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Old Jan 2, 2012, 8:18 PM   #1
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I took this picture early one morning in 2009. I had more or less forgotten about it until a friend of mine found it in one of my albums this summer and raved over it. So I thought I'd post it here.

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Beautiful shot, mtngal! Lovely.
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lovely just lovely
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Thanks for the compliments - the funny thing is that I was originally disappointed in the shot. I keep the "blinkies" on and when reviewing the picture I noticed that the sky was blown out - it's a huge fault with this picture. Also, when I was reviewing it I thought the edge of the fountain was distracting so took a bracketed series at a slightly longer focal length - that view looked lousy when I saw it on the monitor, and ended up only keeping this one, just because I liked the reflection and the early morning light on the building. Figured I liked them enough to ignore the sky, but that no one else would like it. It surprised me that my friend liked it so much - goes to show that it's easy to not see the forest for the trees. I've now made my peace with this picture, it prints very nicely.
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I do some club photography and i find that if listen to judges to much it stops me taking shots or even throwing them away of things i like. I get accused of taking mumsy pictures. so i try to balance what i take. your shot draws you in to the building and the reflection and to me that just great the sky is secondary
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Stunning building, and subtly captured the reflection too.

Well done... and the various lines and mix of colours works very well.

Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for the compliments - the funny thing is that I was originally disappointed in the shot. I keep the "blinkies" on and when reviewing the picture I noticed that the sky was blown out - it's a huge fault with this picture. Also, when I was reviewing it I thought the edge of the fountain was distracting so took a bracketed series at a slightly longer focal length - that view looked lousy when I saw it on the monitor, and ended up only keeping this one, just because I liked the reflection and the early morning light on the building. Figured I liked them enough to ignore the sky, but that no one else would like it. It surprised me that my friend liked it so much - goes to show that it's easy to not see the forest for the trees. I've now made my peace with this picture, it prints very nicely.
I love the way this came out, but I think it would have been interesting to only shoot the reflection also.

I agree that you can never predict what others like. I wonder how many "masterpieces" I've deleted thinking they are garbage....
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Beautiful shot! I have shot quite a few water reflection shots but most were rather mundane.

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Nice shot.....love the building and the reflection!
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Thanks for the compliments - I love this building and often photograph it. It was built in the mid-1920's, and has some lovely terra-cotta both inside and out.

The picture is unusual - the reflection is captured in a fountain and it's rarely turned off like it was in this picture. I don't have much opportunity to take water reflections, so I try it whenever I get a chance, and I was lucky this time.
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