Good Morning Everyone,
This is part of a sculpture by Annish Kapoor which is situated outside the Royal Acadamy London. It was part of a larger sculpture which I will submit as a w/s. The tiny dots are not blemishes, it began to rain just as I was taking the shot! Typical!
I dedicate the photograph to Craig (macjake) because he is a self confessed reflectaholic.
Annish Kapoor is also responsible for the construction of a tall spiral tower outside London's new Olympic Stadium. I'm sure that will become an icon in time.
Have a lovely w/e and many thanks for stopping by, Bev :-)
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isabela_sor (47557) 2012-01-21 1:19
I can seeeee you :)
Well seen the potential of this reflection
All the best
besnard (52487) 2012-01-21 1:27
Une bonne idée cette prise qui sonne une photo originale très réussie. Une vraie bole de noël avec le photographe en arrière-plan.
Brav et bon week-end.
rbassin (16931) 2012-01-21 1:31
Un prise de vue originale, bravo pour le coup d'oeil.
la pluie ajoute un plus sur le rendu de la boule et son effet miroir.
ikeharel (54195) 2012-01-21 1:54
Outstanding result, Beverly, as the rain-drops made this a fine decorated reflection.
Perfect mirror and well premeditated idea applied, very sharp details shown.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
snunney (80689) 2012-01-21 2:06
The raindrops contribute much to the mood of this well presented composition. I like also the presence of the people scattered across the frame and seemingly intent on getting their own shots. Well seen. Have a good weekend.
williewhistler (13125) 2012-01-21 2:07
the rain drops add another dimension to an already super shot,judging by rugged up people it was a pretty dull day when you took it, so very well done to get not only the exposure spot on but also showing all the lovely details.
Have a nice week end
timecapturer (46517) 2012-01-21 2:59
love this! Not just the magical reflection, but I love the little jewels of moisture on the globe's surface. Executed with aplomb and style and a first class presentation.
Enjoy your weekend - regards Brian.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-01-21 3:03
Fantástico efeito visual de olho de peixe , gostei do teu reflexo na bola de vidro , bonitas as gotas de agua , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
bayno (18342) 2012-01-21 3:05
exceptional result, I really like the reflections distorted, very close to the effect of the fish-eye, I noticed the reflection that there are two people who photograph, this great shot, regards,
yquem46 (38382) 2012-01-21 3:08
An excellent idea perfectly achieved
I especially like the effect provided by the rain drops on the sculpture
have a nice WE
francio64 (38276) 2012-01-21 5:17
molto bello ed originale questo riflesso sferico.
Le goccioline d'acqua rendono ancora più ricca di dettagli, l'immagine.
Well done and TFS!
Chi sei tu tra gli unici due uomini che stanno fotografando?
Immagino quello al centro con la giacca azzurra.
jester5 (1968) 2012-01-21 5:44
I think the spots of rain lend a very artistic character to this shot and I see one or two others with the same idea as yourself.It is a beautiful sharp well framed image- Lovely capture Beverley.
Hope the weather improves and you get some more good shots
kennyblack (4207) 2012-01-21 7:34
Hello Beverley, the good 'idea to shoot the ball, which in turn caught the specular-mirror' image. Very beautiful and original. managed perfectly. Congratulations.
A greeting and good wishes for the weekend ... Marino
tyro (19288) 2012-01-21 13:13
What a fine self-portrait! And you've been shopping too - what's in that yellow bag of yours? - a new lens, perhaps?
This is a very imaginative shot but also a very successful one. Perhaps because you've done this before - I remember a similar picture to this one not so long ago.
This must be a good gathering point for photographers too - I see at least one other person there taking a photograph.
Great imagination, fabulous details and sharpness, perfect exposure and great composition.
Didi (55537) 2012-01-21 15:48
Nice woman with the yellow bag :)
Original and interesting composition.
Very lovely indeed
emka (75107) 2012-01-21 23:29
It is wonderful shot! Very creative and I like these rain drops, it makes it unique. I am suure you went around this sculpture looking for the most effective view and you succeeded well. I like the reflections of other parts of the sculpture above.
