Reflections in the fountains at Trafalgar Square

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Something odd happened earlier this week: I found myself in London with a spare couple of hours. I can’t remember the last time this happened to me, but I had my camera to hand so took myself off to Trafalgar Square to take some photographs.

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Water splashes into the fountains at Trafalgar Square in London.

Although I took lots and lots of images of various street scenes and iconic buildings, the one thing I was drawn to was the fountains in Trafalgar Square. It was a beautifully sunny day and the way the water was splashing into the fountains looked amazing.

This image isn’t quite what I was expecting. My eye was initially caught by the ripples. I fired off a few images in burst mode and when I looked at them, I realised I’d caught both the stream of water hitting the surface and a reflection of it doing so.

I cannot tell you how long I’ve been trying to capture a decent reflection in water! I still need to perfect my techniques, but I’m pleased with the end result.

In the editing process, I have amended the vibrancy, saturation and exposure. All of which have accentuated the colours and the reflection.

I have to thank the amazing Darren Coleshill of the Photalife blog for giving me a few hints as to how to edit the pic. I had the great pleasure of going along with Darren to the 2017 Brilliance in Blogging awards last night in which he was a finalist in the photography category. Darren didn’t go home with the award, but it was a fun evening. Congrats to all winners and finalists, there was some superb talent in all categories.

Darren hosts the brilliant #MySundayPhoto linky on his Photalife blog each Sunday and I have linked this image to it. Do click on the badge below and pay Darren’s blog and the linky. It’s is a great linky showcasing some awesome photography.

27 thoughts on “Reflections in the fountains at Trafalgar Square”

  1. Hi Darren, love the photo! The ripples are so clear and the water ‘suspended’ in mid-air really adds an in the moment feel. I bet you are were well chuffed with the photo, the only problem is, you now have one to beat!


  2. Paul @ Topsy Turvy Tribe

    Great capture. Water and reflections have to be two of the most difficult things to capture. I find you never really end up with what you wanted but sometimes end up with a great photo like this one!

    1. Oh I relate to this. yes, you never can be too sure what you’ve captured until you look at the shots afterwards.

  3. Hope you had a good night at the Bibs. The photos been captured so well and I think I love the ripples and splash the best!

    1. Very best of luck. I’m on a constant learning journey as well. Hope you get to capture some water shots soon enough.

  4. You capture the water like a pro! I’ll have to remember to try burst mode more. I’m loving what you created here. Great to see you in London, if you make it down here you’ll have to test your photo skills on our river.

  5. Tracey Abrahams

    That is a very cleverly shot photo. I love using the burst function on my camera but have never captured something as smart as that. #mysundayphoto

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