I seem to have spent quite a lot of time taking shots of reflections lately, though most of them have involved windows and the interplay between what’s behind the window and what’s reflected in it. This shot, and a similar one tomorrow, are more concerned with the distortion of reflections than the reflection itself.
Part of my interest in this subject stems from being a big fan of Neil Bayliss’s site – Pixpopuli. Neil has taken many wonderful shots that incorporate reflections as a part of the image and I’ve spent quite some time recently trying to find a way of taking these sort of shots without simply copying Neil’s style. I can’t speak for anyone else, but when I come across a style of photography that I really like, or a way of taking photographs that instantly appeals, I often find it hard to work out how I would take a shot of the same subject matter without simply reproducing something I’ve already seen. That said, I think that I’ve finally found a way of taknig these shots that I could call my own, and I’ll be posting an example the day after tomorrow (probably). In the meanwhile, this shot, and tomorrow’s, are more steps along the way rather that images that I’m delighted with … I do think they’re both moderately interesting though :-)
1.38pm on 29/3/04
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