Painting photos with reflections.

La Alhambra
Trees Copenhagen
Reflection of trees in Copenhagen
//Top to bottom: trees reflected in a puddle of water at La Alhambra, Granada, Spain; reflection of bare trees near Frederiksborg Palace in Hillerød, Denmark//

I don’t know when or how it started, but I have grown very fond of capturing reflections in water. The movement and flow of water create different effects, sometimes making a photo look like a watercolour painting, other times forming interesting distortions. Most of the time, I would flip the photo vertically so that the image is the “right-side up”, and this changes the perspective a bit.

Pont du Gard
Itsukushima Shrine's torii gate.
//Top to bottom: Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina; the Pont du Gard in Vers-Pont-du-Gard, southern France; the Itsukushima Shrine torii (gate) at low tide in Miyajima, Japan//

I’m still a long way from taking spectacular photos of reflections, but practice makes improvement, right? Perhaps one day I will be able to shoot reflections as brilliant as the ones that JN takes!


2 thoughts on “Painting photos with reflections.

  1. Hi there Gena! I love your photos and your blog 🙂 For this particular post I especially love the way some of the pictures are flipped so that the focus is on the mirage-like/watercolour effect of the image.

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