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Old Mill Reflection



An old mill reflects on a field flooded after the rain.

An old mill reflects on a field flooded after the rain.
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114 Comments | Report
Generator
 
Generator July 16, 2013
Brilliant! More like a surrealist painting than a photograph.
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita July 16, 2013
stunning colors & lighting. Framed perfectly!
daniellepowell
 
daniellepowell July 21, 2013
wow
julienjohnston PRO
 
julienjohnston July 21, 2013
Great light and reflections.
valzart
 
valzart July 21, 2013
Fabulous & a 5 ***** fave :D
diporzio
 
diporzio July 24, 2013
five stars from me too
CPF_Photography PRO
 
CPF_Photography July 24, 2013
Wonderful building, great work
michmcbowen
 
michmcbowen July 24, 2013
Stunning! Congrats!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 24, 2013
Beautiful. Congratulations on being featured.
Ceylon73
 
Ceylon73 July 24, 2013
Very cool!!!
Leyla123
 
Leyla123 July 24, 2013
Wow. This is one of the most amazing pictures i have ever seen!!
michaelnemetz
 
michaelnemetz July 24, 2013
Extraordinary!
louisloizidesmitsu
 
louisloizidesmitsu July 24, 2013
Congrats!
Celtic
 
Celtic July 24, 2013
stunning! Congrats
photomomma
 
photomomma July 24, 2013
congrats on your feature. Great shot. the color is awesome as well as the reflection. Very clean
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade July 24, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please take a look at my work
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 24, 2013
Awesome capture! Congrats.
scarlettnjo PRO
 
scarlettnjo July 24, 2013
Stunning!! A masterpiece.
charlena PRO+
 
charlena July 24, 2013
What a shot, where was this taken at?
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates July 24, 2013
Great shot, the colors are amazing! Congrats!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall July 24, 2013
Stunning, Stunning Shot! Congrats on your feature!
davidpietroski
 
davidpietroski July 24, 2013
awesome pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
jojoxena
 
jojoxena July 24, 2013
Congrats,spectacular capture!
jayspencer
 
jayspencer July 24, 2013
Spectacular photo!!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle July 24, 2013
Just superb, super light, reflections and color!
DaraDPhotography
 
DaraDPhotography July 24, 2013
Wow, what a major beaut this is. Congratulations on winning feature. Well deserved!
hello7671
 
hello7671 July 24, 2013
Wow! Amazing shot! Love it!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair July 24, 2013
Great shot!
iceman2
 
iceman2 July 24, 2013
Beautiful.Congrats!
paulatuckerhogan PRO
 
paulatuckerhogan July 24, 2013
Fabulous!!!!
rturnbow PRO+
 
rturnbow July 24, 2013
Wowser, great stuff!
hotpixel
 
hotpixel July 24, 2013
Outstanding !!!!
matej007
 
matej007 July 24, 2013
Fantastic work!
jasonaskim
 
jasonaskim July 24, 2013
Great shot
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar July 24, 2013
awesome! congrats
MarcoPoveda
 
MarcoPoveda July 24, 2013
una fotografĂ­a muy hermosa, felicitaciones
AK_Swathi
 
AK_Swathi July 24, 2013
Wow.Wonderfl pic captured.
Kim_Schou PRO
 
Kim_Schou July 24, 2013
Fantastic work, congrats!
Jazz
 
Jazz July 24, 2013
Top Class, Congrats
jleiweke
 
jleiweke July 24, 2013
Congrats!
Monty
 
Monty July 24, 2013
Great shot. Congrats on the feature.
xavierw PRO
 
xavierw July 24, 2013
Fantastic. Congrats
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska July 24, 2013
awesome shot
Jewel
 
