Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:56 pm

All times are UTC

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Slow Reveal: Mirror Wood
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:38 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:08 pm
Posts: 7972
Location: Germany
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:
Mirror Wood 1 28161 by Thomas, on Flickr

Mirror Wood 2:
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?
(1) Clicking through the images let's you access larger versions of the images.
(2) I'd love to hear your comments and critique

Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
D800+assorted lenses

Last edited by Thomas on Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:22 pm 

Joined: Wed May 23, 2007 8:38 am
Posts: 357
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.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:22 pm 
Photos of reflections viewed upside-down... I like them... :)

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:22 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:33 pm
Posts: 169
Location: UK, Zummerzet

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.

Dent, Arthur Dent.

Pentax k-30 and k-x with DAL 18-55mm and DAL 55-300mm, Tamron 18-50mm and Camera Labs Straps.....hang on, where's my towel?

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group