Assignment #9: Reflections

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited August 3, 2007
    mother & daughter
    Nice idea, thank you!
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,222 Major grins
    edited August 3, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Nice idea, thank you!

    Nikolai. Good evening.thumb.gif

    It was not an idea.
    It just happened !

    If we don't shoot we can never get a shot like this.

    May be I'll try it again, over and over until a good one happens.
    Nice weekend. :D
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • hamsterhamster Major grins Registered Users Posts: 361 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2007
    My son just got new glasses, and here's a shot (reflection) of him brushing his teeth. If I could, I would have closed the door because the knob is distracting. But then I couldn't have taken the picture. :)

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  • StravStrav Big grins Registered Users Posts: 69 Big grins
    edited August 11, 2007
    the people in the foreground are inside the train and not reflections, but the person with the white bag further in the background is walking on the platform and is a reflection.

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  • StravStrav Big grins Registered Users Posts: 69 Big grins
    edited August 11, 2007
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2007
    hamster wrote:
    My son just got new glasses, and here's a shot (reflection) of him brushing his teeth. If I could, I would have closed the door because the knob is distracting. But then I couldn't have taken the picture. :)
    Thanks for the entry! Nice b/w treatment! thumb.gif
    As to the door knob - that's what the rest of PS is for:-) mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2007
    Strav wrote:
    the people in the foreground are inside the train and not reflections, but the person with the white bag further in the background is walking on the platform and is a reflection.
    Very cool, thank you! Great entry! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2007
    Strav wrote:
    two shots
    Nice! Very sweet reflections! Thank you so much for the entries! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • z_28z_28 Absolutely Nothing Registered Users Posts: 956 Major grins
    edited August 12, 2007
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    D300, D70s, 10.5/2.8, 17-55/2.8, 24-85/2.8-4, 50/1.4, 70-200VR, 70-300VR, 60/2.8, SB800, SB80DX, SD8A, MB-D10 ...
    XTi, G9, 16-35/2.8L, 100-300USM, 70-200/4L, 19-35, 580EX II, CP-E3, 500/8 ...
    DSC-R1, HFL-F32X ... ; AG-DVX100B and stuff ... (I like this 10 years old signature :^)
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited August 12, 2007
    z_28 wrote:
    bride by the mirror
    Nice reflection, Z, thank you! thumb.gif
    Was the bride happy? mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited August 12, 2007
    Molsondog wrote:
    Good timing, this assignment. I've been shooting some reflections shots to decorate my place. Here are few from my own personal reflections collection.
    Lunch with some gentlemen of the arts. A shot of the Guthrie Theater's outdoor lunch patio reflected in a monolith (with graffitti in the dust).
    Old church, new office building:
    Close up of the same:
    A well dressed "ghost" with a street scene in the background:
    Thank you, great entries! thumb.gif Love them all, but esp. the ghost! mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • z_28z_28 Absolutely Nothing Registered Users Posts: 956 Major grins
    edited August 12, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Nice reflection, Z, thank you! thumb.gif
    Was the bride happy? mwink.gif

    Sure she was, probably still is - wedding night may still go on iloveyou.gif

    Anyway aren't diamonds girl's best friend ?
    D300, D70s, 10.5/2.8, 17-55/2.8, 24-85/2.8-4, 50/1.4, 70-200VR, 70-300VR, 60/2.8, SB800, SB80DX, SD8A, MB-D10 ...
    XTi, G9, 16-35/2.8L, 100-300USM, 70-200/4L, 19-35, 580EX II, CP-E3, 500/8 ...
    DSC-R1, HFL-F32X ... ; AG-DVX100B and stuff ... (I like this 10 years old signature :^)
  • FeliciaFelicia Major grins Registered Users Posts: 385 Major grins
    edited August 21, 2007
    Here's a go at it...
    Remembered Youth
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    Basic
    Date Modified 2007-08-20 16:41:11
    Date Taken 2007-08-19 18:44:50
    Camera Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    Exposure Time 0.02s (1/50)
    Aperture f/8.0
    ISO 200
    Focal Length 43mm (guess: 201mm in 35mm)
    Photo Dimensions 1000 x 1500
    File Name Remembered Youth.jpg
    File Size 665.10 KB
    Detailed
    Flash flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Exposure Program aperture priority
    Exposure Bias 2/3 EV
    Exposure Mode auto
    White Balance manual
    Color Space unknown
    "Just because no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist."

