Category Archives: Photography

The Gallery: Week 80 – T is for…

Well, T is for Tara who gives us the prompts.  But you know that already.  Then again, T is for trees.  This was the subject for a photo gallery a while back, before this blog began, so I’m going to seize the opportunity now.  Any excuse for a tree picture!


And then again, T is for traction engines.  At a steam rally I visited recently, they came in various styles, and even different sizes altogether!

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On Reflection…

Objects with reflections, or objects which make reflections, can add tremendous intrigue, interest, and creative punch to everyday photography.  I find, as a rule, these reflections fall into three groups:

First of all, there are accurate, true reflections from smooth, flat, shiny surfaces such as very still water.  One spring evening gave me the chance to get this picture…

Then there are distorted reflections from curved objects, which can make fascinating study; where and when does reality become surreal?

(Open air musical performances are great subjects anyway, of course.)  Then we get broken reflections from irregular surfaces such as moving water, like this:

So there’s a few ideas for you.  Carry a camera, keep your eyes open, and experiment. Building up your photographic technique is an incredible journey.  A journey with no end. But the views along the way are, or should be, amazing…

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