COSTANTINO (52832) 2012-01-22 1:17
perfect mirror with very sharp details
on it,executed as a first class photo
have a nice eveninbg
Ricx (13495) 2012-01-22 1:31
Hi Bev, a very clever image.. you must be very pleased with it.. lovely and sharp- with good detailk. your words makes one ponder on lifes reflections. have a great Sunday Rich
lousat (73973) 2012-01-22 1:32
Hi Bev,this is one of your best pics,no doubt.What a reflections and what a lucky day whit the littles drops on the sculpture ball,fantastic details and very brilliant and metallic colors too.I like it...a lot!!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
saxo042 (37058) 2012-01-22 7:49
An innovative method to make a picture! The sphere provides a great mirror and we can enjoy many details in the surrounding. And you bring some fine colours yourself too to the scene!
bertolucci (13358) 2012-01-22 9:25
Good afternoon Bev :-)
My first thought was 'circular fisheye lens' when I looked at the thumb, but the very enjoyable visual effect was rendered in a far more creative way !
The rain actually adds to the graphic attraction and I love the way the borders and corners of the frame do the same thing.
A fab visual essay & capture, TFS!
Best regards from Rotterdam,
Kielia (23013) 2012-01-23 6:01
these reflections are really very photogenic! I like the composition a lot because it reveals a very nice sense of humor. (By the way: I like the inclusion of the person with the yellow bag). Light and colors are superb. My compliments also for the dedication!
adores (35100) 2012-01-23 16:27
What a great reflection on the mirror!Seems you were not the only one taking photos there:)!
I like the beautiful building in background and specially the effect created by the drops on top of the mirror. Well thought!
delpeoples (52777) 2012-01-24 4:41
The Lady in Blue! What a great shot both of this interesting sculpture and the architecture it reflects. I love the distortion, the perspective and the colours. A truly beautiful and inventive shot, congrats.
Have a lovely day
adramad (36297) 2012-01-24 8:02
Great composition as well as highly original, precious reflexes Royal Academy offers us a fantastic dimension, more than one photographer captured the image besides the people watching sculpture, blue lady I can be your well-centered image, as you've focused the steel ball perfectly into the picture.
Superb brightness and sharpness. Well done.
P / D. In your comment you asked me if I went on a boat when the photo is taken, then no, I'll tell you that from other parts of the small port.
Nicou (118150) 2012-01-24 8:59
Grandisoe captage et refle tsuperbe iamge et cpatage, quel reflet dans cette boule elle est immense, sueprbe iamge et cpatage, génial.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (103101) 2012-01-24 10:51
Bon coup d'oeil sur les réflexions dans la boule, l'on dirais une boule de Noël avec la pluie
bon cadrage, lumière et réalisation
RhodieIke (11512) 2012-01-26 12:00
Hi Bev, Love this fantastic view point, great distortion, the rain drops, icing on the cake, Cheers Iain.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-01-27 5:23
A great great result.
I am a fan.
sacavem (18610) 2012-01-29 4:10
You create a nice effect here with the reflection. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has nice sharpness.This photo is very typical of Monaco, in front of its famous Casino.
batalay (35061) 2012-01-30 7:31
Hello Dear Bev,
I love every aspect of this shot — the hemispherical dome that has created an expansive, 180°, view of the scene, the usually inclement London weather in late October, the perturbation created by the drizzle, the "Escher-like self-portrait", and the note. In June of 2010 I stood in front of spherical reflector, serving as a pendulum on a clock in Cambridge and created a similar image. Except... I had to track the oscillating pendulum with my camera in order to catch the reflection in a clear manner. Other than the fact that I was hypnotized in the process, I was able to produce a good photo. I am submitting a ws in honor of your excellent photo. (And yes, "the other Leonardo" must be your husband, Leonard.)
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-01-30 18:24
Great focal point! The reflection is a stunner! Creative shot! Symmetry and balance is very well observed! Great compo!
JFS (32459) 2012-02-02 7:57
Clever and original shot! Reflecting on a refflection! I like the little rain drops on the big ball. Good work Beverly! thanks!
Fis2 (83220) 2012-02-05 7:35
Good idea, curious effect.
I like frame and colors.
I like it.
claudeD (31261) 2012-02-17 12:11
My compliments for this amazing picture. I like the shot very much. You really had the photographer's eye in this situation.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
madredeus (494) 2012-06-27 1:00
Great picture! Reflection is amazing.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (27585)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-31
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): London [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-21 1:17