In and Out

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/125 sec, f/16 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/125 sec, f/16
[click image for larger size]

The puddle had me thrown. It lay so silently, still holding the reflection of the building so picture perfectly. I was confused with the orientation of the world, with my position in it, my brain combusted and contracted trying to interpret the signals it was receiving. Luckily, before I was reduced to dust from unnecessary yet ever constant calculations, a person cut straight across the horizon line and in doing so righted the whole universe again. Surely it can’t just be me that struggles with this kind of thing…

I had gotten to town a little early so took the opportunity to have a short session on the streets. I did spy this little pool but did not think much of it until I crossed the street and was hit with that brilliant building reflection. I composed a few shots, snapped a few people walking through the seen and discovered that there was a little sweet spot where people almost vanish from the light. The next chance I got I shot the photo above and I am rather pleased with it. Nice amount of light, cool contrast, the disappearing person and that wonderful, mirroring reflection.

Original unedited image
Original unedited image

Post production was an easy and very familiar process, mainly a few adjustments to the levels and curves to heightened the contrast and then I dodged the reflection, ever-so-slightly, just to give it a little more presence in the image. Thinking about it I should really just have a preset, it would speed everything up and make my life a lot easier… oh, well.

All thoughts and comments are welcome.

Happy Viewing

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