The hour after sunset is a wonderful opportunity for the photographer. Some people call it ‘magic hour.’ Here, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Just a reminder of summer, sunshine, and activity in nature. It didn’t fit a ‘gallery’ prompt, and I’d posted a bee photo for my ‘Silent Sunday’ the previous week. So I’m sharing it now, in grey November. And yes, it took loads of shots before I got this one.
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!
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…