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited August 21, 2007
    Felicia wrote:
    Remembered Youth
    Thank you! thumb.gif
    Subtle, but nice nevertheless:-) Next time I'd suggest to use CP
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • FeliciaFelicia Major grins Registered Users Posts: 385 Major grins
    edited August 21, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Thank you! thumb.gif
    Subtle, but nice nevertheless:-) Next time I'd suggest to use CP
    Nik, I REALLY need help on understanding those dad-gum filters! I have an ND on the kit lens (because a friend said I should protect it with a filter), and it seems to blur everything up! Any suggestions on where I could go to read up and get a better understanding? Oh, and it has to be SIMPLE English for newbie camera people as anything more complicated, my eyes start to cross and I feel myself slipping into oblivion. headscratch.gif
    "Just because no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist."

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited August 22, 2007
    Felicia wrote:
    Nik, I REALLY need help on understanding those dad-gum filters! I have an ND on the kit lens (because a friend said I should protect it with a filter), and it seems to blur everything up! Any suggestions on where I could go to read up and get a better understanding? Oh, and it has to be SIMPLE English for newbie camera people as anything more complicated, my eyes start to cross and I feel myself slipping into oblivion. headscratch.gif
    Well, it's a broad subject, I suggest to google for detailed techincal explanation and theory. Short writeup in Wikipedia is here (ND is right below it).

    In brief, reflected light is often (if not always) polarized, i.e. light waves osccillate in a single plane rather than at all 360 degrees.
    A polarizer filter has a property only to let through the light whose plane of polarization is parallel to its own, and block the light whose plane is at 90 degrees, with some intermediate values in between.
    Rotating the filter while shooting the window can create either "mirror" effect (window will look like a mirror), or a pass-through effect (when window almost disappear).
    When shooting for relection is almost always a good idea to have the polarizer filter on and rotate it for maximum reflection capability.

    HTH
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,222 Major grins
    edited August 22, 2007
    In fact if you are using a most convient pair of sunglasses with polarizing lens, you will see the density of the sky to change when you bend your head to the right or to the left.
    Moreover, driving with polarizing glasses is very confortable as they cut the reflection of the road.
    However, it is not advised to drive with too denses glasses. These are for very bright environments like snow or sea.

    Try to look throught the viewfinder with polarizing glasses.:D

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    Ray-Ban - Revo - Oakley - Polarized glasses
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • FeliciaFelicia Major grins Registered Users Posts: 385 Major grins
    edited August 23, 2007
    Thanks, guys!
    "Just because no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist."

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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,222 Major grins
    edited August 23, 2007
    I shot the photos herewith with another purpose but they are important to look at as we talking here about reflexions, polarizing, etc.
    The first picture is without CPF and the second is with the filter. This one has obvious better results.
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited August 23, 2007
    I shot the photos herewith with another purpose but they are important to look at as we talking here about reflexions, polarizing, etc.
    The first picture is without CPF and the second is with the filter. This one has obvious better results.
    Good example of how CP kills the glare and restores the color. thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,222 Major grins
    edited August 23, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Good example of how CP kills the glare and restores the color. thumb.gif

    May be that is the reason why using CPF or NDF returns good results in bright day light, harsh type scene like beach, snow...ne_nau.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • FeliciaFelicia Major grins Registered Users Posts: 385 Major grins
    edited August 26, 2007
    Okay! I'm sold! Now I just have to convince my husband that the hard-earned $ he provides the family should go to a CP so I can take better pictures... mwink.gif He's such a sweetie. It shouldn't be difficult... nod.gif
    "Just because no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist."

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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,222 Major grins
    edited August 26, 2007
    187741931-M.jpg No CPF and the water was not clear.
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited August 26, 2007
    No CPF and the water was not clear.
    After a certain angle (depends on the media) you will get 100% reflection no matter what, it's a plain physics (google/wike/ask for critical angle, etc).
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,222 Major grins
    edited August 26, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    After a certain angle (depends on the media) you will get 100% reflection no matter what, it's a plain physics (google/wike/ask for critical angle, etc).

    Very curious, interesting.:D
    I did not know this.ne_nau.gif
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    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited August 26, 2007
    Very curious, interesting.:D
    I did not know this.ne_nau.gif
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    Yep:-)
    Usually internal reflection is reserved for a media denser than another (e.g. glass or water vs air), in which case you get a less than 180 degree angle covering 180 view.. But in practice you need to shoot it from under water, so it's a bit hard to achieve... ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins
    edited August 27, 2007
    Veterans memorial in Rockford, Illinois.

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  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins
    edited August 27, 2007
    Another shot from the Woodward Dream Cruise
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited August 27, 2007
    Dave,
    dlscott56 wrote:
    Another shot from the Woodward Dream Cruise
    Thanks, that's a nice one (although it almost looks like a Chrome:-) thumb.gif
    The prior one I'm not so sure - reflection is very patchy... ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins
    edited August 29, 2007
    Another reflection try.

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