Thursday, 1 May 2014

Reflective - Thematic Photography

Glass, metal and water give unexpected opportunities for 'reflective' shots.

I had to crop out the vehicle's number plate in the first shot at the driver's request. He thought it rather strange that all I was interested in was the reflection in his windscreen - he thought I was an undercover cop!

Reflective glass
The Mini in my next shot has featured in the earlier 'logo' theme.

Metallic trees
Before anyone comments, my next shot is not upside down.

Water soaking up the trees
The ground was too soft on the other side of the puddle for me to stand there.

Today I'm trying to catch some reflections in the rainwater streaming down the outside of my office window - I wonder whether a video will work.

For reflective pictures check out the links at Carmi's Thematic-photographic-292.


Jo said...

Clever photos, I would never think of taking reflections in cars.

Karen S. said...

Happy you got the rest of his car, it's a great reflection, as are the others. Perfect finds, especially since it wasn't a bright sunny day!

Carole Anne Carr said...

The trees in water photograph is lovely. It lend itself to an excellent poem.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I try to avoid including the license plate in my car shots, too. (Although it's usually my own car's identity that I'm concealing.)

I like your puddle shot. The water is an awesome subject for photograpy. (And swimming, fishing, canoeing, or even just being next to.)

R. Mac Wheeler said...

No reflections off the river? :)

Bob Scotney said...

The river was too far away, R Mac. At least two miles!

Gilly said...

Love those car shots! And yes, we've got soggy puddles round here! Think that first one gets my vote!

Carmi Levy said...

Time for me to take a second look at the cars parked in my neighborhood. These photos are fabulous: I've never seen a Mini through that kind of lens, and it's delightful.

I need to get out more. Thanks for the inspiration, Bob!

Pheno Menon said...

Reflections can make the queerest pictures.