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 Post subject: Mermaid at your door
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:20 pm 
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Captured on interesting vista in the beautiful city of Alkmaar, North-Holland. This is a door-knob on an old building.

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Selfportrait with Mermaid 31258 by Thomas, on Flickr

This example of a reflective shot show-cases some of the distinctive effects you can achieve by shooting into some reflective surface:
- The image acquires a tint from the color of the reflective surface. If strong enough the original colors are drained out and you get a two-toned image*
- the reflected image becomes structured by the uneven surface*
- you can use the frame of the reflector for creating a frame around your subject that's often astonishing, like a puddle after rain.
- you can play objects on the surface against the reflected image of the background in ways that are often not possible without the reflector (like your own person, or clouds that reflect in water or other wet surfaces)

But there are many more possibilities that come with reflective surfaces. Read more in my blogpost on reflections.
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*not possible with a plain mirror

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