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Luke
05-07-2006, 11:46 AM
My first attempt for this month.

http://users.skynet.be/luc.elst/contest/refl_luke_01.jpg

Luc

Garry Frankel
05-07-2006, 04:42 PM
HHhhmmm. I don't know what else to say !!

Bonanno
05-08-2006, 07:28 PM
How odd, Luke. I like the dual perspective, one "over head" and the other "head on" - or should I say "over hand" and "hand on" -- then again maybe stomach on:?

Idanst
05-08-2006, 11:21 PM
Hey,

I took two pictures yesterday for the contest, tell me which one you like more or maybe I rather shoot something else (not that I am not going to do that anyway..)

http://idanst.net/P5081807 copy.jpg

http://idanst.net/P5081812 copy.jpg

btw, can I upload pictures that have taken not especially for the contest?


Idan

blueridgegirl
05-09-2006, 06:26 AM
I like the first one best, because of the striped background. Also, I think the top part of the drop is very interesting. Cool shot! :D

assafx
05-09-2006, 06:41 AM
Idan,
Sorry to confuse you but i loved the second one especailly becasue of that white page (?). were you using the 50mm macro?

Assaf

Pavel
05-09-2006, 06:48 AM
I took the liberty to change the post so that it shows inline.
I like the second one best because of the eye, although it does not show the eye as well as could be - but I like the esthetics of the first one .... so it's tough.

Idanst
05-09-2006, 07:17 AM
It was shot with 50mm manual lens with external flash which was direct in 90 digrees upward and I used white page to scatter the light.

I can't decide which one is better because the first one is sharper and more esthetics but the theme of the second one is more interesting I guess.

well, I will try to shot another one like the second with slower aperture and I hope it will be better than these both.

Can I send more than one picture to the contest and let the one who select which pictures will compete to decide which one is better?

Thanks for the comments, Idan.

Pavel
05-09-2006, 10:24 AM
Try out a bunch ... and get some feedback. Then pick two according to your ideas of which best represents your intent ... and submit those. :)

Luke
05-09-2006, 12:36 PM
I prefer the first one. Just beautiful.
The second one with the reflection of the eye is good too.
If you could get the quality of the second one to the level of the first . . .
Keep on experimenting.
Luc

Bonanno
05-09-2006, 07:38 PM
Sigma 200mm from church loft during local chorale performance.

First is a slight grey scale

http://photos.imageevent.com/rickbonanno/43/maycontest/P5071942_DuetStudio.jpg


Now, essentially black and white

http://photos.imageevent.com/rickbonanno/43/maycontest/P5071942_DuetBW.jpg


Finally, a cabana shot. I'm leaning toward this one because it takes me somewhere off to an island . . .

http://photos.imageevent.com/rickbonanno/43/maycontest/P5071942_DuetCabana.jpg



What say ye?

Pavel
05-09-2006, 08:55 PM
Top one! Fer sure. good stuff.

abhivachan
05-10-2006, 01:44 PM
http://www.ssuresh.com/images/marinabaycity_1.jpg

Garry Frankel
05-10-2006, 06:20 PM
Impressive.

Idanst
05-11-2006, 11:11 AM
very nice photo.
what is this noise in the sky and at the bottom?

timbertoes
05-11-2006, 01:10 PM
not an original idea, but here's my implementation...
done with sigma 55-200 and No. 3 close up lense screwed on.

http://home.texoma.net/~timbertoes/e500/interesting222c.jpg

Bonanno
05-11-2006, 03:14 PM
Another shot with my sigma 55-200 taken a couple of blocks from my house, just a common farm implement.

http://photos.imageevent.com/rickbonanno/43/maycontest/P5081988_LiteWork.jpg


what say ye?

dmpbyrdwatcher
05-11-2006, 03:56 PM
that's pretty interesting....

what was your set up?

at first I thought the reflections were flying chickens!

timbertoes
05-11-2006, 05:56 PM
Definatly draws attention :)

on a side note, makes ya wonder how those contraptions work!

timbertoes
05-11-2006, 06:06 PM
http://www.planophotographyclub.com/forms/water_drop_instructions.pdf

