Friday, February 25, 2011

Passing Car Reflections (Weekend Reflections # 75)


Newtown, Pennsylvania (reflections of a car and trees in a puddle)
I was all set to take a picture of the reflection of the trees in the puddle when I heard a car coming. At first I was a little annoyed but then I thought this is something I haven't tried before and even if it doesn't look good the original photo idea will still be there. I was in the middle of trying to make up my mind when the car entered the puddle so I took two fast shots and hoped for the best. I liked the results and I like them even better in black and white and rotated 180 degrees. As you can see I was too close to capture the whole car in one frame with my 50mm lens. Always be ready for unexpected photo opportunities! :)

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50 comments:

MacDougal Street Baby said...

I hope you weren't driving while shooting! Beautiful captures!

'Tsuki said...

Nice puddle reflection James ! The B & W is really nice choice on those one...

JM said...

So sharp! Amazing.

snowwhite said...

What a creative idea!! Reflections are amazingly clear! I hope you didn't get water spray.
Have a great weekend!

Dani said...

Stunning!

Happy weekend.

Jan said...

Zoom, zoom. Great idea, it pays to make lemonade out of your lemons.

LauraX said...

wonderful reflection James!

Sunny said...

Totally cool! I would never have realized it was a reflection.
Have a great weekend.
☼ Sunny

Clytie said...

I was also thinking I was glad you didn't get splashed.

This really is a unique and wonderful reflection!

Karen said...

Now that's a puddle reflection extraordinaire!

Hooked on Memes said...

Amazing shot!

Regina said...

Love the black and white! Awesome reflections James.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Regina

Dianne said...

B&W is perfect!
I love these shots
they're disorienting in a really good way :)

Woody said...

Very clever composition, I like the reflection of the reflection of the wheel!

EG Wow said...

Neat puddle reflection, James!

Gine said...

Oups ! J'ai d'u regarder à deux fois, avant de comprendre que tu n'avais pas jeté ta voiture à l'eau ! Great !

Cezar and Léia said...

You did it very well James, brilliant pictures, the car reflected on the puddle looks perfect, a mirror reflection!And the reflection is so clean, I like a lot! :)
Hugs and happy weekend,
Léia

DawnTreader said...

It took me a good while to even realize it was a reflection!

Martha Z said...

We never know where we will find reflections or how they will look when we download. The photographer must always be alert to the possibilities.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific! And isn't it fun and sometimes surprising where we find them!! Martha is right, we do have to be alert to the possibilities! Hope you have a great weekend, James! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Dorian Susan said...

Very cool catch with the MOVING car. Great idea. I suppose had the shot not worked, after the puddle settled down, you could have gotten your trees just the same. Glad the unexpected happened.

cieldequimper said...

Love that wave!

Francisca said...

You remind me I don't experiment enough. These are cool, James. The first one especially turned out interesting, and I can believe the effect is better in b+w.

imac said...

Deffo brill work James.

Lew said...

Excellent! An action reflection and the reflection is sharper than the direct image.

imaginationlane said...

Cool photos, James! Sometimes the most unexpected shots quickly become favourites...:)

Lynette

Mama Zen said...

Great shots!

Luis Gomez said...

I like it, pretty cool James!

MarieElizabeth said...

These are nice and clear for a moving car. And you did get some nice trees in there too.

Greyscale Territory said...

Puddles create strange and eerie realities, bending the usual into the unique! These photos are wonderful!

jeannette said...

What I like is that you're willing to try ANYthing!
Thanks for the explanation - I would have gone crazy ruminating about what that "little reflective streamer"(haha) hanging from the tree could be!

Dina said...

Really unusual shots! A good reward for your quick and daring thinking.

Cildemer said...

That's great! And you had the trees too;o)

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Have a happy weekend****

lotusleaf said...

I liked the second photo a lot.
I was not able to connect with your linky. It doesn't move .

namaki said...

you are good ! 2 shots and you have caught the front and the back of the car ! well done !

Nature Rambles said...

Great shots!

Have a lovely weekend!!

Owen said...

That was fast thinking ! And fast shooting ! I wouldn't want to have to participate in a duel with you...
:-)

awarewriter said...

Love the angle of the first shot James and yes, B&W rules! Nice work.

Evelyn said...

They look good in black and white.

Boonie S said...

Interesting photos. Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Boonie

Reader Wil said...

Very clever photos, James! Thanks for taking them and sharing.

Marie said...

Incroyable ! Great work!

Rambling Round said...

You were in the "wrong" place at the right time! Creative!

Malyss said...

The water has to be cold and pure to offer a possibility of such a perfect and clear reflection!

Carola Bartz said...

This is really cool! Honestly, I first wondered how you did this until it dawned on me that you must have rotated the image. Love the idea, it turned out great.

Birdman said...

Very interesting angles.

DeLi said...

indeed interesting, ive never thought of a compo this way! it rocks!

Fabien said...

Fascinantes ces photos. Je me suis amusé à les tourner dans tous les sens, ce qui à chaque fois leur donne un sens différent. Bravo

Antonette said...

I'm really, really late! I hope some of you will stop by anyway!

~Antonette
http://jottingsfromjersey.blogspot.com/2011/02/weekend-reflections.html

New Maruti Suzuki Cervo said...

Amazing picture click. That's call eye behind the camera. Nice angle and nice frame capture.