Taken the same day as my previous post, but a few streets further. This puddle was really huge, so I waited patiently to 'catch' a cyclist.
The post processing was done in RAW editor - I raised 'temperature' just a bit as the original seemed too 'cold' in the tones, and applied lens vignetting.
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e30mike (312) 2007-07-05 14:04
Great timing, i really like the mood from the colors, and the shot is still well composed through a reflection, nice work.
rigoletto (34209) 2007-07-05 14:05
I like the detail you captured in this pond. The wave on the cyclist's reflection is a killer and light created with your pp is perfect. Good idea to rotate the photo. I like it.
OLF (4017) 2007-07-05 14:07
Very good work about water reflection, i enjoy the line which going out the picture. The colors are beautifull and post traitment well done.
Good job and artistic view!
mpdre (1611) 2007-07-05 14:13
Hi Marija! Excellent composition of a street reflection. The wires in the back of the cyclist seems to trace its trajectory. I like also the color tonality.
lasscor (7640) 2007-07-05 14:16
Nice scene, mirror effect, golden tones and light.
delic (6735) 2007-07-05 14:38
Reflection, composition and post-processing come together for a creative artwork. Not much to say really: bravo! Cheers,
JurgitaRA (67) 2007-07-05 14:40
Very nice :)
macondo (18551) 2007-07-05 14:48
Superb photo, Marija. The subtle 'colour' is marvellous, and vignetting works well. The composition is superb, and the overhead wires reflected in the water seem to be connected to this cyclist. An amazing shot, and certainly one of my favourites in recent days. Well done.
aral (1195) 2007-07-05 14:57
bravo. Odlična ideja i realizacija. Linije od žica su nešto specialno.
euryan (8436) 2007-07-05 15:07
This is one of the best decisive moment photos I've ever seen on Trekearth. I love the way the ripples are distorting the biker’s reflection, but not his head. I like the warmers tones as well, and the crop is perfect. Nice one.
toni_al (15875) 2007-07-05 15:16
Franchement superbe, bonne idée avoir pris le reflet comme sujet principale.
Luko (13998) 2007-07-05 15:30
Fantastic capture, Maya, out of this world.
It really seems that the biker is either surfacing from a knee deep pool or apparently "tearing" a liquid veil, a bit like that famous special effect of the water alien in Cameron's Abyss movie.
And that vignetting isn't that a super feature with Lightroom ... almost my favorite trick too ;D.
dilane (861) 2007-07-05 15:45
Excellent Shot - Verry good capture - Très originale.Bravo -
Furachan (0) 2007-07-05 15:51
Killer sho, Maya. I dont think there is another lke it on TE. Surreal, ethereal, poetic and extremely beautiful in a monochromaic way. Thee is something strangely moving about color photographs that are so restricted in tone that they're almost B/W. This is top notch work, talented work, no doubt about it.
partha (14020) 2007-07-05 19:41
Hi Marija ,
Amazing shot. The flip of the vertical gives drama in it.
well timed and well visualised shot.
Clairedelune (4923) 2007-07-05 20:19
Numerous reflection in the puddle photos on this site. They are indeed a very interesting subject. But, one can becomes a bit bored by seeing so many. But there is a few elements here that made me stopped. First, the quite smooth surface on the "sky". To have his head placed in that part is perfect. I also like how the wires seems to be attached to the guy. Like some marionettes. The vignetting is good too, closing the photo towards where the action lays.
A good one, no doubt!
grantlp (2113) 2007-07-05 20:32
An absolutely fantastic image...GREAT composition which I'm still trying to figure out....almost looks like the cyslist in under water. The monochromatic tones work well here and the mirror effect is great. Very well done.
Luciano75 (0) 2007-07-05 23:35
Wonderful capture,well seen and framed...the waves of the still water makes this shot so original.The toning is good too.
In a word...wonderful.TFS
dospordostres (1164) 2007-07-05 23:46
Great shot, it really catches the eye and it's interesting. Your short and useful note helps too.
delnaja (2054) 2007-07-06 0:09
SUPERB!!!! What a beautiful photo dear Miss M., elegant, artistic, so you : ))
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-07-06 1:53
simply beautiful, very nice composition, good timing, good PP work too, very nice pic :-))
SylFondacci (4087) 2007-07-06 1:59
Great one, Marija !
Love the tones and the idea to flip the image ...
luisafonso (862) 2007-07-06 2:48
The best reflection shot I've seen here. Period. The color toning is so gentle, so good. An incredibly sensitive picture. What can I say...? A favorite.
tehanu_f (6896) 2007-07-06 4:06
Wow Marija, it was apparently worth waiting. You shot a fascinating photo. It looks different from clear reflection photos and I like it a lot. Congrats.
Framboisilla (5277) 2007-07-06 4:39
Un très beau reflet, on se croirait dans un monde parralèlle et j'aurai probablement fait le cadrage en coupant le bas pour laisser le lecteur dans son imaginaire... Le N&B va très bien !
chc (1468) 2007-07-06 5:24
The effect is really well mastered. Congratulations
polter (7239) 2007-07-06 9:51
Impressive, surrealistic, poetical. Great composition - the man caught in the net of strange lines and not a thing real. Wonderful soft, yellowish golden light - love it.
iveta (37) 2007-07-06 10:36
Hi Marija, very good idea, wonderful composition - profesional, like yours other fotos. I looking forward to seeing new one.
kajspice (4542) 2007-07-06 15:20
Another brilliant photographer in the making...
Sharp as anything...this is captivating.
lion84 (74) 2007-07-07 4:53
U stvarno svaka cast na ideji!