Bonanno
05-11-2006, 06:29 PM
those hay rakers are kind of amazing. Here's a stock photo (not mine) of one in action

http://www.vermeerag.com/equip/wrrake.html

Bonanno
05-11-2006, 06:32 PM
I noticed the shells, but didn't know what they were "in". Water drops, how cool

assafx
05-12-2006, 10:01 AM
Taken on a Bus Ride in jerusalem. i bearly made any changes in pp (shadows highlight and contrast). any comment will be more then welcome (and i think it might be too noisy but you can't tell in 800x600).
http://www.pbase.com/assafx/image/60066046/original.jpg

Olympus E-300 (http://www.pbase.com/cameras/olympus/e_300) ,ZD 40-150
1/160s f/5.6 at 150.0mm iso400 ESP metering

Thanks
Assaf

greslizzz
05-12-2006, 11:00 AM
Swan is pretty straight forward from camera (contrast + sharpening) but landscape has more work on it (Digital blending and burn&dodge)

Which one You prefer?

assafx
05-12-2006, 11:22 AM
i'll go for the landscape :)

tspore
05-12-2006, 04:52 PM
landscape. Its GREAT.

tspore
05-12-2006, 04:56 PM
I like this shot a lot, it shows the current world with the bus, but the Orthodox Priest or Jew, can't tell in the shot which is like stepping back in time.

Garry Frankel
05-12-2006, 08:21 PM
I wonder about what the colours of the bus look like ?? Pehaps it would be cool if the bus was colour but the mirror and chasid in b/w. Too much maybe ??

assafx
05-12-2006, 08:29 PM
I like this shot a lot, it shows the current world with the bus, but the Orthodox Priest or Jew, can't tell in the shot which is like stepping back in time.


it's an Orthodox Jew.
Thanks Tony :)

assafx
05-12-2006, 08:33 PM
I wonder about what the colours of the bus look like ?? Pehaps it would be cool if the bus was colour but the mirror and chasid in b/w. Too much maybe ??
Garry,
In 99% of the time i'm taking color shots saying to myself that in the worst case i'll turn them into B&W. As soon as i saw this guy reflecting from the mirror (he looked reflecting so it's kind of double meaning) i knew it's a B&W shot. now just when i turned the file setting in the camera into RAW (i deceded it's about time i'll start deal with RAW files) he got up and left so i got a raw version of the general area if you want to see.

technically is there any comments? shuold i crop it? pp in a different way?

thanks
Assaf

assafx
05-12-2006, 08:36 PM
took me some time to understand but when i did. THAT'S COOL !

gunnerx
05-12-2006, 08:39 PM
After walking around with this month's theme in my mind, I wasn't quite satisfied with anything I saw. Today, the chance was finally given to me and I made the most out of it. :D I hope I did. Here are the three choices I narrowed down to. My choice would be #2 but I would like to see what other people think. This place is a small man made lake just a 10 minute walk from my place. Since I had to take Ariel for a walk, I decided to take the camera and make good use of the time of day.

#1
http://media.gunnerx.org/photos/web/small/P5120350.jpg

#2
http://media.gunnerx.org/photos/web/small/P5120360.jpg

#3
http://media.gunnerx.org/photos/web/small/P5120376.jpg


And a bonus picture of Ariel. :)
http://media.gunnerx.org/photos/web/small/P5120399.jpg

assafx
05-12-2006, 08:49 PM
i'll go for #3, i think the stones addin alot more for the depth and the composition.

Assaf

greslizzz
05-12-2006, 11:09 PM
Maybe the upper-right corner is a little distracting and I could try to add some noise also :blink:

It is a picture which invites to experiment a lot! Very good.

greslizzz
05-12-2006, 11:15 PM
I totally agree with assafx, followed very closely by Ariel :D

greslizzz
05-12-2006, 11:20 PM
It looks like photomatix effect... I really like the concept but the noisy result is distracting... in PP You can try to emulate photomaix using digital blending and You can control beter the noise but I couldn't get the same colors and brights than with photomatix :dontknow:

Luke
05-13-2006, 01:59 AM
#3

Luke
05-13-2006, 02:00 AM
wow - and thanks for the lesson -
Luc

Luke
05-13-2006, 02:01 AM
the landscape

Garry Frankel
05-13-2006, 06:59 AM
Ok, how is this for an idea. Crop vertical with the bus background on the right hand side left out. I like the OOF stuff that is below and above left of the mirror. They invite me to stay a little longer and figure out what is there and those elements seem to juxtapose some modern images vs the "old school" look of the chasid. Just a thought.