Jewel July 24, 2013
Great shot! Congratulations on your feature!
parthgupta
 
parthgupta July 24, 2013
Beautiful photo mate!
The reflection is just amazing.Love the sky.
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages July 24, 2013
Congrats on being featured! Nice post work on this image. love the colours!
lb456 PRO+
 
lb456 July 24, 2013
Beautiful work of art!!
Following-Footprints
 
Following-Footprints July 24, 2013
Wow, this is simply amazing. I love that old building.
elfiedwards Premium
 
elfiedwards July 24, 2013
well done! congrats!!
HeatherHummelPhotography
 
HeatherHummelPhotography July 24, 2013
Love this!
markfarrelly
 
markfarrelly July 24, 2013
Honestly!!!!!! Possibly the best photograph I have ever seen! I'm giving up haha!
rkrings2
 
rkrings2 July 24, 2013
Beautiful shot! Congrats!
cilla8 PRO
 
cilla8 July 24, 2013
Fantastic Capture!! Congrats on feature
iainst
 
iainst July 24, 2013
Wow congrats :)
teejayjenkins
 
teejayjenkins July 24, 2013
this is a wonderful shot...truly breath taking...
bud82520 PRO+
 
bud82520 July 24, 2013
Beautiful shot!
shweta
 
shweta July 24, 2013
magnificent shot ......congratulation
Dmullanephotography
 
Dmullanephotography July 24, 2013
Great shot
dutchmanstl1 PRO
 
dutchmanstl1 July 24, 2013
Amazing
bongke
 
bongke July 24, 2013
WOW! congrats!
csmmacker2004
 
csmmacker2004 July 24, 2013
Very Cool, Where is this?
HappyTree PRO+
 
HappyTree July 24, 2013
Beautiful!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 July 24, 2013
Wow - awesome shot! Congrats!
Ricardo_Henrique
 
Ricardo_Henrique July 24, 2013
This is one of the best photos I've seen at VB !!!!
Perfect!!!!
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography July 24, 2013
Awesome capture! Congrats!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter July 24, 2013
Beautiful image. Congrats. - Jake
Lionel
 
Lionel July 24, 2013
Fantastic image,congratulations
22Cara
 
22Cara July 24, 2013
Amazing Capture.
deborahv PRO+
 
deborahv July 24, 2013
You have such vivid colors in all your photos and I like how you add an element of poetry to enhance the subject's essence. Striking!!
UroshGrabner
 
UroshGrabner July 24, 2013
Excellent
tienkievogel
 
tienkievogel July 24, 2013
Brilliant.
CG PRO+
 
CG July 25, 2013
Definately has the wow factor
Akang_Bagja
 
Akang_Bagja July 25, 2013
stunning! love the tone
Jinjinphoto
 
Jinjinphoto July 25, 2013
NICE WORK
chris_barnes_726 PRO+
 
chris_barnes_726 July 25, 2013
Love the reflection, great job!
LCdutch PRO
 
LCdutch July 25, 2013
Fantastic! Great light and color.
JulianneBradford
 
JulianneBradford July 26, 2013
WTG! Wonderful comp! Congrats on the Hall of Fame
ToneZone
 
ToneZone July 26, 2013
I think this is the best landscape photo to date! toni
jamiesnr
 
jamiesnr July 27, 2013
Stunning
ThompsonsPhotography
 
ThompsonsPhotography July 29, 2013
nice congrats
zphoto
 
zphoto July 29, 2013
What ...but magical shot
mloiz
 
mloiz July 31, 2013
Nice shot!!
DavidFreire
 
DavidFreire August 07, 2013
How beautiful! I love it
limar1974
 
limar1974 August 23, 2013
Outstanding shot!great colors and perfect reflection!
LiHo
 
LiHo August 26, 2013
Unbelievable! Great timing
tra rader
 
tra rader September 01, 2013
nicely done
katikaputt
 
katikaputt September 04, 2013
amazing colors, weird building ;-), great capture
JoaoFreire
 
