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Created false reflection image made to look as if they are floating or 3D like, we have an entire series of these type of images. View the original photo in our...
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Created false reflection image made to look as if they are floating or 3D like, we have an entire series of these type of images. View the original photo in our gallery.
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Awards

Top Shot Award 22
People's Choice in American Elk Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in More Of The Same Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Image of the Year Photo Contest by Snapfish
Contest Finalist in Playing With Reflections Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Rule Of Seconds Photo Contest
Featured
People's Choice in flipped/reflected Photo Challenge
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Superb Composition
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
Top Choice
Outstanding Creativity
Magnificent Capture
All Star
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Superior Skill
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Genius
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Virtuoso
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Love it
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Top Ranks

Experimental Fun Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Experimental Fun Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Creative Boundaries Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Inspired By The World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Inspired By The World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Creative Visions Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Creative Visions Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Magic Of Editing Photo ContestTop 20 rank
The Magic Of Editing Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Post Editing Magic Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Post Editing Magic Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Double Exposure Games Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Double Exposure Games Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Double Exposure Games Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Powerful Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Powerful Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Powerful Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Composing With Depth Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Composing With Depth Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Getting Creative Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Getting Creative Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Composing With Depth Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
ViewBug HQ Photo Contest 2016Top 10 rank
Getting Creative Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 5Top 10 rank
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 5Top 10 rank week 3
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 5Top 20 rank week 2
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 5Top 10 rank week 1
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Two Of The Same Photo Contest oldTop 10 rank
Two Of The Same Photo Contest oldTop 10 rank week 2
Two Of The Same Photo Contest oldTop 10 rank week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 3Top 30 rank week 2
The Battle Of Amateurs Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Battle Of Amateurs Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
The Battle Of Amateurs Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 21 Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Monthly Pro Vol 21 Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
More Of The Same Photo ContestTop 10 rank
More Of The Same Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 19 Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Covers Photo Contest Vol 27Top 10 rank
Monthly Pro Vol 19 Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 27Top 10 rank week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 rank
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 rank week 1
Horns And Antlers Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 10 rank
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 10 rank week 3
Horns And Antlers Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 10 rank week 2
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 10 rank week 1
Playing With Symmetry Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Playing With Symmetry Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Trey Ratcliffs Put Your Best Foot Forward Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Playing With Reflections Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Rule Of Seconds Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Playing With Reflections Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 rank
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 12Top 10 rank
It Is A Wild World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 12Top 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 rank week 5
It Is A Wild World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Playing With Reflections Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 30 rank month 1
It Is A Wild World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 30 rank week 3
Alpha Male Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 30 rank week 2
Alpha Male Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 3
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 30 rank week 1
Alpha Male Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Alpha Male Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Two Is Better Than One Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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56 Comments | Report
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 21, 2015
Great capture!
Anth
 
Anth February 23, 2015
Brilliant
OutOfTheWild
 
OutOfTheWild February 25, 2015
WOW Look at that reflection such a beautiful shot
marizzza Platinum
 
marizzza February 28, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
marizzza Platinum
 
marizzza February 28, 2015
magnificent!, and all pics too. well deserved prizes. thanks for a visit, Marizzza
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 March 12, 2015
Great photo, I really had to look to realize that they weren't hanging by a pond.
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry March 12, 2015
How beautiful
arielnadler Platinum
 
arielnadler March 14, 2015
FANTASTIC
MikeHiggins Platinum
 
MikeHiggins August 04, 2015
A wonderful capture. Really fabulous. Well done.
billbell
 
billbell August 04, 2015
Excellent
sudharshan
 
sudharshan August 04, 2015
Its really wonderful photograph. I like it.
Remraf
 
Remraf August 04, 2015
Fantastic!
SammyAndSilly
 
SammyAndSilly August 04, 2015
Absolutely beautiful
SarahKeates
 
SarahKeates August 04, 2015
Great capture! Congrats on being featured!
stamatispappas
 
stamatispappas August 04, 2015
Just great!
wendyp
 
wendyp August 04, 2015
A beautiful reflection phototure and very well captured. Wendy
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 04, 2015
Excellent reflection capture!Congrats
Cbries PRO+
 
Cbries August 04, 2015
Fantastic capture!
CLG_
 
CLG_ August 04, 2015
WOW!! This is absolutely incredible work!! Congratulations on being featured!!
Russell_Campbell PRO+
 
Russell_Campbell August 04, 2015
Beautiful capture!
AnthonyAlpha Platinum
 
AnthonyAlpha August 05, 2015
Great shot & great edit. The false reflection adds a real wow factor.
Jayrey
 
Jayrey August 12, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 August 16, 2015
Gorgeous
Workshopphotos
 