Outsider
05-13-2006, 07:17 AM
Goose on a log. E-500 with 50-200

Idanst
05-13-2006, 09:02 AM
the same as the above

Luke
05-13-2006, 01:21 PM
Just cleaned cars do reflect lightposts, skies, and more than you might think.
That is if you clean them with PS too.

http://users.skynet.be/luc.elst/contest/refl03w.jpg

Luc

BTW: is some "image manipulation" allowed?

gunnerx
05-13-2006, 08:47 PM
My vote goes to the Landscape too.

gunnerx
05-13-2006, 08:52 PM
After looking more closely at the pictures, I think I will go with #3 too. Thanks for the comments!

Idanst
05-14-2006, 02:52 AM
My e300 have a problem and I had to send it to the lab for them to fix it.
One photographer told me its a common problem that he experienced several times in the past so I hope it will be fixed fast in order to try make a better picture for the contest. (the problem is purple areas in white places (http://idanst.net/P5051747%20(Small).JPG))

Idan.

Idanst
05-14-2006, 06:34 AM
rotate it 180 and its perfect!

Idanst
05-14-2006, 06:38 AM
Hey Assaf,
Nice to know that there is someone from Israel (:

The picture is nice, but I dont sure if the BW is good for this shot, upload the color version if you have please.

Luke
05-14-2006, 10:17 AM
Last attempt . . . if I can control myself :naughty:

No matter how distorted a reflection is, it always looks familiar.
Luc

http://users.skynet.be/luc.elst/contest/ref06_.jpg

blueridgegirl
05-14-2006, 03:26 PM
Wow, this is so cool! I love the way the squares break up the building's reflection. You have run away with the reflection contest.... :D

AnnF
05-14-2006, 05:20 PM
Very cool, Luc! Almost like a mosaic.:)

Ann

AnnF
05-14-2006, 05:27 PM
I like the stripes and circles on the first and I like the eye on the second.
Can you combine the two?

Ann

AnnF
05-14-2006, 05:29 PM
I really like #3 as one I'd hang on my wall, but I prefer #2 more because the rocks aren't there to distract me from the reflection. Just my thoughts:)

Ann

AnnF
05-14-2006, 05:31 PM
hmm, that's an interesting affect.:)

Ann

Pontiac005
05-14-2006, 09:23 PM
http://i.pbase.com/o4/07/562607/1/60200755.P5141293.JPG

timbertoes
05-14-2006, 09:38 PM
quite a good one :)

Luke
05-15-2006, 12:56 AM
A good one indeed. I like the different shades of blue.
Luc

Luke
05-15-2006, 12:58 AM
Thanks Kerry and Ann.
Hey it's good to have you back here safe and sound Ann.
Luc

Idanst
05-15-2006, 03:08 AM
Very nice shot, well done!

Pontiac005
05-15-2006, 04:33 AM
Very cool pic!:up:

Pontiac005
05-15-2006, 04:35 AM
Very interesting composition :up:

Pontiac005
05-15-2006, 04:37 AM
Thanks!:cool:

Pavel
05-15-2006, 07:18 AM
Top one for the color and third for the sharper effects of the composition. In fact the third one makes me want to ask "how exactly did he get that effect?". The mood of the first one is very good though, the best in my view.

All of them remind me of these great inspirational shots you see sold in stores.

Hey, in fact, all you need is something profound to put in a corner - you could make a bundle selling these!

Pavel
05-15-2006, 07:21 AM
I LOVE this shot for what it quietly says. The priest juxtaposed with the modern ways (the bus?? Plane??) and especially the sticker, which strikes me as graffiti in the bottom "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil".

That is a one in a lifetime grab. I LOVE IT!

