After a rainy day I often take my camera and I take a walk on the streets/squares of my city: I like to take photos of reflections from puddles. To achieve a good result I use a wide angle lensand I put the camera at ground level ( better if the camera has a tilting display )… but it’s not enough! To obtain a different picture ( from other millions of the same type ) we need some fantasy : in my example a friend that helped me to have a drop in the puddle….
With a “little” detail
I think that the second one is better…do you agree?
Note: Amphitheater Square in the city of Lucca, Italy
I saw, at sunset, this closed beach house ( it’s winter ) … I imagined and I pre-visualized a “final” photograph…that I realized using Lightroom. But It’s not important the toll ( i.e. Lightroom or Photoshop ), but the final result that you want to reach. Of course it’s important the beauty or the interest of the moment that you want to capture!
As soon as I saw this beautiful sunset light I decided to photograph the colonnade. Then I thought that the shadow of a person would be good, but no one stopped there ( in front of a column) . So I decided to stop a boy and I asked him to help me to make the picture … and while I was shooting .. wham! the third shadow appared at the top 🙂 I think that the woman’s shadow balances very well the composition.
So: we must not be afraid to stop a person to help us to take a picture.