This is a simple photo, but an interesting study in reflections from curved surfaces. The multifaceted glass-clad building appeared to reflect a single brick structure from several different angles.
I was driving through the Ballston Section of Arlington, Virginia on a day with unusually good sunlight, when I came across the scene. Having learned the hard way not to take photos through a windshield (too much color distortion), I circled back and parked the car. From the cross walk at Fairfax Drive I took a series of photos of the busy street scene, before the lights turned green, and I had to scamper out of the way.
Ballston is named after the historically significant Ball Family of Virginia. George Washington, the first President of the United States, married the wealthy widow Martha Ball Washington, whose land in this area spanned thousands of hectares.
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snunney (89996) 2014-08-27 7:30
What a fascinating set of reflections these are; you could spend all day looking at them and still not take in all the nuances. It would make a devilish jigsaw puzzle!
lousat (82604) 2014-08-27 8:24
Hi Bulent,as you know i like a lot reflections,and this is one of the most big and complete that i never seen,truly beautiful,very well exposed and caught with fine detail everywhere,an excellent 3D effect too! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Tue (29094) 2014-08-27 12:22
Although we didn't go to this part of Arlington last month, I know the city offers some very nice pieces of modern architecture. I love the reflections, they create a wonderful view in the curved glass façades. Thanks for sharing!
rbassin (19940) 2014-08-27 12:42
Une composition intéressante,bien vu les multiples effets de miroitement .
PiotrF (11264) 2014-08-27 13:58
Very attractive architecture with beautiful reflections.
Your picture is very well taken. Excellent perspective and depth.
Good composition and quality, fine presentation.
Thank you for the notes.
jhm (144294) 2014-08-28 5:03
The reflections are exactly a puzzle on these big wall.
Very well composition, with fantastic colours.
And nice done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
photoray (13680) 2014-08-28 17:38
Attractive multiple mirrored buildings distorted artistically in the solid glass windows curving the scene. The number of reflected buildings are impressive.
alvaraalto (6177) 2014-08-30 9:34
This is why I do love modern architecture. The reflecting glass-facades give such a beautiful impressionistic view of the surrounding of the building.
Fis2 (90057) 2014-08-31 9:57
Super colors and sharpness.
Very well done!
worldcitizen (7620) 2014-08-31 13:34
Being a fan of modern architecture and reflections, this scene really appeals to me. :-) I like all of the distorted reflections in the shiny, glass facade. Nice job with the tight framing, too.
holmertz (45267) 2014-09-01 11:28
The architect surely knew what she/he was doing when designing these surfaces and rounded shapes. These buildings were made to entertain photographers - and everyone else passing by. I like that you took the photo from enough distance to let us see the whole block, instead of mystifyiing us with a close-up (like so many others would have done, including probably myself). I hope this photo didn't cause you a parking-fine :-).
PaulVDV (24423) 2014-09-01 11:37
Beautiful design of that modern building and I believe that also the architecture that is reflected in the glass must be interesting.
Nice and clear presentation.
Best regards, Paul
emka (86487) 2014-09-02 0:04
Hello dear Bulent,
The big glass surfaces always give beautiful reflections and when they are curved, then there are interesting deformations. Splendid reflections masterfully presented.
I will meet Serghei and Jason tomorrow in Ural :)
WArm regrads Malgo
stego (24030) 2014-09-05 10:08
Simple photo?! Maybe this is a good example of how the simple things can be the greatest things... The reflections produce a really interesting effect on the perfectly framed image shot from what seems the best POV.
serp2000 (42090) 2014-09-08 2:55
Good September morning, Bulent,
Your photo reminds me my latest observation from the TE-meeting in Ural with Malgo and Jason.
Excellent photo, unfortunately, we did not have enough the time for Arlington. I like this impressive reflection, fine details!
All the best wishes,
resat1972 (7492) 2014-09-14 2:49
merhaba Bülent Bey
yansımalarla harika bir görünüm
seviyorum bu çalışmaları
aliabazari (16053) 2014-09-20 20:58
Hi Bulent dear
Shot beautifully with a background in architecture, charming streets. A documentary of everyday life. Good clarity and color. Thanks for registering peaceful picture
mesutilgim (89124) 2014-09-21 10:42
Selam sevgili Bülent,
Reflections is also one of my favorite themes. This one reminded me to a similar building at Stephansplace in Vienna ! Perfect layout and sharpness. Nice framing.
TFS and best regards
COSTANTINO (59905) 2014-09-22 22:33
Hello dear friend
I agree with your inspiration on reflections
original version and great idea for this
intreresting study in reflections from
curved surfaces and from several
have a nice time
Silvio1953 (130392) 2014-09-23 10:20
Ciao Bulent, lovely composition with fascinating reflections, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (16667) 2014-10-04 21:10
Selamlar Bülent Bey,
Yes, the reflections off the glass panes make a lovely photo. Simple, but beautiful, or should I say, simply beautiful?
pierrefonds (60396) 2014-12-17 4:11
The reflections on the windows are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the reflections and of the building. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Matyas (9090) 2015-03-02 3:57
Hello Bulent! Fantastic reflection, amazing mirror effect. Superb modern architecture. Good point of view, very fine composition. Ideal contrast and sharpness. Nice frame. Regards!
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (36986)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-25
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix S9300
- Exposure: f/5.7, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): City reflections [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-27 7:16