Continuing reflection

November 22, 2007

There is almost infinite variety in the way reflection can produce interesting pictures from even the most uncompromisingly routine assignnments.

In Marc Serota’s strong, clean composition this National Anthem color guard looks as though he is wearing a snow globe with the viewer’s attention drawn to the flags at the top of the frame.

Helmet

The interlaced fingers convey a mood of tension despite the dimly perceived bulldog expression in Yuri Gripas’s static, inverted image of former Republican Senator Fred Thompson reflected in a table.

 Thompson

John Gress catches the reflection of these Texas delegates to the 2004 Republican National Convention and turns a simple hand shake into a hoedown.

Convention

Charles Platiau, bottom left quadrant, turns the camera on himself and his colleagues reflected in a mirrored door as they wait for the start of one of the Autumn/Winter 2007/8 ready-to-wear fashion shows in Paris.

Fashion photographers

Through a glass darkly, Brian Snyder’s Wiccan high priest in Salem, Massachusetts, peers at the viewer past the mystical symbols on an altar pentacle.

Wicca

It’s always a challenge to come up with imaginative illustrations for internet business stories without resorting to screen grabs but Darren Staples uses the reflection of a computer screen in a human eye to illustrate a Google story. 

Eye

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I see you took my advice – that eye reflection is gorgeousHope it gets social bookmarked and becomes famous

Continuing reflection is just as good as the original reflection. The images are as amazing as always. Keep up the good work. One question though, how’re u able to take reflections so well without altering the image? That means the flash is’nt used right?

Posted by Diana Ngila | Report as abusive

Thank you for your comments and suggestions which I gratefully acknowledge.As fas as I am aware all these reflection pictures were shot without flash using ambient light.- Darren shot the the Google eye picture on a Canon G7 using the macro setting in natural light.- Dylan’s Inzaghi kissing the cup was shot on a Canon EOS-1D MKII N with a 16-35mm zoom at the 16mm in ambient stadium/TV lighting.Let me know how you get on.

Posted by David Viggers | Report as abusive