I have posted alot of Blue Hour photos, and I have posted alot of Reflection photos...but I have never posted a combination of the two like this one.
Here we have the Blue Hour light striking the glass of a high rise, while also capturing a near by Clock Tower in the same reflected glass.
My initial attempt was to photograph the colorful clock in the blue hour all by itself, but the lack of clouds made the blue sky too blue. I looked over and noticed the tall office tower was reflecting the image, so i took advantage of it.
Hope you like it.
Have a great weekend
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jester5 (1785) 2012-03-30 9:49
I really like this one Craig.A great combination of colour and graphic shapes with really nice sharpness.Thank you for sharing it.
ManuMay (33975) 2012-03-30 9:49
An amazing work...those two themes together on a very good capture!!
Striking colours and very good sharpness, effective composition indeed!!
Have a nice week end...
jemaflor (74108) 2012-03-30 9:52
Great result with these reflections on this buiding, light and colors are so lovely, perfect capture and good sharpness, tfs.
ciakgiak (30383) 2012-03-30 10:10
an excellent result, both graphic and chromatic.
Very beautiful these diagonal lines that cross with vertical ones, and there among all those colors that give a sense of liquidity. Congratulations.
A warm hug dear friend.
cornejo (22568) 2012-03-30 10:37
Hi Craig, I really like the reflection in the blue hour, the effect is very nice and colorful. Very good and lovely work, my compliments for it my friend. Good night and happy weekend. Tfs.
claudeD (27000) 2012-03-30 10:41
wonderful reflection shot from Vancouver with a perfect compositiuon, excellent clarity and very good sharpness. Very well seen and done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-03-30 10:51
Ola Craig ,
Belo reflexo desta torre com este relógio colorido , bom uso da foto na vertical , bom efeito visual , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
vasilpro (40563) 2012-03-30 10:55
Wonderful composition with reflections, lovely light and colors, beautiful diagonal lines and graphic mood, excellent POV, very good sharpness, well done, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
holmertz (31340) 2012-03-30 10:57
The combination of a blue hour sky and a strangely pink clock tower reflected in an office builing is a hit. The window panes give the composition a fine pattern and some of them carry reflections that seem to live a live of their own, separate from the rest.
This shows the importance of sometimes looking in other directions :-)
SWEETFREEDOM (19932) 2012-03-30 11:33
interesting mix, with blue hour and reflections on the same shot. good graphic effect.
worldcitizen (5629) 2012-03-30 11:42
Cool shot. Great combination of reflection, sky, funky neon color, and architecture. Something for everyone. :-) Sharp and stylish as usual. :-) Happy weekend!
CLODO (26472) 2012-03-30 11:44
a good note to explain your desire, and how you changed your mind, being not satisfied by what you had in the viewfinder. Good mix of primary colors and a very unusual clock.
Royaldevon (21517) 2012-03-30 12:00
There is something so satisfying about doing something successfully for the first time. This is a most unusual and original shot. Sometimes, just looking round can provide you with a completely unexpected opportunity for a fine shot. Frequently, when I am walking a lane, I will walk backwards for a few steps just to see the alternatives.
The diagonal lines across the glass are extremely effective, breaking up the reflection like a wonderful mosaic.
Have a lovely w/e,
annjackman (15541) 2012-03-30 12:04
I like the liquid look of the coloured clock in those warm colours. The variety of shapes and diagonal lines make a very pleasing composition. Excellent image.
Kind Regards, Ann
jjcordier (67292) 2012-03-30 12:45
On apprécie tes blue hours et tes reflets donc, là, c'est l'extase totale. Superbe photo aux couleurs magnifiques.
chrisvek (6995) 2012-03-30 14:56
Excellent reflection on this glass building.I like the variety of the colors and the tones of them.Very nice POV.Well done,
divail (7904) 2012-03-30 17:15
J'aime beaucoup ta combinaison de réflexion et d'heure bleur. L'horloge est très colorée, vraiment étonnante. J'espère que tu nous présenteras cette belle horloge sous un autre angle un jour. Celle-ci me plaît beaucoup.
Bonne fin de semaine
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4612) 2012-03-30 19:07
Goodness! Another masterpiece! Superb Reflections with such eye captivating colors. Well exposed! Well captured! Love the strong sense of symmetry and balance, this is truly your turf! Great posting as always!
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-03-30 20:12
Your combination worked very well. Great reflections of this clock tower with beautiful colours.
emka (64182) 2012-03-30 22:24
Hi Craig, Interesting blue hour reflection. Creative shot. Good result, ni ce composition.
bayno (18338) 2012-03-30 22:54
beautiful reflection, red tones are wonderful, the vertical lines are straight down while the horizontal form of pleasing diagonal...like so much...
have a good WE...
JFS (32453) 2012-03-31 1:19
Reflection of great quality and creativity. I love the surreal light and colors, in a reflection everything is permitted, that's why i like them so much.
Enjoy the WE my friend!
timecapturer (37152) 2012-03-31 3:45
a striking image and artistic composition. Wonderful elements and colours that all come together so elegantly and beautifully. A fascinating and absorbing image of real quality and appeal. Love it - such a superb observational shot!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
bukitgolfb301 (32668) 2012-03-31 5:37
Hello my dear Craig
Sorry for my usual late reaction, as so busy weekday.
