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Broken Mountain View



The reflection through the broken window of a deserted mountain hut in the french, spanish border of the pyrenees

The reflection through the broken window of a deserted mountain hut in the french, spanish border of the pyrenees
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SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon April 27, 2015
What a fabulous picture - it took me a while to figure it out!
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uniquevision April 29, 2015
Great shot
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jensendann April 29, 2015
Welcome to Viewbug.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this phot whilst walking in the Pyrenees Mountains - very near the border between France and Spain.
Time
I took the photo mid afternoon, just after the sun was at it's hottest and fairly central in the sky.
Lighting
The lighting was slightly more harsh than it would have been a few hours later in the day but I was on the move - travelling with a group - so couldn't wait around to take the shot later on. Using the polarising filter, allowed me to adjust the impact of the mid-afternoon bright sunshine. I think this somehow adds to the contrast of the image; taking the shot during the 'golden hours' would have produced a different feel - something a little softer. There's something quite raw and impactful about this image.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D60 and a polarising filter to get the optimum reflection in the window.
Inspiration
I've always loved reflections. The thing that was so special about this was the way that the inside and outside worlds combined in a natural but unnatural way. There was something very intriguing about the shift the moment I saw it.
Editing
I did some minor adjustments to bring out the details in the reflection of the mountains and the cloud cover. This was mainly increasingly the detail to bring balance in the composition of the shot.
In my camera bag
A simple Nikon DSLR - currently a D5200; it's light and easy to use; because so much of what I take requires the ability to shoot quickly I've found Nikon's perfect for the job. An 18-55mm lens; a wide angle lens and a zoom - normally something up to 200mm. I always have a filter In my bag; normally a polarising filter.
Feedback
It's all about seeing for me. Look with the eyes of a child - children look at heights and angles that adults can miss, because they are constantly exploring and playing around. The art of a beautiful photo is bringing to public attention a view or angle that others have overlooked, finding the unfamiliar amidst the familiar; something people can relate to but giving them a fresh perspective of it.

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