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Vieri Bottazzini

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Perfect reflection at Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:47:59 AM »

Loch Fada and the Old Man of Storr at sunrise, taken on an exceptionally still morning during one of the Workshops I led on the Isle of Skye in Scotland last spring. Leica SL, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL and Formatt-Hitech Firecrest filters.



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Re: Perfect reflection at Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 02:50:18 AM »

Very nice Veri


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Re: Perfect reflection at Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 04:32:29 AM »

The boats are the icing on the cake, on a very good photo.

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Re: Perfect reflection at Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 06:36:29 AM »

 What Paulo said!!! Just beautiful!!

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Re: Perfect reflection at Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 07:27:12 AM »

The boats are the icing on the cake, on a very good photo.

Yes the boats add a man-made element without detracting anything from this majestic landscape.
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Re: Perfect reflection at Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 08:20:54 AM »

Very fine, as always.

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Re: Perfect reflection at Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 08:07:20 AM »

Very impressive!
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Re: Perfect reflection at Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 07:37:35 PM »

When I and most people first look at photos of reflections they get a hit, a bit like big sad doggy eyes is a cheap flea market painting.

So the first thing I do when I see one is cut off the reflection and look at the quality of the main image, and similarly I look at the reflection, cutting off the main image. What I find is that the quality of the image is rarely very good, and it is just the repetition aspect fuelling some kind of recognition in our brain making us think the image is actually good.

Having said all that, I did all that with this photo and both the top and bottom images are very strong and could stand on their own. Duplicating the image with the reflection enhances the picture. But for me it is the two boats that set off the picture.

This is a fine picture.
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Re: Perfect reflection at Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 02:30:19 AM »

Very nice Veri


Thank you Neil, glad you liked it! :)

The boats are the icing on the cake, on a very good photo.

Thank you very much Paulo, yes I think the boats give the image a little extra - it took me quite a wait to get them to move into position...! :D

What Paulo said!!! Just beautiful!!

Kevin in CT

Thank you very much Kevin! :)

Yes the boats add a man-made element without detracting anything from this majestic landscape.

Thank you very much Francois. glad you enjoyed the little boats! :)

Very fine, as always.

Eric

Thank you very much Eric, much appreciated! :)

Very impressive!

Thank you very much indeed! :)

When I and most people first look at photos of reflections they get a hit, a bit like big sad doggy eyes is a cheap flea market painting.

So the first thing I do when I see one is cut off the reflection and look at the quality of the main image, and similarly I look at the reflection, cutting off the main image. What I find is that the quality of the image is rarely very good, and it is just the repetition aspect fuelling some kind of recognition in our brain making us think the image is actually good.

Having said all that, I did all that with this photo and both the top and bottom images are very strong and could stand on their own. Duplicating the image with the reflection enhances the picture. But for me it is the two boats that set off the picture.

This is a fine picture.

Hello Tim,

thank you for your message. As you, I am normally wary about reflections, and reluctant to shoot / post them myself... I completely agree with you about your analysis: if an image is not strong enough, just reflecting it might please the eye, as you said "fuelling some kind of recognition in our brain making us think the image is actually good". I am glad that you found this image successful :)

Best regards,

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