Was it on purpose or serendipity?

kanji
05-15-2006, 01:09 PM
Interesting shot and I like it in BW. I also like the way the the "see no evil,hear no evil" sign is setting just below reflection of the serious looking orthodox Jew. I don't know if it was intentional or not,but it is a thought provoking "people" picture,at least to me.

Luke
05-15-2006, 01:31 PM
I do agree, this photo has a story to tell. There is more to it than just the reflection, intentionally or not, but you grabbed more than that.
Luc

kanji
05-15-2006, 06:29 PM
A May Reflection...
http://home.pacbell.net/cebuan/P5101313reflections.jpg

timbertoes
05-15-2006, 08:29 PM
No. Cal is the place to be :)

Pontiac005
05-15-2006, 09:21 PM
There is probably 10 shades of green in the pic!:up:

Pontiac005
05-16-2006, 04:46 AM
I think thats a wonderful capture. I don't think its noisy at all.

Heron
05-16-2006, 11:24 AM
http://static.flickr.com/50/127153400_c470870e18.jpg

Luke
05-16-2006, 12:01 PM
Great shot Heron.
I am happy it found its way from the 35mm thread to this contest.
Luc

Just noticed you got my 500th post.
Maybe this is sign that you are going to win. Wait and see . . .

Heron
05-16-2006, 12:08 PM
Hah! I have that exact laptop. Cool photo!

Pontiac005
05-16-2006, 04:29 PM
Very creative. Nice job.:up:

Pavel
05-16-2006, 06:49 PM
It is a very creative and effective shot Heron! I wonder if a tighter crop might be even better?

Pavel
05-16-2006, 06:51 PM
I think I counted 11 :)

Pavel
05-16-2006, 06:53 PM
the fragmented tower of Pizza?

Good shot and you are right in your observation.

jebir
05-17-2006, 03:57 AM
Hmm... looks like refraction to me...;)

... but as Pavel said somewhere: "go ahead and interpret" - reflection, that is.

In any case, Heron, this is a very striking and creative image! Just the kind of picture that may recieve my vote.

Cheers, Jens.

Pontiac005
05-17-2006, 04:48 AM
#2 or #3 are both nice. I tend to like #2 slightly better myself.

castella
05-17-2006, 07:22 AM
# 3

Heron
05-17-2006, 09:41 AM
Thanks for the comments, everyone! It's nice to know that you enjoy this image. Here is a bit tighter crop, as Pavel suggested. Which do you like better?

http://static.flickr.com/46/148234797_fa683d83b7_o.jpg

assafx
05-17-2006, 09:57 AM
Hey Assaf,
Nice to know that there is someone from Israel (:

The picture is nice, but I dont sure if the BW is good for this shot, upload the color version if you have please.

Shalom Idan,
i thought you already noticed me:)

i'm sorry but i don't have a color version of it. by the time i switched to RAW he already left the bus. i disagree on the B&W ver Color. the colors wil ldistruct people from the main subject and the "cellcom sticker below" with his purpule colors might do it well. anyway htat's a photo (unedited only converted from RAW) that i took 20 sec aftr he got off the bus.
http://www.pbase.com/assafx/image/60327991/large.jpg
Thanks
Assaf

assafx
05-17-2006, 10:00 AM
Hey Guys,
As some of you suggested i cropped verticaly and added more gamma. i don't think it did better but any input will be more then welcome.

thanks
Assaf
http://www.pbase.com/assafx/image/60328601/large.jpg
(http://www.pbase.com/assafx/image/60328601/large.jpg)

Heron
05-17-2006, 10:04 AM
Assaf,

That is a really neat photo. I also noticed the "see no evil" sticker right below the mirror. So a really nice case of serendipity.

Cheers,
Heron

assafx
05-17-2006, 10:17 AM
I LOVE this shot for what it quietly says. The priest juxtaposed with the modern ways (the bus?? Plane??) and especially the sticker, which strikes me as graffiti in the bottom "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil".

That is a one in a lifetime grab. I LOVE IT!

Was it on purpose or serendipity?

