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 Post subject: Slow Reveal: Mirror Wood
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:38 pm 
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Catch of the Day: I just strolled along the bank of an old canal with an alley of trees on the other side.

Mirror Wood 1:
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Mirror Wood 1 28161 by Thomas, on Flickr

Mirror Wood 2:
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Mirror Wood 2 28163 by Thomas, on Flickr

Captured with the new AF-S 35/1.4G (but I think that hardly mattered ;) ) and some post-processing in LR3.
Inspired by some reading of Michael Freeman's "The Photographer's Mind" in the chapter "The Reveal" I tried to set up a slightly puzzling image.
Can you guess how this was done?
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(1) Clicking through the images let's you access larger versions of the images.
(2) I'd love to hear your comments and critique

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The first one in my opinion is not as strong as image 2--It is lacking in composition. The reflection is too busy with the water/bubble/scum. Also, the photo has too little contrast.

#2, Nice photo. Good use of the diagonal, and arrangement of the trees. Would even better as a b&w due to the detracting green/yellow cast.


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Photos of reflections viewed upside-down... I like them... :)


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Thomas,

I think that the 2nd image is the best of the two, but I do like them both. it gives an impression of trees in mist.

As @capitol said, should look good in B&W, but I think that that little bit of colour does add to the overall effect.

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