52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog

A-5 Reflections


I have been wanting to try this reflection technic for a very long time. Susan Karski, another 52-week blogger showed me a photo she had taken out west with a beautiful reflection awhile back. I was really surprised when she told me that the photo had been taken using just a small puddle of water. I thought it was near a LAKE! Today I finally had my opportunity. I was at a near by light house called the Nubble Light. I took the iconic shot but kept searching for how I could make it mine. I saw a couple puddles of water and thought of Sue’s puddle trick….Β The arrow points to the puddle of water and the creative doodle is supposed to be me laying on the ground holding my camera!

The second shot shows my finished photo.

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Author: Mindy Towns

Hi, my name is Mindy Towns, I live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Along with several friends I have been participating in a weekly, theme based, photo blog since August 2012. Each year we receive a new list of 52 themes. We then post a photo each week that fits one of the themes along with a brief description about why we feel the photo fits the theme. Over the years I have learned a lot about my camera, new photography technics and also a lot about my fellow bloggers. I've peeked into their homes, met their families and traveled to exotic places through their photos. This year I am challenging myself further by trying to become even more creative in my posts. I found the cutest little Playmobil person complete with a camera and a little dog. She is going to be my little personal assistant over the coming months. I'm going to use many of the photo skills I have learned from participating in the photo challenge along with some new photoshop tools I have been practicing. I hope you will continue to follow my blog as I change things up a bit this year. Perhaps some of you will raid someones toy chest or toss something cute into your Target shopping cart and get a little silly with me. If you want to see examples of my grown up photography please visit one of my links listed on this blogs home page!

29 thoughts on “A-5 Reflections

  1. Hold on while I wrap my mind around this….so deceptively and creatively clever! πŸ™‚

  2. Glad to see that I could impart some new technique that you could use. Well done. I doubt anyone would be able to tell it was not a large body of water.

  3. Such a great idea and shot!

  4. Love it

  5. Beautiful! Love the perspective. So very well done.

  6. I’m going on a puddle hunt!! Very interesting so thank you Sue & Mindy.

  7. This is great. There are so many times when the large body of water, as in this case, is too choppy for a reflection. This is a fantastic trick – I can’t wait to try it. Thanks Mindy (and Sue) for sharing.

  8. Awesome technique. Definitely thinking outside the box.

  9. very cool. If I were to do that I’d have to think about how I was going to get back up so I’d be down there for awhile, scouring the ground for any other shot that would make it worth while. Pass that macro lens… I love that you just go for it, that’s what makes your work special.

    • Trust me, my left knee was telling me to think twice… πŸ˜‰ I’m sure I looked silly to all the people at the top of the rocks. I was afraid someone was going to think I was hurt or slipped! Nobody said anything and I just avoided eye contact when I climbed back up. πŸ˜‰

  10. Wow Mindy – this is so excellent — I know how difficult it can be to get the shot framed with a reflection, but you went ‘above and beyond, just a great shot nicely done!

  11. looks like a winner! beautiful!

  12. Cannot quite get my head round it. It is seriously a great shot. Well done to you all for the knowledge and execution.

  13. The technique really worked . . . beautifully! !

  14. That is cool! What a creative, wonderful idea…thanks for visiting my blog!

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