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Vivid puddle

This was posted for the theme 'Reflection'.

I was in Shanghai last year and had intended to take some photos one evening, but it was raining heavily. It stopped too late for me to go far, so I went onto the road opposite the hotel and started taking photos of puddles. The illumination is from the neon signs on shops and restaurants.

I think the passers-by thought I was a little strange with my camera pointing towards the ground!

PP: This is a composite of two photos - most of this comes from the one whose details are listed; the small aperture helps to get the pavement bits in focus. However, the small aperture also means that the reflections have more definition - and are also more in focus. I wanted a mixture of the two, so I've blended in the blue/green transition from an f8 version. In the f16 version, there's a 2cm band of clear water between the green and blue.

I'll put up a shot of a different puddle tomorrow.

Vivid puddle

This was posted for the theme 'Reflection'.

I was in Shanghai last year and had intended to take some photos one evening, but it was raining heavily. It stopped too late for me to go far, so I went onto the road opposite the hotel and started taking photos of puddles. The illumination is from the neon signs on shops and restaurants.

I think the passers-by thought I was a little strange with my camera pointing towards the ground!

PP: This is a composite of two photos - most of this comes from the one whose details are listed; the small aperture helps to get the pavement bits in focus. However, the small aperture also means that the reflections have more definition - and are also more in focus. I wanted a mixture of the two, so I've blended in the blue/green transition from an f8 version. In the f16 version, there's a 2cm band of clear water between the green and blue.

I'll put up a shot of a different puddle tomorrow.

comments (7)

  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 23 Jun 2006, 00:53
I love the effect, but like a work of modern art I don't quite understand it. The colours are wonderful and I keep looking at it letting the lines take my eye from one part to the next. I can't for the life of me make out that it's a pavement but we don't have to understand everything we love looking at....
Steve: Thanks Petra. If I was looking at this new, I'd probably struggle to make it out as a pavement, but I had the benefit of walking on it first!
  • sk
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2006, 07:35
WOW this is very good, crazy and experimental stuff
Steve: Thanks àsìkò.
OooooW! Nice one steve.
Steve: Thanks for your comment Jide
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 23 Jun 2006, 12:30
OK, my personal favourite, a couple of others came close but this is the one I'd choose.
Steve: That's very kind Simon. Thank you.
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 23 Jun 2006, 15:26
Ooh, funky colours man! smile Nice shot, very well spotted.
Steve: Thanks Veloran
Whoa nice pic man
keep it up
Steve: Thanks Nishath
Like this one too but like tomorrows better. Does that sound right?
Steve: Time's all relative anyway smile Thanks Matt.

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