Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Another Reflection on Reflections
Taking photographs through glass, such as through a bus window, can be a problem because of reflected light sources behind you. In the photo on the left it adds to the narrative helping to explain why the kids are waving. They are waving at the photographer in a bus. However the photo on the right is rather spoiled by the faded appearance a similar reflection casts over the top of the tree, which adds nothing to the typically african scene, women carting water from a well, and of course catching up on the gossip. Still I did like the colours and composition so I had a bit of a play with the tapestry texture tool in corel photobook. I like the colours and composition even more.
(Moral: Don't give up, experiment and have fun with your near misses, you might find delightfull images hidding within them)