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Reflections in Crimson…

by on Oct.04, 2013, under Life, Photography

Inspired by a friend online I decided to give crafting a reflection to an existing shot a go.

Whilst I normally don’t “change” my images (it’s not that I don’t edit or post process my images – I do – it’s that I don’t generally add or remove major components that weren’t there in real life). However being a technical soul I’m always up for learning something new so I figured I’d see what would be involved in adding a somewhat believable reflection to an existing image. I took a recent, quite popular long exposure image I had taken with Gerry down at Mrs Macquaries chair one evening when we had very red sunset skies, and performed a little post processing magic to create a more perfect watery reflection.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

What was most disturbing and depressing for me was how ridiculously simple this was to do (basically a minutes work) and the effect here seems to work fairly well

Reflections in Crimson

Reflections in Crimson

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 35 mm, 62.00 sec at f/11, ISO 100

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Ken

    Quite a stunning effect Rodney, of course you were starting with a great image, so I wouldn’t be to depressed by the simplicity of the process. This shot looks a little bit more vivid than the original, darker sky maybe.

  • Rodney Campbell

    Thanks Ken – I think I did a but of a levels adjustment along with the reflection which has added more contrast and made the colours a bit more saturated and punchier.

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