This is another wonderful reflection shot as your trademark. Great fantastic color and perfect framework.
Sharp and clear presentation is marvelous.
Thanks for your sharinig with best shot and have a nice weekend!
Takero from Tokyo, where "SAKURA" should open flower, but not yet this year.
Sergiom (45527) 2012-03-31 6:17
Une composition remarquable et une recherche technique très bien réussie. Comme quoi, il faut regarder autour et tout voir dans la ville.
RhodieIke (9247) 2012-03-31 6:20
Wow Craig, This is fantastic, love the distorted clock reflection,super colours, magical light, well spotted and managed, Cheers Iain.
ChrisJ (91292) 2012-03-31 6:50
Good idea to combine 2 photographic techniques in this unique image. Good sharpness & wonderful hot vs cold colours of the yellow & red vs the blue sky at blue hour. Tfs!
tyro (15721) 2012-03-31 16:41
I love this one!
The strong diagonal lines of the reflective building make a strong compositional feature but most of all I like the way the imperfect "flatness" of the glass in that building has given a reflection which looks more akin to a reflection off water - a lovely fluid appearance.
Gorgeous colours, especially around the clockface, perfect exposure and stunning sharpness, as ever.
lousat (64243) 2012-04-01 1:38
Hi Craig,this is really fantastic! A lot of beautiful colors,perfect to create a magic catch-eye made by the reflections,very impressives details and sharpness,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
jhm (128073) 2012-04-01 3:56
I like the reflection in the blue hour, the effect is very nice and colorful
The diagonal lines across the glass are extremely effective, breaking up the reflection like a wonderful mosaic.
You chose a perfect angle for a nice depth and perspective picture.
Excellent captured and composed.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Hansaphotos (6109) 2012-04-01 7:14
I love this kind of surreal glass reflections. My favourite part is the clock tower with its nice contrasting colour and its distortions. Nice graphical lines too. Excellent work:) TFS. Enjoy your Sunday.
Best regards, Erling
Graal (92174) 2012-04-02 0:59
amazing effect. Unusual reflections like in the crooked mirror. Image well composed. Good shot.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (42567) 2012-04-02 1:38
Spectacular colors reflected in this glass wall. Fine composition, well done!
delpeoples (48660) 2012-04-02 4:00
Man you're on a roll with these killer photos. And also trying something different, with a Blue Hour shot of your famous reflections. Superb exposition and sharpness. The lines: vertical. horizontal and diagonal are wonderful and all accentuated superbly by the vertical frame. Great shot, have a beautiful day.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-02 9:14
One of the best reflection photos I've seen!! Superb clarity and lighting have made this photo first class. LOVE IT!! Beautiful POV Craig!!
bona (11176) 2012-04-02 9:44
nice combination you got here. I like your history about how you got this final result.
Great colors and pretty reflections.
Didi (51327) 2012-04-02 10:00
Very good composition and good management of lights.
I think it was in the blue hour.
Waylim (23320) 2012-04-02 23:10
Very cool effect, the distorted reflection on the window panels. In some way, it is like a reflection on the water with cross hatch patterns on it :) Excellent quality and great colors, very good observation and very cool semi abstract piece.
Silvio1953 (105599) 2012-04-03 1:19
Ciao Craig, fascinating blue hour with fantastic reflections, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-04-03 5:54
It's really beautiful. The photo is in the upper class. Reflection, light, graphics, colors, quality, everything is exceptional. Bravo.
Have a nice day
mauro61 (52545) 2012-04-03 5:56
una di quelle immagini che è un piacere guardare...
Sulla rete geometrica della struttura si formano splendidi riflessi ricchi di colore.
Davvero bella, complimenti
Cricri (92249) 2012-04-03 9:40
Encore des reflets :-) mais a l'heure bleu et des couleurs attrayantes avec la déco rose, l'effet graphique, diagonale et verticale a la fois , bien vu et réaliser
foozi (7101) 2012-04-04 17:17
this simple amazing. The use of lines to add dramatic dimension of composition is lovely.
The colors and the image in the reflection give a splendid abstract art.
Such a lovely composition.
Love the style so much.
notrap (5010) 2012-04-08 4:53
I think the clock tower looks far better like this than in your next post. Very well done, could be a church-window.
josepmarin (56489) 2012-04-09 4:48
you looked for a visual very effective angle to emphasize the geometry of the lines in this glass front, combining its graphical effect with the beauty of the reflections of the opposite building, under a splendid chromatic range and a weak luminosity of the blue hour.
I like the contrast between the blue tones and the pink ones of the clock tower.
Excellent composition of architectural photography.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-04-14 5:14
I really like this photo with your reflection in the windows of the tower 'building. A well designed and built motion picture. Very nice to the 'effect of colours and' high definition.
Thanks for the post.
The best Regard 's, have a nice weekend ... Marino
ikeharel (44081) 2012-04-15 0:36
magnificent red illumination mirror on a modern glassed building. I would definitely take a shot like this...if I was there.
Excelent composed image, fine colors and clearity.
Gigidusud (10302) 2012-04-20 13:34
Fantastic reflections with nice colors.Love it!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (45588)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-25
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax 50-130mm F2.8
- Exposure: f/2.8, 2 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-30 9:46
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