Posts tagged “reflection

Autumn Reflected

Here is another image from last week’s walk in Watson Woods. There were ducks- and I waited 15 minutes for one to swim into the orange reflection. I ended up liking this photo better- it’s all about the trees!


Nature’s Watercolor

Like every other photographer, I’m drawn to reflections. This one caught my eye at the Eagle River Nature Center in Alaska. I loved the contrast between the bits poking above the surface of the water and the watercolor swirls beneath.


More from Willow Lake

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Submerged

Water, water everywhere at Watson Lake!

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Wet

When we were out driving around Sunday, we stopped at Watson Lake for a short while. There was some snow on the ground, but what interested me was the high water level. Areas that we could normally walk through in Watson Woods were flooded, which made for some nice reflections.

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Same photo, tighter crop. . .

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Icy Sunset

Another view of sunset at the Eagle River Nature Center

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San Francisco Architecture- Then and Now

THEN:

The beautiful and ornate Southern Pacific Building (completed in 1916) was right across from our hotel at the corner of Market and Embarcadero. This was taken through the window in Carol’s room.

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NOW:

This reflections in this skyscraper seemed to create a column of Japanese Kanji running down the side of the building- fascinating!

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Reflections of Christmas

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The snow of a few days ago turned into a drizzle, which created reflections of the Christmas lights at Courthouse Square last night.


Saw this. . .

One of my favorite things about photography is how much I NOTICE now! And it’s contagious- even my husband notices more.  As much as I enjoy creating a still life, the most exciting part of photography for me is when I happen to catch a glimpse of beauty in the every day. Then the challenge is to somehow capture what I saw.  The other day, it was this reflection of a tiny bowl on the black surface of my dad’s dental cabinet.  The Edge 80 was on the camera, so that’s what I used.

20150407-MMA_3002_melinda_andersonI edited the photo in Lightroom, and then I took it into onOne’s Perfect Effects 8 for a couple finishing touches.  I realized recently that I have never really MASTERED this great program (and now there’s a newer version!), so I’ve been playing with it more lately.  I’ve even used it to add textures (you can import them from your hard drive or use the ones within the program).  For this image, I adjusted the color, added a bit of glow to emphasize the reflection, and then added a vignette.