great entries!
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  • BendrBendr Major grins Posts: 665Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Here's my shot for reflections!!!

    I'm trying to decide on a crop, it's a tough decision!

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    Ben
  • BendrBendr Major grins Posts: 665Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    And I came up with a crop I liked(For a desktop background anyway)

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Interesting...
    Bendr wrote:
    And I came up with a crop I liked(For a desktop background anyway)
    Thanks for the entry! thumb.gif
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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Ok, I'll play
    Attempting to submit higher quality images for the class. I might be all wet but I like these.

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    Hand painted (great grandmother...now that's old)...note the roses reflected.

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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,108Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    I'll jump in on this one with 2 shots/ One from a week ago, one from yesterday.

    The Ralph Lauren store window had a $88,000 benz reflected into it. (how fitting is that) And yes, the sticker was still on the car.

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    From the 30th, fishing in the fall. nuff said.

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    dave.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Swartzy,
    Swartzy wrote:
    Attempting to submit higher quality images for the class. I might be all wet but I like these.

    Hand painted (great grandmother...now that's old)...note the roses reflected.

    Nice pictures! thumb.gif
    I only wish reflection was a bit more obvious.
    CP is the definitely "the" tool for this class..
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Dave,
    davev wrote:
    I'll jump in on this one with 2 shots/ One from a week ago, one from yesterday.

    The Ralph Lauren store window had a $88,000 benz reflected into it. (how fitting is that) And yes, the sticker was still on the car.


    From the 30th, fishing in the fall. nuff said.

    Awesome fall colors! Cool reflection! Thank you for the entry! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Another reflection from a different creek.
    Edit: Replaced Photo with new version

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    Best regards,
    douglas
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,453Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Spent some time reflecting today.
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    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,453Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    And some more. I was in deep thought for an hour or two!
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  • wildviperwildviper Major grins Posts: 559Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    How about this? I am new to posting in these, so sorry if this is closed.
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  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,090Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 1, 2006
    I have been absent for several of the lessons, Nik, but reflections I do have...

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  • GranitGranit Big grins Posts: 86Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 1, 2006
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Douglas,
    douglas wrote:
    Another reflection from a different creek.

    It's another nice one, but it has that strange P&S oversharpened feeling in it... ne_nau.gif And no pp... headscratch.gif
    What were you shooting it with?
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Aaron,
    I'm glad you did find some time for reflecting...iloveyou.gif

    They are all fine, but you've set your own bar so high before, that I cannot help but looking for improvements ne_nau.gif
    So, if I may - some C&C...mwink.gif
    • Wheel - could use some be cropping and curves/levels
    • Flag - rather nice as it is :-)
    • Window - well, it's a reflection alright:-)rolleyes1.gif
    • Mirror - I think some "extreme cropping" would defeinitely help here....
    HTH
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Aaron,
    Another great set of entries!

    And another set of C&C, hope you don't mind:-)
    • Spectacles - nice!
      Maybe desaturate the rest except the reflection? Just an idea...
    • Street wall lantern - awesome.
      Crop, maybe?
    • Patio furniture - another good one.
      Maybe also some crop?
    • "No soliciting" - great capture!
      Straightening and cropping would help greatly, IMHO.
      B/W possibly?
    • Rowers - good catch!
      "Crop, baby, crop"
    • Broken reflection - almost perfect!
      Just a small trim from the right, maybe some curves - and it there wiil be no "almost"
    All in all, you've being very "reflective" today:-) clap.gif
    Thank you very much for the great entries! thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Jim,
    pathfinder wrote:
    I have been absent for several of the lessons, Nik, but reflections I do have...

