Puddles provide often really great opportunities for some interesting photos.I took this one in Valletta´s old town after short,but quite heavy rainfall.
So it's my contribution to portrait photography,but in a little bit different way.
I hope you´ll like it!
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Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-09-21 10:59
Ciao Krzysztof, original portrait, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
lousat (64053) 2013-09-21 14:00
The quality of this pic is really fantastic,not easy to take in a puddle this girl in mouvement,a very original work and a magnificent quality of details and colors,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-21 22:13
A well observed and photographed street people as she's looking for inspiration perhaps, but her view is clouded and a bit too central, imho. Anyway it's a nice attempt, Congrats.
bayno (18334) 2013-09-21 23:56
I think you should write in the note that this is a
reflection ;), it's too perfect, I think Abmsudi not have understood, cloudes? too central? is a reflection!
beautiful warm light, it seems that she look into the puddle and think...what photograph this crazy man?...without knowing that her was our main subject ;)
well seen and take...
have a good WE...
ikeharel (43877) 2013-09-22 0:53
Portraits and reflection themes, Krzysztof.
Wonderfully managed this outstanding opportunity with the small water resude.
Hardly noticed this was a reflection at first, as the young lady looks to be staring at the camera directly.
Superb result, well done.
Enjoy a nice Sunday,
dkmurphys (42409) 2013-09-22 1:19
Very fine scene, a true original work. I could recognize anywhere the genuine Maltese walls.
Have a good day.
fabbs99 (10998) 2013-09-22 3:10
Great reflection in the puddle.The girl was aware of your intention to shoot her as it is evident from her glance.Good lights and sharpness as well as colors.Very well done.TFS.
Noel_Byrne (13204) 2013-09-22 3:30
I can safely say this is the first puddle portrait I have ever seen, bravo! I thought from the thumbnail that you captured this as the girl was walking upstairs, as the shape in the lower right reminds me of a balustrade. Such a perfect crystal clear reflection, and the warm light tones on the sandstone building are brilliant. Wonderful idea, thanks for sharing this creative idea.
All the best
cornejo (22432) 2013-09-22 4:03
Krzysztof Witaj, very good and original portrait in the reflection of a puddle of water, very well captured in this nice picture with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
williewhistler (9787) 2013-09-22 4:44
it is certainly a different and most original method to take a portrait,not one that I would have dreamed of!
The lady is nicely positioned before the dark window which helps to isolate her from the BG.
The colours and clarity are very,very pleasing considering the unusual method used...
Have a great day.
Romano46 (11375) 2013-09-22 5:05
la tua ultima opera che raffigura una bella ragazza maltese è un perfetto condensato dell'isola che ha saputo condensare in una risotta superficie le civilta e le razze provenienti da diverse località. E cos' come l'arte è influenzata dalla presenza di diversi stili che si amalgamano a perfezioen in questa isola nella quale l'influenza britannica ben si unisce a quella mediterranea con il supporto di influenze arabe, così avviene anche per la popolazione, nella quale convivono razze, usi e costumi differenti e questa ragazza ne è un perfetto esempio.
La razza è tipicamente nordafricana, ma il suo abbigliamento denota una perfetta intyegrazione con la cultura europea e mediterranea.
Uno scatto ricco di significato che oltretutto hai colto con molta perizia.
Ciao e buona domenica
kasianowak (3474) 2013-09-22 5:56
Swietny pomysl i perfekcyjne wykonanie. Komponujac to zdjecie, zachowales idealna rownowage miedzy "prawdziwym" brzegiem kaluzy i odbiciem.
Podoba mi sie tez tonacja "low key".
ourania (18506) 2013-09-22 8:35
this is one of the most precise, interesting and beautiful reflections I've seen. A most difficult capture as the lady was not just standing but walking. You captured her at a great spot against the also interesting, typical backdrop and just a moment before she left this stunning mirror. The textures on the lower and right part of the frame remind us that this is a reflection and increase our wonder. The early evening light and colours have a special appeal. You've even captured the reflection of the sun on the lady's glasses:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
eldancer1 (20690) 2013-09-22 9:08
Very nice candid shot of this woman. I like the pov and it has good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-09-22 10:50
Original and creative take on portrait photography! That's why I like it - you did not go for the obvious shot ;) Well done my friend!
macjake (45556) 2013-09-22 10:54
this is a smart way to get a portrait photo if you don't want to get people mad at your :)
this is the secret way i suppose!
everything worked out very well here my friend, excellent dimmed light, and its almost impossible to tell that its a reflection.
very cool indeed!
see you around
thebest (4114) 2013-09-22 22:38
Interesting photo - full marks for capturing the reflection & colours so brilliantly.
A VERY CLEVER IMAGE.
Well spotted & well taken.
jhm (127883) 2013-09-23 1:25
We get not everyday a picture with a lot reflection out of a puddle.
Also these lady is a very nice portrait subject
Your picture is absolutely of very high quality, perfect of colours, pleasant to look at.
Excellent composition, nice captured, lovely presentation
Very well done, TFS.
subhendu_bagchi (20960) 2013-09-25 8:09
really puddles creat such great opportunities for photographers many time, like this. Excellent capture of this beautiful lady in it. Great image quality with fine light and colour tone. An interesting one. Tfs.
pajaran (41591) 2013-09-25 12:24
Interesantan tekst ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepo pokazana dama, lepe boje.
Lepa fasada kuce i prozor, lep refleks.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
An interesting text ...
A good time recording, beautifully demonstrated lady, beautiful colors.
Beautiful facade of the house and the window, a nice reflection.
Good evening and all the best.
adramad (30851) 2013-09-25 13:04
Nice portrait on this girl, that if at first glance had taken for a boy .... his gaze is fixed on the camera and its expression does not seem very friendly, magnificent textures of the old walls that serve as background.
Great day it gives a nice color.
Very good also the sharpness and brightness.
Have a good day, my friend.
Sonata11 (31197) 2013-09-25 13:46
bardzo ladny i ciekawy portret tej mlodej dziewczyny. Ladnie wykonane zdjecie. Cieple kolory przyciagaja wzrok.
Efekt tej fotografii jest niesamowity. Wspaniala praca i wspanialy pomysl. Moje gratulacje!!!! Podoba mi sie bardzo.
annjackman (15481) 2013-09-26 4:05
This is very creative portrait photograhy and I like it very much. The girl appears to be looking right at you through her sunglasses. The golden colours of the reflected building make a super BG.
Kind Regards, Ann
danos (78036) 2013-09-26 23:42
nice the portrait of the passing by girl that is taken from a distance.
The light is good and help you to shot a very beautiful photo with a such creative backdrop.
Hansaphotos (6047) 2013-09-28 12:21
Wow, love this one:) Razor sharp shot with fantastic light. Yes, it`s almost hard to tell it`s a reflection. Intriguing shot excellently executed:) TFS.
Enjoy your WE.
Best regards, Erling
jcpix (6504) 2013-10-01 20:08
I can't believe it's taken me so long to get around to this picture, but I think it's safe to say you already know how much I like it! :) What a terrific shot my friend, the recognition and vision to create this visual is simply outstanding. Puddles certainly can make for some of the most creative opportunities, and you found one that appears perfectly suited for an abstract type of appeal.
The golden tones are blissful, and the idea to capture a passer by adds even more intrigue to the "warped" imagery. It takes a good look to really grasp the scene, and I say that with compliment because it makes you stop to analyze the impact. Excellent work! Hope you're having a great time, can't wait to see what you return with! :) Travel safe.
serp2000 (33057) 2013-10-03 4:55
An unisex style is very popular today everywhere and I see just it is a young person ))) Good capture in the interior of the city, simple but interesting photo work.
Greetings from Virginia!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (12605)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-05
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR, Hoya CIR-PL PRO 1 DIGITAL 67mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-21 10:39