Glen Gilligan, PPSA  

City Reflections by Glen Gilligan, PPSA

October 2019 - City Reflections

About the Image(s)

This image was taken recently at Surfers Paradise, our Florida equivalent. Surfers is in our sunshine state of Queensland. The sun was rising behind me and the tide was just right to get the reflections. I hand held the camera and got as close as possible to the water to get the buildings and the reflections. I pushed the ISO to 640 to have a hand held shutter speed. Cheers Glenn

Camera- Nikon D810
Lens- 16-35mm at 16mm
Exposure Time- 1/200 sec
Aperture- F/16
ISO- 640
Hand Held

I used the sliders in Adobe Camera Raw. Cheers Glenn

4 comments posted

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Nice. The perspective appears well preserved to me despite this very low angle. Did you apply the lens correction for this 16 mm lens? The buildings and reflection on the left side are straight but in the middle, there is some bowing. It is possible that this was simply caused by the slight angle of the water running up on the beach (shallower in the middle). Nice mirror image with some residual orange light. I would have like to see the top of the tall skyscraper.

  Posted: 10/06/2019 13:12:01

Lamar Nix   Lamar Nix
Really creative composition that uses the natural lines of the strand and the wave front to create the strong, visual "backbone" of this image. The point of view and scale compression of the 16mm lens yields a somewhat surreal mood. It was unfortunate that the tall building did not fit in the frame.   Posted: 10/10/2019 19:57:31

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Nice leading lines of the clouds and wave edge both taking you towards the city buildings bathed in morning light caught with their reflections on the wet beach. Sharp with good focus throughout. Well seen and captured.

While doing my "border patrol" of the image I too am distracted by the cut off tall building.
  Posted: 10/17/2019 10:00:38
Glen Gilligan   Glen Gilligan
Thanks everyone for your input. I do agree that the building being cut off is a little annoying. I think my reason was that leaving the whole building created too much sky on the top right. I'll have another go. Thanks. Cheers Glenn.   Posted: 10/17/2019 19:02:49


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