Pavel, Heron Pontiac kenji and the rest
thank you so much :).
now i was on the bus headad home after a long day and i was thinking of trying to get the bus driver reflecting from the mirrors that sorounds him. then i saw this orthodox jes just being in his own world reflecting from the upright mirror. i switched to B&W and took the shot (and just when iwas about to switch to raw he decided to get off the bus). the sticker is actualy a cellphone company sticker that say that you can but credit on the bus but i haven't seen it until i d/l the photo to my pc. i was lucky to have this sticker since it's an add on and i guess i was lucky on this shot.

Thanks
Assaf

assafx
05-17-2006, 10:22 AM
A marble !!! haha :shy:
i used to play hours with them. that's a wonderful shot and an amazing idea.

Assaf

assafx
05-17-2006, 10:25 AM
it looks like a puzzle :).
is that you on the porch at the top right corner or i'm just imagening?

Heron
05-17-2006, 10:38 AM
Thinking about it, this was serendipity as well. We had gone on a photo safari (myself and a couple of friends) and this fellow in the marble does geocaching (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching) as a hobby. He had his GPS unit with him and we stopped to look for a cache. He keeps a bunch of these clear marbles with him for the caches, and when we found the cache and he got one out to put in the cache, I took it to play with for a moment, which is when I got this photo.

Idanst
05-17-2006, 11:35 AM
beautiful! great picture

Luke
05-17-2006, 11:49 AM
Thanks for the comments.

No, Assaf, I am not in the picture. I was on street level.
Luc

castella
05-17-2006, 04:08 PM
I prefer the tighter crop.

FoHGoR
05-18-2006, 07:21 AM
I'm not really trying to get into the running here, but I was looking through some recent photos and found this one. Hey, it's a reflection, no?? :)

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b253/KC8674/P3221308.jpg

Garry Frankel
05-18-2006, 09:12 AM
Yep, I like it better.

Luke
05-18-2006, 12:16 PM
If you want to work on this, you might try another window, without double glazing to avoid the double reflection.
Just a thought.
Luc

AnnF
05-18-2006, 12:38 PM
Since you asked us to post and ask for feedback, here's mine up for review.:whistle:
Went to Santa Cruz yesterday. It was a sunny day, and we had the beach almost all to ourselves.

Ann
http://www.scenicphotos4u.com/homestuff/SunglassesReflectionSm.JPG (http://www.scenicphotos4u.com/homestuff/SunglassesReflection.JPG)
Click for larger view.

Luke
05-18-2006, 01:07 PM
The fence and the building in the reflection made me think of a farm.
So do not mention "beach" and post again
oops, my eyes are getting tired I think, a second look revealed a pier. :doh:

Sorry, the only real comment I can give is that you might experiment with a different cropping and see which works best. Good shot, nice DOF/OOF.

Luc

AnnF
05-18-2006, 02:08 PM
Thanks, Luc. I will try that. Probably won't submit it, but thought it was kinda neat anyway.:)

Ann

Pontiac005
05-18-2006, 03:19 PM
Very creative Anne!:up:

Pontiac005
05-18-2006, 03:28 PM
I thought this image might be worthy to submit....


http://i.pbase.com/o4/07/562607/1/60392301.reflectedfeeder.jpg

AnnF
05-18-2006, 06:23 PM
Thanks, Marcus. Now as time allows I have to take some time and look at everyone else's. :)

AnnF
05-18-2006, 06:30 PM
Cool shot. At first I thought it was reflecting on a tiny object, but realized it was a small "ball" of some kind, didn't occur to me it would be a marble refraction.
I would crop out the lower half of the thumb, as it is distracting my eye from the marble.

Ann

AnnF
05-18-2006, 06:32 PM
Thanks again, Luc. Hmm, wonder if you can get someone in there "reflecting" in your reflection.:)

Ann

AnnF
05-18-2006, 06:35 PM
Hmm, what I like about this is that the reflections are very bright and clearly seen.:up:

Ann

AnnF
05-18-2006, 06:37 PM
Wow. I like how the lines move upwards like that.

Ann

AnnF
05-18-2006, 06:39 PM
I can't seem to get it to show the instructions. Acrobat acts like it's downloading it then I get nothing.:( Can someone email it to me??