    That covered bridge is awesome! thumb.gif

    And the river of blood - you've been reading that Sin City piece from my tutorial too much, haven't you? mwink.gif

    Thanks again man!
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Granit,
    This is the sweetest bell pepper I've seen for a long time!
    Great entry, thanks a lot! thumb.gif
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,453Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    I'm glad you did find some time for reflecting...iloveyou.gif

    They are all fine, but you've set your own bar so high before, that I cannot help but looking for improvements ne_nau.gif
    So, if I may - some C&C...mwink.gif
    • Wheel - could use some be cropping and curves/levels
    • Flag - rather nice as it is :-)
    • Window - well, it's a reflection alright:-)rolleyes1.gif
    • Mirror - I think some "extreme cropping" would defeinitely help here....
    HTH

    Thanks NIkolai.

    Wheel- It was rather dark in the parking garage and I left my tripod in the truck a few blocks away. OOPS!! No PS so it is what it is- there is always opprotunities for these.

    Mirror- yeah I know. Once I posted it I was like "ahh damn" never touched it.

    Windows- so does that mean they're good- okay- or ho hum?
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    WildViper,
    wildviper wrote:
    How about this? I am new to posting in these, so sorry if this is closed.

    Welcome to the class! clap.gif

    It's never late to submit a good fresh picture! deal.gif

    However, I should say that I don't see a lot of reflection in this one.
    I mean - there are catchlights, and it's glassy, but the whole image does not "cry" "reflection" as it's primary subject. ne_nau.gif
    Wanna give it another try? We have the whole week, and then some mwink.gif

    Thanks! thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Aaron,
    anwmn1 wrote:
    Thanks NIkolai.

    Wheel- It was rather dark in the parking garage and I left my tripod in the truck a few blocks away. OOPS!! No PS so it is what it is- there is always opprotunities for these.

    Mirror- yeah I know. Once I posted it I was like "ahh damn" never touched it.

    Windows- so does that mean they're good- okay- or ho hum?

    Thank you for submitting!

    As you know, PP is never required, but always appreciated:-)

    Windows - with all honesty, it's probably the weakest submission from the whole set of yours today. Yes, it fits the assignment, so I have no right to say anything negative about it.
    But, unlike your other shots, both from today and from before, it only fits the assignment.ne_nau.gif
    I wouldn't give it another look should I see under different circumstances, you know what I mean?
    That broken reflection with the balconies - some more PP, and it's a challenge material... Windows... nah, I don't think so...

    I wouldn't say this at all if I haven't seen your other work, both in this class and outside it. I hope you understand... iloveyou.gif
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  • Bayer-Z28Bayer-Z28 Hobby Photog Posts: 392Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    I just took these. I've got soem other somewhat recent, VERY good shots, If I get permission too throw them in, I will.

    otherwise... here goes. I've gotten the reflection shots down. I learned to focus on the reflected immage itself, turn untill the reflection is crystal clear. I knwo thay aren't the greatest overall pics, but... It hasn't rained much in a while here...

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  • Bayer-Z28Bayer-Z28 Hobby Photog Posts: 392Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    MMMUUUUAHAHA!!....mwink.gif

    I was out looking for other kewl shots, when I stumbled upon this!.... If you can tell me how this picture was taken... I'd be suprised.... (actually judging by the caliber of photog's we have here, I wouldn't be THAT supprised)

    Specs are as follows...

    NO tripod... f 4.0 2.5 iso 200 (could have been lower, too noisy).. Auto focus

    NO tripod... f4.0 4.0 iso 80 auto focus.


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  • SteveMSteveM SmugMug Pro Concierge Posts: 482Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2006
    Bayer-Z28 wrote:
    MMMUUUUAHAHA!!....mwink.gif

    I was out looking for other kewl shots, when I stumbled upon this!.... If you can tell me how this picture was taken... I'd be suprised.... (actually judging by the caliber of photog's we have here, I wouldn't be THAT supprised)

    Specs are as follows...

    NO tripod... f 4.0 2.5 iso 200 (could have been lower, too noisy).. Auto focus

    NO tripod... f4.0 4.0 iso 80 auto focus.


    2001104158327114101_rs.jpg




    2001161276592681728_rs.jpg

    Looks like a reflection off your windshield judging by the distortion and what looks like a windshield wiper. Images are pretty underexposed so it's difficult to make out, including the reflected image. Nice perspective though!
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