I’ve finally done it! I’ve been a keen photographer for many years, but it’s taken until now for me to capture a photograph of a reflection in water that I am happy with.
I took this picture in rural Kent at the same time I took these images of Hever castle. I simply didn’t think this image was good enough, although it caught me eye every time I flicked through the images on my memory card.
Unsure it would achieve anything, I gave it a very quick edit, increasing the whites in the image, reducing the shadows and upping the vibrancy. As I did so, the reflection in the water became very clear.
I think the nice thing about the image is that the bridge and reflection are framed by the trees. I guess the tree on the left dominates the image a bit much, but there wasn’t much I could do about that!
Ultimately I think it’s a very simple picture. It certainly didn’t require much effort to take or edit, but it does capture my attention. I think it’s also a very tranquil setting so very calming to look at.
Do you have any tips for photographing reflections? If you do, please leave them below because it’s a skill I’ve long been hoping to perfect.
I shall be linking this post to the #MySundayPhoto link party hosted by the Photalife blog. You can check it out yourself and see imagery from other keen photographers by following this link.