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Charles Mercier's picture

Douro River reflection

I have a little down time on my travels and I occasionally think of this group when I'm shooting. (I have a few more abstracts residing on my HD.)

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Jennifer Wise's picture

I really like the reflected color combination in this, Charles; it all works together so well. Had to look up the Douro River so learned something new as well.

dean wilson's picture

This just have me an idea.

What would your photograph look like if there was only reflection AND flipped upside down?

Alan Brown's picture

As suggested, although I couldn't crop fully as it impacts the composition.

dean wilson's picture

Actually I was thinking of a complete reshoot. Mainly because it's the composition.

I did a composition earlier this week and the idea was good, but the composition was weak. A simple crop to take out the offensive part and it worked.

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks for posting this Charles, it acts as a reminder of how successful reflections can be. I have taken on occasion in the past, but often overlook when opportunities arise.
I like this shot but get drawn to the non-reflection elements at the top. I tend to agree with Dean on that point.

Here's a couple that may provide ideas for folks - it's quite fun walking down a street and focusing solely on reflection in windows.

BTW - a polarizer can be a big help in removing glare and controlling the strength of the refection.

Charles Mercier's picture

Thanks for all the comments. I'm usually out and about and then pretty tired at the end of the day. Plus, I'm mostly just using my phone, etc. I'm writing this at 5am cause I woke up and can't sleep and suddenly remembered this post!