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Old Mar 22, 2010, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default some reflection attempts

These are some of the ones that were okay from my playing around on Saturday.

I was having problems with the dark on the right side (the reflection) and the bright sun on the left.

The last one I want to try again from a lower vantage point and straight up the center post. I had someone with me who's not into photography and I was trying not to have her wait too long for me.


p.s. Harriet - I tried your USM after resizing and must not have done it right. But, it's late and I'm going to sleep. Will play around with them maybe Thursday night when I'll have some more time.
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Old Mar 23, 2010, 6:54 AM   #2
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Very cool Patty...I like #1 in partiruclar. The various curves really set it apart.
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Old Mar 23, 2010, 8:07 AM   #3
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Patty, all are great reflection shots, #1 though is my favorite. I like the curves and the pattern of the bricks that display in the window as well as the cloud reflection.

Nice work!

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Old Mar 23, 2010, 10:26 AM   #4
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Very cool shots, Patty. While the first one is my favorite, that third one is very unusual, I like it.

If you are having trouble with the lights/darks, try doing an auto-exposure series and using one of the HDR software programs to merge them. Be a great excuse to try it out, and using auto exposure on the K20 is simple. Try doing a 5 frame series with 1 stop between frames.
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Old Mar 23, 2010, 10:38 AM   #5
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Patty, as I have said before, I like your eye for design. Keep up the good work.

I particularly like #1, though I wonder what this photo would be like if the patch of blue sky was as equally dark as the building (reflections) etc. Just a thought.

Anyway, I look carefully at this photo and I see a real beauty in terms of design, the reflections are spectular. Thanks for sharing it.

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Old Mar 23, 2010, 1:17 PM   #6
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Fascinating views - great to see how you worked with this! #1 is the best in my eyes...
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Old Mar 23, 2010, 1:33 PM   #7
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#1 photo is the best! The converging angles are great.

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Old Mar 23, 2010, 3:16 PM   #8
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Patty, I think its unanimous, #1 is really a great shot. Try it again with Harriett's suggestion.

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Hi Patty

I have to agree with everyone Else #1 is my Favorite

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Old Mar 25, 2010, 4:19 PM   #10
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Yep. #1 is a great shot Patty !

I found a wealth of tips in downloadable podcasts on iTunes (all free) - mainly for PS but then also many for photography too. I remember one of them was specifically on reflections - but I haven't had a change to listen to them all yet, I downloaded almost 100 hours of podcasts !
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