Thanks,

Ann

assafx
05-18-2006, 07:17 PM
a brilliant idea !

AnnF
05-18-2006, 07:20 PM
Well, that's what I've been doing:) Everyone else has some cool shots, too.

blueridgegirl
05-18-2006, 07:54 PM
I really like it! Makes me want to go to the beach......... :)

AnnF
05-18-2006, 08:10 PM
Thanks, Kerry. Although it was a bit windy down there, the sun was warm and inviting. I got a bunch of cute bikini shots of my daughter, too.:)

Ok, I cropped it.

Thanks for looking,

Ann

http://www.scenicphotos4u.com/homestuff/SunglassesReflection2sm.JPG (http://www.scenicphotos4u.com/homestuff/SunglassesReflection2.JPG)
Click for larger view.

VishalG
05-18-2006, 08:42 PM
http://realtounreal.com/vishal/photography/compbeach.jpg

I'm just sharing. This isn't an entry because I didn't shoot it in May.

timbertoes
05-18-2006, 08:42 PM
thats a really good reflection! it belongs with some artistic backgrounding :)

AnnF
05-18-2006, 08:47 PM
Thank you. What do you mean by "with artistic backgrounding"?

It was a "vertical" shot. I cropped out the seagull. Since the topic is reflections, I didn't want anything else to distract from the main subject.

timbertoes
05-18-2006, 08:48 PM
It's like a miniature fish eye lens :)

and uhm, now that you have Him trapped in there, :help:
what will you demand for his freedom, a new lense ? :shock:

timbertoes
05-18-2006, 08:50 PM
you can try a right click, then "save target as " selection.

AnnF
05-18-2006, 09:08 PM
Thanks. I saved it, then tried to open it and it gave me the same error that I got when trying to view it online:(

Ann

Don Baldwinson
05-18-2006, 10:28 PM
A bit of orange,
Don
http://oink.kiwiwebhost.biz/image/Orange%20Reflection%20Orig%20edited00.jpg

greslizzz
05-18-2006, 11:22 PM
Maybe You have a winner here... ;)
I like very much how the flower "touch" the water"

Pontiac005
05-19-2006, 04:43 AM
Very nice composition :yes:

Pavel
05-19-2006, 06:04 AM
Anne; I think that the shot is very good in the idea part of it. What I think could be improved is (perhaps) to reposition the sunglasses so that the back handle is not in the picture by straightening it out - and then have you daughter ( I've seen her pictures :shy: ) positioned so that she would be taking up much of the reflection in the glass. Just my idea ... and me .... I'd call it "Perfect summer day" then. :D :shy: :shy: :shy:

Pavel
05-19-2006, 06:09 AM
Whoa! Visha that is excellent! This shot has IMPACT.

I think that it could be even better ( with a message I mean) if you had the exact same shot but the guy would be fully visible and reaching forward ... for a "disappearing" lady.

But "reaching" for ideas aside I really like the colors, the unexpectedness of the shot and how clear a vibrant the cityscape is. Good work!

Pavel
05-19-2006, 06:11 AM
You know I completely missed the title of your work. When I noticed it and saw how perfect it was for the picture I got it better. :doh: :worship:

Pavel
05-19-2006, 06:16 AM
Is that flower saying "Mirror mirror on the wall"?

It would get a pleasant answer. :)

timbertoes
05-19-2006, 07:05 AM
Mighty Purty :)

AnnF
05-19-2006, 08:55 AM
Thanks, Pavel.:) I will see if I can redo that shot. I did crop the 1st one and replaced it in the 2nd shot I posted. I found another one of my daughter in her sunglasses and cropped that one.
I'm going to try other things though. We still have a few more weeks.:)
http://www.scenicphotos4u.com/homestuff/AngelinaSunglasses.JPG

greslizzz
05-19-2006, 11:40 AM
And what do You think about this one?
I used photomatix and KPT filters

Luke
05-19-2006, 11:57 AM
That is a good one too with a lot of interest but, to be honest, the landscape is still my favorite.
Luc

Pavel
05-19-2006, 01:28 PM
It's a close call for myself but I like the last photo best. I think it's due to the stronger degree of saturation which give a bit more impact imho. I also like the more dynamic lines in the last one,but like I said - it's very close.

