This is possibly the most experimental photograph I have ever taken. At first glance it may not look like much, but it took a lot of effort to get an image of this candelabra reflected in a puddle.
I’ve tried photographing reflections numerous times but it has rarely worked (this being a rare example when I did get reasonable results). Following a thunderstorm earlier in the week, I saw this as my opportunity to try and get some pics of something reflected in a puddle.
I was inspired by something I read on the Digital Photography School website thought this candelabra would make an interesting item to photograph. Passing dog walkers and their animals didn’t make my mission any easier but I persevered.
Rather like the picture of the LEGO model I published last week, it was a case of taking a household item and putting it somewhere unusual to create an interesting pic. You don’t, after all, see cut crystal candelabras in puddles all that often do you? I can’t honestly say I am too surprised that both dog walkers and their animals wanted to know what I was up to!
Once at home I had to tinker with various settings to enhance the image. Of course it wasn’t until I had a full sized image up on my monitor that I noticed the candelabra wasn’t quite straight but c’est la vie, a lesson learned for next time.
That, I find, is the beauty of photography; I’m always learning. I can’t pretend this image is perfect but I have learned a lot about photographing reflections and I will certainly be taking many more pictures like this to improve my skills.
Even so, I find this image very tranquil. I am having a very stressful time as we prepare to move house and I find looking at it very calming. In fact getting out without my camera I see a wonderful way to deal with stress.
Have you attempted photographing reflections? Do you have any advice or tips? If so please do leave a comment below because I’d be delighted to hear them.
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