JoaoFreire October 01, 2013
good shot and great reflections
davidnorris
 
davidnorris October 07, 2013
Very Nice
JesusGiraldo
 
JesusGiraldo October 12, 2013
Espectacular!
francescorusso
 
francescorusso October 22, 2013
Beautiful
zuzanak
 
zuzanak October 22, 2013
Nice long exposure. Excellent framing and stunning colours. Well done.
jvillainc PRO+
 
jvillainc November 16, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous - voted!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 20, 2013
Congrats on being a finalist!
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages November 20, 2013
Congrats on being a finalist Eric! Wonderful image.
Jo-AnnGallagher PRO+
 
Jo-AnnGallagher November 20, 2013
Wow......stunning reflection.
toxictabasco
 
toxictabasco November 20, 2013
Great shot. Very different.
jeffphotog PRO+
 
jeffphotog November 21, 2013
Absolutely stunning image--what a capture.
isstoossay PRO
 
isstoossay November 21, 2013
Wow! This looks like it could have been shot near where I live! Good job!
PKnot
 
PKnot November 21, 2013
A splendid image! I hope you win!
juliebowser
 
juliebowser November 21, 2013
I don't often give "Absolute Masterpiece" awards but in this case I have. Congratulations a stunning image :)
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen November 21, 2013
Congrats.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke November 22, 2013
Congrats!
CapturedbyM
 
CapturedbyM November 22, 2013
Beautiful...just Beautiful...Wow!!!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions November 23, 2013
congrats
cedawson
 
cedawson November 24, 2013
Has everything!
cathymohney
 
cathymohney November 25, 2013
Awesome photo! Congrats!
akhmadsolihin
 
akhmadsolihin January 20, 2014
Best place, best moment, best capture, congrat
philipbebbington
 
philipbebbington January 29, 2014
Stunning image. First class colors and lighting
Natures_Allure_ByKym
 
Natures_Allure_ByKym June 25, 2014
Truly amazing!!!
jimsnyder
 
jimsnyder December 24, 2014
Has my vote!
JoseV
 
JoseV December 31, 2014
Perfect pic
vasasphotography PRO+
 
vasasphotography January 06, 2015
Awesome shot.
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MGracaAmaral November 13, 2016
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken outside a small town in Washington called Pullman. The area has a lot of wheat farmers and this used to be and old silo for storing the wheat. Behind the silo you can see the harvested golden stubble from the wheat and the shadow from the building.
Time
The sun was just setting and clouds where wisping (I'm not sure thats officially a word but just go with it) past. In front of me a hill was starting to cast a shadow so that only the top of this old silo was illuminated by the golden evening light.
Lighting
The yellow light from the golden hour was just what I needed to play off of the already present yellows and warm tones in the building and the ground. It created a nice contrast against the cool blues in the sky.
Equipment
I used a Cannon Rebel mounted on a tripod for a long exposure.
Inspiration
This building is wonderful in the way it mimics the buildings in a Dr. Sues book. The way the top of the silo sits over the bottom part they look like different building stacked together like from a game of Jenga that a couple of giants might have been playing.
Editing
To expose for the sky and the building I took an HDR image using three exposures at two stop intervals. Without the extra dynamic range the bottom of the silo would have been shrouded in shadow (and mystery perhaps?). I wanted to squeeze every drop of texture and detail out of the shadows and every blue glimmer from the sky.
In my camera bag
Lets start with the most important thing (are you guessing camera right now?) Its a granola bar...nothing ruins a good picture like being hungry and impatient. Beyond that I have my scratched, muddied Cannon Rebel 2Ti. I have 3 lenses, fisheye, 18-35mm, and a 50-100mm. I always carry my tripod...its a pain but its worth it.
Feedback
My advice to capturing this sort of picture is not to set out to capture an image like this. What I mean is when I go ONLY to take a picture I have a lot less success then when I got with the mindset to experience the place. Listen to your senses, be still, feel the wind, the warmth of the light...if those inspire you then make a picture, if not just absorb the moment.

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