Garry Frankel
05-19-2006, 08:09 PM
These were sort of accidental (well the first one anyway). Made me wish I had washed the vehicle first (it is very dirty). Haven't seen a worthy reflection yet this month.

http://www.PhotoShare.co.nz/PhotoShareGallery1/100224/100729/18May2006E5000448135_M.jpg

http://www.PhotoShare.co.nz/PhotoShareGallery1/100224/100729/18May2006E5000425745_S.jpg

AnnF
05-19-2006, 11:11 PM
I love it!

Ann

AnnF
05-19-2006, 11:12 PM
Very cool effects. : )

AnnF
05-19-2006, 11:16 PM
Very cool, and the colors, too. I used to see those things in GA all the time. But I don't see where the reflections are?

Ann

AnnF
05-19-2006, 11:17 PM
LOL

AnnF
05-19-2006, 11:19 PM
I much prefer the last one. The others ones are very nice, but the last one has much more reflections and is very pleasing to look at as well.

Ann

timbertoes
05-20-2006, 05:47 AM
Cool :)

What is the City?

greslizzz
05-20-2006, 11:28 AM
Thanks for your comments/ideas, I basically agree with all of them:
I agree with luke because the lake is more classical... but the last one has really better tones and is more artistic and "pleasing"
I will try to still improve the lake and see if it can match the last one... but actually the trees give much more reflections, which is by the way the subject of the month :hmm:

Luke
05-20-2006, 11:46 AM
Beautiful sky, good silhouette.
I prefer the second one.
Luc

blueridgegirl
05-20-2006, 03:27 PM
Cool! I like the second one too!

(and that car is CLEAN compared to mine....) ;)

blueridgegirl
05-20-2006, 03:30 PM
I like the last one best, too. The other landscape makes me go, "Oh, cool" - but the last one makes me go, "WOW!!!!!" :D

Garry Frankel
05-20-2006, 04:06 PM
I like it too, but I can't decide if it is better to leave it as something you recognize or not.

Garry Frankel
05-20-2006, 04:07 PM
No, that is an optical illusion. It really is very, very dirty. From the same time and place when I shot the sunset in "Photos" section. I turned around and saw this !!!!! It has biven me some ideas though.

Pontiac005
05-21-2006, 09:32 AM
Is this worth submitting?

http://i.pbase.com/o4/07/562607/1/60522395.halloflights.jpg

greslizzz
05-21-2006, 11:31 AM
Well, it's not the same picture but it's same lake... I think showing better reflections.http://www.fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/images/icons/icon7.gif

Pontiac005
05-21-2006, 11:50 AM
I agree, it does show better reflection.

Garry Frankel
05-21-2006, 01:00 PM
You took a simple idea and executed it very well.

Luke
05-21-2006, 02:22 PM
Yes.

Luke
05-21-2006, 02:24 PM
Yes indeed, beautiful sky-reflection.
Luc

Pontiac005
05-21-2006, 04:09 PM
I like it! I don't see photos like that very often.

AnnF
05-22-2006, 06:05 AM
Very nice. Did you use a mirror?

Ann

Pontiac005
05-22-2006, 10:33 AM
Thanks. Yes I actually used two mirrors. One in front and one in back of the candles.

VishalG
05-22-2006, 11:04 AM
Cool :)

What is the City?

It's Long Beach, CA. For the past few years i've started to lose my sense of "home" in my parents house. I go to school in Long beach and usually find any excuse to be there or around the city.

thanks for all the kind words. :D

blueridgegirl
05-22-2006, 07:54 PM
I thought the flowers and the pond would make a nice picture for this month's theme. I thought I saw something when I took the picture, but it wasn't until I downloaded it that I saw the surprise "guest" in the pic:

http://www.aion.org/images/P5222871sm.jpg (http://www.aion.org/images/P5222871b.jpg)
(click for large size)
e-500, 50-200mm lens, ISO 400, F5, 1/500

comments, criticism, tips welcome :D

Henk Peter
05-23-2006, 03:32 AM
Hi Kerry,
Beautiful bird - a real gift - i would crop it at the top to eliminate the ugly green oof bushes. Are the yellow flowers irises? See hokuto's thread on wild irises ;-)

Pontiac005
05-23-2006, 04:40 AM
That is a nice surprise. Its always good to get an added bonus in a picture once you really take a glance at it.

