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18 Comments |
LucDL
 
LucDL November 14, 2018
Fantastic image!
speterson6
 
speterson6 June 17, 2019
Beautiful image, great use of the reflection.
StolenMomentsCandz
 
StolenMomentsCandz May 13, 2020
Beautiful
CPKphoto
 
CPKphoto August 17, 2020
magnifique reflection
anfellana
 
anfellana October 27, 2020
spectacular 😍
CharlesPark
 
CharlesPark November 24, 2021
Nice capture
RomanEye
 
RomanEye March 26, 2022
Absolutely Beautiful!
DanaCarruthers Platinum
 
DanaCarruthers March 26, 2022
Congratulations on the People's Choice award. Well deserved.
sdlucas
 
sdlucas April 08, 2022
well done!
Therealsteve
 
Therealsteve November 12, 2022
This is soo fantabulous
Gi_Crivellaro
 
Gi_Crivellaro November 30, 2022
What a great shot!
paultownley_9706
 
paultownley_9706 December 09, 2022
Awesome creativity and capture stunning reflection.
adrijsa
 
adrijsa December 19, 2022
grate use of your elements
leighmatthewhoyte
 
leighmatthewhoyte December 27, 2022
Nice, capturing people without one or two people dominating the photo is not easy, smart use of the puddle, keeps people at a good distance while giving that reflection, brilliant.
MrMan47 PRO+
 
MrMan47 March 19, 2023
Great symmetry, love this photo
HuaweiP30Lite
 
HuaweiP30Lite July 17, 2023
As above! So, below!
Joseph1 Platinum
 
Joseph1 August 09, 2023
I love how you used the water as a reflection of the imge
billpeppas
 
billpeppas August 14, 2023
Very nice composition :)
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this photo in Rome on a October evening with a lot of showers after a strenuous day walking through the eternal city.

Time

We just came from the Castel St. Angelo bound for the hostel and wanted to pass St. Peter for the last time of the days. The sun was just set, the perfect time for make good pictures.

Lighting

It was the beginning of the blue hour, the lights of the City were just lighted and you can see the last rays of the sun diminishing.This is a natural mix of different lightings. Blue colors of the beginning night, warm colors of the sunset and the warm colors of the artificial light of the City. That makes the picture more interesting.

Equipment

I used my Sony alpha 7ii. Because I had to carry my bag the long day through Rome I did not carry a Tripod with me. This was a disadvantage for such a photo. So I had to take this photo by hand and had to increase the ISO up to 6400.

Inspiration

I saw the light, I saw crowds of people and could not imagine to take a photo in this situation til I saw the reflections in the puddle. It was not easy to wait some people going out of the lens, to find the right angle and keep my knees out of the puddle. But finally it works.

Editing

Because of ISO 6400 I had to decrease the noise, reduce the lights of the lanterns and made some corrections of the black and white tones, cropped the image the right way and ready the picture was.

In my camera bag

I usually use a Sony alpha 7ii, a 24-70 mm lens and a 100-400 mm lens. These are my main lenses, also I have a 90 mm macro lens and a 14 mm wide angle lens. But I always carry the both first ones with me. I depends on the situation, whether I'm going by car or by bicycle or by feet. It´s not so imported to carry a lot of equipment with me, vital ist the light, the composition and that you are on the right place to the right time. And that is mostly in the morning or in the evening.

Feedback

Be aware of paddles, of reflections, of the light, try different angles, go to your knees or stretch your arms out and take photographs and discuss the photographs with friends and be not afraid of critics. This is the only way to get better. That's what I'm trying to do, do get better...

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