Sunday, March 4, 2012

2012, Day 64 - Puddles

Reflections are a photographer's best friend and worst enemy.  There is nothing more frustrating than trying to take a cityscape from a high rise and getting obnoxious and distracting reflections.  At the same time reflections can add tremendous visual interest and in this case it allowed me to use a wider angle than I might have otherwise used.  Imagine the picture below without any water of the ground, only dry concrete.  Suddenly the area of interest in the photo is reduced by fifty percent!  Fortunately this is Portland and finding water on the ground is almost easier than finding a dry spot.

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 17-40/f4L
17mm, f8, merged layers of 1/50 and 1/6 sec @ 100 ISO

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