That first image was taken in Hillgrade, Newfoundland, Canada. I have frequently visited this area and I have photographed this church several times. But, that day, it was just sheer perfection.
Photography is the art of capturing light. You use your shutter speed and f-stop to manipulate the camera’s ability to capture the pixels of an image.
When the conditions are ideal, you can capture reflections. Most of the times, these special moments occur when the water surface is smooth enough to act as a mirror. But it’s not necessary to get the perfect image. Sometimes the flaws add to the interest level.
A sunset over water is always a safe bet. This one was captured by me over the Exploits River. There is a parking lot in this area that is always full of cars as the inhabitants watch in delight as the sun dips below the horizon and Mother Nature sends out its kisses goodnight.
Strange images can appear to make things look like more than they are. I was driving down a road in Botwood, Newfoundland, when this caught my eye. I proceeded to make my way down to the harbour’s edge. This was in fact an anchor point that was used to hold the huge container ship as it docked and awaited a load of paper before it sailed back to Europe. The illusion created was just mind boggling. I had to take a few pictures. The small rock protrusions look like floating objects. Just one example of how reflection makes things interesting.
Just a few feet away from the previous image was this one:
The water deflects rays of light and the leg extensions take on opposite directions. The rusty structures will soon have their fate sealed by the cold, salty Atlantic Ocean currents. Can you find the pigeons? They have taken refuge amongst the rusty ruins.
A wharf in the Atlantic Ocean is always becomes an interesting subject. Its long lines and interesting details are mimicked in unison. The colorful edges help accentuate the dull greys of the weather beaten boards.
A moon rising in the dusky hours of the day can give you more than you have hoped. I was out for an evening walk along the Exploits River. The blue hues are starkly reflected while the bright moon anchors the viewer’s eye.
Even in the middle of a brook, you can even find duplication. For those of you who follow my entries, this is Leech Brook’s Landing swimming pool in the fall of the year. Don’t you agree that it is much more inviting without the ice and snow?
Sometimes, you can anchor your image with a silhouette.
This was taken in Hillgrade, Newfoundland. It was a beautiful evening with very little wind. The vibrant hues of the light as it bounced of the Atlantic Ocean became anchored with the outline of a local fisherman’s boat.
The next time you are around water on a calm day, seek some reflection shots. It doubles the image!