Garrytaiga
Garrytaiga

Reflection of myself and the world around me



I just wanted to take a walk and reflect on myself and choices

I just wanted to take a walk and reflect on myself and choices
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Top Shot Award
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Contest Finalist in Playing With Water Photo Contest
Honorable Mention in The Fluid Self Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Fluid Self Photo Contest
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Monochrome Visions Photo ContestTop 10 class
Earth Day Every Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
Looking At Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Looking At Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Shades Of Blue Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Shades Of Blue Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
All About Water Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Family Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class week 1
I Love My City Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Cameras Photo ContestTop 30 class
Cameras Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 1
Playing With Water Photo ContestTop 20 class
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Anything Water Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Fluid Self Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Water Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Abandoned Photo ContestTop 30 class
Abandoned Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Architecture And Reflections Photo ContestTop 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 30Top 10 class
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12 Comments | Report
Alizka_13 PRO
 
Alizka_13 May 17, 2018
I love what you did with this image. Very creative. Great work! Well done. 😊👌
ricrog
 
ricrog June 19, 2018
Nice creativity.
joybello PRO
 
joybello June 19, 2018
Cool shot! Very creative!
AlysonLolli
 
AlysonLolli June 20, 2018
The shoelaces make it!
JM18Photography PRO+
 
JM18Photography June 21, 2018
Congratulations!
mcphoto2bug PRO
 
mcphoto2bug June 22, 2018
Wonderful and very creative
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 July 24, 2018
Great picture ! Come and check out a few of mine sometime 😄
Budapest
 
Budapest October 30, 2018
Great selfi.
Paradiseranche
 
Paradiseranche November 05, 2018
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ema_artsy
 
ema_artsy November 18, 2018
This photo is absolutely gorgeous! You have fabulous composition; the reflections, the bricks, your shoes, everything is perfectly placed! I love how your shoes pop against the blue-greys of the stones and reflections. The shape of the tree stands out against the blocky buildings, but the puddle-less spot above this also adds change in shape. The stones that pop out above the water add definition to what the viewer is looking at: not just a sidewalk and not just a reflection - they sort of merge the two together (if you understand what I'm saying!)! You really chose the right spot to stand and understand exactly what you are doing!
Brandibaby17
 
Brandibaby17 April 21, 2019
I second every single thing ema artsy says this shows real skill in a natural shot, with lots of artistry as well. And yes, the shoe laces out do make it. love this
mazenmikati
 
mazenmikati April 22, 2020
wow wow wow. Creative.💪

Behind The Lens

Location
Funny story i took this at the lobby of my apartment i was waiting for my girlfriend to finish up some work so i went down and decided to take a few reflection shots as it had just rained but i ended up capturing more than reflections as this session was somewhat of my alone time to think and ponder on a few things.
Time
I believe this was taken somewhere around 5PM it had just finished raining and there were puddles everywhere so i decided to reflect on myself for a while.
Lighting
Lighting wise is all natural using the available light to create this moody vibe.
Equipment
I shot this using my Canon 70D at the time with my favorite all time wide angle lens the Tokina 11-16mm F2.8. I shoot all my wide angle perspectives using a Tokina if im using a Canon body.
Inspiration
I just wanted to pass the time and ponder on a few things i went downstairs to the lobby area of my apartment and explored right outside the entrance having that alone time and just shooting for the fun of it.
Editing
Yes i did as that is the fun part to process and create the mood you want to give off the story you want to tell. Ive bumped up the contrast given it some clarity reduced the highlights and increased the shadows from then on its just experimenting and trying new things until i achieved the mood i want.
In my camera bag
I am greedy when it comes to the wideness of a lens and an 18mm on an APS-C body is not wide enough for me so i always carry my Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 one of my fave wide angles when it comes to using a Canon along side that i have my 24mm f2.8 pancake lens which i use for my portraits and my body the Canon 70D at the time.
Feedback
Do not be afraid to try new things experiment and look at things in a different way and enjoy your time as you shoot. Your mood at the time your photo is being taken also impacts the image in a way. Look for puddles after a heavy rain and just experiment with the angles usually places with a lot of buildings also build up the aesthetic. Do not forget the funky shoelaces ahahaha.

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