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Witmar May 26, 2016
Just perfect!
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SarahCaldwell May 26, 2016
Thank you very much Witmar!
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RDVPhotography July 28, 2016
I'll tell you, it does not get much better than this for an artsy architecture shot.
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SarahCaldwell July 28, 2016
Thanks very much, really appreciate your comment! :))
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AlanC July 30, 2016
Clever use of reflections! Beautiful! :-)
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SarahCaldwell September 05, 2016
Thank you very much Alan!
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RDVPhotography November 23, 2016
Congratulations for making the finals, compositions do not get any better than this
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SarahCaldwell November 23, 2016
Thank you very much RD , much appreciated ! :)
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llowzz November 23, 2016
Brilliant shot,Brilliant title !
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SarahCaldwell November 24, 2016
Thanks very much llowzz !
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edrobson December 11, 2016
Supercool shot.
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SarahCaldwell December 11, 2016
Thanks very much! :)
 
Anton_Alexander December 28, 2016
great photo try black and white or splash colour, where by you can increase and play around with the shades...
 
arielgitana January 26, 2017
Wow, stunning shot, perfect angle:)
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SarahCaldwell January 27, 2017
Thanks very much!!
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myriamverne-soury February 17, 2017
Superb graphic image, bravo Sarah !
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SarahCaldwell February 17, 2017
Thank you very much ! Myriamverne-soury
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MaryAnne306 March 03, 2017
Brilliant! Congratulations on all your finalist wins.
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SarahCaldwell March 03, 2017
Thank you very much MaryAnne!
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adavies March 03, 2017
Love this Sarah! Just awesome! Congrats on being a finalist! :)
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SarahCaldwell March 03, 2017
Thank you so much!!
 
Njomeza September 15, 2017
Beautiful
 
jbro1980 September 27, 2017
I’m crazy for the symmetry!
 
Tijaragas March 09, 2018
Stunning photo with beautiful symmetry
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bobtoye March 10, 2018
Love the man breaking the symmetry. Well played.
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SuePhillips68 August 06, 2018
So wow .... I can’t get reflections very good at all no matter how hard I try .... excellent photograph
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MarcosLozada August 06, 2018
Excelent composition!!!
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dkoch28 October 31, 2018
Wow!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I made this image down at Auckland city's Viaduct area close to the wharves.
Time
This was in the late afternoon just as a frontline cleared the city leaving soft light and clouds
Lighting
After the rain finished the clouds were stratiform and a soft grey with a brighter area where it was clearing giving the image some relief from uniformity, the grey coloured steel fitted in perfectly.
Equipment
my camera is a sonya7rii and this was using the Sony Zeiss 16-35mm at 16mm. ISO 400 f/8 1/30 sec ...no flash. No tripod, camera was placed on the ground.
Inspiration
Feeling the need to create I wandered down to the city as the rain eased not sure what I would find and as I wandered about and saw all these puddles and reflections i found the lower I got the better the reflections were and ended up with my camera on the ground, but at this spot it was a little trickier here as there were constant water drops off the steel bridge splashing into the puddle disturbing my reflection. I eventually got what I wanted.
Editing
Very little, some lifting of shadows in the reflection part and on the man and a minor crop after vertical perspective correction to retain the symmetry .Also a small amount of clarity ,and contrast.Then I fine tuned with Aurora HDR with the single image, making very subtle changes only.
In my camera bag
Normally one body and three lenses ,if I am heading away I will take a second body.Lenses : Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f/4 ,24-70mm f/4 and 70-200mm f/4, remote shutter release, though often I just use the 2 sec timer. Spare batteries and cards, lens cloths, and ND filters and holder if i think I might need them. A large glass cleaning cloth that doubles up to dry my gear if it gets wet . Sometimes I carry a tripod. protein Bar, torch, alum key.USB stick. sml water bottle, iphone and money.
Feedback
Spend some time checking out all the framing and angles from different puddles, and try to get the largest puddle possible, especially the length in front of you . The camera needs to be on the ground to get as seamless a transition as possible, in some cases where the dry part was raised I had the camera sitting in the shallower part of the puddle, the camera protected by my L Bracket giving some clearance.Often I have found what seems mundane and not particularly noteworthy takes on a completely different character when reflected as a new shape is created so its worthwhile just looking at everything you can dictated of course by where the puddles are.

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