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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Luxembourg City lies at the confluence of two rivers. The remains of the old city fortifications rise ominously above the Petrusse, allowing for great reflective experimentation. Across two days, we wandered above and below the walls, along and above the river.

In the photo challenge throwdown, the following tips were given by Jared Bramblett:

Tips: Think about using different perspectives and viewing angles to modify a reflection’s impact on your composition. For beginners: You can face a reflective surface head on to compose a creative self-portrait, or you can change your perspective so the reflection focuses on another part of the area around you. For advanced photographers: I’d also recommend playing around with the exposure of the reflections. For instance, if you use a wide aperture and meter an area in the reflection, you can creatively alter the appearance (depth of field) of the areas outside of the reflection.

As the photos we took were before the challenge was issued, the tips have little relevance on the outcome in our case. However, I think Jared (I hope he doesn’t mind if I call him Jared) wrote such excellent tips, that they were worth quoting. We will think of them in the future, especially as we get more tangled in this photography web.

Petrusse River and bridges

The viaduct in the distance is echoed by the smaller bridge in the foreground

Petrusse River, and fortress walls

The same bridge is seen from the reverse angle, showing its relationship to the fortifications

Trees, walls, river, reflections

I just like this one, that’s all.

And so, a fortress, reflected.


Photos by CIA and PJD, Luxembourg, Easter 2012. Isn’t Luxembourg just totally awesome?

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12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Photography becomes a bug. I’m lucky that I have reflections all around me, lakes, wet sand. I particularly like the middle photograph of the bridge and water, small reflection, but it’s enough

    December 1, 2012
    • I liked the contrast between the calm of the river (and resultant reflection) before it runs over the artificial waterfall, and the speed of the flow afterward.

      As for photography bug? Isn’t it just? But as bugs go, it’s one worth having.

      December 2, 2012
  2. I forgot to say thank you for the pingback

    December 1, 2012
  3. mojetrendy #

    Bardzo ładne zdjęcia i jeszcze zielono. 🙂

    December 2, 2012
  4. I love your photos… beautiful. Thank you for the pingback. 🙂

    December 6, 2012
  5. Wonderful photography. Very specific and vivid.

    December 7, 2012

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