Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Perfect Reflection

I took this shot when a took a break from walking up the steep incline of Powell Street in San Francisco.
In what looked like an abandoned building site (very rare for SF) there was this dirty pool of water filled with dead plants and branches. I thought the patterns of oil or chemical in the water along with the perfect stillness of the water would make for an interesting shot.
After reviewing my photos I was amazed at how the image reflected in the pool appeared sharper and more distinct than the real thing. There is something else about this image that seems interesting and holds my attention but I can't really figure out what it is.
At the least it's an unconventional photo.

Nikon Coolpix 5400, AV f 6.2
[click photo to enlarge]

7 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

You titled it perfectly. Going with B&W was the right choice.

11:30 PM  
Blogger Chantal said...

I love reflection photos like these.

4:13 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

This is a good one...the water's stillness is pefect for this kind of shot. Well done.

5:04 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

Wow. The water is comepletely still and you added B&W effect. Thats a nice reflection. Perfect as you said.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Great photos! You should check out www.lulu.com if you are thinking of publishing your pictures!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

The reflection off the water is perfect! Great photo!

5:15 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.
I really didn't expect much positive response since it's a pretty odd subject. Guess everyone saw what i saw in this image.

6:23 PM  

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