Workshopphotos August 17, 2015
Amazing and outstanding.
inge_vautrin PRO+
 
inge_vautrin August 20, 2015
Fantastic image!
moniqueelferink
 
moniqueelferink August 20, 2015
Awesome!!!!!
pennieshaw
 
pennieshaw August 24, 2015
stunning
jcday
 
jcday August 28, 2015
Stunning!
TrevJel
 
TrevJel August 29, 2015
Great work, Beautiful image, well done.
thunderlake PRO+
 
thunderlake September 04, 2015
What a shot - congratulations -
Tkay PRO
 
Tkay September 07, 2015
Beautiful capture and edit! Congrats!
robertmcintosh
 
robertmcintosh September 12, 2015
Wonderful and beautiful image
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo October 06, 2015
Wow! Congrats on being a Finalist!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots October 16, 2015
Congrats!
ToddGirouxPhoto Ultimate
 
ToddGirouxPhoto October 16, 2015
Great creativity and nice shot! The only issue I have with this image, in this contest, is that it's not a reflection. It's a cropped image made to resemble a reflection then mirrored. Without reading the details about the image, being a fake reflection, is parts of the image would never reflect if water was present. The undersides of the elks, necks, their hind areas, etc. Reflections are never perfect reflections because the objects being reflected, reflect at a slightly different angle. The angle of incidence is never the same as the reflection. Great work nonetheless! Cheers
ThruDawnsEye PRO
 
ThruDawnsEye November 03, 2015
Awesome capture !!!
RDVPhotography
 
RDVPhotography January 06, 2016
Very cool processing and congratulations on being a finalist for Image of the Year.
brucesharock
 
brucesharock February 11, 2016
I just love the crystal clear reflection you have captured in this photo! Great shot. Thanks for all the likes and Peer awards! Have a great day!
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel February 16, 2016
Perfect.
JBramerPhotography PRO
 
JBramerPhotography February 17, 2016
great capture!
guybahonsrichardson
 
guybahonsrichardson March 28, 2016
Nice capture, interesting use of symmetry with the fake reflection :D Love it!
Treecy
 
Treecy September 20, 2016
Great optical illusion...beautiful photo!
dieterberghmans
 
dieterberghmans September 21, 2016
pure magic!
gunners42
 
gunners42 October 17, 2016
Wow.... awesome Capture, way to go!
adavies PRO
 
adavies January 01, 2017
Wow! Kind of disorienting! Awesome image...really well done! :)
Parsons
 
Parsons February 07, 2017
Love the reflection. Great capture
billyves_12
 
billyves_12 February 18, 2017
Wow.. incredible photo!!!
hedgehunter Ultimate
 
hedgehunter September 02, 2017
Great photo but it's difficult to discuss because you see not a lot of the back and foreground
hedgehunter Ultimate
 
hedgehunter September 02, 2017
Iam now sure that's never a reflection more a mirroring ????????
srb277 PRO
 
srb277 September 19, 2017
Amazing photo, well done!
PAIGEmahnke
 
PAIGEmahnke March 14, 2018
Beautiful photo!!
Beardog2003 PRO+
 
Beardog2003 October 08, 2018
an amazing shot well done
vijaychambel
 
vijaychambel September 02, 2019
To me this is on 1spot. Cheers.
BiggShots Ultimate
 
BiggShots February 02, 2020
Well done! What a brilliant capture!
edandaniphone PRO+
 
edandaniphone September 06, 2020
Stunning, classic capture. AWEsome.
dianejmuise
 
dianejmuise October 22, 2020
WOW... Beautiful ????

Behind The Lens

Location
The original photo was taken at the summit of Trail Ridge Road inside Rocky Mountain National Park. One great thing about this drive of going up and over Trail Ridge Road is you have a 90% chance of viewing Elk.
Time
This was later in the day, probably around 5pm. Sun was coming in a deep angle and fog had settled in the valley.
Lighting
Normally this time of day at this altitude it will be rainy. This day was different, sun was still out and bright. Although, there was heavy fog in the valley.
Equipment
Sony A580, Sony kit 75 -300mm Natural light, without a tripod (This series of photos were taken hand held within a moving vehicle)
Inspiration
We are both born and raised in Colorado, so Elk do not usually catch our eye. Although, this time was different the younger bull was doing something neither of us have ever seen before. He was resting, but he was laying down like a dog would. As you can see he had his chin on the ground, almost as if he was tired of holding up his antlers. (even though his are half the size of the older bull). We knew we had to get this captured, because we may never see it again. Also, we had no choice but to take these photos from our moving vehicle. The park was just to busy and the Rangers would not allow anybody to pull over.
Editing
To the original photo, we did basic color enhancement, brought out the detail a little and smoothed out the background. The created image that you see here, was made by trial & error. We wanted to give the image a 3D or floating like effect and once we doubled the image and gave it this false reflection it really did look like it was floating. We have created our own series of false reflection images, they can all be viewed in our gallery.
In my camera bag
Sony A77, Sony A580, Sony kit 18-55mm, Sony kit 75 -300mm, Sigma 18 - 250mm, & Sigma 150 - 500mm. Tripod & assorted filters
Feedback
If something catches your eye, where maybe it normally would not, then you need to be shooting like crazy. Try something new with your editing software that maybe no one else has ever tried or thought of. Be creative in your own way. Most of that will be trial and error; and then maybe success!

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