AnnF
05-23-2006, 03:50 PM
I agree with Henk. I would crop it down some so you can see the bird more and have more emphasis on the reflections:)

That's cool.

Ann

greslizzz
05-25-2006, 02:56 AM
As Garry said, very good idea... I am afraid I will try myself also :)

AnnF
05-25-2006, 11:07 PM
In the dressing room last night at the beauty pageant.
http://www.scenicphotos4u.com/homestuff/Reflection.JPG

llpoolej
05-29-2006, 04:18 PM
http://www.fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=1695&d=1148925537I was going over my files and found two I really liked for the challenge

blueridgegirl
05-29-2006, 05:55 PM
Oh my gosh, those are just breathtaking! I can't imagine being there in person - it must have been just so beautiful. Lovely pictures!!!

timbertoes
05-30-2006, 04:45 AM
Brrrreautiful :)

Bonanno
05-30-2006, 07:46 AM
I like the first one, draws me right in and and up the glacier. Very refreshing on this 90+ day.

Bonanno
05-30-2006, 07:57 AM
Hi AnnF,

I found this picture intriguing. At first, I thought it was off balance. My eye was grabbed by the girl in the right foreground, then moved to the second girl adjusting her dress and then to the mirror. Two girls, one girl in the mirror -- off balance. Then I began to wonder what the blonde was doing/thinking and I kept looking at the mirror to see. Her absence was heightened by the clear presence of the other girl and I wanted to know even more what was going through the blonde's mind.

Bonanno
05-30-2006, 07:59 AM
Good use of multiple mirrors

Bonanno
05-30-2006, 08:04 AM
Yep, a crop would highlight the "guest".

Bonanno
05-30-2006, 08:08 AM
Don't know why my initial reply didn't stick but here goes again.

Repetitive circular rakers reminded me of one reflecting the other, kind of like a multiple mirror reflection.

Bonanno
05-30-2006, 08:14 AM
I like the perspective offered by the second one.

AnnF
05-30-2006, 08:28 AM
Yes, I figured it would seem off balance. The girl in the mirror was last year's winner (hence the crown). The girl in the foreground was watching her and doing the same thing, while yet another girl far off to the right was telling them, "I do it this way".

Here's the whole picture. I cut their feet off because I was concentrating on the mirror shot.

Ann
http://www.scenicphotos4u.com/homestuff/Reflection02.JPG

Luke
05-30-2006, 12:03 PM
Wow, Alaska on the rocks.
Luc

llpoolej
05-30-2006, 03:31 PM
Thanks! It was quite a shock to get home to 90+ and major humidity. When we left it was in the low 70s

Bonanno
05-30-2006, 09:10 PM
Late set of "reflection" shots taken while I visited my folks this past weekend.


http://photos.imageevent.com/rickbonanno/43/maycontest/websize/P5272421.jpg


http://photos.imageevent.com/rickbonanno/43/maycontest/websize/P5282432_crop02.jpg


http://photos.imageevent.com/rickbonanno/43/maycontest/websize/P5282433_crop.jpg

http://photos.imageevent.com/rickbonanno/43/maycontest/websize/P5282436.jpg

Garry Frankel
05-31-2006, 07:17 AM
I think the 3rd shot has potential. You need to play with it a little in PP to get more emphasis on the reflected bits. Some adjustment on the histogram sliders should do a lot for it.

Garry Frankel
05-31-2006, 07:19 AM
I think you were correct to crop vertical to the two in white.

Luke
05-31-2006, 11:14 AM
The left part of the first one looks fine too. Just a matter of cropping out the right part IMHO.
Luc

Pontiac005
05-31-2006, 03:49 PM
Wonderfully captured.:up:

AnnF
05-31-2006, 03:52 PM
Thanks:)

Pavel
06-02-2006, 09:46 AM
just for posterity here are all the May contest "reflections" threads. :)