Today's collection of "Geo" related photography is about an aspect of the view which is not often noticed and in fact can be looked directly at but not seen. The human brain is funny that way.
I'm talking about: reflections. And, they are everywhere, not just in mirrors as the images below will reveal.
The trick is to first be able to notice them, and then to do them justice in a photograph. Much of it is about contrast and angles. For example, a mountain top may make a good photo by itself; but, just moving down the other end of the lake could double the mountain in a reflection on the water.
Of course large bodies of water reflect; but, so do infinitesimal dew drops, sidewalks and even buildings. Sometimes the image can only be seen in the reflection and sometimes the reflection is so clear that the doubled image lends striking symmetry. Overcast or a bright, sunny day – it's all good!
In this post I've collected over 30 great examples of how the photographer has made the reflection the star of the shot. I'll bet that you can get at least one idea for a photo of your own at your favorite riding spot. My favorite for its uniqueness is the one immediately below by Timothy Toole which looks great even upsidedown. Which one is yours?
by Timothy Toole
by Omer Gencal
by Adrian Donoghue
by J. Ota
by Semir Catovic
by Amnon Eichelberg
Sunset in Thailand by laurentlesax
Pont d'Arcole, Paris by laurentlesax
Crummock Water by John Parmiter
Starav Sundown by John Parmiter
Mists of Motion by John Parmiter
Highland Light by John Parmiter
Eilean Donan Castle by John Parmiter
Horses by Mike Baird
Boat reflection by Jesper Hauge
Still Reflections by Giampaolo Macorig
Reflections by te.esce
Reflections by Scott Ingram Photography
Reflections From Another Day by Professor Bop
Reflections 7 by antman60
Fall Reflections by Scott Ingram
El Capitan by By Sathish J
Svalbard reflections by Tunde Pecsvari
Drainage Ditch II by Steve Wall
Manasquan Reservoir Sunrise Reflection by Bob Jagendorf
Reflections by Moh Tj
Sunset Crater National Monument by James Jordan
Dripping Springs Lake near Okmulgee, Oklahoma by Thomas & Dianne Jones
Assateague pony checking his reflection by Eric Lynch
by Timothy Toole
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Speaking of reflections. Here is a video clip that I ran across the other day which just may fit right in. Ronald Regan roasting George Burns – what a thought, not so much about what specifically they did, but how they both did it… so much alike.