Leo Laksi’s Bangkok And Back

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Reflections on a theme – looking for reflecting surfaces

leave a comment »

Reflection of tree on water

Reflection of trees on water

Of course there are reflecting surfaces everywhere.  From reflections on water to glass to plain ordinary surfaces, one can find reflections to enhance your photographs.  In the above photo, the water has a brownish somewhat muddy appearance that takes away from the wonderfully close photo of the hippo.  Luckily the trees overhead are vividly mirrored in the rippled water, framing the hippo perfectly.

Instead of looking at reflections as a potential problem, look for opportunities to use reflections to accent  the appearance of your photos.  An ordinary photo can become a more interesting photo.

Photos taken with a Nikon D700 and  a Nikkor 85mm f/1.4, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 or a Sigma 150mm f/2.8 lens.

Focuses attention on the photographer

Focuses attention on the photographer

Reflected surfaces are everywhere

Reflected surfaces are everywhere

Even on tiled sidewalks

Even tiled sidewalks

Even road corner paint

Road paint

Double reflection

Double reflection


Written by leolaksi

September 26, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: