Everyone seems to be doing these reflections so I thought I would give it a try too.
This is from the centre of Kiev, also spelled Kyiv; capital of Ukraine. A bank office is reflected in the glass panes of a hotel. Or maybe it was the other way around.
Just for a change this is not a scan but a fairly recent digital photo.
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dawekato (2269) 2012-05-16 10:24
It's been done, but you also did it well. Nice abstract interpretation. vertical are straight. Make it a touch darker, add a keyline, and clone out the intruding light fixture onl the right edge and you'll have a perfect picture.
serp2000 (29128) 2012-05-16 10:41
Zdorovenki buly, Gert,
Amazing twisted psyhodelic reflection. It looks like a house of mirrors for the buildings.
I am lost in conjecture .... How your visit is related to the Timoshenko problem or to the Euro -2012 boycott???
I hope to know it not from TV news.
rychem (9151) 2012-05-16 10:42
I like this "crazy world" in the reflections, well seen, well done
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-16 10:55
a splendid abstract photo with from this reflection with attractive composition and effective surrealist details, great impression, indeed, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
KLB (23663) 2012-05-16 11:07
Reflections are always a good subject. The combination of shapes, the undulations, the colors, make a sight often fascinating.
Personnally, I don't resist to photograph all kind of reflections. And I think that this kind of pictures deserves a bit of post-processing to bring some fun, like an abstract painting. Your facade is perhaps a little dull... That's what I try to do in a WS. Hope you don't mind.
I cut the upper part, less interesting, to bring the two opened windows out. And I play with levels, contrat, and colours to propose you a fanciful version ;o)
patdeph (35738) 2012-05-16 11:59
The photo seems to me a little bit flat,and as Karine, I think that the upper part with the sky an no real interest.But I like very much the WS of Karine that shows that it was a good picture that it was worth to have taken.
ingbe (2) 2012-05-16 12:28
I really love the pic. With a little bit more contrast it would have been a wonderful ink/watercolour painting. Also - it does bring Barcelona to mind....
bukitgolfb301 (30023) 2012-05-16 17:24
Hello my dear Gert
Your posting makes us much imagination.
Reasonable framework and perfect composition you captured.
Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
abmdsudi (26199) 2012-05-16 20:05
Yes It's good ideas to explore new area of great interest such as this shot of your version. I like the strength of the parallel lines to hold the focus on and the mixture of reflections of the buildings opposite. Each pane of glass is distorted by gravity and gives a different perspective of the scene opposite and each could be a photograph in its own right. I've been staring at it for a while. For some reason requires a lot of looking at to discern what is going on there and my first impression is that it is too busy but that there is hidden beauty in it, almost a modern abstract!. Creative approach with greater concentration, while the reflection appeals. A fine works, TFS
UlfE (13720) 2012-05-16 22:13
Kul att du fick syn på dessa speglingar. Eftersom den byggnad som speglas i glasfasaden verkar ha en rätt spännande arkitektur blir också resultatet i glasfasadens alla rutor än mer spännande. Innan jag såg bildbearbetningen tänkte jag också att du borde ha beskurit bilden något. Det är nästan alltid väldigt svårt att ta en bild av rutor och hitta exakt rätt vinkel och position för att allt ska bli proportionellt. För att förstå svårigheterna kan man pröva med att ta en bild av kaklet i badrummet. Inte helt lätt faktiskt. Hur mycket man ska öka färgmättnaden är en helt annan fråga. För min del är det att gå för långt att få det att se ut som om fotot är taget en dag när himlen var blå när det i själva verket var gråväder. För mig är det helt OK att bilden visar vilket väder det var dagen den togs. Jag gillar gråvädersstämningen i bilden. Mitt sätt att tänka är att försöka ta bra bilder och stämningsfyllda bilden även när vädret inte är det bästa. För det är det inte alltid. Att "ändra vädret" i bildbehandlingsprogram skulle vara helt främmande för mig. Stort tack för en intressant bild och ha en bra kristi himmelsfärdsdag!
emka (57992) 2012-05-16 22:59
Hi Gert, Haha, when in Rome do as the Romans do... Something new this time, quite fresh and with reflections. Also successful composition. Nice idea, well executed
dkmurphys (36709) 2012-05-17 3:04
Fine reflected architecture. I like this detail, very artistic.
Enjoy a fine day.
saxo042 (31790) 2012-05-17 4:07
An interesting and artistic approach. A different kind of picture from your camera.
Hälsningar från Oslo 17 maj!
Kielia (20411) 2012-05-17 4:16
these reflections are a real challenge for the photographer! They are really very fascinating and you captured them very well but I have to admit that the WS by Karine is an improvement indeed. And I think that this is what TE is for. Thanks for sharing!
Graal (88784) 2012-05-17 23:50
good captured place in Kiev, good shot and finaly effect. View like painted modern images. I like it.
Have a nice day.
bayno (16131) 2012-05-18 0:17
Perhaps this is your first digital photo I see, this great, I like the graphics and reflections, the two open windows break up the monotony of the image, very beautiful brown tones with all its nuances, I would have corrected the slight distortion of the lens or cropped the image slightly, but are subtleties, great shot...have a lovely day...
lousat (57510) 2012-05-18 9:01
Hi Gert,beautiful puzzle made by these bright reflection,a classic idea and a magnificent result whit a lot of magic distorsion ,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
agjika (3991) 2012-05-18 14:31
Great graphism in this photo. Not you usual style by I like it. Looking at your photo somehow Descartes came to my mind. "I see the boat in the sea and it looks small, I see it on the port and it looks big, is it big or small? I doubt my eyes!".
Very eye catching photo.
Glint (5567) 2012-05-18 14:57
something different from you! AS well as street photography, my favourite kind of pictures are ones with a strong graphical element.I like the colour palette here. It reminds me of photos taken at La Defense by photographer 'marietom' and just as good.
ps Watched a TV programme this eveing about the street children of Kiev. There are thousand of them. Very disturbing.
macjake (39207) 2012-05-18 22:29
nice to see you getting in on the action! haha...
what's really neat and interesting about this reflection scene is how we can see the individual balconies in the windows, like sections.
its pretty cool looking.
fine shot for TE
siamesa (27449) 2012-05-20 12:47
Boa noite Gert
Spectacular effect of these reflections in this photo. Excellent work and a very attractive visual effect.
Nicou (97509) 2012-05-22 12:36
quels reflets sur cette facade de bâtiment moderne fantastique et toutes ces déromations sueprbe cpatage et compo grnaiose compo.
Bravo et amitié
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-05-22 19:22
I almost passed this up in the thumbnail as it just did not seem that there was anything but a glass wall. When I opened it, wow, it is incredible. Each window pane is like an individual abstract painting, seemingly reflecting something different. I wonder if the architect planned for this. All of the colours are from the same limited pallet making it a very unified photo. Love it.
batalay (32830) 2012-06-23 12:05
I like this study of the rows and columns of a mathematical matrix, and simultaneously an abstract piece of art. I am always fascinated in seeing smooth glass plate, produced with precise tolerance, producing so much distortion. I wonder if Gaudi was inspired by seeing this sort of distortion in plate glass when he designed one of his signature buildings in Barcelona.
fanni (13864) 2012-07-20 13:19
this distorted reflection reminds me of Dali paintings - especially the "Persistence of memory" :)
Very good shot which gives full play to imagination!
ha en trevlig weekend!
elkab (4921) 2012-07-24 12:56
Super psyhodelic composition. Amazing play of the reflection of the buildings on the windows.