Brian (3) 2007-07-07 14:32
This is a beautiful photo. He seems to be riding underwater. A killer inverted photograph. I love the vignetting. This is a favorite for sure..
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2007-07-07 22:25
Its not often I come across someone's gallery for the first time and add him/her to my favourites, but I will make an exception for you - a truley exceptional talent. I am sorry I missed your gallery for so long but better late than never. Very artistic work, could almost have been a water colour painting. Perfectly chosen moment. Good work with the processing too.
With Greetings from India
Silvio1953 (116763) 2007-07-08 0:37
Hi Marija, nice to see again your photos, great composition with fascinating reflection, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio
tcht (7565) 2007-07-09 0:14
wow...what a shot!! u've a real good eye to see such things and the framing is perfect. A fine, 'simple & easy' composition with two main subjects (includin signpost) and the ripples r very beautiful...And you've done a great job with the RAW, the tones are perfect to me :)
isabela_sor (47553) 2007-07-09 7:41
What more I can say after all these comments????Only this is art my friend! I really wish to be able to do pictures like that!I adore this catch of decisive moment
A nice week
Yar (793) 2007-07-09 13:35
a very successful image, the reflection images are nice very often and this one is no exception at all,
crhieatt (5347) 2007-07-21 10:39
Mesmerising and majestic reflection shot - one beautiful oblong of muted tones!
coco (30439) 2007-07-24 0:07
Great work in this photo. This reflection is beautiful and you played very well with it and managed very well the exposure.
Well done and thanks for sharing.
sayan (2617) 2007-07-28 2:41
Wonderful experiment and a great outcome. The tone is great, the reflection is so perfect! wonderful.
vonp (2235) 2007-08-29 12:44
An amazing point of view: Great compo!
It really looks a B&W shot. A picture full of atmosphere.
See you soon...
clio (27955) 2007-09-25 15:02
Fantastique reflet. J'ai mis un peu de temps à comprendre comment avait été prise la photo!
Tout est beau: la composition, la lumière , le traitement de la couleur.
Fantastic reflection. I put a little of time to understand how had been taken the photo!
Everything is beautiful: the composition, the light, the treatment of the color.
Congratulations fot this beautiful work.
sotiris_k (838) 2007-09-26 3:14
Simply amazing and dream-like picture!
Thanks for sharing Marija.
utkue (3420) 2007-09-26 5:36
Very beautiful composition and perfect capture.
Cadrage, reflection, colours and lightness are wonderfull in this photo.
Best regards from Ankara and have a nice week.
steliosk (4802) 2007-11-04 17:46
one of my favourites! Outstanding photo!
serge44 (273) 2007-11-09 7:40
très beau coup d'oeil, les mouvements de l'eau venant presque recréer le mouvement du cycliste
très bon travail
pasternak (15177) 2007-11-10 1:15
I am happy to rediscover your gallery, Maya, I thought you stopped posting, which would be a pity, this one is fantastic, I like puddle reflections and this is no exception, a smart idea to turn it upside down... very well seen!
Merline (0) 2007-11-16 7:02
I go backwards in your beautiful gallery and I discover this marvel...which will go into my favourites. I love it all, the creativity,the movement, the tones, the mood.
yanseiler (20) 2008-01-22 6:53
nice effect, especially because part is still and part is moving, your warm pp has also some interest...
atlantida (2323) 2008-01-26 8:41
Gledam zoshto ovaa fotografija e stavena duri 7 pati kako favorite, prekrasna e. meka i nezhna refleksija so blago zatemnuvanje okolu, razbranetata povrshina dava prijatno chuvstvo na bavno dvizhenje. Bravo.
chiaretta (2414) 2008-02-04 11:38
what a wonderful composition for a typical reflection-shot!
Thanks for sharing!
vapours (8264) 2008-02-11 14:09
You have some strong images in your gallery (some of which Ive commented on prior), but this one sticks out for me. Puddles always do a good job of painting a scene, mimicking the appearance with imperfections, and thats what your shot does well here. Some great colour to go with it as well.
avene (12675) 2008-04-11 20:02
zdravo Marija :)
I just commented on this photo by Marie about puddles becoming art, and I can only repeat it here - for those who know where to look and HOW to look, art is everywhere. excellent photo, I like a lot the surreal feeling the distorted reflection creates, it makes me think about Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" :) creative approach with a great result, my compliments.
with kind regards,
Xalkida (11744) 2008-04-16 4:23
Wonderful shot! One in a million! Excellent colors and lighting management. A masterpiece!
zmey (7335) 2008-05-21 8:04
wow... i must have missed this one when you posted it. a great shot and fine reward for your patience and vision.
daddo (22894) 2008-07-05 2:17
Zdravo draga Majo. Neznam kako mi je ova pobjegla sve do danas. Ovo je za mene jedna koja spada u kategoriji-classic.Nesto ovako bi ocekivao vidjeti u knjigi u kojoj se pokaze rad najboljih svjetskih fotografera. Kao da klize kroz neki cudni san.Komplimenti Majo. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
flory (4848) 2008-12-29 23:53
my dear Maya,
....always come sun:)
your waiting had a good result and voila!an irremediable poetic shot,if can say so..:)
all the best for you and your family in 2009!
Happy New Year!
crijivil (23) 2009-04-25 11:05
A fantastic photo!!!! Really really nice.
- Copyright: Marija Gencic (MayaG) (2413)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D50, AF-S DX Nikkor 18–55mm/3.5–5.6G ED
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): !Favorites I, Steliosk Favourites, My reflections [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-05 13:58
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